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Painted Side Table

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 by in DIY $30, DIY Furniture | 3 comments


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Shabby Chic Painted Side Table



Side Table
ColorPlace Interior Satin Medium Base Paint (See asterisk below)
ColorPlace Interior Satin Antique White
Glidden Interior/Exterior Gripper Primer
3M 3 Pack SandBlaster 80 Grit Sandpaper
Hobby Lobby Iron Birds ($3.99 each,
Hobby Lobby Key Hole ($3.99 each,
2 Drawer Handles
Paint Roller
Craft Paint Brush
Paint Container
*Paint was found in the oops section at Walmart. There is no color listed, but there is a color makeup you can provide: B: 0 Y + 19 C: 0 Y + 24 E: 0 Y + 43*

I am always on the lookout for rare pieces of furniture. I came across this beautiful wash stand at a flea market in Lexington. The picture above is the same wash stand I purchased, but in pristine condition. Although the wash table at the flea market was missing the towel rack, hardware, and had a faux marble top, but I saw the potential! It was a steak for $20. The total cost for this DIY was $30.
Here is the original wood door and the faux marble top. I was going to strip the table top, but I decided to keep it because it didn’t look fake and it grew on me.



Start by painting the entire piece with Glidden Gripper Primer. Then apply 2 coats of the ColorPlace Interior Satin Antique White paint, letting dry in between coats. Once it dries, use a craft paint brush and paint one coat of ColorPlace Interior Blue Medium Base paint on the wood accent and drawer handles. One coat of the ColorPlace paint will create a sea green color. If you paint a second coat it will change the color to a Robin’s Egg Blue.


After paint is done attach hardware.

From a broken wash table, to a beautiful Shabby Chic side table!


  1. Beautiful! I love the soft white color and extra bits that you added. Would love for you to share this at Fridays Unfolded this week!


  2. Visiting from Matt’s shout out! Ok, so we have two things in common right off the bat… Twins (lord, help us) and DIYing (keeps me sane) My twin boys are 11 now and I can tell you- there is a light at the end of the tunnel. For us, it happened at about the age of 4, but they are very active and head strong ;) Check out my blog! Here is a post where I refinished a piece of furniture similar :

  3. Beautiful!

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