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Chalk Paint Side Table Makeover

Today’s post is coming to you from Sarah, at Little Red Brick House, who will be sharing an amazing furniture transformation. We love Sarah’s blog and her awesome ideas and we are so excited that she is sharing this Chalk Paint Side Table Makover.

Hi everyone! I’m Sarah and I blog over at Little Red Brick House. I want to give a big thanks to Erin and Emily for having me as a guest poster today! I love all things EJD! They were the first bloggers to connect with me when I first started blogging and they continue to be so sweet and supportive. I am so thankful that I “met” them early on and hope to connect in real life in the future.

Now, I’m not afraid to admit that I will snag a good deal even if it requires a little roadside pickin’ or dumpster diving. So, when I saw this table on the side of the trash at our old apartments a few years ago, I snagged it right up knowing that I would give it a makeover.

Chalk Paint Side Table | Little Red Brick House

What I didn’t realize is that it would take over two years to get the job started! One day, I finally got tired of looking at it and grabbed my paint and paintbrush and worked a little DIY magic. I’m so glad I did.

Chalk Paint Side Table | Little Red Brick House

First, I grabbed a screwdriver and removed the top board because I knew I wanted to change it. I didn’t want to have to sand this piece so I knew chalk paint was the way to go. I snagged this Americana Decor Chalk Paint, in the color Primitive, from Home Depot. It’s reasonably priced and I had heard good things about it from others. Yes, my paintbrush is duct taped together. That’s what happens when the cat decides to use it as a chew toy!

Chalk Paint Side Table | Little Red Brick House

It took three coats to get a good finish. I used a technique where I would paint on the first two layers with a brush and then roll on the last layer with a small foam roller. The result was a smooth, even finish.

Chalk Paint Side Table | Little Red Brick House

I wanted the table to look a little rustic, so I opted to stain some pine boards and screw them on. I used some 1x2s and stained them in Kona by Rustoleum.

Chalk Paint Side Table | Little Red Brick House

Once my boards were dry I screwed them onto the table frame from the underside and that was it!

Chalk Paint Side Table | Little Red Brick House

I love how easy it was to take a discarded dumpster find and turn it into something pretty and useful. And trust me, it gets plenty of use in our home.

Chalk Paint Side Table | Little Red Brick House

The drawer is perfect for stowing away TV remotes when not in use.

Chalk Paint Side Table | Little Red Brick House

The shelf is the perfect place to stage my most recent magazines.

Chalk Paint Side Table | Little Red Brick House

If you’re looking for more DIYs and decor inspiration, you can find it all over at my blog, Little Red Brick House.

What an amazing up-cycle! Thank you so much, Sarah, for sharing your talented ideas with us today!

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