Side Table Update

Happy Tuesday, Friends! I’ve got a pretty little makeover to welcome you back after the long weekend.

I spied this petite side table at the thrift store when I was on my way out the door last week:

It was marked $34.95, but all furniture was 20% off and I had a $5 off coupon, so not too bad for $23.

If you saw my armoire makeover on Thursday, you might remember the drawers on the inside got the striped treatment, and I decided to go with the same look for this little table as well:

Petite Side Table painted in Fluff by Dixie Belle, with stripes in Annie Sloan French Linen.

I really love that look. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.

You almost miss all the pretty detail on this little table in its before state…

Petite Side Table painted in Fluff by Dixie Belle, with stripes in Annie Sloan French Linen.

The finish on the top was pretty rough, so I had no reservations about taking a brush to this piece. I started by giving it a good coat of spray shellac first since it most definitely would be a bleeder. (Cherry and mahogany pretty much always bleed through.)

Petite Side Table painted in Fluff by Dixie Belle, with stripes in Annie Sloan French Linen.

Then I gave it two coats of Dixie Belle chalk paint in Fluff.

Dixie Belle Fluff

Most chalk paints would need three coats for solid coverage in white over the dark original finish, but this paint has excellent coverage. Dixie Belle Paints were nice enough to send me a few colors to try a while back, and this one is almost gone. I might have to break down and buy some more.

Petite Side Table painted in Fluff by Dixie Belle, with stripes in Annie Sloan French Linen.

While I had my Annie Sloan French Linen (diluted 1/3 white) out from painting my armoire, I decided it would be perfect for this  piece too. I used FrogTape for delicate surfaces to get those crisp stripes…

Petite Side Table painted in Fluff by Dixie Belle, with stripes in Annie Sloan French Linen.

This combination of the white with French Linen stripes is a good seller for me.

Petite Side Table painted in Fluff by Dixie Belle, with stripes in Annie Sloan French Linen.

I sealed this table with Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture wax. It is fairly new to me and I like it so far. It is creamier and more like body butter than the Annie Sloan I usually use. I loved that, just trying something new!

I kept the original hardware, it just got a couple of coats of the same white paint, scratched some off here and there, and then I gave it a quick spray with clear matte spray sealer.

I gave the drawer an unexpected pink lining…

Just a fun pop of color!

You might remember I shared how I reupholstered a pair of these chairs last month…

Petite Side Table painted in Fluff by Dixie Belle, with stripes in Annie Sloan French Linen.

I’m thrilled I was able to keep them! And that sweet teacup lamp was a HomeGoods find several years ago.

You can see how easy it was to make that ENJOY sign HERE. No fancy skills required, I promise:

The Easiest Way to Make a Sign

My hydrangeas are just starting to bloom…these are the first cuts of the season:

Petite Side Table painted in Fluff by Dixie Belle, with stripes in Annie Sloan French Linen.

 

Petite Side Table painted in Fluff by Dixie Belle, with stripes in Annie Sloan French Linen.

 

French Linen and White Striped Night Table from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

This was a delightful piece to work on after the armoire drama! I hope you enjoyed it too. 🙂

I’ll be back on Thursday sharing this dresser I scored at my first yard sale of the season:

UPDATE: See the after of this dresser HERE now!

XOXO,

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Comments

  1. Mary Kaiser says:

    I love how that turned out, it is beautiful. I wish I had more time for garage sales, I love going to them, especially if you can find a dresser like that. Some of the thrift stores are getting really pricey. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the dresser.

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Mary! Last year I only went to one yard sale the entire summer because I had accumulated so many pieces already. Hoping I can do it a bit more this summer! XOXO

  2. ColleenB. says:

    What a darling little table and sure do like what you done. Looks fantastic.
    That tea cup lamp so well with the table as well as the chair.
    Can’t wait to see the dresser make-over. Always something to look forward to. :}
    I can’t wait till my ‘she’ shed gets finished (building a 16×24) so that I can repurpose some furniture pieces.

    • Christy says:

      Thank you, Colleen! I’m glad I spied it out of the corner of my eye as I was just about to leave! How cool that you will have a she-shed, and a nice sized one too…that will be so fun to decorate! XOXO

  3. What a sweet table. I love the detail and how you brought it to life.

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Debra! It was a sweet table to start, and that always helps! 🙂 XO

  4. Christina in FL says:

    Christy this is a beautiful transformation and I am sure it will sell fast! Love the stripes. 🙂 and I can’t wait to see that gorgeous dresser transformed.
    Create on!

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Christina! You know I’m a sucker for those stripes! Hoping for a quick sale! XOXO

  5. Jamie Kennemer says:

    Ooohhhh ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Love this little table! Stripes are perfect!

  6. Love it! Gotta love a good thrifted find. I just shared mine today too. Woot!

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Larissa! You got a great deal, even if it was a bit of work. You made yours shine as always! XO

  7. Marcie Lovett says:

    That was a beautiful table to start with, Christy, and you really brought out the details with the paint treatment. A lovely, versatile piece that someone will be lucky to bring home! Your staging photos are part of the fun of the reading each blog post. Thanks for brightening up a cloudy Tuesday.

    • Christy says:

      Thank you, Marcie! I really appreciate that! Setting up the photos might just be my favorite part! XOXO

  8. Sweet table…you seem to make things come alive again! Love your blog.

  9. Linda Petersen says:

    Absolutely adorable! The entire little grouping looks so inviting😊. Did I miss the inside of the drawer?

    • Christy says:

      Thank you, Linda! I totally forgot to share the inside of the drawer. I just added a picture if you want to check it out…an unexpected pop of color! Thanks for keeping me on my toes! 🙂 XO

  10. I had to smile when I opened your post this morning any saw what you were redoing. I guess great minds think alike. ☺️. I too just posted a side table update in white chalk paint this morning.
    Your’s is stunning as always. ☺️

  11. Melinda says:

    you my dear are so talented! Love everything you do!! I want that table!!~

    • Christy says:

      Aww thank you, Melinda, I appreciate that!! If you lived closer, I’d sell it to ya! 😉 XO

  12. Gloria Sears says:

    I LOVE that gray/white combination–so clean and fresh looking. I am really enjoying your blog. Thanks for taking the time to share.

    • Christy says:

      Thank you, Gloria! I do love this combination as well. Thank you so much for following along with me! XOXO

  13. Hi Kristy,
    Wow what a great piece! I love what you did with it. You are my hero! lol
    xoxo Jo

  14. That is s pretty, and yes, I did not even notice the detail before you painted it!

  15. OMG!!! I’m in love!

  16. You never fail to amaze and impress me with your ideas. I love this little table and I hadn’t noticed the detail until it was painted! Looking so forward to seeing the dresser makeover. Best wishes

  17. Julie Briones says:

    Great piece, Christy! Love the colors… On my monitor, it almost looks like a taupe-y gray stripe… looks really pretty!

  18. Oooohhhh!! This little table is beautiful! Everything about it is just perfect!

  19. So pretty! The stripes really do bring out the lovely detail on this piece and love the pop of pink on the inside. Isn’t Dixie Belle Paint just the best? A can goes a long way with their paint. I also love Miss Mustard Seed’s wax – goes on like buttah. Pinned

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Marie! Their paint is just lovely and I love the coverage! That was a perfect way to describe MMS wax ha ha! XOXO

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