Welcome back, sweet friends! Today I’m joining my Furniture Fixer Upper crew! That means not only do I have a new furniture makeover to share, so do my talented friends! And let me tell you…they found some good stuff, ya’ll, so be sure to check out their makeovers at the bottom!
Here is what I’m giving new life to today:
I made this night table over way back when my blog was just a baby back in 2013. This color is Provence by Annie Sloan I believe. It lived in our master bedroom at the old house but doesn’t really go with our decor anymore, so it has just been sitting in my storage room taking up space. Today it’s getting a fresh new look!
I decided to pull a few more things out of my storage room as well and give them quick makeovers.
Here’s what else I pulled out of my stash:
I’m hoping to finish the rest of these items quickly and share them two or three at a time so I can get to some larger pieces. My booth has had a busy Summer and is in desperate need of replenishment! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
To banish the blue on this night table, I had a couple of options. I could have busted out the Citristrip and removed all of the old paint, or I could have sanded it away. I actually chose a third option.
I decided to paint over the blue with a couple of coats of Coffee Bean:
This way when I paint over it and sand, the brown will come through instead of the blue.
Then I had a couple of gouges in the top of the table that needed filling. I tried Dixie Belle’s Mud in brown for that and it worked fantastically!
It goes on just like any wood filler. When it was dry, I sanded smooth with 220 grit sandpaper.
Then everything got three coats of Cotton:
*TIP: If you are painting mulitple layers of paint, your second and third coats will go on much smoother if you have a damp brush, so I keep a cup of water nearby and dip my brush in it in between every few dips of paint.
I knew I wanted to use new handles that would require me to fill those holes in the drawers, but I decided to add fabric to those center panels to add a pretty detail, so there was no need to fill the holes.
I sanded lightly (as not to make it back down to the blue) all over with 220 grit sandpaper and sealed with Dixie Belle’s Satin Clear Coat. This is the only brush-on (I actually used their sponge.) sealer that I’ve used that has not yellowed over white paint halleluja! (See how I apply sealer with a sponge in a video in this post.)
When I’m on the hunt for pretty home decor fabrics, I often turn to the TJ Maxx drapery aisle! Once again, I was not disappointed:
How pretty are these? I’m always a sucker for a damask print. These were $24.99, but I got two huge panels and I will defintely be able to use the rest on future projects.
I measured each panel with my sewing tape measure since this baby had curves:
Then I used my rotary cutter/straight edge/cutting mat set to get beautiful straight cuts without any fraying:
I attached them to the front of each drawer using Matte Mod Podge and a chip brush:
There’s no need to apply another coat over the fabric. That fabric isn’t going anywhere.
A few new pulls and this night table now has a sweet yet sophisticated new look!
Do you miss the blue? I almost took it to my shop as it was, but I’m glad I decided to freshen it up!
These pulls are my favorites from Hobby Lobby. Their hardware is 50% off every other week. That goes for online as well. You can find these ones HERE.
This toned-down look might not be as fun, but it is much more elegant than the bold blue hue.
I was tempted to add something to those side panels as well, but in the end, I decided to keep it simple.
Now to see what my friends have been working on!
That’s the first project completed of this mini haul!
I am excited to get through these quickly since I found some cute stuff while thrifting! You may have seen a gorgeous set of headboards I picked up recently that I shared on my Facebook Page!
I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing what I did with the smaller of the two picnic baskets:
Have a great weekend!
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