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Hello Restoration Redoux readers! I’m Christy, and I blog at ConfessionsofaSerialDIYer.com. I’m so excited to get to hang out here with you today!
Like Shanna, I make over quite a few furniture pieces. Today I’m sharing eight ways to update a side table. All of these are painted, but you can do more than just a simple paint job.
Add fabric to the drawer front:
Adding fabric to the drawer front works best if the drawer front has a lip around the edge like this one does.
Add a fun pattern to the top:
The recessed top on this French provincial side table was just asking for something fun!
Leave the top stained:
This is a fun pop of color, but keeping the top stained tones it down a bit.
Add a nautical compass to the top:
This table was really dated. Adding a cool graphic to the top was a great way to give it a whole new feel.
Add a lacy detail to the drawer front:
I added this detail using an old lacy café curtain and spray paint.
This little night table was part of my parents dated oak bedroom set. I redid the set as a surprise while they were away. One of the ways I updated some of the pieces was to add feet.
Add French graphics to the top:
Adding graphics to a piece is easier than you think and adds so much personality.
Try dry brushing to add a weathered feel:
I sanded the edges a bit on this piece like I usually do, but I also took a very dry brush and added white over the grey here and there to give it a bit more depth.
Well there you have it, eight ways to add a little something extra to your next painted side table. 🙂
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I am a proud Mom, happy wife, and lover of all things DIY. When I’m not taking care of my boys, I love to drag home all sorts of treasures and give them new life. I also share budget-friendly décor and simple-to-follow sewing tutorials. See more at www.confessionsofaserialdiyer.com.