Repairing Chipped Wood Veneer

  • By Joan
  • May 11, 2017
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Side Table Makeover, repairing chipped wood veneer

Last week I was on a thrift store hunt.  I went to 5 thrift stores and I was intent on finding something. Right now I have no idea what the heck I was looking for,but I’m pretty sure it was important at the time and I’m pretty sure I never found the actual thing I was looking for.

No worries though, I did manage to find a pair of dress shoes for my youngest who is in a wedding next month and needed a brown pair of shoes and I also found this side table.

I’m also pretty sure that this table was not what I was actually looking for, but I always check out the furniture whenever I’m in a thrift store to see if anything is calling my name.

This table was hiding under another larger table when  I pulled it out to take a look. Ten dollars, I could handle that, but I needed a cart and I  also wanted to check out the rest of the furniture.  I had to pass by my little table on the way to the carts and what do I find?  Someone else is giving my table the once over. Seriously, nobody else in the entire furniture section and she is checking out my table.   

I’m happy to say that I did refrain from tackling the interloper and I was soooo happy when she moved on.

Side Table Makeover, repairing chipped wood veneer

My little table wasn’t perfect, some of the veneer on the top had bubbled up.

Side Table Makeover, repairing chipped wood veneer

This was the wood veneer on the side, it had also seen better days.

 

Side Table Makeover, repairing chipped wood veneerBut overall, the table was super cute, it had all it’s knobs and the brackets under the table were all intact.  His skin may be aging but his bones were good.

Side Table Makeover, repairing chipped wood veneer

If you aren’t replacing the veneer, repairing wood veneer is actually pretty easy.

Take a knife and cut out all the loose and bubbly veneer.

Side Table Makeover, repairing chipped wood veneer

Use plastic wood to fill in any areas that you peeled away.  This was  DAP Plastic Wood  , it goes on pink and dries tan.  Apply a second coat if needed.

Side Table Makeover, repairing chipped wood veneer

Sand thoroughly when dry.  That’s it!  You fixed your veneer.

Side Table Makeover, repairing chipped wood veneer

I painted the table with 2 coats of a cream chalk paint.  I don’t know what had been spilled on this top previously but even after two coats, there were a few stains bleeding  thru.  A quick coat of a spray polyurethane and one more coat of chalk paint solved the stain bleed problem.

Side Table Makeover, repairing chipped wood veneer

Side Table Makeover, repairing chipped wood veneer

If you like the chippy paint look, sand down the edges and finish with a coat of clear wax.

Side Table Makeover, repairing chipped wood veneer

Side Table Makeover, repairing chipped wood veneer

Side Table Makeover, repairing chipped wood veneer

Side Table Makeover, repairing chipped wood veneer

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Have a great weekend.  Don’t throw away Grandma’s old table, and stay inspired.

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