Have you ever bought a piece of furniture that you thought was a perfect fit at the time, only to realize later that it was, well, boring? My hand is raised here because I’ve done it more than I’d like to admit. But as a consummate repurposer, reuser, renewer, and recycler, I’m all about upcycling a lackluster table or dresser to make it functional and fabulous.
One of the easiest and inexpensive ways you can do this is by adding visual interest with prefinished decorative moulding profiles. Inteplast Building Products has a variety of classic and modern design options like batten and lattice to help you add excitement to furniture. You can choose from Crystal White and paint it any color you want, or you can match any of their natural wood colors to fit the furniture. You can find Inteplast’s prefinished decorative moulding at your local Lowe’s and Home Depot. Check out this video tutorial on how to recreate the moulding accents on this table, or follow the instructions.
Materials you’ll need:
Select the moulding you want to use and get enough for the project. For this project we’re going to create a panel using Batten moulding, a Stop moulding under the lip of the table and a cap to the top to keep your books and reading glasses from sliding off.
Cutting & Gluing:
Cut the pieces you need, miter the corners and tack them on. You might want to use a little contractor’s adhesive, too.
Once everything is on, just caulk the joints and paint.
See how amazingly easy it is to make a piece of so-so furniture the highlight of a room. For all of you fellow flea-marketers, doesn’t this give you some great ideas? Finish the piece of with a fresh coat of paint for a contemporary, anything-but-boring feel. So don’t immediately put that bland end table or accent shelf into a yard sale or an online auction, or hide it in the corner. Give it a makeover with prefinished decorative and multi-use moulding from Inteplast Building Products.
I'm Andrea, thanks for reading!