Grain Sack Striped Laundry Folding Table

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How I painted the perfect grain sack stripes.



How to Paint a Grain Sack Striped Laundry Folding Table


I sure didn't pass up this laminate table on the side of the road.


It was just the right size for a folding table in my laundry room.


I knew all it needed was a little paint and a few stripes.

First I gave the pedestal legs a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg, then painted the top Bright White. 

How to Paint a Grain Sack Striped Laundry Folding Table for the Laundry Room


I love that this paint sticks to laminate with no sanding or prep.

When the paint dried, I gave the table top a clear coat of wax.

I used Frog Tape (affiliate link) to tape off my grain sack stripes and then painted in the spaces with an uneven shading so the stripes would come out with a distressed look.


How to paint grain sack stripes on an up-cycled table


This tape is fabulous... not a speck of paint leaked under the tape!


How to paint grain sack stripes on an up-cycled table for the laundry room


When the stripes were dry, I ran fine sandpaper over them for more distressing and then I re-waxed the table.

How to make perfect distressed grain sack stripes.


This is my basement laundry room, not too glamorous but very functional!

How to paint perfect grain sack stripes on an up-cycled table for the laundry room

And this... 

is my "new" grain sack striped folding table.

How to make perfect distressed grain sack stripes.




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16 comments

  1. Perfect table and the stripe is wonderful. Definitely reminds me of a grain sack. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  2. how fun is that stripe! So much better. :)
    cool laundry room... mine is pitiful!

    gail

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  3. Wow! You make that look easy! Taking note of the frog tape! Love the stripes and grain sack look. You've made the space look great!
    Karen

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  4. Folding table envy. Never thought I'd have that.
    Bliss

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  5. I have a similar table in my basement. We brought it from Huntington when we moved! I bought it in Fortunoffs, lol! Mine is piled with boxes. You did a great job!
    Have a Happy 4th, Susan. God bless America!

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  6. LOVE it!! You are so good at seeing the "potential" in things and actually doing something with it!! I need some help in that area...my junk shed is full :)

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  7. I would have passed that table up but you made it into something FAB!!! I love the idea of making it look like a grain sack. Great Job. Happy 4th to you from hot, hot Northern California Windmill Farm. Paula

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  8. You did an awesome job with this table. What a great addition to the laundry room! Love it!

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  9. oh, hey!
    I LOVE the way that came out! Nice find!
    Breida

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  10. It looks so uncomplicated yet elegant...love it...:)...

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  11. Mine is pitiful too, it's out in the garage! Yours is great and the table is fab!

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  12. I had a table just like that up until we built our kitchen island a few years ago. Love the way you painted it.

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  13. That looks great! visiting from Miss Mustard Seed:)

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  14. LOVE YOUR FOLDING TABLE, I WISH MY LAUNDRY ROOM WAS BIG ENOUGH TO HAVE ONE!

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