DIY: Re-painted vintage side table
So today I thought I’d share my latest little project with you, because I really love it!
About two weeks ago, we sold one of our couches to a friend – we had two, but weren’t really using one. I live in a three bedroom apartment, but the wall of one of the bedrooms is taken out to create a big, L-shaped open kitchen/ dining room/ living room. That’s a lot of space, and when the boyfriend and I moved in together, we both had a couch, so we brought both. But the idea was always to sell one of them and replace it with two armchairs, next to my awesome vintage bar cart. After we’d sold the couch, we bought the armchairs, and I found my new favorite spot – guess where I’m sitting right now, typing this post!
So once that was all set up, the boyfriend looked over to the opposite wall and said, “we should get a little side table for that spot.” And it can’t have been more than a couple days later that I randomly came across this cute little fella in a Facebook group. I was sold immediately and hopped on a bus to pick it up the next day.
As you can see, it had a bit of a yellowish white color, and the paint was chipped in some places, giving it a shabby chic type of look. I didn’t mind originally, but against the white wall, it did look much more yellow, so I decided to give it a fresh coat.
I basically walked into the next Panduro Hobby store and asked for furniture paint. I got this little pot of white, “vintage matte” paint – I didn’t want to get a glossy look. Then I set up a little workstation on the balcony (look at the beautiful new wooden floor – I might have to do a post about the balcony upgrade soon, too!) and started painting.
I did two coats, and only the outsides, i.e. the visible parts. I didn’t really feel the need to paint the inside of the drawers or the inside walls, that seemed a bit unnecessary given that the original color was also (sort of) white. Had it been red before, I might have reconsidered.
I left it on the balcony overnight to dry, and in the morning, I had my almost brand new little side table! I’m super happy with it – what do you think?
The table cost 250kr, plus around 170kr for the paint and brush – that’s a unique, like-new side table for under 500kr! Can’t really beat that.
Have you done any DIY or home improvement projects recently? Share in the comments below!