Thinking Outside of the Paint

Have you ever walked through a thrift store and found something that you “think” might make a great project? Well, that happens to me EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I have quite a few “projects” stashed in corners in my garage from where I didn’t quite know what to do next. This table almost joined the group.

It started like this:
Side Table

Do you see potential??? Well, I did. So, I painted it. I used Faux Real mineral paint in Cachi to begin. But the top just wasn’t doing it for me. Sooooo….I decided to get creative. That may or may not have been the best idea.

So, I got out my Mod Podge and added paper flowers. Hello?!? Don’t flowers make everything better???

Step 2

And then more flowers…until that whole top was completely covered with adorable paper flowers. I then smothered some more Mod Podge all over the tops of the flattened flowers. And when that dried, I covered it in a layer of Poly for extra protection (you know, in case my great great granddaughter wants this piece for her bedroom, haha!)


But wait, there’s more!

I couldn’t leave the other two layers without something pretty….so I added flowers to them too. But not paper flowers. This time, I painted flowers directly in the center of each layer. Why not? You can’t really see them because I brought this in the house as soon as it was dried and forgot to take a pic in better lighting because company was coming and I wanted this room to be perfect!

flowered side table

So next time you are at Goodwill and you see something that you might like, take a chance on it! You never know what it can turn out to be.

Happy Hunting!