Welcome to Themed Furniture Makeover Day! It’s that one time a month when several bloggers do a furniture makeover. It’s always fun to see the interpretation that each blogger takes.
This month’s theme is Pottery Barn Inspired. I thought this would be a pretty easy theme. But after perusing though PB online and their catalogs, I was a little stumped.
But this is the piece I wanted to mimic:
Their cost: $279
No, thank you.
I searched high and low for a few weeks looking for just the right piece. I wanted to either refurbish my desk, an end table OR a coffee table.
I was at my 5th thrift store of the day.
I came across this night stand. Hmmm…I really don’t NEED a night stand, BUT I do need a small table in our living room. AND it had all the elements and details of my inspiration piece! I was thrilled to say the least.
This was just the right piece for me. It was $15.
It was a little dinged up and chipped. BUT, it was 50% off day! Yay! $7.50 and I was out the door.
I wanted to give this piece a TRUE PB look. So I painted it white. I tried something a little different this time.
I made chalky paint with Plaster of Paris. Have YOU ever tried that?
The recipe I used was:
1 1/2 cups flat paint (Valspar Birchwood White)
1 1/2 Tablespoons Plaster of Paris
1/3 cup water
I liked how smoothly it covered the wood. It took a couple of coats to get it how I wanted it.And, it was worth it.
And, if you know me at all, you KNOW I can’t leave anything without a little sanding.
I used a 120 grit sandpaper to take off a little around the drawer and edges.
I didn’t want it to be too chippy, but to have some character.
I went with the original drawer handle. I like the patina and/or worn look.
Did I mention this table is solid hardwood Maple? It also has tongue and groove drawers.
For a little surprise and a pop of color, I added some fun (wrapping) paper as a drawer liner.
Remember what it looked like before?
And now it has found a spot in our home for a long, long time.
Thanks for joining me today for themed furniture makeover day. I had a great time.
Be sure to visit ALL of the fab themed furniture makeovers from my friends below. You will be inspired.
Make it a lovely day filled with your own furniture makeover!
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