Table Redo

I love a fun table redo, so Kev and I set out to find an inexpensive side table we could use in a room we’re helping decorate right now. We hit our favorite flea markets the other day, and ended up bringing home this wiggly-wobbly one:

The dimensions were just right, and since it was only $20, we figured we’d take a stab at making it over.

Some screws and leftover wood took care of the wiggly-wobbliness…

…and a coat of “French Linen” chalk paint, a little distressing, and a rubbed-on layer of (clear) soft furniture wax all added up to the fresh new face we were after:

We picked up the drawer pull on clearance at Hobby Lobby a while back…

…and the existing brass “feet” got sprayed with a coat of Rustoleum’s “Rustic Mist” metallic spray paint & primer-in-one. Even though they were smooth and shiny, one quick misting of that stuff really did the trick!

Now that the weather *seems* to be cooling down a little, I’m really looking forward to tackling more of these kinds of project outside.

How about you? Do you feel the urge to get out there and get your hands dirty, too?

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  1. Mary says

    Hi! What an incredible redo to a formerly “meh” table. Love it! Several months ago I repainted a piece then did the wax technique to finish it off. Neither were AS products. It is a yellow high dresser but what I noticed is a black picture frame on the top left it’s little black lines:( in the finish. Any ideas? Does that wax need to cure for a long period of time? Once it’s there, is there a way to remove a mark like that? NOt sure if it’s only in the wax coating or deeper, but I’m bummed! Any experience with that?

  2. says

    Cute. What a great redo on a darling little table. Like you, I have been in the mood to get outside and breath new life into something. I just redid a couple of trikes a friend gave me. I love being able to add a bit of myself into an old piece and make it shine!

  3. Cindy McCallister says

    I know you said the paint was French Linen. I assume that is the color. What brand is it? Thanks!