Thursday, May 4, 2017

Side Table Makeover

We've all heard the quote, "One man's trash is another man's treasure."

Welp, me hearties, I reckon I found me self some loot.  Arrrghh!

Okay, so I'm not a pirate and there were no ships or sword fights involved when acquiring this piece.

But, what I will tell you is that I happily drove over to our local Goodwill, found this side table, graciously paid five bucks for it and squealed with excitement as I carried this baby out to my car.

I should've stuck with the pirate story, huh?

Waaaay cooler.

Soooooooo, what do you think of it?

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Okay, okay - so my newly purchased "treasure" happened to be in shambles.  But there was just something I absolutely loved about the round pieces (not sure of the technical, carpentry term) on the sides, the round legs and the original knobs.

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I've gotta tell ya', it was exactly what I'd been looking for...even with all those scratches, dents and wobbly legs!

Nothing a little Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and a screw driver couldn't fix, right?

Challenge accepted.

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Last weekend I got to work on getting it painted.  Over the course of an afternoon, I managed to apply three coats of a mixture of Annie Sloan's White and Vintage White to this wobbly little side table.

Once the three coats had dried, I then sent a picture of it to two of my girlfriends asking whether or not I should distress it

They voted it get distressed.

I agreed.

Side Table Makeover - www.familyandthelakehouse.com

Side Table Makeover - www.familyandthelakehouse.com

After sanding the edges and corners I was completely covered in chalk dust...and I kind of loved it!

I then removed any excess dust with a damp towel and I used cotton swaps to get chalk dust out of those tiny little crevices.

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I let it dry for about an hour and then I sprayed it with a sealer.  The particular sealer I used says that it dries to the touch in about twenty minutes and it's ready to handle in 24 hours!

Umm...awesome-sauce!

Ever since it was sealed, I've been letting it sit out in our garage to let the fumes dissipate a bit.  I did, however, manage to move it inside earlier this week for a quick photo opp.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm quite proud of this little side table.  She's not perfect, but she's perfect to me........  ;) ;) ;)

I'm sure there's some kind of cheesy 70's music/song/lyrics that should go right here.  HA!

Side Table Makeover - www.familyandthelakehouse.com

Side Table Makeover - www.familyandthelakehouse.com

I'm hoping to permanently move her inside sometime today and dress her up a bit.  I'm thinking a vase full of lilacs would be the perfect accessory!  What do you think?

Thanks for the visit!

Marie :)

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