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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Quick and Easy Side Table Makeover

An easy way to update an inexpensive and dated wood and metal side table.

Yesterday, I ran to Sweet Clover Barn to finish up a few things then swung in Goodwill on my way home.  I wasn't too optimistic about finding furniture, but you never know what you'll find unless you stop and look, right?  Unfortunately, there were no good dressers, but I did find a little wood side table that had potential.  It was the perfect project piece that I knew I could knock out quickly.

Black painted side table with metal label holders

I started working on the table as soon as I got home and was able to give it an update, take pictures and finish the blog post in just a few hours.  The makeover was super quick, easy and affordable, which is my favorite kind of project. 

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Goodwill side table before
The side table was small and had a wood top and metal base, which meant there wasn't much that I had to update.  
Sanding wood on side table
I simply filled the old hardware holes with wood filler, sanded the wood top with my Ryobi Corner Cat and 100 grit sandpaper, cleaned the wood with Simple Green, applied 2 coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black, distressed the sides and edges then sealed the paint with General Finishes Finishing Wax in Satin.
Painted side table black

I had a few metal label holder pulls leftover from the apothecary cabinet dresser makeover, which were perfect for the front drawer.
Black painted side table makeover

Black side table with metal labelholders

Metal label holders on black side table

Black painted side table with metal labelholder pulls

Painted Goodwill side table makeover

I was able to use leftover paint and hardware, so the only cost of this budget-friendly side table makeover was the actual table.  It doesn't get much cheaper than that! 

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Before and after of black painted side table makeover

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