Octogon tables were all the rage 40 years ago; today you can find them at garage sales and flea markets for next to nothing. We updated this one by removing the door and giving the whole piece a fresh coat of paint. Then we made it pet friendly by lining the inside with fabric and a fluffy cushion.

Step 1

Unscrew Hinges and Remove Door

Use screwdriver or drill to remove the hinges from doors and/or drawers. Completely remove doors and/or drawers from table, then set them aside.

Step 2


Remove Fasteners

Use screwdriver or drill to remove fasteners or magnetized door and/or drawer stops.

Step 3

Fill and Sand Holes

Once hinges, fasteners and door/drawer stops have been removed, use a putty knife to fill the screw holes with wood filler. After the wood filler has dried, use sandpaper or sanding block to smooth out surface of wood. Wipe away dust with damp cloth.

Step 4

Load and Spray Primer

Cover floor surface of your workspace with drop cloth. Shake and stir can of primer, then slowly pour it into the HVLP paint container. 

Coat all surfaces of the table with an even, controlled sprayed coat of primer. 

Pro Tip

If interior will be upholstered, it’s only necessary to spray the exterior; batting and fabric will cover the interior surface.

Step 5

Spray Finish Coat

Once primer is dry to the touch and HVLP paint container has been rinsed and thoroughly washed out, load, then spray two coats of finish color. 

Pro Tip

Allow approximately 2 to 3 hours for first coat of paint to dry before applying second coat.

Step 6


Measure and Cut Batting and Fabric

Use tape measure to determine proper the length and width for each portion of the table's interior. Refer to the measurements, cut the batting and fabric to size.

Step 7


Attach Batting and Fabric

After the finish coat is completely dry, add an even coat of spray adhesive to the table's interior, then fit batting snugly to each area. Use staple gun to secure the edges of the batting directly to the interior of the table. Next, place each piece of fabric into its proper position, then secure with staple gun.

Step 8


Add Nail-Head Trim

Add graphic punch and cover up staples by attaching nail heads with rubber mallet.

Step 9


Add Pillow or Cushion

Place pillow or cushion along the bottom of the table.