High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

3 Steps To Creating Upscale End Tables On A Low Budget


High-end furniture can often cost a pretty penny. If you want your home to have a nice looking living room, but you have a limited budget, you may be able to use your creativity to help you come up with a nice space. Reupholstering a couch can make it look beautiful and new without having to invest in a brand new one. For nice end tables, you can invest a little money into your current end tables and have them look glamorous. Here are three steps to creating upscale end tables on a budget. 

1. Have the table sanded

The first thing that you will need to do to any wood table before making any changes is to have the table sanded down. The sanding will make the table all one level, so it will cover any bumps and bruises that your table has picked up. If you purchase an older table for a cheap amount of money, it is also a good idea to sand it down to get rid of any residual stickiness and spills that may still be on the table. Sand the table top and legs to prepare it to stain or paint so that it will look like a new table. 

2. Spray paint the table 

Having a uniform color is easier to keep up with an end table. Wood that is multi-colored can sometimes appear to be getting older, especially if it gets nicks or has pieces that fall out. Spray paint your table one uniform color will match the rest of your room. If you have a number of colors in your room, select a neutral shade such as black, white, tan, or silver. If the paint wears off in one area, you can apply a new coat of paint to have the table looking new again.  

3. Have glass tops cut for the tables 

One of the things that you can do to give any table an instant facelift is to place a glass top on the table. Glass is reflective, so it makes the room look larger. Getting thick cut of glass to sit on the table will give off an expensive look, similar to thick glass mirrors. Have your end tables measured, then place the cut glass on the top of them and have it sealed to the top of the table. Add a few coasters for glasses and one other upscale ornament to complete the look. 

For more information on glass tops for tables, contact your local glass supplier today.


19 March 2018