Hey there, beautiful friends! Who’s up for a sweet makeover?
Today’s project piece is this end table I picked up for $6.25 at the thrift store:
Can you believe it was only $6?
It looked more like this when I found it:
The legs had been removed and tucked inside. Maybe that’s why it was so cheap.
I didn’t attempt to assemble it in the store to make sure it would go back together properly, but for that price, I figured I would take my chances.
I don’t usually pick up many single end tables these days, but again, the price was right, and it has beautiful details that I just couldn’t resist!
It didn’t need anything more than a simple paint job:
Just look at all those lovely details…
Anything more would have taken the focus from the pretty parts.
This is my favorite white, Bit of Sugar by Behr, made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.) I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
It took three coats. Then I gave it a light sanding with 220 grit sandpaper which helped highlight some of those details.
I’ve learned the hard way that if the sealer pools in those details, it will yellow, so applying it with a brush sparingly in those areas helped to avoid that. (If it does yellow in those areas, just paint right over it and be more carfeul sealing the nex time.)
I could have used my brush for the top as well, but I’ve discovered how easy it is to seal flat surfaces using a sponge applicator! This Dixie Belle sponge is awesome!
I really love how quickly and easily it applies the sealer. (They are very reasonably priced too at only $3!)
I replaced the pull with this pretty glass one I had in my stash, originally from HomeGoods.
The drawer got some of this leftover fabric from our dining room chairs…
Since I used fabric with a white background this time, I primed the bottom of the drawer first. I have had drawers bleed through on light fabrics before so I didn’t want to take any chances this time!
I just taped off the sides with FrogTape and used left over primer from our kitchen cabinets:
I pulled the tape off as soon as I was finished with the second coat. You can skip this step if you choose a darker fabric. (Which I usually do!)
I made a quick video this time to share how easy it is to add fabric to your drawers:
If you have trouble viewing it, you can see it on YouTube HERE.
Easy, right? You can find that rotary cutting set HERE.
Another project done! Yay!
I’ll meet ya’ll back here on Tuesday with my Trash-to-Treasure gals sharing what I did with these baskets:
UPDATE: See how these baskets got a fresh new look HERE now!
Have a great weekend!!
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