Remember this chunky guy that’s featured on our furniture page?
Welp, he got a little refresher…
What do you think? We started out by sanding and priming the piece, then painting the bottom & drawer in white and the top in a dark gray. We decided to spray paint the original handles white to blend in so that it could be used as a “secret” drawer if used as a coffee table. Then added the same color gray to the sides of the drawer for a little dimension.
Adding the stencil to the top was a relatively easy process as well! We picked up a stencil from The Home Depot from the Martha Stewart line and went to town. We ended up doing two rows down the center to make a doily runner effect, our thought being that it would look too busy if the whole top was done. It was our first real try at a detailed stencil, and I’d have to say, I’m already looking for my next piece of furniture to add it to : )
After a few coats of poly, we were done! If we had a larger space, this could still be used as a side table, but we liked the option of having it as a coffee table with a place to store your remotes, magazines, or whatever you shoved in their the last time people called and said they’d be there in 2 minutes as well : )
In terms of budget, we picked this table up for $5 at a garage sale, and owned all materials already besides the stencil which came in below $5. If you purchased a two tester pots of paint, and a small can of poly (all which would easily cover this piece) you’d come in just around $20!
Prost and thanks for stopping by!
We linked up to: Dukes and Duchesses, Setting for Four, Yesterday on Tuesday, Cupcakes and Crinoline, JoJo & Eloise, Whipperberry, Miss Mustard Seed and Remodelaholic,
Kisses From Home says
TOTALLY an uplift. Nice job!
I’m glad I saw you at SETTİNG FOR FOUR 🙂
Thank you! : )
April Hoff says
So pretty! Love that you chose two colors for this cute table! Thanks for linking up at our “Get Your DIY On Link Up Party”!
Thanks so much April! And thanks for hosting! We’ll definitely be back this week again : )