Updated Side Table with Fabric Drawer

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing a great way to give furniture a new look.

I found this ho-hum side table at the Salvation Army for $15:

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What I liked about this table besides the price, were the details in the corners below the drawer. Pieces like this are fantastic because they are like a blank canvas. There are just so many ways you could update this simple table.

I chose to paint it (surprise!) and add fabric to the drawer:

Update a plain side table with a little paint and fabric!

You know I should own stock in this fabric.  It looks perfect on this drawer front!

What makes this work is the raised edge all the way around the face of the drawer:
Update a side table by adding fabric to the drawer/s I always consider fabric if I find drawers like this.

I added the fabric using Mod Podge in matte finish. I brushed it on like glue with a paint brush, in a thin coat. Then I applied the fabric and pushed out any air pockets. Fabric, unlike paper, is woven so air can escape and there is no fear of bubbles.

I did not add a coat on top this time. I just brushed a bit of Mod Podge along the perimeter.

Update a side table by adding fabric to the drawer/s

I love that the little details beneath the drawer show up so much better now.

Update a side table by adding fabric to the drawer/s

For the hardware, I found a metal knob that had this diamond-shaped base piece with it at Hobby Lobby, but I replaced the metal knob with a glass one. I love how the two finishes work together.

Update a side table by adding fabric to the drawer/s

I also lined the drawers with pretty paper. You can see a quick how-to here.

Update a side table by adding fabric to the drawer/s

Just dropped this off at my booth yesterday. We finally had a bit of  a thaw around here!

Update a side table by adding fabric to the drawer/s

 

 

Update a plain side table with a little paint and fabric!

If you liked this post, you’ll like this one too:

Dresser updated with fabric added to the drawers.

Only five more days till the madness begins…

March Madness: 31 Days of Thrifty Makeovers

Woohoo!

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Comments

  1. Yay Christy! I love the fabric and how you used it Do tell how you kept the edges
    from raveling in the process! Did you use a product like Fray Check?
    Oh I want stock in that fabric too! Love the lamp as well… did you create the shade for it?
    thanks always!!

  2. Another great makeover! Love the fabric on the drawers and also the paper inside of the drawer. You do such a great job on your makeovers. I’ll bet that it’s hard to keep your booth stocked.

  3. Soooo…..pretty! You had me at fabric. 🙂

    -andi

  4. Were do you buy your fabric. I love it

  5. I love the fabric and how you used it on the furniture pieces.

  6. Gorgeous! I think the back plate with the glass knob adds so much to this piece. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby over here – you guys find the best hardware at such great prices 🙁 Another piece that I’m sure won’t last long in your booth Christy.

  7. Hi Christy–your side table turned out so nicely! I have not tried adhering fabric to any of my furniture pieces before, but you have encouraged me to try it. Hope your new booth is doing well. With our bad weather in Northern Virginia, sales have been a little slow in my booth in Lucketts. Looking forward March Madness and all the great makeovers!

    • Thanks, Ruth Anne! It is really easy to do, just don’t handle the edges of the fabric too much as they can fray. My booth had a spectacular January, but I am definitely paying for it this month. I’ll be lucky to make my booth fee with this weather! Hope it gets better for you too! XO

  8. I love that fabric. It’s texture really adds to the look of the whole piece.

  9. I love this dresser! Everything you touch is transformed into something beautiful! You are so very talented my friend!!!!

  10. I love the lamp…..where did you get it???

  11. This is such a super makeover. The fabric was just what this great find needed. I think the drawer pull really ties everything together. Great Job!!! I love it when I run across thrifty finds like this too.

  12. Oh this is beautiful! Love the fabric on the drawer! and that glass knob… Perfection! Amazing job, friend!

    • Thanks so much for checking out all my latest adventures, Kendra! It’s been busy around here. As always I appreciate your sweet words! Hope your week is off to a great start! 🙂

  13. Christy, I love this transformation 🙂 It’s really stunning- I’m going to feature it this week on Shabbilicious Friday…thanks so much for inspiring me xo

  14. Wow…looks wonderful. Fantastic job.

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