Ugly Old EndTable Upcycle



So many times you pass up old furniture, don’t you.  Well after you see what I bought, you may change your mind on how you view those ugly old relics.

This is in the back isle of my local thrift store. Can you guess which one I bought?

I purchased this one for a whopping $15.  Ugly I know, and to think these pieces were popular many years ago (ahem, around when I was  a wee little one!)

I patched up a few places and cut a big hole in the top.

I gathered up a few new supplies.
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I added a back to it from a piece of wood that was leftover from this Headboard Bench Makeover Project.
Can you guess what it is yet?

I am pretty excited about the outcome and even more excited it sold in less than an hour of posting on my local yard sale website.
A New Adorable Childs’ Play Kitchen: 

I am thrilled that a child will have a ball with their playful imagination.

The back is just as frilly as the front!

I listed it with new mini cooking accessories, play food, and a few imaginary surprises!

Damask fabric skirt and napkins refashioned from a Goodwill $1.99 bedskirt.
Paint:  Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and Minwax Polycrylic Sealer

Yum!  Cookies for everyone!

Plenty to share – I hope you enjoyed this little makeover as much as loved sharing it with you!

Here are some links to some of the makeover items used, for your convenience…

I’d love to hear what you think!  Do you have a child in mind that would love their very own Play Kitchen?
Sharing over at Thrifty Decor Chick

TDC Before and After

Hope you are having a great week so far!





  1. Marie Blackburn

    So adorable Tami! I'll never look at a 70's end table the same way again. Pinned to share

  2. Jamie K.

    Wow…you did an amazing job! So precious!! My grandbaby would love that!!

  3. Debra

    This is so cute. There is some lucky child who is going to have so much fun.

  4. Paula@SweetPea

    This is so cute! Some child is going to love playing with this.

  5. Audra @ Renewed Projects

    This play kitchen is cuter than my kitchen! lol Very chic!

  6. Vanessa

    This is a great idea and so much better than the press wood or plastic ones they have at the stores. Great job Tami!

  7. Trisha Flaherty

    Wow! Now that is a creative mind at work! I would NEVER have thought of doing that – F A N T A S T I C!!! AND SO ORIGINAL 🙂

  8. Clockwork Interiors

    So clever and CUTE. Love everything about it! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    Tami this is super cute and I'd love to feature this on DIYFM! Let me know if that's okay. 🙂

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