her blog for more awesome furniture makeovers, crafts, and general awesomeness.Hi everyone! I'm Angela from Number Fifty-Three. I'm passionate about decorating on a budget and transforming dated thrift store purchases into something spectacular for my home.
I recently discovered Pretty Providence when I found their DIY Tissue Paper Tassel Garland and was just enamored with their fun and fantastic projects, meals and thrifty ideas. So when Sarah contacted me to share an under $10 project with you all I jumped at the chance.
One thing that I really love is vintage furniture. First, it is so sturdy and well made and secondly, you can often times find it at the thrift store for a song. If you never have, I urge you to find an older piece of furniture to make over. It's both easy and a great value.
Several months ago I found this beat up end table at my favorite store for $4.99. While it was definitely in need of a makeover, structurally it was very sound. (That's Figaro, my DIY assistant.)
As with all furniture makeovers I start with a good cleaning and a light sanding. I wanted to go bold and relevant with my color choice so I choose this really rich Precious Emerald Behr paint.
I have a couple of cost and time saving tips when buying paint. First, I always have my paint color matched into Behr Ultra. I love the fact that it has primer already in it. I always find priming to be such a chore and an extra expense. Secondly, when making over a small piece I just buy the tester pots of paint. A tester pot of Behr Ultra is just $2.94 at my local Home Depot.
I did two full coats in side and out on my end table and I still have paint left over. Tester pots really give you the freedom, with out a major commitment, to be daring and pick a fun color to accent your room. (My newly painted end tables before waxing.)
Here's the finished end table in our office/homeschool classroom. I typically decorate very neutrally so this pop of green really makes a fun and vintagey statement.