Happy Tuesday, amazing friends! Can you even believe it’s October already?? I’m continuing to work through my Fall haul and today this drop leaf side table is getting a cottage-inspired makeover:
I found this table for $25 at the thrift store a couple of months ago. I thought this cutie pie was well worth that and scooped it right up. The top, however, had quite a few dings and knicks, so I went a little more distressed on this one to make that work. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I started by giving it two coats of BOSS in white since it was potentially a bleeder with that dark red stain, and also because I wanted a white base for the paint color I chose. (BOSS also comes in clear if you don’t want white to show through when you distress your peice.)
I started on the underside first. This is after one coat:
This made for a great base for this gorgeous color:
Surprise!! A new color for me! Isn’t so fun??
This is Dixie Belle’s Mint Julep. It was one of the first colors I chose when I first became a Dixie Belle retailer and I am so excited I finally found a piece to try it on!
Here you can see I was a bit heavier-handed with the sandpaper than I usually am:
See how I apply it in this video demo:
If you have trouble viewing, find it on YouTube HERE.
You can see that the satin is not super shiny, but leaves more of a subtle sheen…
For the drawer, I needed to fill the original holes. I used Dixie Belle Mud in brown for that:
After I cleared one side of my work table off to take this photo, I decided I needed to just clean the whole surface already.
I think I shamed myself into finally clearing it when I posted what a hot mess it had become in Thursday’s post! Now it’s all nice and clean!
It really is easier to be productive with a nice clean workspace!
Anyway…back to the mud…this only required one application and light sanding with 220 grit sandpaper:
I replaced the original pull with this one from Hobby Lobby:
All their knobs and pulls are 50% off this week!
I found a pretty piece of this scrapbook paper in my stash to line the inside of the drawer…
I attached it with double-sided tape. I usually use fabric, but this worked well for this small drawer.
I painted right over all of the hardware including the hinges and the pieces that support the drop downs on either side:
I love the curvy lines of the top!
This would fit in perfectly in a seaside cottage next to a white slipcovered sofa don’t you think? Or how about next to the bed in a breezy white guest bedroom? Maybe with a colorful vintage quilt on the bed?
A girl can dream.
I love this fun pop of color for a nice change!
I hope you enjoyed it too!
Another project complete! Woohoo!
If you missed what I’ve already shared from this haul, you can find those makeovers below:
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing what I did with this $10 thrift store cabinet:
Hope to see you then!
UPDATE: See how this little cabinet looks now HERE!
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