DIY Tiled Side Table Transformation

A little TLC and your old end tables will look like brand-new furniture! Upcycle an old side table using this easy tile method!

Materials Needed

– Old table  – Tile – Tile glue – Level – Sandpaper – Grout

Step 1: Prep your side table

The first thing you’ll want to do is clean your entire table, especially the table top. Give everything a good wipe with soapy water and let it dry. 

Step 2: Prepare tile glue

Mix your tile glue per the directions on the bag. There is also pre-mixed tile adhesive you can buy in gallon tubs or in handheld tubes. 

Step 3: Apply tile glue

Next, you’ll want to apply your tile glue and spread it evenly on the surface of your table using a spreader. 

Step 4: Apply tile 

Taking your time, apply your pieces of tile. Use your level or ruler to make sure they are straight. 

Once you’re satisfied with their placement, you can push down on them slightly to just “cement” them in place. Wipe away any excess glue with a damp cloth. 

Step 5: Allow glue to dry

Following the instructions on your glue of choice, allow it to dry. This is usually around 4-6 hours.