Hello amazing friends and welcome to Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!! Today is one of my favorite days of the month because not only do I have a thrifty makeover for you, so do four of my favorite blogger friends! This month we are welcoming my dear friend, Denise from Salvaged Inspirations, to our group! Be on the lookout for my friends’ makeovers at the bottom.
I shared a peek of today’s makeover on Thursday:
But that’s not all I’m sharing today!
I bought this Windsor chair specifically to go with this table:
I actually made this over last January as part of my first thrifty haul of the year. I found this table on clearance at the thrift store. It had a bum gate leg, so I removed the huge leaves and gave it a brand new look with the help of a stencil:
You can revisit this first makeover HERE if you like. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I thought it turned out quite pretty, but it just sat in my booth for most of last year.
So, I brought it home and started the hunt for a chair to go with it to turn it into a set. When I came across this chair at the DAV for $15 while shopping with my sister, I knew it would work since the legs had similar lines.
First, here is how these two pieces look now:
Like the secretary desk, I had a hard time picturing this chair in any other color than black.
This is Caviar by Dixie Belle. It is a perfect, true black.
It probably would have done fine with one coat, but I gave it two just be sure I got any spots that I missed. I decided not to sand or distress this time. (Shocking, I know.)
I sealed with Dixie Belle’s Clear Coat in Satin:
I don’t know about you, but Lyla loves this makeover. She decided to make herself comfortable and I didn’t have the heart to move her.
Before I could make over the table, I needed to sand away the stencil, or the pattern would show through the new coat of paint. I did that with my rotary sander:
I started with 120 grit sandpaper and then followed up with a quick pass of 220 grit sandpaper. You could also use Citristrip to remove the paint, but I am always too impatient! Be sure to wear a mask while sanding.
At the top of the table in that photo, under the sanding dust, you can barely make out a couple of areas where I went a little deeper sanding than on the rest of the table and those areas ended up bleeding through my first coat of paint:
UPDATE: Some of my sweet French-speaking readers alerted me to fact that it says “shovel” instead of “beautiful”. Part of the transfer had stuck to the backing and I could not figure out where it was supposed to go. It was the bottom part of the “B” in Belle ha ha! I have fixed it and all is right. (Thank you, ladies and kind sir!)
I sanded the table with 220 grit sandpaper before applying the transfer. Transfers are such an easy way to give new life to furniture! This one came in two pieces that I had to line up. I did that by folding the backing to the second one down just a bit and lining up the pattern, before removing the rest of the backing.
I sealed the legs with the Satin Clear Coat. You can see here what a lovely sheen it gives the paint:
I thought this transfer was perfect for this table…
This set would make a lovely dressing table or a great desk…
Don’t forget my friends have their own makeovers to share today!
And what happened to the two leaves I removed from the drop leaf table last year?
Some of you may remember I repurposed them both! You can see what they became below!
And I’m excited to knock one more piece off my list!!
If you missed anything so far, you an catch up below:
I have the crystal lamp finished, but I’m still on the hunt for a shade. I’m hoping to find one this week so I can share that next week. I’ll be back with another tray from this pile on Thursday:
See ya then!
UPDATE: See how this tray got a light bright new look HERE now!
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