Side Table Makeover

Updated: Aug 3


Sometimes I can see the finished piece in my mind immediately and sometimes I know I can do something with the piece but don't see it in my mind just yet. This particular piece—I knew immediately what it could look like. I found this little side table at an auction last week. It had been well used over the years and had lost its shimmer but it was rock solid.

I thought this would look cute painted in a cream color and distressed.



I used Waverly Chalk paint in the Cashew color. It took a couple of coats.



It had a plain wooden knob. I started digging through my stash to see if I could ramp this up a bit.

I came up with this beauty. I had gotten it in a box of odds and ends at a garage sale—you know, the ones that have a bunch of stuff for a dollar or two. I usually can find something useful in those boxes.



It was a little grimy but it cleaned up beautifully.



After the paint thoroughly dried, I distressed the piece.

After distressing, I coated the entire piece with Rust-oleum Chalked Matte Clear Protective Topcoat.



And this is the finished piece. I love how it turned out. It is ready to be a side table or a night stand now.

And I think the glass knob is perfect for this piece. It was the just the "jewelry" this piece needed to be a real gem.


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Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.