Dear friends, welcome back! I am rolling right through this second bunch of thrift store finds!
Today’s makeover is this oak night table I scored for $12 on the same stop where I found this tufted foot stool I shared a couple of weeks ago:
An oak night table with free dirt for only $12? Yes, please!
This poor thang. It was a hot mess and it was SO dirty! If it weren’t so big, I would swear it had fallen between the counter and refrigerator and had been left there for a couple of years. I’m surprised the people at Good Will didn’t at least wipe it down. It had some sort of dried syrupy substance all down the front, something that seriously stained it on the top at the back, and those flowers you see below the drawers? They were drawn on with magic marker.
I just wanted to bring it home and
hug it save it, and that is exactly what I did:
I don’t know what’s up with me and black paint lately, but we’re becoming pretty good pals these days.
I knew this piece had potential!
After giving this thing a good cleaning with lysol wipes, I primed the areas that had stains that I couldn’t remove with wipes using Rustoleum spray primer.
I love the contrast of black and white. This is my go-to white, Bit of Sugar by Behr (Recipe with video HERE.), and the drawers are Liquorice by Country Chic Paint. Country Chic paint recommends a light sanding prior to painting unless you are painting over an already-painted finish or bare wood. Luckily there wasn’t much to sand here.
I still had the plates up from when I photographed the drop leaf side table so that worked out…
The drawers were pretty gross before as well:
I’m not sure I want to know what is spilled inside…it almost looked like blood.
I ended up priming and painting those too, but it gave me the opportunity to add a little something extra for fun:
I love stripes! They always add a little something extra and they are so easy to do. I used the tape as a guide for how far apart to space my stripes.
I used FrogTape for delicate surfaces to add these:
I gave them two coats of the Liquorice, just like the drawer fronts. That paint is so old, but still working great. I pulled the tape off as soon as I added my second coat.
I primed the bottoms of the drawers as well since the fabric I wanted to use had a white background:
I had just enough of this pretty toile fabric left for both drawers. I cut the fabric using my rotary cutter and straight edge, then attached it to the insides with Matte Mod Podge. I just brushed it on like a glue using a cheap chip brush.
The knobs came from Hobby Lobby a few years ago. They’re perfect for this sweet piece!
I painted a couple of dressing tables in black and white in the past and they sold quickly, so hoping this works for a sweet young ladies room!
Another piece down..still a few more to go..
If you’ve missed any of these makeovers so far or just want to have another peek, you can find them all here:
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing what I did with this flatware box I picked up for $3.25 and half off that…deal of the day for sure!
UPDATE: See how this little box looks now HERE!
See ya then, sweet friends!
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