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Side Table Makeover with Chalk Paint

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Well…I think I’m at the “dog with a bone” phase of my guest bedroom makeover. I can’t let it go. I can’t take a break. Even though I have a bazillion things going on in my life right now, I’m on a mission to get this room done. I’m excited, energized and I hope it turns out like the vision in my head.

I am determined to spend less than $50 on this makeover – which means I have to use items I already have in my house or Jennifer’s. So far, so good but I’m still a long way from being done. I’ve made a to-do list that I am slowly but surely checking off.

Which brings me to today’s post. In the guest room I needed a different side table. I got this table last year from an antique dealer friend for a great price. The garden gate doors were off and it looked like it had a few too many coats of paint. I counted five different colors.

Side table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - inside painted in Napoleonic Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Outside of table painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White

Side table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - inside painted in Napoleonic Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Outside of table painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old WhiteI decided to be lazy with this particular piece of furniture. It’s not for a client so I opted to not sand down the drips and paint bubbles. In my opinion, these things add character to the piece. I had a clear vision of what I wanted the colors to be. If you saw the bedroom curtains yesterday in our DIY Curtain Rod post, then you already know the colors I chose 🙂

The hardest part of this project was reattaching the door fronts back onto the hinges. I could not have done it without Jennifer coming to the rescue 🙂 It was definitely a two-girl-job!

Side table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - inside painted in Napoleonic Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Outside of table painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old WhiteI know that this is a terrible picture! I had already loaded paint onto my brush when I realized I hadn’t taken a photo with the doors attached. I wanted y’all to see the different colors. I grabbed my iPhone and took this pic…

Side table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - inside painted in Napoleonic Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Outside of table painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old WhiteI painted the exterior with leftover Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. This piece really pops now with the crisp white color. I also reattached the glass doorknobs…aren’t they cute?

Side table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - inside painted in Napoleonic Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Outside of table painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White

I wanted to clean up the interior too. I painted it Napoleonic Blue by Annie Sloan. This too was leftover paint from this project. I absolutely love it! I may not shut the doors ever again 🙂

Side table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - inside painted in Napoleonic Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Outside of table painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White

Side table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - inside painted in Napoleonic Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Outside of table painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old WhiteMy heart palpitates for vintage corbels and architectural trim…

Side table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - inside painted in Napoleonic Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Outside of table painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old WhiteVintage books in just the right hue…

Side table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - inside painted in Napoleonic Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Outside of table painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old WhitePretty, right?

Side table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - inside painted in Napoleonic Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Outside of table painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White

Side table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - inside painted in Napoleonic Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Outside of table painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White

 

So…I still have a big to-do list for the guest bedroom makeover, but this is one thing that I can say is complete! Next week I will share with you the table for the other side of the bed!

XO~Vicki

 

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24 Comments

  1. Liz Bonin says:

    Love the table transformation! But that corbel! Be still my heart! And I love the background wall. Is it wallpaper or actual reclaimed wood?! Your guest room is going to be so beautiful! You may find yourself vacationing in it more often!

    1. Hey there Liz – That back wall is paper…like wrapping paper. I wish my wall really looked like that! I know you love corbels and architectural finds just as much as I do! I’m excited for the room to be complete…I may travel down the hallway more often 🙂

  2. Vicki and Jennifer,

    I love this little side table! You two always do such amazing work and all the little changes you’ve made to your site look amazing!

    Cat

    1. Cat – you are such a sweet cheerleader! Thank you so much – we really appreciate it!

  3. Vicki, oh my gosh that garden inspired cabinet is so darn cute. I love it and what a great makeover!! I really need to get painting some furniture. It turned out fabulous. Can’t wait to see the rest of the room. xo Lisa

    1. Hi Lisa – You are too kind – but I love it LOL. You really should paint something – start small, and you might just be hooked like we are!

  4. Beautiful job! The blue on the inside makes the piece truly one of a kind. Love all your accessories, too. Especially the corbel :).

    1. Hey Jamie – so glad you like it! The blue is one of our new fave colors! Don’t you just love vintage architectural pieces?

  5. I love the character of this piece, and you’re totally right about the glass knobs! Thanks for linking up to Talented Tuesday!

  6. Hi Vickie, this is just perfect, love the gorgeous blue on the interior. such a darling little cupboard. Your photo styling is awe-some! I’ll be featuring this post on SYS this week. thanks for joining in!

  7. I love this piece! It is so unique, and it looks great in white (but I love just about anything in white 🙂 ) Love the knobs too!

  8. What a sweet table! I love the pop of blue inside! Well done!
    Smiles!
    Terry

  9. Laura Davis says:

    Just LOVE the doors on this table !!!! So CUTE !!

  10. Manco Painting says:

    It looks just amazing! I like the result!

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