Guess what ya’ll? I’m sharing a makeover today…surprise! I know you weren’t expecting that. 🙂 Okay so maybe you know me too well, but today is not just any ordinary day, it’s Themed Furniture Thursday! Can I get a Woo Hoo? I and a bunch of my talented furniture flippin’ friends get together once a month and share furniture makeovers, but the catch is, there’s a theme! Today’s theme was made for me. Can you guess what it is?? How about I’ll share and then see if you can guess, okay?
I usually do my thrifting on the way to places I really need to be. I run in here, run in there. Quick quick quick. Well last Thursday, I decided to treat myself and have an all day thrifting excursion. It was so fun, one of my favorite ways to spend a day. Of course it’s only fun if you find stuff, am I right? Then it’s NOT fun at all.
It was a good day! The dressing table was a Habitat Restore find. They are usually quite pricey in my area. This dressing table was originally $150, but the entire store was 50% off, so I ended up paying $75.
Now I know some of you are cringing at the thought of me painting this gem, but don’t too upset just yet with me just yet. This was not stained, it was painted to look like stain:
Up close it just did not look good at all.
BUT I did try not to paint the whole thing, really I did. I planned to at least leave the top stained, but after I sanded it down, conditioned it, and stained it, it looked terrible:
It looks like this had a veneer top at one time that had been removed, because this was not the gorgeous wood top I was expecting. It looks like a pieced together version that you would find under veneer. Now I understand why this piece had a faux stained paint job before.
So…I decided to paint it:
Painting it also allowed me to marry it to this mirror:
This mirror did not come with this table. I found it at the thrift store for $4.25 several months ago. It looked like it had been painted brown over the stain:
(You can see my to-do pyramid in the mirror. 🙂 )
I thought at the very least I could take the mirror off and use the frame for a chalkboard, but luckily it made a perfect mate for this dressing table!
For this piece, I used Behr’s Ultra Pure White made into chalk paint using this recipe. I distressed this one a bit more than usual using my sander. I like this look for pure white. I sealed it with Annie Sloan’s clear wax.
I kept the original hardware, just sprayed it with Rustoleum’s Blossom White. The drawers were lined using this scrapbook paper and Mod Podge.
I sure wish I had a place for this sweet piece. I don’t think it really works in my dining room. I’m working on a chair for it and then it’s off to the shop!
I hope you enjoyed this makeover. Did you guess what the theme might be, made just for me? Did you guess Shades of White? Then you nailed it! I do love a simple white makeover.
Be sure to check out what my friends did for this theme at the links below!
Hungry for more furniture inspiration? On Tuesday I shared my most recent 30+ makeovers! Check them out here:
I shared all the befores and afters in one place!
See you soon with another thrifty makeover!
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