If the title made you think this would be a dramatic story with a happy ending… well its not too dramatic but there is a happy ending for this little table you could say! 😉
I often find random pieces that I think, ‘oh, I could totally do something with that!’ Or ‘how sad this piece is throw out when a little bit of elbow grease and paint could make it brand new again.’ I’m the gal that stops along the road and puts curb side finds in her car… that crazy lady! In my defense I’m not as bad as I use to be but with saying that there is absolutely nothing wrong with picking up something that someone else no longer wants or needs, especially if its sitting out on the curb! I’ve even knocked on doors to ask permission. I use to do this often when the Mr. and I were first married, living on a very tiny budget and expecting our first child roughly 9 months into our marriage. Yea it happened quick and I wanted to make a home for us as quickly as possible but again, tiny budget. So I thrifted, DIYed and yes found pieces of furniture along the curb to fix up and use!! It was a constant treasure hunt and I loved it.
About a year ago I picked up this little table from the thrift store and stuck it in our basement. Totally forgotten about… until I was cleaning the basement the other day and decided it was time to give it the makeover it deserved! I have to warn y’all, the before pictures are a little rough but you’ll get the idea!
It was in bad shape! The veneer was peeling terribly so I removed all of the loose pieces and sanded it smooth. I then gave it a good wipe down to remove any dirt and grease that had built up. Then came the decision of paint color… well, y’all know I love white and white furniture is just about my favorite! I chose to use some left over Bistro White on this piece.
The hardest part about this piece was painting the details but that’s what makes it all worth it in the end!! I used a 4″ foam roller everywhere that I could reach with it. Then I used a small foam brush for the touchups and hard to reach spots.
I absolutely love the way this piece turned out. The white paint highlights the details so perfectly. I’m always to amazed with how a little bit of paint can totally change the look of something! I did decide to do a light distressing on this piece just to give it a little ‘loved’ look and to help break up the white a bit.
You won’t be seeing this piece in our home, we have no need for it, and trust me I tried to find a need! Lol But I’m so happy that it will be going to someone else to bring them a little happiness! I hope you’ve all enjoyed this little makeover of the forgotten piece. I hope it inspires you to find a piece you need in your home that maybe just needs a little love!! Its truly so rewarding to flip or makeover a piece of furniture! Probably one of my favorite things to do! If you’ve been following for awhile now you’ve probably noticed that! Our t.v. console was an old buffet, we have a coffee table that use to be an old cedar chest and our dining room table was built with legs from a table that was being given away! Maybe you have a piece you’ve been thinking about tossing because you just don’t love it anymore… try a little paint!
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~Happy Reading Friends