Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Farmhouse End Table Makeover

A Farmhouse style end table makeover | On The Creek Blog

An ordinary end table gets a farmhouse makeover!

Remember my upcycled dining bench made from an old end table?  Here is what I did with the matching end table!

I was originally going to make a matching bench but I wanted to do a simple project so an end table makeover it was!

This project came together pretty smoothly.  I love when that happens!

Here's how it all went down:







A Farmhouse style end table makeover | On The Creek Blog
I started with this simple end table.  I absolutely love the legs on this end table!  I was so sad when we had to cut them down because they were too tall on our bench!

I tried to take the top off before painting, but it was stuck on there!  I didn't want to mess anything up so I did the painting & had my husband help me remove the top later.
A Farmhouse style end table makeover | On The Creek Blog
I used the same crackle paint method as I've done on a few pieces already (dining bench, chair planter makeover, solar chandelier).  

Using crackle paint to create a distressed farmhouse paint look | On The Creek Blog
Using crackle paint to create a distressed farmhouse paint look | On The Creek Blog
I started by painting everything a dark brown to imitate a dark stain.  Then, I applied the crackle.  Finally, after the crackle was slightly tacky, I applied my top coat.  I love how the crackle turned out!  It's distressed to the max!

Then it was time to build the top.  The original top was in pretty bad shape.  It's not solid wood, so it had bubbles & imperfections.  I wanted to go with a wood top, so off to Home Depot we went to get a board!
A Farmhouse style end table makeover using boards| On The Creek Blog
Building the top was super easy because we only needed 1 board!  We cut the board into sections & placed it on our frame.  Everything fit together perfectly.  We used nails to put the boards on the top because I thought it gave the end table a more antique vibe.
Sanding a farmhouse end table top | On The Creek Blog
After everything was together, we sanded the boards.  Our miter saw blade is pretty dull, so it didn't make nice clean cuts.  It left some shavings on the boards, so we sanded them away & made everything look a little more uniform.
Using crackle paint to create a distressed farmhouse paint look | On The Creek Blog
Using chain to distress new boards | On The Creek Blog
A Farmhouse style end table makeover | On The Creek Blog
To give the new boards an aged look, we took a chain & beat up the boards a little bit.  I also used a hammer to distress the boards.  Once I was happy with the aging, it was time for stain!  I again created a custom stain using Jacobean & Special Walnut.

After several coats of polyurethane on top, the end table was done!
A Farmhouse style end table makeover | On The Creek Blog
A Farmhouse style end table makeover | On The Creek Blog
A Farmhouse style end table makeover | On The Creek Blog
After the end table was done, I put it on Facebook Marketplace for sale.  I was just curious if there would be any interest in it.  I'm always nervous listing things for sale because I don't know if other people have the same taste as I do.  I'm happy to report that this end table sold within an hour!
A Farmhouse style end table makeover | On The Creek Blog
A Farmhouse style end table makeover | On The Creek Blog
Because this sold so quickly, it has inspired me to start selling more of our creations!  I have a basement full of furniture that's waiting to be restored & I can't wait to get started on them!  I'll be sure to bring you along on all of my makeovers!

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