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Thrift Store Table Makeover

I'm SO excited to have made it through to Week 3 of One Month to Win It!  This is the project that got me through Week 2 (and just barely won the week)!

So, I was at the thrift store and I spotted this hideous table.  It had good bones, but the hinges were all shoddy (pins were missing and replaced with Q-tips.  Q-TIPS, people!!) and it was seriously not-my-style.  But the price was low.  They were practically giving it away.  So I kept making my way back to it and finally decided (against my husband's pleas to please not bring anything else for the garage) to bring it home!  And boy, am I glad I did!


I started out by removing the hinges, cleaning it up and sanding it down.  Then I applied a couple coats of primer and allowed that to dry.  

I painted the whole thing with DecoArt Designer Series All-Purpose Home Decor Acrylic in Lush Foliage.  I LOVE this stuff.  I put on just two coats and everything was completely covered!  You know when you're making something and you get an endorphin rush because of how great it's turning out?  DecoArt Designer Series in Lush Foliage = endorphin rush.  

Once the paint was dry, I added brand new hinges and freehanded some polka dots on the top of the table and filled them in with DecoArt Traditions Artist acrylic in Warm White. 

I gave it a day or so to dry and sprayed it with a poly coat.



The best part is that it was cheap!  A little goes a long way with the DecoArt paints I used, so I still have several projects left out of them.  


What do you think?  Worlds better, right?  I think it'll go perfectly in my craft room! :)

Check out these fab parties I link up to!

Check out my previous entries:

Audition: Book Page Pom Wreath

Week 1: Shabby French Ruffle Cuff/Headband

My table was featured!

27 comments:

Life in Dawleywood said...

oh my gosh, this is too cute! I am loving the color of green you chose. I don't know why you didn't leave it as is, it was so beautiful before =) hopefully the q-tips were at least clean!?

Kimmy said...

Polka dots are always happy-looking :)

Jenn said...

I can't believe that is the same table! The polka dots are so cute.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

So cute, Jessica!! This is a serious transformation. Congrats on your win!!! Yay!!!

Lauryn Clemmer said...

this turned out fabulous! i love it.
thanks so much for sharing :)
{love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com
stop by if you get a chance!

Elise said...

Very cute! I love what you did with the table and the polka dots are great!

Mirna said...

So Cute.I love the polka dots

Missy Shay said...

I love the polka dots!

Grammy Goodwill said...

That table is gorgeous. I don't know how you could see beyond its ugliness. What a great job, although I do think the qtips was pretty ingenious. hehehe

Ruby Jean said...

Great find and I LOVE how you DOTTED it up... Super Cute.. :)
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Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life said...

I love the makeover. The polka dots are so cute!

Katie @ Little Becky Homecky said...

It doesn't even look like the same table! Great job! I am a new follower. I would love it if you could stop by my blog and check it out at http://littlebeckyhomecky.blogspot.com. Thanks again for sharing!!

patti west said...

I can hardly stand how adorable this little polka dot table turned out!! So sweet!! :)

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!!
- Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Bronwyn said...

Now isn't that the cutest thing! I have a real thing for polka-dots and this table makes my heart sing! I have a little table like - I'm thinking red with white dots. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lori said...

Oh MY! This is so cute. You did a great job. So glad I found you blog...I'm a new follower. Stop by anytime, Lori

Lyndsay said...

Super cute. Perfect tea party table! :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Thanks for the smile. That is so cute.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

That table is so adorable!

Crafty Mischief said...

I love your table makeover! So cute! I found you through Sugar Bee's linky party. Thanks for sharing! :)

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Awesome!!
I have that exact table, & it is currently painted black... I am going to go green.. : )
Love, love it
Thanks for sharing yours...
(stopping by from FFF)

Kristal said...

I love me some dots! This turned out great. Kudos to you for looking beyond the piece and seeing the potential. I haven't tried this paint before but might have to give it a try. I really think I am going to have to paint something like this because I am still smiling about it ~ LOL!!

XoXo,
Kristal

Jamie @ Sew Rockin' said...

Love the color, love the dots..awesome!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

Um yeah! So much better-fun and bright!If you get a chance come over and link up at my party- It is going on all weekend till Monday night!


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Kim @ One Project Closer said...

So Cute!!! I love green and the polka dots!

You can show it off on our {very first} link party {right here}!

We'd love to feature the "How To" in our database too if you're interested. This is a fabulous piece!

Deanna said...

Love it!! This is so pretty!!!

Petticoat Junktion said...

I love this Jessica, soooo much better!

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