I found a new end table this past week at St. Vincent De Paul. I really didn’t have a specific place in mind for it, but for only $10 it was a steal! Luckily the end table is made of real wood and from Stanley Furniture so I know it will last! No knicks or dents and the drawers opened smoothly. Yep, definitely a steal for 10 bucks.
First thing I did was clean the entire piece over with a damp cloth. Next was to take out the hardware. I had plan to patch over the current holes and purchase some fab hardware from Hobby Lobby that I eyed over the weekend, but it turned out the current hardware was going to be close to impossible to replace. The drawers were carved out to fit the pulls. Oh well, nothing a little paint can’t fix!
I first painted the drawers using Rustoleum’s flat black spray paint. To get the drawers perfectly painted without getting spray inside, I just held a piece of cardboard to block the spray from entering the drawer.
Next I used a quart of Rustoleum flat black paint and a roller to cover the base of the end table. Tip: if you run out of paint tray liners, just use a plastic grocery bag. Works perfectly! I put two coats of paint on the entire end table.
So with the current hardware out I decided to paint it silver. I used Rustoleum’s metallic silver spray paint.
When the paint was dry, I refastened the hardware and voila! It’s done.
Also, if you haven’t noticed, I decided not to use primer this time. The wood was in great shape and I was originally thinking I would distress the table’s edges. Luckily the paint worked so well that I didn’t have to distress it at all!
Final costs: $10 for the table from St. Vincent de Paul, $8 for the quart of Rustoleum flat black paint, and $4 for the Rustoleum flat spray paint for the drawers. I already had the metallic spray paint from an earlier project seen here. Final cost was only $22!
So, what do you think? I love how the silver hardware pops off the black paint. Now I just have to find a place for this thing…
I love the change! So mod!
Mary Light says
WOW! You make it sound so easy. The cabinet came out really nice. Painting the drawer pulls silver was a great idea. You have inspired me to find something to paint. Thank you.
Lindsey Muenz says
Very good! You should have a huge sale with everything you’ve made. I’m sure you would make tons back!!!
Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee says
Gorgeous makeover! You are so very talented! Just loved it:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)
I love it! The hardware turned out great.
It’s like new again! $10 that’s a steal 🙂
You sure are the clever one. Looks great…thanks for sharing.
I love it! I love how the original hardware turned out. Its just amazing now!
love that! so sleek and the hardware is insanely awesome!
Beautiful! I’m so glad you didn’t change the hardware….it’s different and gives the whole thing it’s personality!
YOu did a great job! It looks fabulous against the red wall as well.
Excellent transformation! LOVE the new look!
Kristin Lewis @ west on cole says
Oh, I love it. Very industrial looking and grey is my favorite color, A+!
[email protected] says
Wow! It hardly looks like the same table! Great work
Jen @ Domesticated Nomad says
It turned out lovely. I’m happy to see how well the metallic spray paint turned out. I’ve been thinking of using it on a project; now I’m much less worried. 🙂
Love what you did with this piece! You made it look chic and expensive. Great job.
Are you kidding me? That’s amazing! I LOVE the new look!
Amazing job. I love that Metallic paint. It does wonders!
By the Bluegrass says
Holy Moly! I love the drawer pulls!!!! So great!
It’s gorgeous! We just bought a buffet with this same style handles and that’s exactly what I want to do with it. Thanks for the vision:) Don’t you just love St Vincent De Paul! LOL
the cape on the corner says
oh my gosh, that looks amazing in that black with the silver pulls! good eye, and for 10 bucks it’s a steal!
Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum says
The first thing I noticed was the hardware. Painting it silver really makes it lovely! For $22 dollars you cannot beat it! Thanks for sharing!
Julia @ 551eastdesign says
So fab! I love the milk can on top as well:)
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I have 4 side tables that have that same style of handle…cut into the wood. I want to redo them, but wasn’t sure what colors. I’ll probably steal your colors, but they will look great in my bedroom (only 2 though. Not all 4!)!
Is there a reason you didn’t paint the inside of the drawers? I’m thinking of painting the inside so they’ll look more uniform when the drawers are opened…
The table is against a tan wall so it looked just fine without the insides painted! Also, sometimes you can run into trouble with the drawers opening properly on the side tracks once it’s painted. hope that helps!!
I love the silver handles on the black paint! What a steal!
[email protected] says
Love it! The new color combination is perfect.
it looks so modern and sleek now!
Where did you get the fabric on the pillows? Everything looks great! I am in the process of painting a armoire black and changing the hardware to silver as well. Been looking for an inspiration fabric and that one is perfect.
Those are actually pillows I purchased from Pier 1! They still have them 🙂
I really like your proyects!! I would like to know how to recycle my dinning set of wood, I would like to add red fabric on it. Thanks
I am so glad you couldn’t change the handles on this chest. The results are perfect. Beautiful addition to any home.
Thank you!! I’m actually happy too 🙂