Hey there, lovelies, and welcome back! It’s Furniture Fixer Upper day, and I’ve got a pretty little oak drop leaf side table makeover for you! And not only do I have a brand new furniture makeover to share, so do my friends, so be on the lookout for their makeovers at the bottom!
Let’s get to it!
Here is the oak drop leaf side table I shared a sneak peek of on Tuesday:
As you can see, it had quite a few boo boo areas on the front there, and also on the top:
It was only $10 though, so I didn’t think twice about grabbing it up!
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If I were to paint over that damaged finish, you would see the damaged areas right through the paint, so the first step in this makeover was to sand the damaged surfaces with my rotary sander:
(That is actually sweat on the back of my hand…ew. It was SO hot outside while I was sanding this a couple of weeks ago!)
Embellishing with casting resin
I decided this piece could use some simple embellishing using one of my casting moulds from Redesign. I have used this same mould several times on projects to create a fancy little piece made from resin.
- The resin kit comes with two bottles that you combine equal parts of. I poured those into the cups provided. (Image 1)
- Then I poured them into a 3oz bathroom sized cup and mixed well. (Image 2)
- Immediately after mixing, I gently poured the mixture into my mould, being sure not to overfill. (Image 3) I had a couple of other moulds on hand that I poured the excess mixture into as not to waste it.
- After waiting about 10-15 minutes, I was able to remove my new embellishment from the flexible mould. (Image 4)
I used E6000 glue to attach it and allowed it to dry for a few hours. (There is a NO ODOR formula now woohoo!!)
I knew this piece might have issues with bleeding where I sanded, but did I take the time to BOSS first to prevent any bleed through?
No, I didn’t.
And…I got bleed through:
Right where I sanded!
You can really see it compared the right side that did not need to be sanded first.
BOSS to the rescue…again
Then, I was able to get painting!
I gave the top another coat of Fluff and decided to pull out a pretty blue from the Terra Clay line for the legs.
I wasn’t feeling it.
This is Lani’s Lagoon, but it was just a bit too bold of a blue, and it didn’t fit quite right for this style of table in my opinion.
I’d love to try it on a less formal looking piece in the future because it is really pretty!
So, Silk Baja Gray to the rescue!
I painted it right over the Lani’s Lagoon:
Silk does require that you sand first or use Slick Stick first for proper adhesion. I decided to test it over the clay paint and see if it adhered well to that since it is very flat.
I’ll hang onto this piece for a couple of weeks and see how it does once it has has time to cure a bit and report back!
Highlighting the details with wax
I wanted to highlight the resin piece a bit and for that I chose Gray Best Dang Wax:
I would also need the clear wax, so I grabbed that also.
Chalk paint really likes to soak up the darker waxes, so it is a good idea to Clear wax first if you plan to use a dark wax, for more control.
Here, I went ahead with the gray wax and applied it all over my resin piece using my French Tip brush, which is perfect for the smaller details:
Then, I came back in with my clean, soft cloth with just a little clear wax on it and wiped it back:
The Clear Wax acts as an eraser and will help to remove any excess color, you don’t want.
Since I was already using wax, I sealed the rest of the top with Best Dang Wax in clear.
There was no need to seal the legs since I used Silk on those, and Silk has a built-in topcoat.
Let’s see how this pretty little table turned out shall we?
It looks a whole lot different now, right?
You could keep going with the gray wax and highlight all around the outside, but just a little wax works for me here.
And that little resin piece really changes the look, don’t you think?
And how about some secret peekaboo stripes on the underside??
I really wanted to add a coordinating decoupage paper there, but I just couldn’t settle on one that went well enough, so stripes it is!
Adding a secret stripe
To add a peekaboo stripe to the underside, I used FrogTape for delicate surfaces:
They have three sizes that I know of, so be sure to check the size before purchasing online. This is the widest at 1.88 inches.
It’s secret because no one knows it’s there while the sides are up shhhhh.
I removed the tape while my paint was still wet.
I add stripes to things often because they are just so easy!
You can see how I add them easily without any math HERE.
The wall decor here started out as a pair of mirrors that I replaced with decorative sheet metal. You can see more of that makeover HERE.
And how many of y’all remember that Vintage Travel case?? I redid that WAY back in 2017 when we still lived at our old house!
You can see that full makeover HERE.
I hope ya’ll enjoyed this simple makeover today!
Don’t forget that my friends have three more furniture flips for you to enjoy:
Another piece done and crossed off the list!
Here’s what I’ve shared so far if you’ve missed anything:
Unfortunately, I threw my back out earlier in the week. I was still able to get this week’s projects done because I had already cleaned and prepped them before, so I’ll be back on Tuesday with a long-overdue booth update!!
UPDATE: I had over 700 booth photos from the last year and a half, but I managed to narrow them down! See them all HERE now!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
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