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A $10 Thrifted Table Gets a Makeover

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A $10 Thrifted Table Gets a Makeover - with homemade chalk paint, distressing and a coat of wax

Remember last week when I told you that I was happy to paint furniture again…I wasn’t kidding! This little side table has been waiting for a makeover for several months now and I was finally able to give it to her!

This is the perfect type of side table – it is small and can fit in most rooms of my home. A very cute and versatile table. This is what she looked like when I bought her…

A $10 Thrifted Table Gets a Makeover - with homemade chalk paint, distressing and a coat of waxNow, I like avocado in my guacamole but not as a paint color…I am just not a fan of this hue at all. But the price was definitely right at $10.A $10 Thrifted Table Gets a Makeover - with homemade chalk paint, distressing and a coat of waxHere’s one more shot – this is the closest that I could photograph the true color…Yuck!

A $10 Thrifted Table Gets a Makeover - with homemade chalk paint, distressing and a coat of waxI was so happy to get to work. I wanted this table to be creamy white and I used our homemade recipe for chalk paint.

A $10 Thrifted Table Gets a Makeover - with homemade chalk paint, distressing and a coat of waxThe table is small and I figured it would take me just about an hour to get two coats of paint on her.

See…better already!A $10 Thrifted Table Gets a Makeover - with homemade chalk paint, distressing and a coat of waxBut…I was wrong about the time limit because of her beautiful legs. I dragged the loaded paintbrush down one leg and this is how it looked…

A $10 Thrifted Table Gets a Makeover - with homemade chalk paint, distressing and a coat of waxI ended up having to use a sponge brush to paint each and every spindle. When the table was completely dry, I used 220 grit sandpaper and lightly distressed the table where natural wear would occur…

A $10 Thrifted Table Gets a Makeover - with homemade chalk paint, distressing and a coat of waxI then added a coat of clear paste wax the the entire table and buffed very well.

I’m not quite sure yet which room she is going to go in, but I wanted you to see how pretty she is…

A $10 Thrifted Table Gets a Makeover - with homemade chalk paint, distressing and a coat of wax

A $10 Thrifted Table Gets a Makeover - with homemade chalk paint, distressing and a coat of wax

A $10 Thrifted Table Gets a Makeover - with homemade chalk paint, distressing and a coat of wax

A $10 Thrifted Table Gets a Makeover - with homemade chalk paint, distressing and a coat of wax

A $10 Thrifted Table Gets a Makeover - with homemade chalk paint, distressing and a coat of wax

A $10 Thrifted Table Gets a Makeover - with homemade chalk paint, distressing and a coat of wax

 

Have you painted any furniture lately? We would love to hear about it!

xo-Vicki

 

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32 Comments

  1. This is so pretty! I love the color and the way you have the table styled with all my favorites. I just can’t get enough, I just can’t get enough 🙂

    1. Thanks CoCo!! This is a high compliment coming from you! We always admire your painting skills and your styling!

  2. You have a good eye! That table is green..not so pretty but you could see how it would look in a new color. It’s beautiful! Love the vignette with the cotton blooms and old silver!!

    1. We appreciate it Angie! The green definitely wasn’t working for us! Glad you liked the transformation and styling!

  3. Liz Bonin says:

    Beautiful table!❤️ Still painting inside I see…

    1. Hey there Liz…yes, the painting inside does continue! It’s been cold, icy and a bit of snow, thankfully though, no more paint spills LOL

  4. What a pretty transformation. Those legs are awesome. It’s great that you brought out the beauty of this piece. I also love how you’ve styled the table.

    1. Thanks Beverly! We just love the creamy white…those legs were a bit of a pain to paint – but well worth the effort!

    1. We appreciate it Bethany! We do love the thrill of the hunt and especially the transformation!

  5. Vicki, I LOVE your thrifted table and the makeover is amazing. What a difference some paint can make. The spindle legs are so beautiful so it’s a charmer for sure. So glad you’re painting and LOVE the way this turned out. It looks great there by your stairway too. xo Lisa

    1. You’re so sweet Lisa! We definitely love to find bargain pieces of furniture and transform them to work in our home decor! This little table is especially sweet 🙂 She’s still next to the stairway – it may be her forever home!

  6. Vicki,
    That table turned out beautiful. I love it right where it is at along with the styling.
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie

    1. Karen – you are so sweet and kind! So far, she’s still next to the stairway and may stay there 🙂

  7. Really love this little table! So full of character. I know of a little condo by the beach where it would love to live! Bambi

    1. Dearest Bambi – I think we can make this happen…with a promise of a beautiful beach sunset and a glass of wine!

  8. Great transformation! Love the spindle legs, even though they were a pain to paint. Glad you’re enjoying painting furniture again ~ inside or outside, it’s all good! Bwg ~~~

    1. Hey Bobbi! I am so happy to be painting again – you have no idea! We can’t wait to see what you’re creating with your pots of paint!

  9. Such a cute little table! I’m so glad you took it out of it’s avocado-misery and made it pretty! I need to try your homemade chalk paint recipe too!

    1. Hey Amy – thank you so much! That 70’s avacado just wasn’t cutting it for us. We have had great success with homemade chalk paint and it is a definite money saver!

  10. SO pretty! I love the spindle legs! The white you chose is perfect, too. 🙂 Thanks for linking it up with us at Motivational Monday! Can’t wait to see what you bring us next week! 🙂

  11. Great job! Love the details of this little cutie as well as how you styled it!

  12. Table is darling…but the color on your walls caught my eye. Mind sharing your paint color?

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