Hello lovelies!! I’m back today with another piece from my Operation Redo Haul. This haul consists of several items that have been sitting in my booth for way too long, so I am giving them all fresh makeovers! I do believe that the right person just needs to come along sometimes, but I thought reimagining these pieces instead would be fun!
Today’s piece is a drum table that looked like this when I acquired it from my mom a few years ago:
I had found one very similar that was more petite. My mom decided that one would fit her space better, and so she had me paint it for her in exchange for this larger one.
I put it in my booth as is, but it just sat and sat.
Then, I had a suggestion to redo it to match this dresser that I redid in 2020:
I loved that idea, so I did it!
I thought it turned out so pretty, however, the dresser sold without the table, and it has just been sitting in my booth ever since.
So, I decided to bring it home to redo!
Should I keep it??
Once I got it home, I started thinking that it might work better as my own bedside table than what I am currently using.
Here is the piece I have in there:
It is considerably more petite than my husband’s night table on the opposite side, and I thought this larger table might work better, so I set out to redo it for our room!
A simple makeover
All I had to do was work on the drawer!
I started by sanding away the old transfer:
You don’t really have to sand the entire transfer off…it just needs to be smooth enough to paint over.
Then, I filled in the old pull holes with Dixie Mud in white since I planned to use a single knob instead:
I let it dry overnight and then sanded smooth with 220 grit sandpaper…
Occasionally, you might need to reapply the mud one more time and let it dry again.
Then I pulled out a gorgeous blue color called Blueberry.
It appears to have almost a hint of purple in it here, but it is a very Laura Ashley blue in my opinion! I did a little blending on the center of the drawer using Fluff and my continuous mist spray bottle:
Our quilt on our bed has small blue flowers on it that are very similar in color, so I thought this would be pretty!
Then, I pulled out the Vintage Floral Transfer to see if I could find some pretty flowers that would work on the front of this drawer:
This transfer is one of the special buy transfers that Dixie Belle put out last year. They were testing out a new transfer company and ordered this and the Cherry Blossom Transfer as a test run. They ended up not going with this company and put these on special at $19.95 to liquidate them. They do take little more effort to rub on, but there are some pretty ones in there!
I started with this pretty white flower:
Then, I cut a bunch of other pieces that I thought could work…
Here is how this sweet table looks now:
I love these sweet florals against this pretty blue!
And this petite glass knob is so much sweeter than the original pull that was on there.
I added a little something to the inside of the drawer as well…
I didn’t need to do anything to the rest because even after sitting in my booth for almost a year, it was still in perfect shape!
I used the cheat method to very lightly faux distress this one since I was painting over a more cream color when I first redid it, and I didn’t want that to show through.
It looks legit though!
Adding a little blue to our room will be fun for Spring and Summer, and if I tire of it, it’s easy enough to change ha ha!
At least I don’t have to worry about this selling now since I kept it!
Here is what our bedroom furniture once looked like:
Bleh!! I can’t believe I lived with it like that for so long! This was my hubby’s set when we got married and painting it was the best decision ever!!
See our bedroom and how all of these pieces look now HERE!
That’s another redo complete!
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing how I reimagined this cabinet door sign:
See ya then!!
UPDATE! No need to wait, see it here now!
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