DIY Mid Century Octagon Table

Date
Mar, 30, 2015

Well, mission get a selfie with Chip and Jo Jo failed. They were supposed to do a “meet and greet” and that never happened. Rude. BUT, hearing them speak was amazing. They’re just as cool as they seem on TV and are so down to earth.

It was really interesting to hear them tell their story and hear how this whole journey started for them. Not only are they incredibly talented, but I think the reason they are successful is because they have this enormous respect and love for one another. It’s really amazing. They did both favorite my tweet on twitter, so that kinda makes up for not getting a pic with them.

DIY MID CENTURY OCTAGON TABLE 

DIY Mid Century Table

Anywayssss, let’s talk about today’s post. If you’re not familiar with Ashley over at Sugar and Cloth you need to be right now. I won’t even be mad if you go check her out right now. Just come back and finish reading my post after you do 😉

She recently created this amazing Mid Century Side Table and these Mid Century Planters which were the inspiration behind my little table. I was perusing a local garage sale site a few weeks ago and came across this:

Thrifted Octagon Table

It was $8 and there was a whole thread of people interested in it. Somehow, no sale ever got finalized and I was next in line. #happydance I already knew I was going to take the top off but wasn’t sold on turning it into a new table. I thought about a clock, maybe a cool piece of wall art. But after seeing Ashley’s posts, I knew I had to get those legs.

MCM Legs


SUPPLIES

3 Waddell 16″ Taper Legs

3 Angle Leg Plates

Craft Paint in color of your choice

Gold Spray Paint (for the end of the legs)

Gold Foil Tape (found at Michaels with the Washi Tape)

Stain

Wooden Top (you can buy round ones at most Home Improvement stores or you can cut out your own shape)


After I detached the top from the rest of the table, I gave it a good sanding with my new toy 🙂

Ryobi Sander

I got this guy during Black Friday when Home Depot was having an online sale for $15! Holla. It’s so smooth and of course that color is amazing.

Sanded Table Top

Once sanded, I used some Java Gel Stain to give it new, rich color.

Gel Stain

Stained Top

Much better 🙂 I did the same with the legs and then spray painted the ends gold. I sealed the top and legs using some General Finishes Satin Topcoat.

Gold Spray Paint

Gold Table Legs

Next, I taped off the top and bottom so I could paint the edge.

Tape Table

I used some Martha Stewart Craft paint in Pea Shoot. And now about this gold foil tape. It comes in a pack of 3, along with copper and silver. And it’s amazing. I love gold foil but it can be a pain in the buns to work with, let alone get a straight line. This stuff makes it so easy. It has a backing you just peel off and then stick it wherever you want.

Mint Paint

Once everything was dry, I attached my legs using the angle plates. I gave these a quick coat of gold spray paint as well.

Angle Plates

Not gonna lie, it took me a couple tries to get these in the right place. It’s hard to make a tripod table not look awkward and not look like it’s missing a leg.

Such an easy little DIY and perfect for my new plant 🙂

MCM Plant Stand

DIY MCM Plant Stand

DIY MCM Octagon Table
Plant Stand DIY

Colorful MCM Octagon Table

Big thanks to Ashley at Sugar and Cloth for the inspiration on this guy!

I might need to cut out some more octagons so I can give him some friends. And then of course I’d have a reason to buy more plants 😉

Please tell me I’m not the only one who can’t resist buying some new flora every time I walk into Home Depot?

Oh! And today is the last day to vote for my Klein Blue Cabinet in General Finishes Design Contest. Voting closes at midnight so if you haven’t voted yet, I’d love for you to head HERE and show me some love <3

Have a fab day everyone!

DIY Octagon Table

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50 Comments

  1. Reply

    pittman

    January 22, 2018

    Disappointed you didn’t use the whole piece. Could have used gold on the feet, puls had useable space for another plant on the shelf below.

  2. Reply

    Nancy

    January 21, 2018

    I don’t mean to be critical but , I just have a question. Why did you decide to change the legs instead of using the legs that were already attached?

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      January 22, 2018

      Hi Nancy – I wanted a more modern style to the table. Thanks for dropping by!

  3. Reply

    Kathy

    April 9, 2015

    I love it Bre!! I was just thinking about using foil tape on my freshly painted kitchen table set. Now that I’ve seen your table, I definitely will!! Thanks for linking up to The Creative Circle. I love seeing your projects.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 10, 2015

      Thank you Kathy! Foil tape is the best! Good luck with your kitchen table set 🙂

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      R. G. Sept

      December 19, 2017

      Sorry, but personally in my opinion I only see a pleasingly nice piece with huge potential, having been totally destroyed. The original furniture maker had much more vision. Sorry!!!

      • Reply

        Karen

        December 21, 2017

        I agree

  4. Reply

    LZ Cathcart

    April 5, 2015

    Wow! I absolutely love this project, and your walls are to die for! Definitely an all together gorgeous combination 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 5, 2015

      Aw thank you so much!! I really appreciate your sweet words 🙂

  5. Reply

    Jaclyn Kent

    April 3, 2015

    No way! This looks so easy! Now to find a great table shaped like that!

  6. Reply

    Erica

    April 2, 2015

    I’m so jelly that you got to hear Chip and JoJo! That must have been awesome! Totally rude of them not to take a picture with you and then ask you to become BFFs with them, though. I love the dark stain on this table- it’s such a rich color that I feel like you don’t see a lot of now a days. It’s refreshing to see!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 3, 2015

      They were seriously so incredible! I’m still a little bitter I didn’t get a selfie, but I forgive them. That’s what friends do 😉 And thank you! I’ll always love a good, rich, dark stain and love how the gold pops on it!

  7. Reply

    Anam @ Delicious And DIY

    April 2, 2015

    WOW. Bre your projects are always amazing I’m always looking forward to what you would do next. Love the table.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 3, 2015

      Aw thank you so much, Anam! I really appreciate that 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  8. Reply

    Christina @ Operation Home

    April 1, 2015

    Heart! I always love what you come up with, Bre!!! This turned out perfectly!! 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 3, 2015

      Aw thanks girl!!

  9. Reply

    Jessica

    March 31, 2015

    Wow, that is pretty and simple! It certainly does not look homemade, it looks like it is original mid century piece. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 3, 2015

      Thank you so much Jessica!

  10. Reply

    Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline

    March 31, 2015

    This turned out beautifully! I I was going to pick one thing to say was my favorite but I can’t….the whole piece is my favorite. 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 3, 2015

      Aw thanks Mary Beth! Have a great weekend!

  11. Reply

    Felissa

    March 31, 2015

    The table looks great! What an awesome find!

    I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Inspire Us Tuesday!

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    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 3, 2015

      Thank you so much Felissa!

  12. Reply

    Karen

    March 31, 2015

    What a great, sassy little table! You are so talented!
    Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
    Karen

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 3, 2015

      Thank you so much, Karen! Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

  13. Reply

    Tara @ Anything & Everything

    March 31, 2015

    Bre, you are seriously so talented! You can take something so not cute and turn it into an amazing piece that anyone would want! Love this! Great job!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 31, 2015

      Aw, girl you’re too sweet. Thank you! <3

  14. Reply

    Krista @ the happy housie

    March 31, 2015

    So pretty- the edge is gorgeous! Nice to see such a beautiful wood piece!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 31, 2015

      Thank you so much, Krista! It was nice to stain something and not completely paint it 🙂

  15. Reply

    Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness

    March 31, 2015

    This is too cute, Bre! Loving that strip of gold, I’ve gotta get myself some of that! And those legs; perfect tripod table ever! 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 31, 2015

      Thank you my friend! The foil tape is seriously amazing, you def need some!

  16. Reply

    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    March 30, 2015

    That is a sweet makeover Bre! The pea shoot paint on the sides with the dark stain and that sweet gold metallic tape is awesome. I need me some of that tape in every finish.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 31, 2015

      Thank you so much, Marie! And seriously, the tape is amazing! I can’t wait to use it again!

  17. Reply

    Kristi

    March 30, 2015

    This turned out perfectly Bre!!! LOVE that mint and gold!!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 31, 2015

      Thanks girl! I want to use that gold foil tape on EVERYTHING!

  18. Reply

    cassie @ primitive & proper

    March 30, 2015

    love how this turned out! what a great idea!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 31, 2015

      Thanks Cassie!!

  19. Reply

    Kimm at Reinvented

    March 30, 2015

    Ooh yes, he needs a couple of friends. Maybe a taller dude to protect him from bullies, and maybe a little bro to take care of? Love! The dark stain and accents are an amazing combo.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 31, 2015

      Thank you Kimm! He definitely needs some buddies 😉

  20. Reply

    Lindsay Eidahl

    March 30, 2015

    Cute! I just did a similar table to this one. They are a lot of fun because they don’t take all weekend to do!! Love what you did with yours !

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 31, 2015

      Thanks Lindsay! I love an easy DIY!

  21. Reply

    Aniko@PlaceOfMyTaste

    March 30, 2015

    I would’ve never guessed this after picture by looking at the before shot. You are amazing, my friend!Xo

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 31, 2015

      Aw thank you, Aniko! <3

  22. Reply

    Rebekah // Charming Imperfections

    March 30, 2015

    Love this! It’s such a neat upgrade! way to think outside of the box 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 31, 2015

      Thank you so much, Rebekah!

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