My husband found this cute little side table at the Goodwill for $14.99. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a before picture, but it wasn’t in bad shape. It is mostly made of hardwood, but with a little laminate along the bottom shelf edge. I started off by sanding the whole piece, except for the laminate shelf siding. I wasn’t too worried about the sides and the legs because I knew that I would be painting them white. I used a medium grade sand paper and removed all of the old paint from the top. I used two coats of Mirawax in Cherry leftover from another project and two coats of polyurethane that cost about $6.00. The white is Rustoleum brand which cost me around $9.00. I used a paint brush to apply the stain and white paint to the top and sides, but used a roller along the shelf to avoid brush marks. This was the first project that I used a polyurethane and I did not realize that it would dry with a yellow tint. I made the mistake of using it on my white portion, so I had to do an additional coat of white to get rid of it. You live, you learn…
I love the two tone look! The existing hardware looked great so I kept it. Here it is in my living room (a work in project).
I found the lamp at Target and the little blue bird, I found at Michael’s. I had originally bought it for my powder room but decided that it looked better out in the living room to help bring in more color.
I can’t help but in enjoy my little table and really enjoy the finally price around $30.00!
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!