It is so easy to transform an old, dated, but still functional piece of furniture with paint. I’m sure many of you remember when hunter green was THE color in home decor back in the ’80s.
This old table has been my bedside table forever. I don’t know what took me so long to paint it. I guess because my bedroom makeover has taken a backseat to the kitchen remodel (that is still in progress….ugh). I finally got tired of looking at it.
This photo shows the scratched, water-ringed top. Lovely, huh?
Using some leftover latex paint, I mixed a small amount of homemade chalk paint. Why chalk paint? Because no sanding is required. I just cleaned the table with a water and vinegar solution to give it a good cleaning. Then I painted the top and drawer front in Benjamin Moore’s Barely Teal. I used an off-white paint for the base and legs.
After the paint was dry, I distressed the edges with a sanding sponge and then applied some furniture wax.
The knobs were in a Pick Your Plum grab box from last year. At the time, I had no idea when or if I would ever use them, but I think they’re perfect for this table. I’m glad that I remembered that I had them!
Since I already had the paint left over from other projects and the knobs were in a stash of things I thought I’d never use, I’m calling the cost of this table makeover free!
Quite a difference! I think I know what the color scheme of my bedroom will be (when I get to it)!
I just love dramatic furniture makeovers, don’t you? It still amazes me what a little paint can do. Serena’s China Cabinet Makeover is another fabulous example.
So cute! What an awesome makeover!
Susan @ SunfowerHugs.blogspot.com says
Wow! That is an incredible transformation! I had the green/wood tone look in my house in the late 90’s. Cheapo furniture from Caldor!! Remember that place? Way before Target came to my neck of the woods (or even existed)!
I remember getting my first wood and hunter green kitchen table as a wedding gift in 1986!! Should have kept it. What a great transformation 🙂
Thanks Maureen, I think everyone had hunter green!
I love the colors you picked. The transformation looks wonderful! Those knobs…oh my…they look great!
Thanks Kim, I’m really happy that I kept that table all these years!
Confessions of a Plate Addict says
Love those soft colors and the knobs are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing at The scoop!…hugs…Debbie
Thanks Debbie! That blue is my new favorite color!
Mandy Hank says
What a great transformation! I love your knob choice. I just found you on Inspire Me Please, wanted to say hello!
Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog
Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life says
I have a cute little table that is similar to your’s minus the hunter green. I want to do a makeover JUST LIKE YOUR’S!!! I love it. You have such a good eye for creating and re-doing.
Ruth @ Living Well Spending Less says
Jeanie, this is seriously dreamy! I have been seeing a lot of DIY that have a beach feel to it and these are making me want to do something beach themed! you did an amazing job and it really looks great!
My readers would LOVE to see this beautiful makeover! I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/
Thanks so much Ruth! I linked to your party!
What a Transformation!! I love the final results
I would love to have you join my link party going on now
HOpe to see you there
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Vesna Gavrilovic says
Oh, it looks so lovely!! Love it! Great makeover!
Have a nice weekend!
Vesna – HOME CHIC CLUB
Linda T. in NH says
What a drastic difference! It is just beautiful!!! WOW!
Thanks so much Linda!