Small Table Makeover

Hi everyone!

Today is just a simple makeover of a table that I have in our Den.

Since painted furniture is all the rage (still) and a super cheap way to update a piece that is worn out, dated or that you are just plain sick of, I went ahead and took a brush to this little table and gave it a bit of a new look.




This what the table looked like before. Just a plain brown side table that was pretty banged up and boring.

To change the color, I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Graphite and Clear wax.

Now, there are cheaper chalk paints that I could have used but the store that sells this paint is the closest to my house, making it more convenient to just stop in there and buy the AS.

The small pot of paint that I used cost $14




I have used this color before here, and it was black. On this table it may look a bit blue, but it actually turned out gray.

Not really the color I was going for, but whatevs, it’s still less boring than it was before and it was under $15. I’m all about a low cost change.










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30 thoughts on “Small Table Makeover

    1. Thank you so much Vidya! I’m so glad that you stopped by and hope you will join our Something to Talk About link party that runs Monday- Thursday :)

    1. Thank you so much Lauren! It’s so kind of you to stop by and comment!
      I hope you will come back and share your beautiful blog on our Monday-Thursday link party Something to Talk About!

    1. Thanks Kristen! It was pretty dated before the paint job :)
      I hope that you will stop back and join our Monday-Thursday link party Something to Talk About!

  1. Karen,
    What a transformation, dear friend!!!
    This side table just received a dose of “class and sass”!!!
    I adore the hue as it compliments the sofa (or side chair) within the room!!!
    Amazing what a $mall about of change can do for a completely refreshing look!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
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  2. Great job and it goes with the furnishings PERFECTLY !! BRILLIANT as ALWAYS !! For all the skeptics on chalk paint…Karen is the one that really made me take that leap into chalk paint !! Her best advise before using the paint was watch “tutorials” and boy ohh boy did I watch ’em…like 50. What I find so great about the paint is that you can water it down, mix it with other colors (but when mixing stay w/the same brand), layer it for whatever effect and of course less sanding. I’m not fond of the wax…BUT when I do a small piece I use it and to save time I bought a buffer (a cheap one at the automotive store-they can run between 10 to 25.00 <–which is the one I bought) to put on the end of my drill…saves an immense amount of time !! AND wow what a shine I got !!
    AGAIN watch as many tutorials as you can, because there are so many different methods that you would never think to use. AND the small jar that Karen used for this project is ALL I use on one piece of furniture…I'm big on layering…so I use a couple different small (sample jars are what their called) ones to make my own color and to layer.
    Hope that helps the ladies that are wondering if they should take "that leap"…take IT you'll be so happy you did !! Sorry Karen to impose with ALL MY advise…I just wanted to share my experiences' with your friends…sorry to be such a hogblogbuster 😉
    Have a great weekend gal :)

    1. Thanks Tara! It’s more budget friendly than buying new stuff that’s fpr sure. And folks like it because you don’t have to prep what you are painting, it doesn’t have an odor and it dries fast. Great for lazy crafters like me!

  3. I love what paint can do to a boring piece. I am starting to want to paint everything I see, old or new! I love the color you used. It does look blue but either way, it matches your room perfect!
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    1. Hey gal! I can say that I noticed right away so you can always test on a small spot or on a scrap piece to be sure it’s the color you want. I just kepy going because this piece isn’t valuable so it didn’t really matter. Maybe I did’nt stir it well enough??

    1. Thanks Lynne! I’ts funny that you mention that, I noticed the shine on this too! I just used a plain white cotton T-shirt to rub in the wax like I always do and it raelly came out nice :)

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