Hello there! Not only do I have a $10 Thrifted Table Makeover today, I have a fun fact for you.
Did you know that some thrift stores in your area MAY contribute to your local animal shelters? I didn’t either until my friend, Jeanette from Country Design Style informed me.
If you aren’t sure if there is a thrift store in your area that is among that list visit: The Directory of Animal Protective Services. They will guide you to thrift store that benefit animal rescues.
By way of animal facts about me: We had a dog name Lacy that was an Airedale. We got her as a tiny puppy. She was so faithful to our family. As she got older she would walk our kids to the bus stop every morning. When it was time for the bus to drop them off, she would head back over and walk them home. It still brings tears to my eyes when I think about it. And she has been gone for more than 25 years.
Lacy looked VERY similar to this.
We also owned 2 more Airedales, Saras and Cinnamon. They were just as lively and sweet as Lacy. I miss each one of them.
Today I am joining more than 15 of my blogging friends to bring awareness that thrift stores in YOUR area help out your local animal shelters.
I visited my local thrift store and found a table small enough and just the right price for our breakfast nook. I love this $10 Thrifted Table Makeover.
The table is solid sandalwood. But, it is too light for my taste. I wanted a darker top with a painted base.
After sanding the table with my new sander, I was ready to add a wood stain. The color I chose is Dark Walnut by Minwax.
Since the wood was so light, I used 8 coats of stain to get it the dark color I envisioned. That is a lot of staining, BUT, it took awhile to get it dark, and NOT TOO dark.
Now it was time to paint the base. I started out with Silver Bonnet by Valspar.
To make it a set I accented the chairs with Antique Coral from Valspar.
I made my own homemade chalk paint with
1 cup of paint
1/2 cup water
2 Tablespoons of Plaster of Paris
Stir until smooth and you don’t have lumps
You can add more water a teaspoon at a time if it is too thick
I love the contrast between the top and the base.
The chairs were purchased a few years ago at an auction house. They were each $10. Keeping with the gray theme I painted them the same color, then added Antique Coral by Valspar as an accent color.
I have had so much fun sharing my $10 Thrifted Table Makeover. It was an easy project, and looks just right in our condo.
That’s my $10 Thrifted Table Makeover. What do YOU think you will makeover next?
Thanks for joining me as I help others learn about thrift stores that help benefit animal shelters. Visit the Directory of Animal Protection soon.
Don’t forget to visit my blogging friends and their animal stories and thrifted makeovers listed below.
Make it a fabulous day!
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