Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thrift Store End Table Makeover and Beadboard


I picked up these two end tables on Saturday at our local thrift store.  They were only $5 each and are solid wood.

I sanded with course and then fine sand paper.  The painting took a lot longer than I expected.  I applied two coats of Kilz primer and three coats of white semi-gloss paint.  I did all of this with a 2 inch foam brush for a smooth finish.  Then I took my sander to the edges and applied dark walnut stain over the entire piece and  wiped it off.  I sprayed the brass colored handles on the drawers with oil rubbed bronze spray paint.  I picked up the baskets at Michaels today for half off.  I couldn't be happier with the results.  I love them!!!




I was getting tired of the red on the back of my built in shelves so I decided to brighten it up with some bead board. 

It ended up being a bigger project than I expected. I pretty much did this by myself. I am getting good with the skill saw. I went and bought myself a nail gun last week. It was on sale for $20 and I had a coupon for an additional 20% off so I got it for $16!!! I had to chalk all the seams and nail holes.  I  love this new look.


32 comments:

  1. LOOKS SO FRESH!!! It looked good before but now it totally pops and looks great!!!!

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  2. Love those end tables and love that beadboard! Great work!

    Nancy

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  3. You do great work! I would never have thought to pain these end tables, but they look really nice. Thanks for sharing and giving me some incentive to do some painting. Yvonne

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  4. Wow! You've been busy! The tables look great, and so solid. The beadboard has made such a difference to the shelves. It looks fresh and ready for spring. xx

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  5. Tables look so much better and I love the beadboard! Glad I found your blog, it's fabulous!!

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  6. wow! I really love your milk glass display :)

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  7. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous makeover! Love them! And the baskets are such a nice touch! New follower here!

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  8. whoa now! Those tables look adorable! and I love the cupboard..so bright and cheery! Great work.

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  9. wow, the beadboard just makes all your treasures just POP...I love it!!

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  10. Love the 2 makeovers, but especially love all your milk glass!

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  11. I love the beadboard! The tables look great too!

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  12. You're right, both are fabulous makeovers! I sure wished I could find tables like that...and at that price! You were lucky!

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  13. Great makeovers! The tables looks so fresh and updated and have a really unique shape. The beadboard is a great addition also. Your milk glass collection is impressive. I have about 10 pieces but I'm always on the lookout for more.

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  14. I love the way your end tables turned out. Fabulous price on them as well. I also really like the addition of the beadboard.

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  15. it all looks great! I love the new look of the tables!
    gail

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  16. your end tables turned out so nice....
    sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  17. love what you did.. It looks bright and fresh and makes your dishes a real focul point. I'm your newest follower so I'll be back to see your next terrific creative idea.
    Sonny

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  18. Oh I love, love, love the white. Everything looks wonderful. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  19. Oh, Lovely! I'm a HUGE FAN of refinishing...matter of fact, just started my own business doing just that! Feel free to hop over to the blog and check it out. I especially love the beadboard...completely transforms it!

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  20. Great transformation! Love those end tables and the beadboard looks great! You did a wonderful job!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  21. great job, the bead board really showcases your collection!

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  22. I love the dish closet makeover. I love beadboard. I am actually in the process of doing the same with a closet that only collects junk and I am in desperate need of more places to store my dishes. You did a great job!!

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  23. I love those built-ins with the beadboard backing. And I can't believe how nice you made those 1970-80 endtables look! I am always amazed at how white paint can transform even the most dated pieces. Great work!

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  24. Looks great! What a good deal on the tables. ANd I love me some beadboard.

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  25. Love your tables and your beadboard!! Great job!!

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  26. Your makeovers are sooooo awesome...luv the tables all painted up white! The beadboard was a outstanding idea!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  27. those side tables look amazing!!!!!!!

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  28. Arlene...you are a wizard. Love the backing on the shelves too!

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  29. love your end tables! hoping i find some like that when we go thrifting this weekend!

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