Hello, sweet friends! I’m back today with another furniture makeover, a painted console table! This is the second piece from my brand new haul. Starting off with two furniture pieces cleared up some much needed space in the garage!
I found this beautifully detailed console table at the Habitat Restore by my sister’s house for $49:
It’s a solid piece, and I thought it was well worth that price.
The first thing I did was start with a good cleaning. To do that, I mixed one TBSP of White Lightning cleaner into a tub filled with a half gallon of warm water.
Then, I cleaned all over using a terry cloth applicator pad:
After cleaning, I swapped the water out for clean water and wiped down once more to rinse away any remaining dirt and residue. Gloves are recommended.
Fill in the Boo Boos
This table was in decent shape except for several nicks and scratches in the top. I will often sand the top to fix that, but I decided to just fill those areas in with Dixie Mud in brown instead:
Once it was good and dry, I sanded the filled areas smooth with 220 grit sandpaper:
Mud is water soluble so cleaning after can remove it, so I like to clean first before doing any repairs. Then, I use my shop vac to remove any sanding dust, or you can just wipe it away with a soft cloth.
Then it was time for my favorite part, paint!! And amen to working on TWO pieces in a row that did not need to be primed first with BOSS! This table is not old at all and had no red undertones, so I was able to go right to painting!
My Belle brush was perfect for easily getting into those details:
And this gorgeous color is one I use often! It’s Sea Glass by Dixie Belle:
Once I had it painted in two coats, I sanded all over with my sanding sponge.
As much as I loved that look, I decided instead to distress the details just a little with 220 grit sandpaper:
I seal most furniture pieces with Clear Coat in Satin, which is a great sealer that does not yellow. However, if it pools in those details, it will yellow where it pools. It’s easy to fix just by painting those spots and resealing but a pain to keep that from happening on these super detailed pieces.
So, I chose instead to use Clear Wax to seal.
I brushed it on with my Best Dang Brush:
(That is the same brush I used yesterday on this French Provincial dresser to blend paint colors.)
Then, I used a soft, clean cloth to buff away the excess:
After a few days of sitting, I will likely add a couple of coats of Clear Coat to the top as I find that easier to clean.
Here is how this $49 Restore Console table looks now!
It would add a gorgeous pop of coastal color to an entryway!
The details are just beautiful!
That band around the top appears to be hand carved, but it is a roll of something that has been glued to that area:
You would never know though!
And I just gave it the tiniest bit of distressing…
This would have been lovely with black wax also. To do that, you would clear wax first, then follow up with black wax.
You can see how I do that on this sofa table HERE.
Piece #2 of my new haul is complete!!
See what I did with the dresser if you missed it HERE.
I have started on the neediest piece in my haul for next Thursday’s Furniture Fixer Upper post, so I’ll have a small but mighty makeover for you on Tuesday…this tiny chair:
It is really tiny!
UPDATE: See the big makeover of this tiny chair HERE now!
Have a fabulous weekend, dear friends!
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