Half table upcycling idea

Make a mini desk from an old table

There's only one way to describe this upcycling idea – half the size, double the impact! If you’ve got an old table that's too good to throw out, you can copy this amazing idea and repurpose it as a trendy mini desk. Simply saw the table in two and bring one half back to life with a coat of edding permanent spray. Exceptionally opaque, quick-drying and durable, these acrylic paint sprays can transform small items of furniture, decorative accessories, wickerwork and all manner things into unique pieces. There's a wide range of vivid colours, primers and clear lacquers to choose from; we opted for a vibrant yellow, setting it off with touches of turquoise.

All images: MMOS

Home decor
Living room
Permanent spray
A bit more challenging
Images (ZIP)


Products and materials

Other materials

  • An old table
  • Sanding block, sandpaper
  • Masking film and paper to cover surfaces when spraying
  • Masking tape
  • Protective gloves, breathing mask (optional)
  • Screwdriver for removing the safety ring
  • Wood saw (e.g. jigsaw)
  • Square-edged length of wood for wall mounting, wall plugs, screws

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