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Hi.

Welcome to my blog. I document my DIY transformations as I decorate my home on a budget! Hope you have a nice stay!

Wood and Wicker Side Table Makeover

Wood and Wicker Side Table Makeover

I picked up this small side table at the thrift store months ago. I loved the combination of the wicker and wood, but it definitely needed some work. It was covered in scratches, missing the knob on the front of the drawer, and I did not like the stain colour.

Here’s the before: 

It took me a while to decide what I was going to do with this piece…paint it or try to strip it. I decided to do a combination of both because I wanted to save myself some time. It’s always an adventure when I decide to strip a piece of furniture because I never know what I am going get! I was definitely crossing my fingers!

I decided to strip the table top and paint the bottom, leaving the wicker inserts in the natural state. To start the process I used painter’s tape to tape off the areas I did not want the furniture stripper or paint to touch. I applied three coats of Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper and used a metal wall scraper and some fine steel wool to remove the stain in between coats. Once all the stain was removed I used a cloth and some water to remove the furniture stripper residue and allowed the table top to dry. 

I loved the colour of the wood after stripping it!

For the base of the table, I applied two coats of FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint in the colour Parisian Grey. I used a chalk paint brush, but you can use any brush you have on hand. Once the paint paint was dry, I applied two coats of FolkArt Home Decor Clear Wax. Once this was dried, I buffed the painted parts with a microfibre cloth. I also applied the same clear wax to the table top. To finish the table, I added a small metal knob to the drawer.

This transformation is simple yet beautiful! Definitely an improvement to the way it looked before.

Until next time,

XO D.

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