I always love how paint can instantly transform things and give them a fresh new look. This little end table received a few coats of white paint and I am loving the ‘new’ look. It is cute, skinny and can fit in any little corner of the house.
I don’t consider myself much of a thrifter like I used to be. In fact, it’s been a while since I’ve thrifted any kind of furniture. We were out browsing around a thrift shop and I spotted this table in a shade of brown for only $10. While I would have liked to buy it for like $2, I thought $10 was reasonable for such a sturdy piece in good shape. I was not necessarily looking for a dark brown table (not sure I was even looking for a table) but I took it anyway because there are lots of empty furniture-less spots throughout the house. You know, it’s easy to like the style of an item that we may see in store and opt out from purchasing it because it’s not in the right color. I have done that a bunch so I am speaking to myself too. But a little paint can do the trick. I am talking mainly about items thrifted or items on clearance such as this table. I knew it had some potential so I took it home.
Albeit, it’s one of those smaller projects that I don’t have all the photos to show. This was back in the Fall. I took photos of the original table and some during the makeover process to post about it but I must have deleted them. The inside of the drawer is what the table looked like before. It’s a sturdy piece made of real wood but it needed a little sprucing up. I chose to go with white to coordinate with two other side tables that I have also repainted a few years ago.
What I used: I love chalk paint and have used it in various colors on smaller decorative projects around the house. It’s easy to apply and gives a nice matte finish. I also love that it could be used as is or diluted a bit to thin it out to my liking. And sanding the item before is not necessary unless I want to. When I am at a paint store, I buy several small bottles of chalk paint in all colors and sometimes a large can like the Linen White for my every once in a while ‘larger’ project. I will also buy spray paints in a few shades too. I just like to have them on hand for when inspiration hits! I’m currently low on paint and have spotted a few smaller things around the house that I’d like to give a makeover. These were previously purchased from a local Home Depot but you can find the links to the exact ones at the end of the post.
What I did:
- washed and cleaned the table well (sanding was not necessary for the type of paint used – think I skipped it)
- removed the drawer
- painted the table white (2 coats)
- painted the drawer white (2 coats)
- taped the area around the drawer pull and spray painted the pull (Gold)
- Let everything dry
- I did not apply any wax
NB: I always work from top to bottom when I’m painting anything. It makes the most sense and will prevent paint that may drip from getting into areas that are already painted.
You may notice a little imperfection here and there on the table. I’m OK with it as I was not necessarily going for perfection although I still wanted it to look nice. The drawer pull itself has a small dent but I have not focused on changing it out yet.
If you could bypass the fact that my lighting for pictures may be poor in this area, then the table itself is a beauty. It does not really stay in this location (was only for the picture) because I have it someplace else. But I think it’s cute here too.
Here is where it was used originally. Don’t it look cute all dressed up back in the Fall? Seriously. It’s currently in another location as it is just so small and can be placed in any corner.
What do you think of the makeover? Do you paint furniture at all? I’d love to know your thoughts on what paint you use.
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