I told you last week that I had plans to makeover the sidetable by the rocking chair. I do Bible study here every morning. The little wood for the table doesn’t match any of the wood in the room, and the top had lots of scratches. I decided to paint it the same color as the new dresser in our master bedroom.
I’ve seen all the furniture makeovers on Pinterest and decided I can do this! Here is the before picture of the table:
I started by sanding the table. I mostly wanted to smooth out the scratches on top of the table and was hoping it would help the paint adhere better. The original drawer pull was screwed towards the top of the drawer and left a large hole. I want the new pull in centered so I use wood filler to fill in the hole.
Once finishing the prep work, I began painting. From Michael’s, I bought Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Paint in Linen to give me that chalk finish. I ended up applying four coats because I applied them very thinly. I applied the first coat with a 1-inch brush. It left very defined brush strokes, which I didn’t want, so I sanded again with an extra-fine grit sanding block. I applied the second and third coats with a foam brush. It helped cut down on the brush strokes, but I think this is why I ended up needing more coats. The last coat I applied with the brush again and then lightly sanded.
I ordered the knob from Anthropologie. One of my roommates in grad school had replaced all the knobs on her chest of drawers with knobs from Anthropologie, and I always thought they were so cute. They have so many unique knobs, but are rather pricey. Since I only needed one, I knew it would be worth it.
Here’s the finished project:
And here it is in place:
And here is the before and after together:
I’m really pleased with how my first DIY furniture project turned out. It gave me a little confidence boost to think that I could do this again. For future projects, I think I’ll research a little more for a better paint. While I loved the color of the paint, I didn’t love how it covered. I’m still very happy with my little table though and know it will get plenty of use.
I’m still debating on whether or not to sand it and give it that distressed look along the edges. Thoughts?