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It's a keeper (a quick and easy Side Table Makeover) | The Interior Frugalista

June 9, 2015

It's a keeper (a quick and easy Side Table Makeover)

We've been on the hunt for a rectangular side table with a drawer for our living room.  Mr. Frugalista scored this fabulous Haddon Hall table for $10.00 at Goodwill.

A Haddon Hall side table makeover After

It's the perfect size to flank our new leather love seat and the drawer has loads of room for all our remote controls.  How many remote controls does one room need for crying out loud!  One for the ceiling fan, one for the fireplace, the stereo, the dvd player, the television, and another for the PVR.

Ahem, back to the table.  Here is a close up of what it looked like before...

Haddon Hall side table before

Other than a few small scratches that needed filling all I had to do was give it a good scrub.  I love it when a quick and easy makeover comes my way - doesn't happen very often.

Haddon Hall Side Table Makeover

I gave the table three thin coats of Old White chalk paint, sanding between coats.  Then I lightly distressed around the edges and applied dark wax in the crevices.

Haddon Hall table painted in Old White chalk paint and distressed

The drawer front was stenciled using Silver Metallic paint to add some zing.

Silver Metallic stenciled drawer front

I removed the two original tear drop pulls because this drawer is going to get a lot of use and they were far too finicky for our big mitts. Instead this pretty silver mercury glass knob that I had in my stash was added. It compliments the other mercury glass elements in the room quite nicely.

Silver Mercury Glass Furniture Knob

Rarely do I leave a drawer naked and this table was no exception. It was painted with the same silver metallic paint used on the stencil but I left the furniture manufacturer's stamp untouched. I lined it with metallic polka dot scrapbook paper leftover from the Vintage Vanity makeover.

Haddon Hall table drawer painted metallic silver and lined with metallic polka dot paper

Tip for lining drawers:
If you want wrinkle and air bubble free lined drawers use wallpaper paste. Brush it onto both the drawer and the back of the paper.  It has play time for moving the paper in place and it's easy to smooth out any air bubbles.  I love this stuff!
The entire table was given a coat of clear wax and buffed.

Haddon Hall side table after makeover

A little elbow grease and a few hours...

Haddon Hall side table painted with Old White Chalk Paint

...and we have ourselves the perfect side able for our living room!

Haddon Hall side table makeover with chalk paint and mercury glass hardware

On Thursday I'll be sharing what I did with the table that used to be in this spot...

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