8.15.2013

End Table Makeover

A few weeks ago I posted a pic on the While They Snooze facebook page of a $6 end table I scored while thrifting one Saturday. It wasn't exactly what I had been picturing for our master bedroom, but for $6 it was way better than the chipping, laminate, POS table my lamp was currently on. Back the car up, done deal.

I got it home and my husband casually asked if slowly all of our furniture was going to be from the 1960's. (You see, I have a thrift store problem... more about that later) I have to admit, he was right. It did look kind of dated. Challenge accepted! Time to update.

First we sanded.

And then busted out some homemade chalk paint.

(Reluctantly giving her little brother a turn)

Taped off the legs for some "dipping" action. (I also sanded and waxed the top)


Sprayed the legs in Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold. This stuff is awesome. (Yes, I've been trying to find things to spray paint gold all week. #stopmebeforeispraythekids)

Scuffed up the hardware so I could paint it. (Left: scummy, pre-scuffed. Right: post-scuffation)

Sprayed and reassembled.

And, since I had ALL of the supplies already, this table really did cost $6. WHAT!? Goodbye 60's, hello bright, airy, modern, and fresh! Now I just need to figure out what to put in the drawers. I've never had storage in my end table before!

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  1. What sander do you have? The one I have is too big and I always have to wait on my husband to do it for me.

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    1. Hi Sheena. I have a Black and Decker RO410S Random Orbit Sander 5. Here's the link. http://www.google.com/shopping/product/1500286312753197195?q=black+and+decker+sander&safe=off&client=safari&rls=en&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51156542,d.bGE,pv.xjs.s.en_US.yR6OC0MmjVk.O&biw=1224&bih=1138&tch=1&ech=1&psi=DQQWUr3CCM7W4ATr0ICwAg.1377174541951.5&sa=X&ei=GwQWUqfxE-mp7Qbon4CwAQ&ved=0CKYBEPMCMAM

      I've used it a ton and it still works great.

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  2. So pretty! I love that your accent colors don't overwhelm the table either. What a steal :)

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  3. How did you paint the white molding around the front? Tape it off? I'm in love with this piece! Inspirational!

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    1. Hi Megan. My plan was to tape but I got lazy and just went at it with a tiny craft brush. It was actually pretty easy to stay on the little molding. However, tape would ensure a perfect crisp line. I'm glad you like it! Thanks!

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  4. This turned out amazing (as all your projects do! Love the gold and blue accents!

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    1. So I'm slightly slow getting back to my comments! :) Thanks Candace!

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  6. So. FUN! I think I love you even more now. Pinningggg! (say it like Charlie Sheen.) xo

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    1. Thanks Cindy. I can actually picture you saying that too!

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  7. How cute to dip the legs in GOLD! Love it! What a difference and it looks so modern and fun. The turquoise handles really pop. Cute little helpers too.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, they love to "help"! But this time, they really did actually help. ha!

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  8. Wow! I liked the original table, but the end product is so neat! I think it's great that you let your kids help. Pretty sure I wouldn't have the patience for that! :)

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    1. It's taken lots of practice to build up the patience! :) But, since they hardly "snooze" anymore it's either let them help of don't do any projects. They're getting better at it. I'm training little minion painters! :)

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  9. Ok. How do I choose a favorite part? The handles? The legs? Love it all! Great job!

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  10. Great !!! Fabulous! i think this is incredible! End Tables is gorgeous and the makeover is totally amazing. I love it. You really did a super job with the End Tables! I use to do buy online End Tables as its time saving.

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