Side Table Makeover

Stained Top Chalk Painted Side Table

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.

I just simply cut the fabric to size using my Fiskars Crafts Cutting Set and used Modge Podge to adhere it to the bottom of the drawer!

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!

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