THESE CURB-SHOPPED SIDE TABLES GET A 2 HOUR MAKEOVER USING THE NEW ‘CACTUS’ SILK ALL-IN-ONE MINERAL PAINT
Hi, creative family! It’s Furniture Fixer Upper day – the first one of 2022! I’m joining my furniture painting besties and linking to their makeovers… so be sure to check them out below. But first, today I’m sharing these curb-shopped painted tables…Cactus Painted Side Tables! If you think you need a ton of time to transform a piece, here’s the step-by-step of this two-hour makeover! Amazing how quickly one paint color can update your furniture!
Here are the curb-shopped tables I started with. Nick picked them up for me and they’ve been sitting in my garage for over a year. I kept putting this makeover off because had mixed feelings about the shape of the legs.
This is one of the quickest makeovers I’ve done but don’t they look amazing? Color is everything!
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Curbshopped Side Tables – SALVAGED
White Lightning (Cleaner)
Dewalt Orbital Sander
Sandpaper | Tack Cloth
Cactus SILK Mineral Paint
2 HOUR CACTUS SIDE TABLES
I spent the better part of last week cleaning, organizing, and painting my paint room so this week. I started this piece on Tuesday afternoon and finished it Wednesday morning. Minus dry time, this entire project took 2 hours. Pretty fancy for an entirely new look, don’t you think? This quick DIY is thanks to the SILK Mineral Paint. There’s a built-in primer and topcoat included so this saved me a few steps. AND… I got to try one of their new colors! Dixie Belle has added 10 NEW desert colors to the SILK line and they are fabulous.
Here’s how this simple side table set all came together…
Nick gave these tables a cleaning and sanding before bringing them to me but since they’ve been sitting in my garage for over a year I started from scratch. I cleaned them up with this White Lightning and then gave them another scuff sanding with my orbital sander and this 120 grit sandpaper.
After wiping off the dust with a tack cloth, I painted the first coat of this NEW Cactus Silk Paint. It’s not recommended to use water with this paint but I do like giving my brush a very light mist before dipping it into the paint. I find it glides a little easier without diluting the paint or primer properties in this paint.
Also a BIG thank you to ALL OF YOU who chimed in on Facebook. I posted these tables asking for color suggestions and greens and NEW Silk Paint Colors came up plenty of times. 😊
It took two coats to cover these black tables. Here’s the coverage after the first coat.
SAND BETWEEN COATS
Once it dried, I sanded between the first and second coat with 220 grit sandpaper. This paint is self-leveling so sanding isn’t really needed, but I’m in the habit of knocking down paints or primers between coats.
As I final detail I used Gold Wax and an artist’s brush to add some gold to the existing details.
I’m often asked how much paint I’ve used on my projects and I finally remembered to take a picture! For this table set, approximately one-third of a 16oz jar was used. This all-in-one paint sells for $37 so this table set cost me $12 to restyle and two hours of my time.
THE FINAL LOOK
I love the little gold detail the Gemstone Mousse added.
AND NOW FOR SOME FURNITURE FIXER-UPPER FUN!
You’re going to LOVE what my creative team of Furniture Fixer Upper ladies do! Below are their BEFORE photos. Visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek as well! x
1. GIRL IN THE GARAGE
2. CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DIYER
3. SALVAGED INSPIRATIONS (HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!)
4. PETTICOAT JUNKTION
Here’s another look at this before and after. I hope it’s inspired you and given you some new ideas for your projects.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THESE CACTUS SIDE TABLES. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting friends!
TRAY TABLE MAKEOVER
RESTORE ENTRY HALL TABLE
FAUX DRIFTWOOD NESTING TABLES
SINGER SEWING TABLE MAKEOVER
PAINTED KITCHEN TABLE DIY
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Bond Corp. says
Such an informative blog! All the information provided by you is really very helpful. I agreed that tack cloth is the best cleaning tool than any other, it is really helpful for removing tiny dust particles over any surfaces. A good tack cloth makes your work easier. Everyone should follow the tips provided by you. thank you for sharing! Keep posting!
Michele M. says
I absolutely love that color of green.
I love you now have 2 gorgeous simple tables that you rescued from a terrible fate on unbeauty in a landfill somewhere. Love these.
Thanks Michele… I’m loving this green as well! Working on rescued pieces makes my day! It’s what I learned on. And whenever I’m lucky enough to find a piece, I do a happy dance.💃😊
Oops just looked again and noticed one table was on top of the other, sorry.
n/p… I think it stumped a few people…lol. I should have taken the before pic side by side. 🙂
Hi very nice. What happened to the bottom shelf of the tables? How did that transformation take 2 hours?
Hi K! I used Dixie Belle’s SILK All-In-One Mineral Paint which has a built-in primer and built-in topcoat – so two steps are eliminated right off the bat. It took my two hours to paint and detail the two tables minus the dry time. 🙂
I love the color and the gold accent is perfect!
Thanks my friend! Have a super week! XOXO
I absolutely love this new green color! I cannot wait to get all the new Silk colors in and play with them! This color looks amazing on these little tables and really stepped up their game! And, in the US, this paint is only $24.95… So even less to transform both tables in American currency! XOXO
Thanks my friend! And ahhhh, good to know! So $4 per table…wooohooo! That’s almost FREE! 🙌 😉
Ann Burke says
Where did u find Caruso colo did not see on Amazon
Sorry Ann… it might be your spell check but I’m not sure what Caruso colo is? Do you mean the Cactus Color… if so here’s the link.
Thanks so much Teri! These new SILK colors are GORGEOUS!🤗
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
What a great shade of green! When I first glanced at your before photo, I thought this was going to be a taller table with a shelf… LOL! xo
lol…that would have worked as well! You just gave me an idea for another Furniture Fixer Upper!😉 Have a super weekend Jen! XOXO
Roseann Pluchino says
Love the color! Looks so fresh alive..like your beautiful plants. I just purchased a pretty handmade vase in beautiful green! So excite to stage with and incorporate in my home.
Thanks! I love handmade… it sounds beautiful Roseann!😊
Dana Manning says
I was hoping you would choose Cactus! These are great, and the gold is the perfect touch. It doesn’t need to be sealed, correct?
I listened 😉 and thanks for chiming in on FB. Much appreciated! No need to prime. No need to seal. It’s a time saver!🙌
It’s a very rich color. I’m into green so of coarse I like these tables. Also, I know gold is back in, but; it’s not my favorite. It works with this color though and I don’t mind the accent at all. Sometimes quick makeovers are the best ones.
I’m into green as well and I agree, it’s a rich green and so on trend with the boho vibe and desert colors. Dixie Belle has 9 other new “desert” colors they’ve just come out with so can’t wait to try a few more! 🙂
Cecilia from Georgia says
These are so beautiful! You are such a painting machine🤩. The gold detail made such a wonderful difference. All these pieces in the makeover today are great!
Thanks Cecilia… and ya, the ladies always do such a beautiful job! I appreciated you taking the FFU Tour with us!💜
Hi Denise. What an amazing makeover. And all in 2 hours! I love the green you used on these side tables. They look very boho and beautifully display your plants. As a plant lover myself, I’m in love with the look:)
Thanks, Monique! I love displaying plants! There was a while there I was killing on my plants so I’m happy to have a bit of a green thumb back.
I wouldn’t have thought to use green on these tables but it’s perfect! And I lke the shape of the legs. If they were straight and blocky these tables would lack in design.
Thanks Nicki! I have to admit I’m a HUGE fan of green so whenever a new shade is introduced… I’m all over it! lol. And ya, now that these tables are restyled, I’m loving the legs as well. xo