Are you holding on to an old side table and looking for some inspiration to turn it into a treasured piece and not trash? I am sharing a few accent table makeovers to give you inspiration on your next trash to treasure furniture makeover.
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First up is this oval scalloped accent table. I found her at a garage sale and someone had already sanded down the top.
I love to keep the tops of my tables stained to give the table warmth. Luckily, the top came out looking beautiful after applying General Finishes Java Gel and sealing with Minwax Wipe-On poly. You can achieve the finish on the bottom by using a dry brush technique and applying One Step Paint in Ballet White and glazing with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.
Another neighborhood garage sale find. I liked the leg base on this one and she is solid wood and heavy, so I decided she was worth saving.
I lightly sanded down the top of the table to remove the shine. I applied a light coat of Minwax Dark Walnut Gel stain and sealed with Minwax Wipe-On poly. The base is painted in Amy Howard One Step paint in Linen and lightly waxed with Amy Howard Dark Antique Wax.
This table was given to me (Thanks, Betty & Eugene) and saved from going to the landfill. You can tell that this one was hand made and still worth saving. Most people would pass this one by, they lack the imagination of how pretty it can be. It is like the ugly duckling story.
Yes, she was worth saving! The top was stained using General Finishes Java Gel and sealed with Minwax Wipe-On poly. The base was painted with General Finishes Linen Milk paint and sealed with my favorite wax, Maison Blanche Antique Wax in clear.
This one had issues, but that did not stop me from bringing her home. I removed the damaged veneer top using a Wagner Heat Gun. You can see my video on how easy it is to remove veneer with a heat gun. Stop over to my Youtube Channel and be sure to subscribe to see other great videos!
This one turned out to be a true beauty! Whenever you remove veneer, you never know what hides underneath, but this one is a gem! I used General Finishes Java Gel and sealed with Minwax Wipe-On poly. The base was painted in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and sealed with General Finishes High-Performance Sealer in flat and glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze effects. Are you noticing a theme with all my products? I think I am liking the linen color on side tables.
Another cute little half table and do you want to guess what color I finished this one in. Yup, linen! I promise I do paint in other colors. I like to do neutrals since they sell well at the shop. I never realized this obsession with linen and half tables until I wrote up this post.
Ok here is the run down on this table with one slight change. The top was stained with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and sealed with Minwax Wipe-On poly. Painted in General Finishes Linen Milk paint and sealed with Maison Blanche Dark Brown Antique Wax. Since this was a small accent table I decide to seal in wax instead of a top coat and glaze. The next small accent table that I paint, I promise it will be in something other than linen.