Reclaimed Wood Side Table

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days!! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Welcome to day #28 in this thrifty makeover series! Can you believe it’s day #28?? Where did March go? Today I’m proud to say that I eliminated yet one more thing that has been mocking me from my to-do pyramid.

It started with these old decking boards I found in the woods near my house:

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I used some of them for the seat on this Headboard Bench I shared the other day:

Turn a Headboard into a Farmhouse Bench with the addition of a little reclaimed wood. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Farmhouse Headboard Bench

And while they were fresh in my mind (and out from under a pile of junk that was on them ahem), I dragged out this little table I found at the thrift store easily two years ago:

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I never liked the shape of the top, it’s a bit odd so I was always stumped with what to do with this table. It was one of those things I bought because it was cheap at only $10.

I decided replacing it with these old decking boards was the way to go.

Reclaimed Wood Table. I replaced the top of a table that I didn't like with old decking boards that I white'washed. Much better! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Better, no?

Reclaimed Wood Table. I replaced the top of a table that I didn't like with old decking boards that I white'washed. Much better! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I was able to unscrew the old top. Then I painted the base in Pure White DIY chalk paint.

Reclaimed Wood Table. I replaced the top of a table that I didn't like with old decking boards that I white'washed. Much better! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I sanded and sealed with Annie Sloan’s clear wax.

I used my miter saw to cut the decking boards to the size I wanted…

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Then I white-washed the decking boards like I did in this post, and sealed them with Polycrylic on both sides.

Reclaimed Wood Table. I replaced the top of a table that I didn't like with old decking boards that I white'washed. Much better! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I attached them using my nail gun. I didn’t bother filling the holes…I like the character it adds.

I think it’s  a big improvement!

Reclaimed Wood Table. I replaced the top of a table that I didn't like with old decking boards that I white'washed. Much better! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Reclaimed Wood Table. I replaced the top of a table that I didn't like with old decking boards that I white'washed. Much better! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Reclaimed Wood Table. I replaced the top of a table that I didn't like with old decking boards that I white'washed. Much better! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Reclaimed Wood Table. I replaced the top of a table that I didn't like with old decking boards that I white'washed. Much better! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I’ll be back tomorrow with this baby yellow dresser:

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I promise it doesn’t look like a baby anymore!

See ya then!

UPDATE: See it all grown up HERE now!

If you missed yesterday’s makeover, check it out HERE.

If you need to catch up on any of the first 26, you can here:

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days from Confession of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

1. Drawer Shelf   2. Patterned Sofa Table

3. Romantic Flatware Box Makeover  4. DIY Wooden Tote Redo

5. How to Cover a Lamp Shade  6. 80’s Clock Cabinet Reimagined

7. 15 Minute Table Makeover  8. Thrift Store Container Makeover 

9. Charlotte’s Night Table   10. DIY Jewelry Storage 11. Updated Candlesticks

 12. How to Turn a Drawer Front into a Planter  13. Jewelry/Trinket Holder

14. Mini Shelf Makeover  15. The Perfect Necklace Holder  16. Oval Rosette Mirror

17. Antique Mirror Repurposed  18. DIY Tray from an Old Picture

19. Spring Bird Nest Wreath 20. $5 Thrift Store Lamps  21. Shutter Cabinet

22. $5 Yard Sale Dresser   23. Numbered Farmhouse Stool 24. 80’s Shelf

25. French Provincial Desk Makeover    26. Farmhouse Headboard Bench

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Comments

  1. What a completely darling and clever thing to do. Adorable and not it really in style.

  2. …….”with some old boards I dragged out of the woods”…..!!!!!!! REALLY!!!!???!!!!
    You are killing us!!!! AMAZING!!!!! AGAIN!!!!!
    WE, (I) would love to see a picture of your booth. That would be fun.
    Keep up the good work 🙂
    God Bless,
    Addie xxoo

  3. It looked cheap before, now it looks cute.

  4. Good morning, Christy, seeing your imagination at work is a fun start to my day. It seems to me that the top of that table was to feminine for its sturdy masculine base. Using the deck boards to make a new top was perfect.
    Sheila

  5. Whoa! SO much better! I couldn’t even see the other cute curves in this table before, the top was so distracting. Who thinks of these things? : ) I love the after!

  6. Beautiful Christy! Definitely like the boards as a table top. Nice job and I look forward to tomorrow’s creation. The sun is shining here today(Maryland) and I am so glad!

  7. Much better. You are so creative!

  8. Karen Baumgardner says:

    Great make-over !! I bet that table top would make an awesome sign…or tray – some feet and handles and it’s good to go-perfect for a centerpiece on someones table!

  9. Mary Meusburger says:

    Better – YES! So cute!

  10. Teresa Sole says:

    ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!! I love it!!!!

  11. The table is cute but I admit I loved the little table with the original top better. I loved the shape of the top. Could be a different generation thing!!!

  12. Constance Colvin says:

    This is a first! I’ve LOVED every single one of your projects; even been AWESTRUCK by them! But this one I don’t get……….the original table top was prettier! In the grand scheme of life, no biggie 🙂 I just like you so much and wanted to comment! (back-handed compliment!)

  13. Christy this little table turned out so cute. I would never have thought to do this. This is why you are such an inspiration.

  14. Christy, I meant to say…..adorable and NOW it’s really in style. (it was a little early in the a.m.) hehe
    Please know I so enjoy exploring your blog and look forward to the new post via my email subscription. Happy Spring.
    Lesa

  15. Yes, yes, yes!!! Much better!

    Tania

  16. This is Beautiful Christy! So much better. You are so creative.

  17. I love the new top on it. I wish you lived by me as I would keep finding treasures to be given new life!

  18. Wow Christy, you totally transformed this table to one with loads of farmhouse appeal!