Hello amazing friends! I have a brand new makeover to share today! 😀
Jack had decided that he wanted to pick out a piece of furniture to work on to make a little money, so we stopped by the thrift store closest to my house a few days ago and all furniture was 50% off. That never happens, but they were overstocked so it was our lucky day.
The first piece with potential I spied was this sofa table:
Jack wasn’t interested in it, so I nabbed it for myself. It was marked $34, so we got it for $17, not too bad considering it is solid wood and was in great shape aside from a serious scratch on the top. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.
When I was deciding what I wanted to do with this table, I kept thinking about this child’s desk makeover, and how I loved how the top of it turned out. So, I decided to do the same for this sofa table, and white wash the top:
I love the breezy coastal feel this treatment gave this table.
And it was simple to do! I started by sanding the top down to the bare wood with my rotary sander:
After removing all the dust, I pulled out this packet of driftwood stain that was in a goodie bag from one of the blogging conferences I attended. (You can find it HERE.)
I used half of it when I did the child’s desk. It lasts for three months, but that meant it had expired in February…oopsie. So I mixed the other half, vowing I would not let the remainder go to waste this time. (Just mix the powder with water.)
I applied it to the table top with an old rag and it turned this awful shade of gray:
I expected that however since I’d been down this road before. When it happened to the desk I used it on, I did not like it at all either and so I had to come up with a plan B.
I brushed on white latex paint that I had watered down just a tiny bit, then quickly wiped it off with a clean cloth, making sure to go all the way across with the grain of the wood. Then I went back with a new rag dipped in water and diluted the white-washed look further until it was blended just how I wanted it.
UPDATE : Here is a more recent piece I did a similar finish on using Dixie Belle products:
I found this to be easier! See that post HERE.
I also used the same Dixie Belle products on this piece:
See more of this makeover HERE.
You can also see that process in action in this video:
If you have trouble viewing, find it on YouTube HERE.
Ok…now back to the original post!!
I love the results.
I sealed the top with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.
The legs are painted in Behr’s Ultra Pure White made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe with video HERE.)
It was hard to get a head-on shot since my big ole island was in the way. This is the best I could do…
See that Beach Rentals sign in the background HERE.
I’ll be back on Tuesday with my Trash-to-Treasure girls sharing another new makeover that Jack and I teamed up on, this French Provincial bedside table:
Hope ya’ll have a great weekend!
UPDATE: See what this bedside table looks like now HERE!
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