I have a furniture friend that finds the coolest stuff. She makes gorgeous farmhouse style tables that I have oohed and aahhhed over. She is so busy making her tables that when she comes across the smaller items she practically gives them away (super cheap). That ‘s where I come in.
The moment she posted this ugly little thing I jumped at the chance to purchase it! Luckily she lives close to me so coordinating pickup is super easy!
It’s actually prettier than when I first saw it since I cleaned it off a bit for the picture.
You wouldn’t recognize it now – Come take a look!
I first pulled off the hinges and doors and decided I liked the look without them. I then cut off the bottom brackets – they just looked odd to me. Maybe there were some sort of feet on them but I just liked it better without.
I sanded off the top as best as I could and wiped it down well with Minwax Prestain Wood Conditioner and then stained it with my favorite Minwax Dark Walnut stain. After that I applied a gloss coat of Minwax Polyurethane on top for an added layer of protection and shine. (Minwax is not sponsoring this post, although they have been generous enough to supply me with samples of their products in the past)
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I lightly sanded the base of the table and applied Waverly Chalk Paint in Ivory
. I distressed the entire piece with a wet sponge. I have really liked distressing with this method as it really cuts down on the dust and I’m able to control the distressing much more than what I am with the dry sandpaper.
I really like how the distressing accentuates all of those fancy details on the drawer, my favorite part of this piece. (Sneak peek – LOVE!)
Finally, I sealed it with Minwax Polycrylic and searched for the perfect accessories while it dried. ( Wicker backet and a wood drawer knob). Please note that the Poly (Polyurethane or Polycrylic) over chalk paint instead of wax as recommended, will yellow the paint a bit but that was the look I was going for so super pleased with the results.
And now for the final beautiful finished piece, the Fancy Farmhouse End Table:
I love a great detailed woodgrain!
This piece sold faster than any other that I have ever posted – I think I had it priced just right!
What is your favorite part about this piece? Mine is definitely those pretty drawer details!
Hope you have a great week!
TamiLinking up to
Thrifty Decor Chick’s Before and After party
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