Hello all! I really love redoing side tables! The possibilities are endless! You could paint it all one cohesive color, paint the drawers a contrasting color for some pop, change out the hardware for a completely different look, or do what I did on this Side Table Makeover and Paint plus Stain (= a WIN)!
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This was the table before. I found it at a large flea market that I used to love to frequent, but it has since closed!! I was very sad, because I always found great deals there!
So I started by painting the bottom in DIY Chalkpaint in Ultra White. I allowed it to dry overnight, so that I could tape off the top for staining.
I used General Finishes Gel Stain in Java on the top! I love this gel stain! It applies so easily and has a great shiny finish! It is very durable…I have used it to stain furniture, bathroom cabinets and even various wood projects. It is my go-to! I will have to do a tutorial on it soon, because it’s so easy…you apply it with a men’s tube sock!!
I finished the bottom painted portion with Annie Sloan Clear Wax and then painted the existing hardware and reattached!
Voila! A whole new look!
Such a difference!
Even though the drawers were in very good condition, I still decided to line the drawers with some leftover material that I had from another project.
The rich color of the stain is what I think I like best about this piece! Just beautiful!
This is currently in our Guest Room. I used a mirrored tray that I got at Home Goods, and staged it with a thrift store makeover lamp, a cute little sign, a notepad, clock and 2 antique pill jars.
This was the before and after of that thrift store lamp…
I made sure to prime it with Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover Spray Paint in Ultra Matte … my favorite primer! I then painted two coats of DIY Chalkpaint in Ultra White, distressed it and then finished it with Rust-Oleum 2X Clear Matte Spray. I usually use a Clear Spray finish as opposed to Wax on small decor projects like this one.
Thank you for sticking around for this Side Table Makeover! I have done a lot of them, and look forward to sharing more with you!
Until next time, my friends!