15 Minute Table Makeover

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

I have a booth in an antique mall where I sell my upcycled treasures. Some things sell like hotcakes, and some things sell like three day-old stale bread. Today’s thrifty makeover is one of those pieces of stale bread. Welcome, Friends, to March Madness Thrifty Makeover #18!

It’s a piece my Mom painted a few years ago for a craft market, but didn’t sell. I stuck it in my booth along with a few other pieces she had left to help clear out her attic. Everything sold quickly except for this little Frenchy table:


I decided to bring it home and give it a quick facelift.

While I had the paint already out for my $5 Thrift Store Lamps, I gave the top of this little table a refresh:

Coastal inpsired table from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Funny how that simple change completely altered the feel of this table.

Coastal inpsired table from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I also changed out the hardware for this chippy one that’s been rolling around in my hardware bin for a while…

Coastal inpsired table from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This Behr’s Gray Morning with a little white added, made into chalk paint.

Coastal inpsired table from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer


Coastal inpsired table from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I kept the drawer as is. I like the black against the blue…


Aside from dry time, this only took about 15 minutes! Now I’ll put it back in my booth and see how it goes.

Coastal inpsired table from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer


Coastal inpsired table from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I’ll be back tomorrow sharing what I did with this set of thrift store containers:


UPDATE: See what I did with them HERE now!

If you missed any of my thrifty transformations in this fun series so far, you can see yesterday’s HERE, and the previous 16 here:

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

1. Wooden Tote Redo  2. Candlestick Update  3. DIY Jewelry Storage  4. Mini Shelf Makeover

5. Shutter Cabinet  6. DIY Tray from and Old Picture  7. The Perfect Necklace Holder  8. 80’s Shelf Updated

9. $5 Yard Sale Dresser Redo 10. $5 Thrift Store Lamp Makeover  11. Jewelry/Trinket Holder  12. 80’s Clock Reimagined

13. Patterned Sofa Table  14. Antique Mirror Repurposed  15. Oval Rosette Mirror  16. Spring Bird Nest Wreath



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  1. Liked the old look and love the new.

  2. Bonjour Christy!! Just a quick Cafe au lait to see Your post …of course, This is a must doesn’t matter where I am .. Pretty and quick makeover sure you will sell quickly ( if not has already sold) … Have a good day
    . Kisses from French Alps ( tignes).

  3. The blue top on the table does change the appearance quite a bit. More of a coastal flair. But, I must say, sorry that I never made it to your shop because the way your mom painted it, well I really liked it. Maybe your location attracts customers with a style bent towards coastal. It really is a pretty table. Thanks Christy!

  4. Can’t believe it made that much difference. I can hardly wait to see tomorrow’s remake.
    I would use those to hold quilting squares. Would you include the dimensions when you post please.
    Ok, this is your fault. I found two pieces at a thrift store that I have a vision for it’s use in my sewing room. They have already been in my car for a week, I will get this done by May.

    • I know I think it really did too! The bigger of the two boxes would probably be perfect for quilting squares…its 5″X5 1/2″. Ha ha get those pieces out of your car lol! Seriously though I do that too until I have to make room for other stuff! XO

  5. Bet it will sell right away. I have a friend that would love it, her bed and bath has the beachy theme.

  6. Much better! I really don’t like all the French stuff. But the beachy feel is wonderful, if it’s not overdone. This looks great.

  7. Oh love it!!! And that old door is the perfect backdrop!! LOVE.

  8. Isn’t it funny how things you think will fly out the door sit. I know the feeling. But both versions look good. I expect it will sell. The beachy look is popluar and the new look is cute.

    • Thanks, Debra! I guess the right buyer has to come along for specific pieces like the French table. We live in a coastal town so I’m hoping the blue will appeal to more buyers. 🙂