Remember that painting workshop we did at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore back in the summer? I wanted to show you how the end table that we painted with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan turned out. Somehow, this little post just never made it on to the schedule, and it is long overdue.
This is what she looked like before, hidden in between all the good pickins’ at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Montgomery County, PA.
Back in August we held two Painting 101 workshops, where nearly 50 people learned the finer points of painting with a brush and spray painting. A HUGE thank you to everyone who came and had fun with us! Even though almost everyone who attended had painted something before, everyone who wanted to got a chance to try their hand at something.
By the way, we are planning a DIY Jewelry Frame workshop for November 13. Here’s the registration link. Space will be very limited!
We worked on this little end table and several other items during the workshops, and I ended up putting the finishing touches on it back at my office.
Remember that trick I showed you with DIY Paint Props? It came in handy here.
The idea was to cover this yellow with a dark wax, but when I saw how pretty and cheery it was, I just couldn’t do it. But don’t worry, I’ll show you what that yellow + dark wax combo looks like on the jewelry frame that we’ll be making at Habitat in November at our next DIY workshop. Or you can see what I’ve already posted on Facebook.) Watch my home page and newsletter for the registration link coming soon!
There was a lamp makeover at the same time, but I generally spray paint my lamps, and used Rustoleum 2x on this formerly brass lamp.
This little table now could easily match similar items that would retail for hundreds and still not be the all-wood, solid quality. But this is all wood with solid construction.
But beauty isn’t only on the outside. Surprise!
This glamorous black and white contact paper added a glimpse into her inner beauty.
If you love this little table as much as I do, you can hightail it over to the ReStore in Norristown and pick her up, or check out some of the other pieces just crying out for a re-do.
I hope you’ll be inspired to customize timeless pieces like this for your own home. You can see another end table makeover that still lives in my own home and stands up to the punishment of kids just fine. Pin this on your DIY board for later.