Have you seen those large, intricate end tables at thrift stores lately, circa the 70s, I believe? They are not the best to look at in their dark, dated condition, but they can be updated easily with a coat of paint! I went to a thrift store a couple years ago and got one for only $1! For solid, non-laminate wood, this was a STEAL!
Unfortunately, when I did this diy, I didn’t get a good before picture of the end table, but I got a few pics of the process. I can say that it looked similar to this end table when I started!
I chose a light, blush pink for the paint color. If you haven’t noticed, that’s one of my favorite colors. After a few coats of paint it looked like this:
You can see that it had drawers instead of doors, like the table in the first picture. I took out the drawers and painted them separately. If you keep them in the table while you’re painting, it just won’t look good when they’re pulled out. Next came the distressing! I used this Valspar antiquing glaze. It works perfects if you want to brush it on, but make sure to wipe off any excess so it doesn’t look intentionally distressed.
The glaze sets perfectly into the detailed section of the drawer! After I finished glazing, I did a couple coats of polyurethane, then I spray painted the hardware gold! Here is some gold spray paint you could use: Krylon 1000 Premium Metallic Spray Paint, Gold.
I was able to sell this beauty at a local festival. I loved making it!
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