Thrift Store End Table Makeover

I love a good furniture makeover, my reigning favorite is the mint nightstand. I also love junk so I’m always on the hunt for the perfect trash to treasure piece. This is one of those trash to treasure pieces. The story of this end table is kind of like a fairy tale. Once upon a time there was this ugly, hideous end table at Salvation Army. My husband (the knight) rescued it for $14 and together, we brought it back to life… oh, and it lived happily ever after in my living room. The end.

Thrift Store End Table Makeover Thrift Store End Table Makeover

We are such thrift store junkies. Anytime we are in the area of Salvation Army on half off day we have to stop in. And you know for every 4 or so bad trips you get one good one. Well we were about due for a good one a few weeks ago when my husband just popped in to the store really quickly. He had been there a few days before and saw this end table with a high price tag of $30. It must have been his lucky day because he was able to scoop up the same table for only $14 just a few days later! He brought it home as a surprise for me (that’s right folks, some women like flowers, maybe diamonds. Bring me furniture and you have my heart).

We busted out the Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and got working.

Thrift Store End Table Makeover Enough this table was really bad when we got it – I love the brass hardware. Polished up it looks even better.
Thrift Store End Table Makeover Then we distressed it a little bit to get the perfect shabby look. Thrift Store End Table Makeover And then it really lived happily ever after. I’m so happy with the way it turned out. For $14? You can’t beat it! So there you have, a thrift store story tale, I mean a thrift store end table makeover. The end.

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I’m sharing this project at: House of Rose Blog, and My Repurposed Life


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Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.


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  1. Very pretty! I wish our thrift store had some good deals!!

  2. Beautiful transformation. Don’t you just love thrifting? I’m obsessed with Craigslist and thrift stores as well as flea markets. I’m working oin a 36-drawer metal cabinet right now to turn it from almost trash to treasure. I’ve pinned your side table!

  3. So cute Chelsea! Great makeover.

  4. Where are these incredible thrift stores??? I feel so left out from finding these incredible deals! Thrifting around here is not that cheap, at least in my experience -.- Love that you kept the brass hardware. What a difference polishing makes!

  5. Fabulous transformation!! Looks awesome!

  6. Hey Chelsea – you are so cute. I am the same way, love me some thrift store deals any day!

  7. You did it again Chelsea! Absolutely fabulous. Pinned :)

  8. Gorgeous! I knew it would be!!

  9. So fun! Love the way the table turned out and such peaceful colors! Thanks for sharing…hopping over from Inspiration Gallery via DDD! Happy Wednesday!

  10. Super cute Chelsea!! Isn’t it amazing what a little chalk paint will do!!


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