Hello amazing Friends! I have a fun little makeover for y’all today! Are you up for something fun??
I spied this little antique side table at the thrift store a couple of months ago for $15:
I should have taken a picture of a soda can next to it so you can see how petite it is. It really can’t function well as a side table because it is just too small but I did like the shape of it. However, I decided to pass on it.
A month later, I stopped in the same thrift store and it was still there, marked down to $3.98!
Ok you got me…and in the cart it went. I decided it could be cute as a bedside table for a little girl’s room if nothing else.
Then about two weeks ago I spied this little cutie at another thrift store for $5:
Are you thinking what I’m thinking??
Were you thinking to turn it into the cutest little vanity set ever??
Then you guessed right…
I mean seriously…cute, right?
I had Brennan sit at it to test the height of the stool with the table and it was perfect. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.
I could just picture a sweet little girl sitting here coloring, or drawing her next masterpiece. And when she is too big for the set, the table can still function as a bedside table.
This is another new color I picked out. It is Taffy Twist by Behr that I made into DIY Chalk Paint. I love this color!
The stool had a hole in the side that looked like it belonged to a handle that was once attached to the top. I filled it with a wood dowel, cut to fit the hole, and used Elmer’s Wood Glue to secure it in place. Then I filled the remainder of the hole with DAP Plastic Wood wood filler. (For some reason my Home Depot no longer sells Elmer’s Wood filler, but this works exactly the same.)
As you can see I sanded it smooth once the wood filler was completely dry.
I spray primed both pieces with Zinsser Bulls Eye spray primer since they were so dark, to hopefully save me from having to paint several coats. Two coats of paint did the trick. Instead of sanding to show the dark wood through the edges this time, I decided to dry brush the edges and across the top with Ultra Pure White DIY chalk paint.
The stencil I used came from the set I used on this folding screen I shared recently.
I used Loctite spray adhesive to hold the stencil in place. Then I used a small brush to fill in the stencil. I did two coats with DIY Ultra White Chalk Paint.
When it was dry I sanded the stencil smooth with 220 grit sand paper.
I sealed with Polycrylic this time so this little set could take some abuse.
This is the little pitcher I bought a few weeks back that I showed y’all when I shared this Wooden Box:
Perfectly petite for this little table.
I told y’all this was a fun makeover!
I just dropped this off at my booth on Friday. I was pretty much cleared out of furniture in January so I have a lot of painting to do!
This hutch should help:
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing what I did with it. 🙂
UPDATE: No need to wait…see how I updated this hutch HERE now!
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