How to Fix a Damaged Table Top

The top of this gorgeous table was a mess.... old plywood that no paint was going to fix.

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So I covered it...

I went to Home Depot and bought a 36" x 36" piece of aluminum.

I brought it home and cut it with a very large pair of scissors... it cuts fairly easily.

Using a straight edge, I bent the aluminum over the edges of the table then using roofing nails that have a large head, I began nailing down the aluminum. 

The corners are snipped and tucked so the edges are not sharp and on the sides of the table are trimmed with a wood edging. 

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The nails are not perfect but I think that just adds to the rustic vintage look I was going for on this project. 

The paint is distressed and with a little luck, in no time the aluminum on the top will look weathered and distressed as well.

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I think it would make a great work surface in a farmhouse kitchen too.

I added a towel bar to hang tools or kitchen towels. 

The aluminum top definitely saved this table!

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    1. Hi Lin The corners are cut and tucked under so there are no sharp edges. The sides of the table are trimmed with a piece of wood to cover the sharp edges. Thanks :)

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  2. Love the metal top! Looks great!

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  3. Love this! It would look fantastic as a kitchen island as well as outside. Fun!

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  4. So creative! Would love to try this out...I'll be scavenging in my garage tomorrow to look for a good candidate.

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  5. I've always wanted to do this Susan--Love how your table top turned out.

    gail

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  6. What an excellent idea for a beautiful table and/or counter top. I love this idea, and plan to use it. Thank you for sharing.

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