Who’s in the market for a little thrifty makeover today? You’re in luck! It’s day #29 in this fun March Madness Makeover Series, and I have another one for you!
Today I’m sharing the transformation of this little side table:
I found this at a thrift store for $49.99 a month ago, and I remember thinking the details on this piece would paint up beautifully. The price was too much though, especially for this cookie cutter furniture store table. The legs screw right off, no dovetails etc. And the top had a few scratches.
I stopped back by this past week and it was still there, along with two others I was keeping my eyes on. Since they all had hit the one month-on-the-floor mark , they were all 50% off. But I’m cheap, ya’ll. You know this about me already. So, I approached the gentleman on the floor and told him that I had no business asking for a deal on furniture that was already marked half off, but was there any room to come down a bit more? He scoped out the pieces I was interested in and offered an additional $5 off each piece! See…it never hurts to ask! That saved me $15. I got three tables originally marked at $160 for all three, for $65. Woohoo!
So here is my little $20 bargain table now:
I told you those details would be beautiful painted!
It’s so soft and pretty now.
For this piece, I used Sparrow by Behr in my go-to chalk paint recipe. It’s a great match to Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey.
It kind of reminded me of primer a bit though at this point. So when I was done, I took a dry brush and dry brushed flat white latex paint lightly on all the raised areas and across the surfaces a bit. Then I took a bit of sand paper to it:
It gives the paint a bit more depth than just the flat grey.
I also decided to paint the drawer white for a bit of contrast.
I sealed everything with Annie Sloan clear soft wax.
I used a little bit of this pretty drawer liner I had left to line the drawer.
I already had this little knob from Home Depot. It replaced the wooden one it came with:
I really love this look.
This little table would be perfect sitting alongside a white slip covered chair or sofa!
I get a lot of questions about where I got that lamp. The lamp came from a thrift store, but it’s the shade I think people like. The shade came from Tuesday Morning.
Now I hope no one is upset that I painted a perfectly good wood table, but this was not Grandma’s heirloom bedroom set. Now it’s one of a kind, and full of cottage style goodness. 🙂
Here are last week’s thrifty makeovers if you missed any:
If you want to see the rest of this month’s makeovers, you can see them all at the bottom of this post.
See you tomorrow!
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