I get all excited when I score a piece in my local thrift store! Like this pretty. The price was $14.99. I thought it a bit high, but it was REAL wood and had very minimal damage. I was in need of a small table to go beside a wall by my fireplace, and this was a perfect size. With that being said, I grabbed it up! Now, the Thrift Store Table DIY Makeover with Only Paint!
It had a small amount of water damage on the top. Nothing that could not be repaired.
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Thrift Store Table Makeover
The first order of business was to get rid of the water damaged area. I took my 220-grit sandpaper and lightly sanded the top to remove the damage. There was only that one area so it was super easy. On the front, there was a small area that the wood had chipped. I just filled it with wood filler. The rest of the table was in great condition. After sanding smooth, I cleaned the piece with a damp rag (just water). I allowed it to dry for about 30 minutes before I started painting. I decided to use white paint. My living room space needed some brightening up! I chose Dixie Belle Cotton for the table.
It only took two coats of paint. I allowed about two hours of drying time in between coats.
Distressing Thrift Store Table
Once the table dried overnight, I took my 220-grit sandpaper and lightly distressed around the edges and the drawer. I used a piece of tack paper to remove the sanding dust and applied one coat of Minwax Paste Finishing Wax as my topcoat. My choice for the knob was a pumpkin knob that I had leftover from a previous project. I love these little knobs! They really go well with white. I found them on the D. Lawless Hardware website. They have such great prices for hardware!
I used Minwax Finishing Paste to seal the table. Look how beautiful the table is now. This took very minimal time, and I only needed paint and a topcoat. Nothing fancy, but I still have a crisp, functional piece for my living room! Giving a piece of furniture a makeover does not have to be stressful or hard! Just start with what you feel comfortable with. Small tables or even a small chair would be an easy project for your first piece. See another thrift store makeover HERE.
Check out my latest tray makeover. I am a tray hoarder! I never leave a tray on the shelf at a thrift store. They are easy projects and so versatile.
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Remember, you can start small if it’s your first time painting a piece of furniture. But don’t be afraid! Take the plunge! If you ever need any help, I am only an email away. I enjoy your emails and I reply to each and every one.
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