Jon at Happy Mundane spotted these cool adaptable dining tables by Muuto (which means “new perspective” in Finnish) that can be ordered with different legs, tops, and colors. They reminded him of the possibilities for painting wooden tables in interesting ways by masking off parts with tape, something he did to wooden chairs a while back with great success. Here’s his how-to with the gist of this simple idea…and pix of the chairs…AND some resources for cheap wooden tables that would look cool (and expensive) painted this way…

Happy Mundane
Happy Mundane
Happy Mundane
Happy Mundane

Ikea has a trove of simple wood (not particle board) tables that would be perfect for improvising on Mutto/Happy Mundane’s masking-taped paint job…

Svalbo in pine, expands with an extra leaf, $129,99…


Ingo in pine $69.99…(painting the top quarter would cover the knots)…They also sell a similar one in solid birch $99.99


Unfinished furniture stores often have tables would good lines like this Homestead Table, made of alder $204


These plain tables are also great GROUPED to make one big table.

Related post: One Big Swell Table From Several Smaller Ones

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