Hello beautiful friends! I’m back for Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday with one of my favorite furniture styles! It’s a beautiful French provincial night table makeover from my new Spring Haul!
My friends have even more makeovers for you at the bottom, so keep an eye out for those.
I lucked upon this pretty lady at the thrift store for only $12, AND I had a 20% off punch card that I was able to use on it as well:
It doesn’t appear too trashy here, but it did have some issues on the top:
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If you paint over the missing stain, you will see that through the paint, so in order to prepare the top for paint, I sanded the top smooth with my rotary sander:
I then swapped out my water for clean water and gave it another wipe down to remove any residue.
Because I had plans to swap out the hardware on the top drawer, I filled those holes in with Dixie Mud:
I let that dry overnight and the next day, I sanded it smooth with 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around an old sanding sponge.
Time for the fun part! I’m always excited when the prep is done and I can finally paint!
It makes the loveliest soft gray color!
Two coats were all this piece needed.
Then I filled in the finer details using craft brushes…
That was the most time consuming part!
FrogTape for delicate surfaces is the best!
Once all the painting was complete and dry, I sanded all over with 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around an old sanding sponge, hitting the edges more to distress a little.
I cut this one straight across at the top, so I could get right up next to the top surface!
Gator Hide Update
I’ve had a lot of questions about Gator Hide. It has been out of stock for many months now as Dixie Belle is having a difficult time with sourcing the raw materials in this crazy world! They have been working on reformulating it and were just about there but have hit another supply chain issue. Satin Clear Coat is still an excellent sealer, and while it is not water repellent like Gator Hide, it is water resistant. You can apply up to three coats for maximum protection.
French Provincial Night Table Makeover: The After
Let’s see how this pretty lady turned out!
As you can see, I painted the flourish across the bottom in Fluff as well to balance the stripes on top…
And changing out the hardware on the top for a simple glass knob added more interest…
Isn’t this color so lovely??
I kept the original hardware on the two bottom drawers and just opted to paint them in Fluff:
Painting in the recessed areas was time consuming, but well worth it to highlight those details.
I kept a damp rag on hand to wipe away any stray paint while painting those details. (There was a lot lol.)
And y’all know I love a surprise! While I chose to keep the insides of the drawers as is since they were in perfect condition, I did add some love to the outsides!
This is one of my favorite Belles and Whistles transfers, the Lace Transfer:
I just cut it to fit the sides and used the enclosed burnishing tool to burnish it onto the drawer sides:
I know I always say my makeovers are fun to do, but when you get to play around with different elements to bring one look together, it really is fun!!
I get lots of questions about the florals I use, and most of them are just really good fakes! I thought I would share where I got these from! Have you ever checked out the flowers at HomeGoods or TJ Maxx? They sometimes have a display with flowers in clear wrap just like you’d find at your favorite florist and they also have small bushels of florals but I often overlook them.
Last week though, these really caught me eye!
They were only $10! I just cut the stems and added them to my favorite faux greenery that I found at Michaels a few years ago and it looks like I went out in my garden and cut a handful of flowers!
I’m not a floral arranger at all, so I like a messy, just whacked from the garden, kind of look ha ha!
I hope y’all enjoyed this makeover today!!
Just a quick reminder that I do have my Etsy shop on vacation this week through Thursday while we are out of town for Spring Break. I personally pack every order, and I’m unable to do that while I’m away, but the shop will reopen bright and early Friday morning! If you have any questions, I’m still checking my messages, so fire away!
Don’t forget to check out what trashy makeovers my friends are bringing your way today!
If you liked this makeover, I redid another much more simply a couple of years ago…
See what I did with this one HERE!
Another piece down, several to go!
If you missed any so far, you can check them out at the links below:
Painting the Smalls #16 (candlesticks, small box, tray)
I’ll be back on Thursday with a two-for-one…these pieces are also French provincial beauties:
UPDATE! See what was under all that paint here now!
See ya then!
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