$10 THRIFT STORE CONSOLE TABLE MAKEOVER | YOUTUBE TUTORIAL
Hi beautiful #sifamily and thanks for joining me on Trash To Treasure Tuesday! If you’re new here every second Tuesday of each month I join four of my super talented blogging friends for a T2T Roundup. I’ve included links to their before’s at the bottom of today’s post. But first, I’m sharing this $10 Thrift Store Console Table Makeover and how you can create your own “makeshift” DIY SurfyPrep Sander for under $15!
Here’s the salvaged console table I started with. It was listed for $20 which is a little much for this compact table but the Restore was having a 50% off day!
Before I get into the how-to details here’s the NEW look! What do you think? Worth $10 now, right!? This table has legs for days and I love the natural wood look!
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$10 PAINTED AND STAINED CONSOLE TABLE
Here’s how it all came together. I’ve also had a lot of questions about my sander so I’ve included my “makeshift” DIY SurfyPrep Sander. For under $15 your can sand rounded and contoured wood with your sander.
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on Youtube. If you have any problems viewing below, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel HERE. Our #siyoutube family has hit 13.5K so don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t done so already! So exciting, thank YOU! 🙂
I cleaned this table with this TSP substitute. and a sponge. I always like to flip my pieces over (whenever possible) so I get all the nooks and crannies underneath my furniture as well.
SANDING | CHEAP SURF PREP ALTERNATIVE!
Once the piece was dry I scuff sanded the entire table using my orbital sander and a 120 grit sandpaper. To remove the finish from these gorgeous long legs, I added this sanding pad to my sander before attaching my 80 grit sandpaper. A lot of you have asked me about Surf Prep. I haven’t tried it and as I’ve mentioned in other posts I’m not sure I want to invest the $600.00+ when my orbital sanders do a SUPER fine job. If I were to invest that kind of money on a sander, I’d be stumped on whether to go with SurfPrep or Festool. If any of you have experience using either or, I’d love to hear your thoughts below!
That said, if you have an orbital sander, you can purchase these velcro sanding pads which make sanding contoured wood a breeze! These work amazing on curved legs as they contours with the shape of the legs as seen below. Without the sanding pad buffer, you’d have to strip the finish off these legs or sand the curves by hand.
To get these legs perfectly sanded in all the corners, I used an oscillating tool with an 80 grit corner sandpaper. Then to smooth out the legs and prep them for stain, I moved up to a 150 grit and then a 220 grit hand sand.
I used this all-natural stain for the legs. It’s a water-based stain and super easy to use.
- I dampen the wood with a wet towel or sponge as a wood conditions
- Apply the Natural Stain to a cloth or applicator
- Rub the stain onto the bare wood
- Wipe the excess stain off with a shop towel or soft lint free cloth
MASK – PRIME – PAINT
Once the natural stain was dry, I masked off the legs using this painter’s tape and then primed the body of the table. Once my primer had dried, I painted the body of the table in this gorgeous Coffee Bean color.
The front of the piece was looking a little plain. I originally thought of adding Woodubend but then I found these knobs. They look handpainted and add a little touch of whimsy and create the illusion of a drawer.
TOPCOAT | PROTECTION
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to topcoat this before my photoshoot, but I’ll be spraying it with this Satin Clear Coat for a durable finish.
Here’s the finished look!
This would be such a perfect entry table in a compact space!
AND NOW FOR SOME TRASH TO TREASURE FUN!
You’re going to LOVE what my creative team of Trash To Treasure ladies do! Below are their BEFORE photos. Visit the links below to see the amazing AFTERS and learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek as well! x
5. SALVAGED INSPIRATIONS (HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!)
Here’s another look at this Thrift Store console table’s 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 THIS CONSOLE TABLE MAKEOVER. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting friends!
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