Friday, May 27, 2011

My First Thrift Store Find & a Makeover!

Well hello again ya'll! Sorry about the long time between posts lately! Bri is FINALLY here in Missouri with me! My little heart is so very happy! Monday we (Bri, and our amazing friends and family) unloaded the U-Haul up 3 flights of steps into our new apartment! Hopefully we'll be all settled in within the next few days.

I told you I'd been keepin' busy while I waited for my hubby. My dear friend Kelsey took me thrifting for a little sidetable to go next to the upholstered glider in the nursery. I was optomistic, since my girlfriends have found some pretty amazing finds here and transformed them into beautiful furniture. I was shocked, however, at the $7 pricetag on the adorable table that I found in the FIRST store we stopped at! Thanks Kels for the help finding this little beauty!

Next up was to add a little paint and then distress it to give it the look I wanted. I took my fabric up to Lowes and found the perfect color... Jade by Laura Ashley. Then the lovely Casey, master furniture transformer, and I grabbed a quart of low VOC paint, a brush and some sandpaper and got to work!

Here's the BEFORE:

I gave the table two coats of paint using a brush and a small high density foam roller. Then I used medium sandpaper to distress it and give it that well-loved look. Casey suggested using a polyurethane to coat the table tops so that I can easily wipe them off... since I'm pretty sure that bottles will be knocked over and stickiness always follows babies wherever they go. I added 2 coats using the same high density roller and let it dry.

Here's the AFTER: 

I'm so happy with this little makeover. I fell more and more in love with the little table each time I saw it. I hope it'll spend many happy years in our nursery!

Have a good week folks and I'll be back soon with more nursery projects!


  1. that is so cute! i love it! :)

  2. I actually saw this earlier today on your blog! Im a secret stalker:) Anyways, I am SO jealous of that table!! It makes my vintage loving heart so happy;) Cant wait to see the rest of your daughter's nursery:)

  3. i just love it! what a steal!!! you did an amazing job!

  4. Wow! That's amazing! The transformation is great. Good job!

    Have a great day!
    - Stephanie