Wayfair DIY Blogger Challenge: Rolling Game Table

I love a creative challenge and when Wayfair asked me if I would like to be part of their DIY blogger challenge – of course I said yes.

Wayfair-DIY Blogger Challenge

All the bloggers participating got to choose one of a designated three items that Wayfair sells on their website. Once chosen we had the freedom to transform it.    The 3 items were – a bookcase, hanging light, or a coffee table. I chose the coffee table.  As part of the challenge each blogger also got a $50 gift card to buy any supplies we would need to transform our chosen item.

This is what the coffee table looked like before.  Simple and modern with two collapsible fabric storage drawers.

Before

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After

Rolling Game Table from In My Own Style

I added a shelf to the bottom, wheels, veneer edging, and painted it with chalk paint and then aged it with stain.

Furniture Makeover Ideas

We can now store all of our games here, plus the table can be easily wheeled to where we want to use it. If you have an ongoing game or puzzle you are working on, this is the perfect spot – easily accessible, but out of the way when not in use.   It can also be a child’s creative art station or even a portable fireside table for cozy dining.

How to make a rolling game table

 

Step-by-Step-Instructions-2

 

 

Materials Needed:

4 wheels – one with a locking brake
Wood or particle board cut to size: 16″ x 24″
12 self- drilling wood screws – 1- 1/2” long
16 Fender steel washers- #10 3/16” x 3/4”
16 wood screws – 3/4”
Veneer Edging – I used White Birch 3/4”  that already has a glue backing.
Paint and primer or chalk paint
Stain or glaze
Iron
Cloth
Paint brush
Sandpaper
 

1.  Assemble the table following manufacturer’s directions, but do not add the floor bumper slider tacks to the bottom.

Wayfair-DIY bloggers Challenge

2.  Cut wood to size.  Turn table upside down and attach the particle board/wood to the legs using 3 screws on each leg.

Wheels for furniture

3.  Attach a wheel to each corner of the particle  board. Place a washer in between the screw hole in the wheel base and the screw.

Edging wood with veneer

4. To add veneer edging to the unfinished edge of the particle board, flip the table on the side. Start on the same side where the two original shelf edge banding meets. This way all the seams will be on the same side.

5.  Unroll the edging and line it up evenly with the top edge. Use an iron on the cotton setting to adhere it to the veneer tape, and then to the edge of the particle board.  Slowly press the iron over edging. Check as you go along that the glue is melting.  You can trim the corners with a pair of scissors or carefully bend and wrap the veneer around the corners.  To ensure the bond – while still hot, press down firmly with a wood block. If you make a mistake, simply reheat and reapply.

How to paint furniture

6.  Paint – I mixed my own chalk paint and applied 2 light coats, letting each one dry before applying the next.

7.  Sand edges with medium grit sandpaper.  Rub glaze over table and then quickly remove with a soft cloth.

8.  Rub paste wax over all the surfaces, let dry about 20 minutes and then buff to a shine with a soft cloth.  (For more details on how to glaze and wax  see the post I wrote – How To Make and Paint with Chalk Paint

Wayfair DIY Blogger Challenge Rolling Game Table

Game on!

Wayfair DIY Bloggers Challenge  Game Table

 

If you would like to see what the other bloggers in the challenge made – you can see them on this Pinterest Board.

 

 

Disclaimer—Wayfair provided the coffee table, and Giftcards.com provided a gift card to purchase project supplies.  All opinions are my own.

 

Comments

  1. Jennifer Fitzgibbons says

    Clever!!!! I love it. The rolling is so awesome and then the fact that it doubles as game storage is a bonus. I’m going to be making this for sure! Thanks so much.

  2. says

    This is such an awesome idea! And the color is very pretty and fun. We could use one of these in our house! Nice transformation Diane!

  3. says

    My heroes are those people who can look at something ordinary and see something extraordinary! That would include you!

    Awesome job! I hope you win…

    • says

      Thanks so much Julie –

      I am not sure there is a going to be a winner. I think the challenge was more about what we could do with basic items to promote Wayfair. I could have missed the memo on it being a contest with a winner, though. :)

  4. Sheryll & Critters. says

    Wow another creation already? You are unstoppable and amazing. I love this idea…. I would have never thought of this.

    Great job again Diane.

  5. Sarah says

    Gorgeous! Now that I am addicted to playing Rummikub, I MUST make this table to house it. Thanks!

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