July 15, 2011

End Table Makeover

I am so excited to share my first furniture makeover with you today! I began looking for an end table simply because it was a necessary piece for the living room. I finally found a light wood finished table with turned legs.

I found the end table at a salvage store that is literally piled from floor to ceiling. I grabbed the owner to give me a price. He looked the table over and said, "You can have it for nine." Wait.. what? I was in shock and my first thought was nine what?! I repeated, "So $9?" The owner confirmed and I replied, "I'll take it!" The piece has very good bones and didn't need any extra work other than a coat of paint. What a deal! I will definitely be shopping there again. I loaded my $9 end table and drove off to my craigslist dresser pick up..that's for another day! After futile searching for the deals I always hear about; I finally had success!

Now onto the makeover..

I began by removing the hardware and then filled the holes with wood filler. I used Elmer's Natural Carpenter's Wood Filler. I then sanded all the surfaces. I painted three coats of Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Spray as the primer. After the primer completely dried I painted it with Rust-oleum Heirloom White with a paint brush. I then used a spray of the same color to cover the brush strokes. I also used Foetrol in the paint for longer drying time to reduce the brush strokes. To finish, I used Verathane Spray Polyurethane Satin which is a fast drying and non-yellowing topcoat.


I replaced the hardware with new knobs from Hobby Lobby. I think they really add a chic touch to the table.

Love the Legs!

I can't decide whether to break out the sandpaper and do a little distressing on her! What do you think? 

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  1. I want to know where this place is??? You did a wonderful job!

  2. It is located downtown on Chestnut St. It is called SSS Surplus & Salvage. You have to be ready for the hunt! Thank you!

  3. I wouldn't distress this table. Right now the smooth surface of the paint allows those cute little knobs to be the "gem" of this makeover while also allowing for appreciation of the table's lines. If you distress it then you are visually distracting from the knobs and they lose their impact. I think it's perfect just the way it is- nice work!

  4. Thank you Heidi for stopping by and giving your advice! I absolutely agree with you!

  5. it looks so cute! i like the smooth surface as well because it lets the awesome knob be the star!

  6. Hopping over from Not Just a Housewife...

    Great job with the makeover! Personally I love a little distressing :)

    Would you mind if I featured this on my blog? I'm working on a series for Old to New...things that people have transformed from old to new. Would love to include this!

  7. Nine bucks? Yay! I love what did and those knobs are darling:)

  8. Hi, Kelly! You've got so much creativity here and I'm admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)

  9. Love the redo and knobs are adorable-found you on the Creative Bloggers party and now I'm following-stop over to say Hi!!

  10. I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

  11. Such a cute table and very nice redo. Are those drop leaves on the sides?

    Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Overstock.com Gift Card Giveaway!! Hometalk has said if I get 500 entries, they will increase the Gift Card to $100.

  12. Honey-I actually thought the same thing when I saw it at first! I tried to move them and they are fixed.. So maybe used to be?

    Thank you all for stopping by and commenting!

  13. This is adorable! The new knobs are so much prettier!