This vintage magazine table is one of my favorite makeovers, so I thought I would share my tutorial on my new blog.
I started with this very scruffy and worn side table–a pretty good deal for $10 at the flea market. I knew it had great bones and would look happier with a bit of paint and stencils.
Since I was going for a summery, beachy look, I painted the entire surface and legs with a 50/50 mix of two DecoArt chalky finish paint in Everlasting and Treasure. After just one coat, I lightly brushed a watered-down Everlasting to create the look I wanted to achieve.
Then I carefully painted just the edges of the magazine holders with pure Everlasting. Once the paint dried, I sanded the piece to create a naturally-distressed look.
No. 1 and No. 2 stencils were painted on each side of the table.
And a Cafe Paris stencil on top. Stencil designs were created using the color, Carbon. A final coat of satin wax, and the beach-inspired side table is complete.
This vintage side table makeover is complete — and 100% doggie-approved! Now all I need is the beach house [sigh].