Makeover for Thrifted Nesting Tables


This thrifted pair of nesting tables would’ve looked cute on a cottage porch somewhere, with a big glass of sweet tea on top.  Sadly, we don’t have any cottages in my area and they weren’t even real wood anyway, so I didn’t feel too badly about giving them a makeover.

Nesting tables makeover with Chalk Paint and French image transfer. DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

Here’s a close-up of the designs.  Cute, but not exactly my style.

Nesting tables makeover with Chalk Paint and French image transfer. DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

*Friends, it’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday with some of my good blogging friends!  Stick around to see their thrifty makeovers at the bottom of this post.  Also, this post contains some affiliate links so that you can easily find some of the products that I use and recommend.  You can find a list of all my favorite DIY products Here.

For the makeover of these nesting tables, I used these Annie Sloan products:
* Chalk Paint in Pure White
* Chalk Paint in Paris Grey
* Clear Wax

Nesting tables makeover with Chalk Paint and French image transfer. DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

First, I sanded off the designs on top of the tables.  Then I started with a coat of Pure White, just to test coverage.  It worked great!

Nesting tables makeover with Chalk Paint and French image transfer. DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

The very top of both tables were painted in Pure White, and the sides and legs were painted in Paris Grey Chalk Paint for some contrast.

Then I added French rub-on image transfers to each table.  I used two of the graphics out of a set of three – find them Here.  I’ve used this type of transfer several times now, I love how they look and they’re quite easy to apply!  (Read more about how to apply them Here.)

Nesting tables makeover with Chalk Paint and French image transfer. DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

After, I sealed the tables with clear wax.

And here are the nesting tables now…

Nesting tables makeover with Chalk Paint and French image transfer. DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

Maybe French cottage style?  😉

Nesting tables makeover with Chalk Paint and French image transfer. DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage Nesting tables makeover with Chalk Paint and French image transfer. DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

I’m loving my new yard sale suitcase I picked up this weekend too! 

Nesting tables makeover with Chalk Paint and French image transfer. DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage Nesting tables makeover with Chalk Paint and French image transfer. DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

Here’s a handy before-and-after graphic, which you can Pin if you’d like.  🙂

Nesting tables makeover with Chalk Paint and French image transfer. DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

Let me know what you think, I’d love to know!  Also please share this post if you’ve enjoyed the nesting tables makeover.  This pair will be available this Saturday at the Three Little Birds Market.  Come see me and say hi if you’re in the Northwest Indiana area!

Three Little Birds Market

Don’t go yet!  Now it’s time for Trash to Treasure Tuesday and some creative thrifty makeovers from my blogging friends…

Trash to Treasure Tuesday

Below are their Before photos – click the links underneath to see the Afters and learn how they did it:

Trash to Treasure Makeovers - May 20181. Prodigal Pieces
2. Confessions of a Serial DIYer
3. Bless’er House
4. Artsy Chicks Rule

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  1. Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
    May 8, 2018 at 4:32 am (6 months ago)

    I just love nesting tables, and you gave this set such a cute new look. You can go wrong with ooh, la, la! 😀

    Reply
  2. Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule
    May 8, 2018 at 6:59 am (6 months ago)

    Those are so sweet Jen!! What a change, I think those are going to get snapped up quickly! xo

    Reply
  3. Marie
    May 8, 2018 at 9:29 am (6 months ago)

    They are so pretty now, Jen! I bet they sell fast. Pinned 🙂

    Reply
  4. Shellia Ventura
    May 8, 2018 at 2:50 pm (6 months ago)

    So much softer and prettier.

    Reply
  5. Tonita
    May 8, 2018 at 2:51 pm (6 months ago)

    The nesting tables look amazing since you added your touch to them. Nesting tables are great for those of us that in tiny spaces. What a great update you gave them.

    Reply
  6. Lizzy Leff
    May 8, 2018 at 3:22 pm (6 months ago)

    Adorable. They went from something I wouldn’t look twice at, to something I would buy.

    Reply
  7. Shirley
    May 8, 2018 at 4:33 pm (6 months ago)

    Beautiful transformation!

    Reply
  8. Christy
    May 9, 2018 at 9:55 am (6 months ago)

    These turned out so beautifully, Jen! And I love the suitcase you scored too! XO

    Reply

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