$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 Console Table – SALVAGED
BIN Shellac Base Primer
Coffee Bean Paint
Au’ Natural Stain
Woodubend Decorative Drop
Satin Clear Coat
Sander Sponge Cushion
$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
1. CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DIYER
2. GIRL IN THE GARAGE
3. ARTSY CHICKS RULE
4. PRODIGAL PIECES
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!
INDUSTRIAL TABLE MAKEOVER
ENTRY HALL TABLE MAKEOVER
ENTRY HALL BEFORE AND AFTER
VINTAGE HALLWAY TABLE MAKEOVER
BLUE HALL CONSOLE TABLE
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Brittany Bailey says
Pretty! You listed woodubend in the supplies, but I dont see them? I have a sander I like, but I just got a surfprep. I think im going to get the festool exhaust/filtration system. Festool is highly rated, but most say surfprep is superior. I wonder if I got myself into a pattern of buying proprietary supplies with the surfprep. Im hoping now I can take on more projects Id be reluctant to and save time! Xo
Ooops! I’ll have to delete the Woodubend. I think I copied and pasted the wrong supply!😲 Festool is VERY highly rated. Nick is a contractor. I had him ask his trades and many of the trades have nothing but good to say about Festool but have never heard of Surf Prep. I think Surf Prep might have really cornered the furniture painting market! Have fun Brittany. I’m sure you’re gorgeous new sander will save you a ton of time!!
Joanne H. says
So pretty! Love the whole look. My go to paint color is often black but want to try coffee bean after seeing this makeover. Thanks so much for the SurfPrep substitute. I definitely need to try that trick.
Thanks Joanne! And I think you’ll LOVE Coffee Bean. Looks black – just a little softer and warmer!
Great info on the sanding tips! Beautiful job!
Thanks Lorin! XOXO
Thank you, Constance!🌸
Marie B. says
There’s that lovely au natural voodoo stain in action again and how fun is this makeover! Thanks for the sanding pad tip, I’m definitely giving it a try. Girl, you made that $10 table sing!
First time I tried it I knew it was going to be one of my faves! Thanks so much, my friend! XOXO
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
Denise, I love the new colors and the addition of the chic pulls. This is a winner! xo
Yay! Thanks my friend! XOXO
Another beautiful piece! And I just ordered those orbital sander pads! I didn’t even know they existed! Thanks for the info!
I hope you love them as much as I do Donna! I’d love to hear your thoughts after you use them! XOXO
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
So very pretty now, Denise!! xo
Thanks so much Nancy! XOXO
Denise, I love that table!!!!!!! It looks so fresh and modern. You always know just what to do. This is definitely a winner.
Thanks Marian! I’m loving this bare wood more modern look as well!😃
Your table is gorgeous!! And thank you for sharing about the sanding pad!! I kept wondering when they’d start making those for regular sanders. I just can’t see spending the money on those expensive Sanders. So thankful you shared!!
I’m so happy you found this helpful Jeannie. And if you give it a try, I’d love to hear your thoughts. I think it’s a game changer!
Gorgeous as usual Denise! I was drooling over the SurfPrep and Festool sanders too until I saw the price (I think it’s closer to 1K when you factor in the exchange rate – ouch!). Plus there’s really nothing wrong with my current sander so why let it go to waste?
The last time we did bare legs, I wasn’t too happy with the outcome so I’m definitely going to try your solution on our next piece. Thanks for the brilliant idea!!
Thanks Sara, and ya those sanders are super costly but I’ve heard good reviews. I wish I could do a side-by-side test BEFORE I decided to try but unfortunately, I don’t know anyone close by who has one. If you try the sanding pad I’d love to hear how it all works out for you!
Kim Banko says
Definitely worth $10! It’s fabulous and thanks for the sanding pad tip!
Right!? I wouldn’t have paid $20 but seeing how it all turned out, for $10 – it’s a winner!🤗
Do Dodson says
I normally steer away from those curvy leg pieces and have been known to cut them off. 😂
But THIS is a master piece. I’d take it in a heartbeat! It’s gorgeous, Denise! Thanks for sharing your work. It’s always inspiring to me.
Aww, thank you! I’ve been picking more modern pieces lately as well (or swapping out bottoms and legs) but I’m really pleased with how she turned out as well. Have a super duper day my friend. XOXO
Yay, thanks Rebecca! XOXO
This is a stunning makeover and thanks for the Surf Prep alternative tip! I just bought the sanding pad and it’s on the way. Can’t wait to try it!
Thanks so much Nicki! And I’d love to hear how the sanding pad works out for you. I find it soooo much easier! XOXO
Patti Phillippe says
I always try to imagine what you’ll do to a piece before I scroll down for the big reveal. This surprised me, but then your end results usually do! Beautifully done and I love the look of nude the legs. You always inspire me to think outside the box.
I’m happy I keep you guessing and you’re inspired, Patti! You’re comment made my day!💜
This turned out amazing, Denise! You totally modernized this very traditional piece! And thanks for the tip about the sanding pads…I just ordered some!! XOXO
Thanks my friend! And you’re going to LOVE them… makes things SO MUCH EASIER! XOXO
where did you get the knobs? table looks amazing!
Thanks so much Victoria!🤗 I’ve had them in my inventory for years but I believe I bought these knobs at Pier 1.
I love everything about this makeover! EVERYTHING!!❤️🔥
Thank YOU Deb!!!🤗
It’s beautifully done, but the top now looks too small for the long legs.
Thanks Pat! And I LOVE her long legs with her slim sleek top! It’s like a person. We are all different shapes and sizes but we are all equally beautiful!😉
It’s absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait to try the sander trick! That will be a game changer! Have not seen the new Dixie Belle stain color either. Thanks for these tips!
The sanding pad is a game changer! And the retailers were selling the Au Natural Stain before they offered it online but I’m so happy it’s available now!
Cheryl Atkinson says
Hi Denise!! I am so excited about the sanding pad.nit is my Amazon cart now. I could never purchase a Surf Prep sander but now I can have the fake one too. I also can’t wait to get some of this ah natural voodoo gel stain. I’m on the hunt for a piece of furniture to use it on. Thank you for your inspiration!!
You’re going to love the sanding pad Cheryl! It makes things so much easier! And once you give it a try, I’d love to hear your thoughts and what you think of it! Have a super day. XOXO
Gorgeous! Love the combination of the wood and dark paint.
Thank you Jen! XOXO
Hi Denise. You took that table from blah to gorgeous. I’m in love with the wood legs and contrasting top. Those knobs are the icing on the cake. Beautiful.
Aren’t these knobs cute!? I’m so happy I found them to finish this piece off. Thanks my friend! XOXO
WOW, what a gorgeous make-over, I love it.
Thank you so much Janette!😊
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces says
What a score! And even better makeover. It looks lovely, Denise.
Thanks my friend! And ya, I’m all over 50% off day!!!😂