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A cane table gets a classy makeover

14 Jun 2018

This old cane table was given a full refurb with on-trend colour and a fun paint technique using Resene testpots. Sarah Herring shows us how to recreate the look.

You will need:

  • Second-hand cane side table (this one was from the Salvation Army)
  • Cotton buds or small straw
  • Resene testpots in Resene Ruck N Maul, Resene Rascal and Resene Black White
  • Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer
  • Resene testpot brush

Step one. Give the table a wipe down to get rid of any dust. Remove the glass top and place it somewhere safe, and then paint the table with a coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer. Allow to dry.

Step two. Paint the table in Resene Ruck N Maul. Allow to dry.

Step three. While the table dries, it’s time to decorate the glass top. Using a cotton bud or a skinny straw, dip into the Resene Rascal testpot and carefully place spots on the glass starting from the corner outward. Paint the drops in a clustered pattern, gradually spacing them further apart.

Step four. Repeat the same process again, using Resene Black White. Once dry, return the glass top to the table.

Enjoy your updated side table, with its fun patterned feature on the top.

This DIY is brought to you by Upcycling for Good, a collaboration between Resene and The Salvation Army family stores. The project asks keen DIYers to upcycle second-hand items using Resene paint – look out for this regular feature on Habitat by Resene.