Side Table Makeover

Sometimes when you are shopping at a thrift store and you come across a piece of furniture, you may have the ability to see the potential for it. This was one of those pieces. It started with a badly scratched top and very loose legs. But nothing a little paint couldn’t help!


Here is the BEFORE photo. I am teaching my 4 – year old things as I learn them so that she will one day avoid a “learning curve”. So, here we are sanding the top. Most of the time when you are using chalk/mineral paint you don’t need to sand – that is one of the fabulous selling points about it. But this little fellow had some water damage that needed to be removed.










After a lot of sanding and losing most of my patience, I finally got to paint! I used Faux Real Oliva for the majority and then some leftover unknown blue color for the chevron on top and blue detail on the front. To finish it off, I used Faux Real Varnish as my topcoat. I love that stuff! It is quick drying and super easy to use!

And Ta-Da….

Project complete!