I really don’t always have the best of luck at garage sales BUT every few years I come across something I have been wanting and the price is right!
My sister and I decided to hit up a few sales on Saturday at around 11:00, which is really late for garage sale shopping. This can be good or bad…either all of the good deals are already sold or prices are really cheap because the seller really wants to get rid of an item. Good thing for me, I hit the house where the seller wanted to get rid of everything!! Then it was on for my garage sale table makeover!
I needed this table for my foyer since I rearranged furniture and moved my dresser to my living room. If you follow me on Instagram you saw me post my Saturday find and the fact that I only paid $20 for it!!
Since my husband and kids were away this weekend camping I decided to go ahead and make her beautiful right away!
I started by sanding the entire thing. I didn’t sand completely down to the bare wood only enough to get her a little smooth. I was planning to use some paint I already had on hand, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey and Maison Blanche in Magnolia so there was no need to do a full sanding.
As you can see, I was getting a head of myself with the sander…I moved her outside before I continued!
After we started sanding, my sister and I decided to see what the wood looked like under the veneer. It was already loose so we peeled it up pretty easily…except for this center piece that was stuck pretty good. It took a little work.
The wood was rough and 3 different sizes of boards BUT I loved it!!
Then I started painting the rest of the piece. I first painted the Paris Grey, then a watered down coat of the Magnolia. After the paint was dry, I hit different spots with my sander. I wanted to see all of the different layers of paint. I also added a little dark wax in places.
I wanted to keep the wood as natural as possible and I had read where another blogger had used Coconut Oil to rehydrate the wood…it worked beautifully! (Thanks, 2 Little Superheroes!)
I am so thrilled with how my garage sale table makeover turned out!! It gets me really excited for the spring selling season, maybe I can find a few more treasures!