We couldn’t pass up this little side table with it’s beautiful little legs.
We are pretty sure it’s original use was as a telephone stand. The phone would naturally sit on top and the phone book would go underneath in the little cubby.
We painted this one in our favorite diy chalk paint using Behr Swiss Coffee. To be honest, we’ve tried many of the big name chalk paint lines in white and just haven’t found anything we like as much as our tried and true diy version.
We finished by sanding it super smooth, lightly distressing the edges and sealing with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in flat.
This is such a versatile little table and would look great just about anywhere.
We are so happy to finally have a piece available. We’ve been very busy working behind the scenes. There’s been a lot of cleaning, organizing, reorganizing, etc. You know…all the stuff that isn’t too much fun to do but has to get done. Thank goodness that’s done and we can move on to the fun stuff.
One of our goals for 2019 is to work through the pile of furniture we’ve managed to accumulate. No more buying until we reduce some of our current inventory…unless we find something too good to pass up!
Today we are posting a table and chair set for children. We had originally hoped to have it done for the holidays but that didn’t happen! Since it’s been sitting in the garage we decided to go ahead and finish it up anyway.
The table has a solid wood base with a laminate top. The chairs are solid wood.
We started by sanding and prepping the table and chairs. We then primed the laminate top to get a good base for the paint and offer extra durability. Once the primer was dry we painted the set using Behr chalk paint in the color Swiss Coffee.
We then hand sanded the entire set so it would be super smooth. We lightly distressed the set as to mask any natural distressing that may occur from the kiddos.
We applied 3 coats of polycrylic in a matte finish to the tabletop, again for extra durability.
We love these little shelves! They are so versatile. This solid wood shelf is ready to hang on the wall or set on any table or dresser top. Once again in our excitement to get painting we forgot to get a before picture. I guess we found our resolution for next year.
We were really struggling with the lighting today. Hopefully we were able to do the piece justice.
Painted in our signature DIY chalk paint using Behr Swiss Coffee and sanded smooth.
We lightly distressed to make the details pop.
We finished this piece with Behr white wax and hand buffed for a beautiful satin finish
This was one of those little pieces we found while we are out hunting for treasure. It didn’t appear to be anything special but it was solid wood, had nice detail and most of all the price was right! So we brought it home and added it to our ”to-do” list (pile). We’re not going to lie, it sat around for quite some time. It just wasn’t one of those pieces that scream to be done right away. Finally, one day while we were painting other pieces we decided to go ahead and paint it with some leftover paint. And are we glad we did! Wow, what a transformation!!! This piece is the perfect example of how a little paint can take a ”ho-hum” piece and really transform it. Now of course while it was sitting in that pile, did we ever think to take a before picture? NO! We feel like we’ve really cheated you out on this one. Our apologies. You’ll just have to take our word for it.
Ta-da! The paint and distressing just seemed to bring out all the beautiful detail. Seriously, it was really kind of meh before.
We decided to leave the hanging hardware on for the option of hanging it on a wall or setting it on a dresser or desk.
We painted it using our signature go-to DIY chalk paint using Behr Swiss Coffee. We gave it a light to medium distress and sealed it with clear wax.
Apparently, we aren’t the only ones who fell in love, it sold within seconds of posting it for sale.
As always, we want to thank you for taking the time to visit our site. We appreciate all of you so much!
We love a rustic shabby chic look as much as the next guy! When we spied this one in a thrift store we knew we had to have it. It was quite worn and in need of a new top. We knew a little white paint and distressing would make all that detail just pop. We thought about adding an upholstered top and making it a small bench but we weren’t sure if it could handle the weight. It was solid for a table, but a bench? We opted to keep it a table and add a rustic planked top.
We started by cleaning and lightly sanding the piece. We painted the table base with our favorite go-to DIY chalk paint using Behr Swiss Coffee. We then gave the table a moderate distress with sandpaper and sealed the paint with hemp oil. For the plank top, we cut cedar planks down to size, sanded well and stained with Weathered Oak by Minwax. We secured the top with wood glue and a brad nailer.
We went over the table with a white glaze to get in all the nooks and crannies. We finished it by sealing with a dark glaze.
We love how the rustic top balances out all of the feminine detail. We hope you like this as much as we do.
Another thrift store find! We found this lovely tray and all of its glorious detail just begging for a little update. Like most of our finds, we were not quite sure what the plan was but we knew it definitely had potential. So home it went!
We started by giving the tray a good sanding with our orbital sander to smooth out the surface and prepare the tray for paint. We primed and painted the tray with Behr Swiss Coffee DIY chalk paint, sanding between each coat for an ultra smooth finish. Once painted we decided to transfer an image we found and downloaded from The Graphics Fairy. We transferred the image by printing the mirrored image on wax paper with our inkjet printer. We carefully placed the image ink side down on the tray and pressed lightly to make sure the image adhered well. We then peeled back the wax paper being extremely careful not to smear the ink. Once completely dried we sprayed the tray with a clear matte sealer for protection.
We love trying new techniques, especially when they go well! This was such a fun and easy flip. We can’t wait to try it again.