I’m sure this little side table was gorgeous once, but when I got my hands on it, it had definitely seen better days and was ready for a brand new look!
However, I’m not one to pass up on a bargain, so when I saw this for £10 I snapped it up! I just loved the detail on this little fella and with a bit of TLC I was sure it could be restored to its’ former glory.
What it probably needed more than anything was a good clean as it was covered in grime and dirt. So, out came the sugar soap to give everything a good scrub down first. Turns out this little side table had a secret … a packet of crisps tucked away behind the little drawer!
For this gorgeous table I decided on chalk paint (no sanding and very little prepping .. the perfect combo!) I had been wanting to try Mineral Fusion paint for a long time and this was the perfect opportunity to try out their “Seaside” colour. I’m not even kidding, I think I’m in love .. how gorgeous is this shade? If you are thinking of painting a piece of furniture for a new look, I DEFINITELY recommend Mineral Fusion – this paint glides on like a dream.
Even after just one coat it looked like a completely different table! However, I gave it a second coat to be sure.
It’s all in the detail
To bring out the detail in the legs and the edges I opted to use some gold wax. I applied this with my fingers. (Of course you can use a brush if you prefer! However, I find working with my fingers gives me better control when adding detail)
The handles needed a make over of their own! Fortunately, the paint and varnish remover came to the rescue. So, I stripped them back to basics and after a few coatings of gold spray paint they now match the detail perfectly!
Overall, I’m very happy with the finished article. I finished the inside of the drawers by adding some left over wall paper – it hides a multitude of sins! If you have a drawer that is covered in crayon, pen or other markings, a piece of wallpaper is definitely your friend.
What do you think of the end result? If you like it, feel free to share with friends!