Have you ever had something that was just begging for a makeover, but you needed some time to decide whether it needed painting, or decoupaging, or glittering?
So you thought, and thought, and thought about it…
for two years?
Please tell me you sometimes have to think that long too.
Well, this is the story of a little table that finally got the makeover it waited two whole years to get.
Painting, Pallet Wood & a Farmhouse Accent Table
To make a long story short, when my two oldest sons went to college and shared an unfurnished apartment together several years ago, they needed really cheap furniture to get them through the year.
My husband and I bought them a bunch of thrift store pieces, including this little table.
It was ugly, but it was cheap and sturdy, and it served its purpose for the time.
Yesterday, I finally got tired of looking and decided to farmhouse it up a bit, similar to my repurposed chair side table.
Painting the frame white was a must. The grungy beige color had to go.
(sorry for the lousy photo – my camera kept wanting to focus on the grass and not the table base.)
I cut pallet wood pieces the same width as the table top and shelf, then stained them.
I screwed the pallet pieces into the holes that previously held the original table top and shelf, so I didn’t even need to drill through the metal base.
The pallet wood looked SO much better than the original top and shelf, but it still didn’t look quite like I wanted it to look.
I felt like a little too much of the table frame showed, so I cut some pieces of lath strips and stained them.
I bought a whole bundle of the strips for less than $15, and they make perfect pieces of rustic trim.
I glued them to the cross braces on the frame with E600(affiliate link), and it looks more finished now – I love it!
That cheapy little thrift store side table is now a cute little farmhouse accent table for my living room.
Our cat approves too. 🙂
It may have taken me two years, but I think it was worth the wait! 🙂
Vaya con Dios.
Here’s something else I think you’ll love!
Mason Jars Salt and Pepper Shaker set with Metal Carrier (affiliate link)