It's no secret that I am a huge Goodwill and thrift store shopper. When I'm in need of a new piece of furniture I always scour Goodwill and thrift stores first. Why spend a ton of money on something that can be created for a fraction of the price? I love a deal and I love to DIY, so it's a no brainer.
I've recently been searching for a dining room table that I could update to use as an art table for my kids. They're getting older, their messes are getting bigger and their tiny toddler table just wasn't cutting it anymore. As always, I stopped in Goodwill about once a week until I found what I was looking for. My patience (which, I have very little of) paid off when I finally found the perfect table. It came with a leaf, was the perfect size and didn't smell of stale cigarette smoke. Score! Having a leaf was important as this table not only had to work as an art table, but extra dining space as well. Remember, we live in a small house and sometimes furniture has to have dual purposes.
minwax jacobean stain, but as I started using the furniture refinisher I quickly realized the table was not solid wood. Womp, womp! You can see on the left side of the table top where I tried to remove the stain. Sometimes DIY projects don't always go as planned, but that doesn't mean you have to throw in the towel.
I grabbed our 2 extra dining room chairs and now the kids have an awesome space to get all messy. You may also notice a few other updates to this little art area. I'm almost finished my new gallery wall and will be sharing the full reveal soon! I'm not gonna lie, I love that this space looks and feels more grown up, yet still remains a great place for my kids. It's a win, win situation. Now, if I can only get rid of the cozy coupe car and toddler slide that they refuse to let me get rid of.