Hello lovely Friends! It’s a fresh new year and I am excited to kick it off with one of my favorite things in the whole world…a thrifty makeover! This one is a real trash-to-treasure project.
I really worked hard last year to whittle down my to-do project pyramid that has consumed my garage, so I have enjoyed thrifting again guilt-free lately. (I may or may not be meeting my maximum capacity in the garage again. #oopsie)
A couple of weeks before Christmas I picked up this drum table for $20:
This thing was is really sad shape! It had definitely seen better days. It looked like it had been left outside in the elements for quite a while, and I wasn’t sure how it would clean up, plus the drawer would not close.
I’m so glad I took a chance on it because it turned out to be a beauty!
Luckily the drawer was an easy fix.
The top was so dried out that I could scratch the finish right off with my fingernail. You could clearly see how much it had faded as compared to the inside of the drawer in the before photo.
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I applied it with a clean soft cloth. This allows the wood to absorb the stain more evenly. Then I applied two coats of Minwax stain in Dark Walnut. After that was dry, I sealed it with two coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly…
I used a clean soft cloth to apply each of those as well. (Wear gloves and apply in a well-ventilated area!)
The top up close after sealing:
I was thrilled to see that beautiful rich wood come back to life.
The base is painted in Fluff from Dixie Belle Paint. The pink and white striped dresser I shared a couple of weeks ago was done with their paint as well. They sent me several samples to try it out and I really love it. ( I am under no obligation to share my thoughts on it, btw.) What I love about it besides the no-prep factor, is I only had to paint two coats for perfect coverage. I usually need three when painting something white.
Another thing I love is this color. I usually use a pure white, but this is just a tad softer and I really love it.
I used 220 grit sandpaper to shabby the edges of the base just a bit. Then I sealed it with clear wax.
The metal feet doo-dads are missing, but I think they look fine without them.
I just dropped this off at my booth on Saturday. I’m kinda wishing I would have kept it after seeing the photos!
One thrifty makeover down, many more to follow in the year ahead!
If you liked this makeover, you’ll enjoy this one too:
I’ll be back with my Get Your DIY On girls on Thursday sharing our favorite DIY projects…maybe some you haven’t seen before!
UPDATE: Check out our own favorite projects from our Get Your DIY On series as we bid it a fond farewell HERE.
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