Oval French Provincial Side Tables Makeover

Hello sweet Friends! Are ya’ll up for a little furniture flip? How about five of them? Today I’m teaming up with my Furniture Fixer Upper Friends, so be sure to check out the furniture pieces they are reviving at the bottom of this post!

I found these pretties at the Habitat Restore a few weeks ago:

They had just been put out on the floor, and hadn’t even been priced yet when I saw them. When I asked a salesperson about the price, she said $25 each and then tried to convince me they were worth that. Well I didn’t need any convincing; I thought they were a steal at that price and  quickly grabbed them up!

I love pretty much anything French Provincial.

It looked as though one of them may have been in front of a window as it was quite a bit lighter than its mate, and the other had a little hiccup on the top:

So I decided right away that no tears would be shed if I painted them:

Oval French Provincial Side Table Makeover from confessionsofaserialDIYer.com

I thought a two-toned look would play up those pretty panels. I’ve included a  few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.

Oval French Provincial Side Table Makeover from confessionsofaserialDIYer.com

I started by painting the entire table in Bit of Sugar by Behr made into DIY chalk paint. (Find recipe with video HERE.) Then I mixed one part Annie Sloan’s French Linen with two parts Bit of Sugar for contrast.

Oval French Provincial Side Table Makeover from confessionsofaserialDIYer.com

I lightly sanded all the edges with 220 grit sandpaper and sealed with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.

Oval French Provincial Side Table Makeover from confessionsofaserialDIYer.com

These look pretty in my office. I should have kept one for in here!

I lined the drawers in leftover fabric from my desk bulletin board

Oval French Provincial Side Table Makeover from confessionsofaserialDIYer.com

To cut the fabric for these drawers, I laid the fabric right-side-down, centered the pattern where I wanted it, and used a pencil to trace around the edges:

Oval French Provincial Side Table Makeover from confessionsofaserialDIYer.com

Then I cut the pieces using my rotary cutter and cutting mat (find the one I have HERE):Oval French Provincial Side Table Makeover from confessionsofaserialDIYer.com


How to line drawers with fabric.

I used Matte Mod Podge to adhere the fabric to the bottom, brushing it on the bottom with an old brush.

Oval French Provincial Side Table Makeover from confessionsofaserialDIYer.com

Then I just added the fabric.

How to line drawers with fabric from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

There is no need to add another layer of MP over the top.

Oval French Provincial Side Table Makeover from confessionsofaserialDIYer.com

I kept the original hardware but gave it a couple of coats of Rustoleum spray paint in Satin White.

Update old hinges with spray paint!

What happened to the other table, you ask?


Oval French Provincial Side Table Makeover from confessionsofaserialDIYer.com

These are now available in my booth for anyone that is local, along with that lamp that I shared HERE.

Oval French Provincial Side Table Makeover from confessionsofaserialDIYer.com

Don’t forget to check out what my Furniture Flippin Friends made over today as well!

1.  Prodigal Pieces

2.  Just the Woods

3.  Petticoat JUNKtion

4.  Girl in the Garage

I finally started tackling the rest of my dining room chairs yesterday. Hoping to have those finished by the weekend. I’m so excited that things are coming together!

I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing a sneak peek at what I used for my feature wall in my office, and I’ll follow up on Thursday with the full feature wall reveal!

UPDATE: Check out the full reveal of my office wall HERE now!

Have a great weekend! 🙂




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  1. Not only was that a sweet find, but you refinished them beautifully, Christy. Yes, you should have kept one! 😉

  2. Christina in FL says

    Oh Christy, these are magnificent! Truly! These are going to be snatched up quickly out of your booth.:)
    I can’t wait to see your office feature wall. 🙂

  3. OMG! What a find! ????????. Absolutely Beautiful! I’m a bit jealous ????

  4. I love these tables, the shape and the colors, everything is perfect

  5. Sherry Stuifbergen says

    I ALWAYS enjoy your blog because you have excellent taste in make-overs..you know just what to do and what color. It looks SO good when you “style it” for your “after” pictures,…beside your furniture. I wonder how you can sell it? Can’t wait to get the full “tour” of your dining room, family room and office.

    • Aww thank you so much, Sherry! I have to admit, the styling part is my favorite! And yes is very hard to let things go sometimes, especially when I’m still trying to furnish my new house! XOXO

  6. You did it again! Great find and great makeover. I am drooling over these. Just beautiful!

  7. These tables are just gorgeous! I would have kept them, just sayin’!

  8. Debbie in TX says

    These look completely different now thanks to the two-tone finish, and they are so beautiful. Looks like they fit right in your house — maybe you should keep them!

  9. These turned out beautifully! I love the paint colors you used.

  10. Marisa Waid says

    Those turned out beautiful. What color is Bit of Sugar?

  11. Very nice, what a difference! I looked at your booth from 2014, gosh you had it packed full of gorgeous items. I bet it’s even better now. It’s amazing what you do 🙂 Have a great weekend too! 🙂

    • Thank you, Carrie! I try to keep my booth nice and full, but it has been hard since we moved in August. I’m finally getting back to stocking it again though! 🙂

  12. What luck finding a pair of those gorgeous tables in good condition! They are totally refreshed now, and I love the fabric inside too. Beautiful work again, Christy. <3

  13. Marcie Lovett says

    They’re so much better now! No need to fret over sending these to the booth – there will many more that catch your eye, I’m sure.

  14. So pretty! I love that colour combination 🙂

  15. Where is your booth located at?

    • Hi Amie! I am at the Virginia Beach Antique Mall in Virginia Beach, VA. Are you anywhere close?

  16. LOVE the two-toned colors!!! Such a classy look. I am also crazy for the lamp.

    • Thank you, Rose! These tables really needed that two-toned look I think. I’m so happy you like them! XOXO

  17. no I am not near there. I am in Valparaiso, Indiana

  18. These are so pretty, Christy! Great score at $25. I’m sure they won’t last long in your booth. Pinned 🙂

  19. These look amazing in your home! Love the shape, style and color combo you used. Beautiful! x

  20. I love them! I’d like to take them home. I don’t know where I’d put them, oh, well they did turn out terrific!

  21. Gorgeous tables, great deal!!! Love the two tone!, beautiful color!!

  22. Julie Briones says

    Those are SO pretty, Christy! Love the colors you chose… I bet they sell fast!

    Have a great weekend!

  23. Beautiful and it’s great that you have a pair of them to sell. Love the colors you used!


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