Gift Wrapped Table Makeover

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Hello, and happy Friday!  I’m glad the weekend is almost here; I’ve got a lot of painting to do the next few days!  But first I’m sharing a makeover with you that I did on a midcentury side table from a yard sale.  It wasn’t in terrible shape when I got it, but it was worn and just pretty plain.  I decided she needed some beautification.

This gal’s transformation happened with the help of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, AS clear wax, and some wrapping paper from the $1 section at Target.  (Yes, wrapping paper!)

First I cleaned the table and painted it in Graphite.  This color looks like a medium-dark gray until you apply the wax which brings out the deep hue.  You can read all about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and wax in an in-depth post I wrote HERE.

After the wax dried she got some flair.  I cut three pieces of wrapping paper and glued them on with Mod Podge.  Be careful of bubbles under the paper- go slowly and smooth them out as you go.

I love the surprise waiting when you open the drawer!

Here she is with the drawer closed (still pretty adorable):

 I think the makeover did her justice- what do you think?

Have you used wrapping paper on furniture or other decor in your home?

Have a fantastic weekend, friend!


Miss any of my recent posts?  Catch up here:

Throwback Thursday #6

Girl in The City of Light {Paris} – Part 1

Antique Side Table Makeover

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10 Comments on Gift Wrapped Table Makeover

  1. Susan
    October 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm (5 years ago)

    It looks brand new !! Love it

  2. Susan
    October 18, 2013 at 6:19 pm (5 years ago)

    How absolutely gorgeous! Could you please be my neighbor so I could exchange gifts with you (me hoping to get furniture from you 🙂
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  3. Miranda @ Someday Crafts
    October 20, 2013 at 11:34 pm (5 years ago)

    What a cute makeover! I love the pop that the wrapping paper gives it. We’ll be featuring this over at Someday Crafts tomorrow, so come on over if you get a minute 🙂
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  4. Beth
    November 21, 2013 at 2:55 pm (5 years ago)

    Silly question – do I put the mod podge glue on the back of the paper or the top? Would you put on t for a finish? Still learning my Mod Podge!


    • Jen
      November 21, 2013 at 11:01 pm (5 years ago)

      Beth, I put the Mod Podge directly on the table itself and then laid the paper carefully over it trying to avoid wrinkles. Then after letting it dry for a day or so I put a light coat of Mod Podge directly on the paper; I ended up with 3-4 coats on top of the paper. This is to strengthen it against any possible tears from where there might be air pockets underneath. Hope that helps!


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