I recently decided to makeover an end table that belonged to my grandfather. The pictures below show what the end table looked like before I painted it. It was in pretty rough shape.
These pictures were taken after I stripped the linoleum off the table top, which was a huge mess. Who puts linoleum tile on the top of a table? Apparently, my granddad. I also had to scrape off the residue left from the 20 command strips that were stuck on the side of the end table.
I made my own concoction of chalk paint, which is a lot like the recipe HERE. I've never used real chalk paint like Annie Sloan because I'm too cheap to pay that much for it, but, I love to make my own out of oops paint I find on the clearance racks at Home Depot and Lowe's. Chalk paint requires way less coats and distresses very easily.
I painted the base blue and the top white. Once dry, I lined the top with painter's tape and painted blue stripes. I then took sand paper and distressed it. I sealed the paint with a few coats of dark wax.
The hardware was originally bright shiny gold, which was pealing off a little. I sprayed the hardware with metallic spray paint in Antique Brass.
The drawers had a few spots inside, so I lined the bottoms with contact paper I found at the Dollar Tree! Yes, I said Dollar Tree, as in it only cost me $1. It didn't completely match the blue and white stripes, but it looked good enough to me.
I think it turned out pretty well. I absolutely love turning crappy old furniture into shabby chic pieces. I really wanted to keep it, but it's now in my booth at Prattville Pickers. I hope you've enjoyed my end table makeover! I'm hoping to do more projects like this in the future.