Thrifted Console Table Makeover


Hello, lovely!  I have been working on lots of brand new makeovers for my upcoming book, and every time I finish one I wish so badly that I could share it with you!! 

For now I’m sharing this console table makeover that already sold – I think I paid about $20 for it at a yard sale.  Seriously, who could resist those legs??

Thrifted console table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and decoupage drawers - How to hide ink spills in drawers - DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

** Today is Furniture Fixer Uppers day with my creative blogging friends, so be sure to stick around and see their makeovers at the bottom of this post!

I don’t know how I always end up with these pieces with ink stained drawers… even with primer, the ink often peeks through!  The best solution for that is to cover it up with pretty paper (which you’ll see a little further down).

Thrifted console table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and decoupage drawers - How to hide ink spills in drawers - DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

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The cherry wood table was primed with two coats of my favorite primer.  Then I decided to change the pulls to a single knob, so I filled the original holes with wood filler and marked a new spot in the center. 

(Normally you’d want to fill and drill holes before starting to paint, but sometimes I do things a little out of order… Lol)

Thrifted console table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and decoupage drawers - How to hide ink spills in drawers - DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

I drilled the new holes, painted two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White, and lightly distressed around the edges.  Then I protected it with clear wax and finally tackled the drawer problem.

Tip: Use a paper cutter (like mine, Here) for perfectly straight lines on small drawers like these and then matte Mod Podge to glue it down.  

Thrifted console table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and decoupage drawers - How to hide ink spills in drawers - DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

The final touch on this console table makeover was new knobs from Hobby Lobby.  These add a modern, stylish touch.

Thrifted console table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and decoupage drawers - How to hide ink spills in drawers - DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

Here’s a top view of those decoupage drawers…

Thrifted console table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and decoupage drawers - How to hide ink spills in drawers - DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

Such a change from how it first looked when I got it!

Thrifted console table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and decoupage drawers - How to hide ink spills in drawers - DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

And it’s such a sweet piece for an entry way, hallway, or any little nook where you need some extra table space.

Thrifted console table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and decoupage drawers - How to hide ink spills in drawers - DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

Here’s a handy before-after graphic of this console table makeover for you:

Thrifted console table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and decoupage drawers - How to hide ink spills in drawers - DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

Let me know what you think of this console table makeover in a comment below – also please pin or share this project with a friend so others can be inspired too. Thank you, I appreciate you!  -Jen

I know many of you are already running (or starting) your own furniture makeover business, and I get a lot of questions about pricing and profit.  This table I purchased for about $20, used a little primer, paint, and wax, and already had the paper – so very minimal supply costs.  I priced it at $135 and it ended up selling from my booth at 20% discount for a total price of $108.  To learn more about pricing refinished furniture for sale with more examples, read This Post.

Pricing tips for selling refinished furniture - Girl in the Garage

Next it’s time for Furniture Fixer Uppers with my blogging friends, when we each share a new furniture tutorial to inspire you:

Furniture Fixer Uppers

Below are the Before photos – visit the links underneath to see the After and learn how they did it:Furniture Fixer Uppers1. Prodigal Pieces
2. Confessions of a Serial DIYer
3. Just the Woods
4. The Interior Frugalista
5. Petticoat Junktion

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  1. Larissa
    August 23, 2018 at 6:06 am (1 month ago)

    Sweet score and wonderful refreshed new look. So pretty!

    Reply
  2. Marie Blackburn
    August 23, 2018 at 11:18 am (1 month ago)

    So pretty painted white and I’m swooning over those pretty knobs! Oh how I wish we had Hobby Lobby in Canada 😢

    Reply
    • Jen, Girl in the Garage
      August 23, 2018 at 2:15 pm (1 month ago)

      Thank you Marie! I don’t know what I’d do without Hobby Lobby! 🙁 (and now even my sons are getting addicted to it, Lol)

      Reply
  3. Sharon Graves
    August 23, 2018 at 11:54 am (1 month ago)

    I need help. I recently got my mom’s Lane cedar chest. I want to restore it not paint it but I have no idea how to start. I have not been able to find someone in our area that has experience with this and I want to be careful with it. Any advice on how to do this?

    Reply
  4. Kandice
    August 23, 2018 at 1:43 pm (1 month ago)

    This little table is adorable love the paper. And congrats on the book!!!

    Reply
  5. Jerri
    August 23, 2018 at 3:05 pm (1 month ago)

    This doesn’t look like the same table. The white brightens and modernizes it. Did you sand the table before painting it? I know this is for a client, but otherwise how do you decide what color paint to use? Beautiful transformation? Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
    • Jen, Girl in the Garage
      August 23, 2018 at 9:40 pm (1 month ago)

      Thanks Jerri! I did not sand the table first, since the finish was already smooth and because I used the primer which helps give the paint something to hold onto.

      Reply
      • Jen, Girl in the Garage
        August 23, 2018 at 9:43 pm (1 month ago)

        Oops, almost forgot your other question – I tend to do mostly neutral pieces that could work in most people’s homes. I sometimes do blues or otherwise save pops of color for inside drawers. Hope that helps!

        Reply
  6. Catherine
    August 23, 2018 at 4:50 pm (1 month ago)

    Very nicely done! I love those little knobs. They add just the perfect touch!

    Reply
  7. Lizzy
    August 23, 2018 at 8:09 pm (1 month ago)

    So cute, so modernized. It’s nice to see others using ASCP in Pure White. I love it.

    (I won’t set foot in Hobby Lobby, though!)

    Reply
    • Jen, Girl in the Garage
      August 23, 2018 at 9:45 pm (1 month ago)

      Thanks Lizzy! I get most all of my knobs from Hobby Lobby when they’re 50% off, otherwise I’d be paying more for knobs elsewhere and for shipping probably. 🙂

      Reply

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