Monday, January 3, 2011

New side table

I think I love this one!

Here is the starting point:

Good bones, just not updated. But sooo solid with dove tail drawers! *swoon*
$6.99 @ Goodwill!

I wanted to make it look like a sister to this sideboard. So I sanded it down, painted it a creamy white and distressed it. Then I went over the whole thing with Minwax Dark Walnut stain and wiped off the stain immediately. Love. It. Am I the only one who finds that using stain as a glaze is easier to work with than actual glaze?

I wish I had a spot for this at my house!



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Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Hi Allison,
This is super cute! I think stain is alot less messy, too!
Kim :)

Cassie Bustamante said...

you are not alone- i use stain too instead of glaze and i find it easy to work with! the table looks adorable- love the pull!

Brandi said...

looks great Allison! I think I'm going to have to venture to the thrift store today to see what I can find!

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Great find and great job! I am working on a dresser that I picked up on side of the road. Should be finished this afternoon. Will have to try the stain, I am using glaze and it can be difficult to work with, but it was on clearance for $3.00/can.

Artichoke Alley said...

Also a lover of stain. The only problem I find is the dry time with stain is longer than with glaze. Great job on the table.

Holly Do. said...

Love the table, wish I had room for that in my house too!!!
I'm also a stain girl, I wasn't sure if that was okay or not but now seeing these comments I feel better!

Michael Wurm Jr said...

ahh! white paint is magic. truly magic!

Bon said...

Turned out fabulous! I am in Love!
Bon @ Drab to Fab

Jen @ EmbellishingLifeEveryday said...

What a good find! Love what you did with it. It's amazing what a little paint can do! thanks for sharing this at the craft catwalk.

Melanie Bacom said...

It is certainly a problem when we make all of this great stuff and have no place to put it. Right now I have too much great trash. I have got to get busy on the treasure part.

Victoria said...

That is so pretty, you really did a great job on it! And for $6, wow! Our GW never has furniture that cheap:(

I see you have 3 boys, I have 3 boys also but mine are big now..sniffle sniffle. Popped in from Feathered Nest Friday:)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Delightful treasure Allison! I love finding a fabulous little piece for just a few dollars and transforming it to WOW, too! Great job- and I do use stain as well for the antique finish. Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! Happy New Year! :)

Unknown said...

Well, crud! I've never tried stain. Probably because I always so much glaze around. But I'll definitely try stain next time.

The table turned out darling! Would love for you to stop by and link up to Passion for Paint this weekend.

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

super job! I too have used stain instead of glaze. I just bought my first container of glaze last month at the hab for humanity re-store.
thanks for linking up and linking back.

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

What a steal Allison! And your update made it fabulous! Love it's hardware 2 =)

Court said...

Love the way this table turned out! Simple yet marvelous.

Ellen said...

Awesome job on all the pieces!! Way to go on the hunting, storing and then painting.... smart, very smart...;)

I have never used a glaze, only and always stains. I make furniture and have found that the stain does a lot for less.


Abby Green said...

Hi! I just did something similar to my kitchen cabinets, but I'm finding that the minwax stain is still sticky after almost 23 hours. Is there something special I need to do to make it dry? Thanks!

. said...

It turned out gorgeous!! I love all your furniture redos! :)