Day #18 what?? How did we get here so fast? If you are just joining our little party, we have been enjoying a thrifty makeover every day so far this month as part of my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days series!
Today I’m sharing a thrift store side table makeover. When I walked into the store, a fella greeted me saying he was ready to make a deal, so just let him know if I saw anything. I spotted this little beauty right away:
I love French Provincial anything and this had those pretty curves. It was marked $39.99. Too much, where’s that man that offered to make me a deal? He ended up letting me have it for $25. That’s much better!
Now you know that I love to slap paint on anything that sits still long enough, but I could just not bring my self to paint this one…
All the way that is. 🙂
Forgive the photos. I had grand plans of taking really cool photos on the train tracks behind the antique mall where I have my booth. Unfortunately (& out of nowhere) it started raining on my way there. I was so bummed, so I ended up taking these at my Parent’s house since I was heading there first. That’s also why the lighting is so dull…the blasted rain! Maybe some day I’ll get a beauty shot on the tracks.
Look how beautiful that top was after I sanded, restained and sealed it:
The stain I used is Dark Walnut by Minwax. I followed it up with two coats of Minwax Polycrylic that I applied with a foam brush, sanding lightly between coats.
I used my DIY chalk paint in Cottage White by Behr to paint the legs.
The pretty pull came from Hobby Lobby.
The drawers got a pretty new lining too with the help of Mod Podge. See how easy that is to do here.
Painting just the legs is a great way to revive a piece while maintaining the beauty of the wood on top.
I love how this turned out. (VERY similar to my $85 French Provincial Dining room set!)
I spent the weekend at my Parent’s house last weekend redoing their bedroom set as a surprise while they were out of town. I can’t wait to share that with you!
Tomorrow’s makeover is a pretty one. You’ll definitely want to come back for that! Here’s the teaser:
See you then!
UPDATE: I can’t wait for you to see what I did with this bed!! Check it out HERE now! 🙂
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