Friday, October 16, 2015

Roadside Rescue Side Table Makeover

A few weeks ago my awesome friend Nikki (from the YouTube channel AtHomeWithNikki) challenged me to a thrift store/roadside rescue furniture makeover.  I'm all for a challenge, but Nikki doesn't play fair....She's basically a triple threat!  A designer, DIY'er and chef.  Still, I took the challenge!  The very next day I found a hideous side table by the trashcans in my neighborhood and dragged it up 3 flights of stairs to my house and stared at it for a week.  Hey, it was there and I was just too exhausted to go looking for furniture at the thrift store.  This would have to do!  Ultimately, I ended up really liking this piece when it was done.  But, my assistant, Julie, liked it more! So, now it's cozy in her apartment.  One man's trash truly is another man's treasure!  Enjoy and be creative. 
 xoxo, Mark
I love the mix of stripes and bold color!
Adding fabric to the sides of the drawer was the perfect touch!
I will hang a tassel from any knob!  Knobs beware!
Watch the fun video tutorial here
Stuff You'll Need
Black and white striped cotton fabric (1 1/2 yards)
Americana Decor Chalky Finish in White, Treasure and Romance
Drawer knob
Paint the sides and interior of the side table (and drawer front) with the chalky finish in treasure
Paint the top of the table and sides of the drawer in white chalky finish
Paint the inside of the drawer with the red (Romance) chalky finish
Paint the front trim with the Americana Metallic Gold
Place the ironed stripe fabric on the table top and line up the stripes
With the palm of your hand, press a crease around the edges of the fabric
*Use the creases as your cut lines
Paint the Americana Decou-Page on the top and adhere the fabric
Add another layer of Decou-Page to the fabric after it's in place
Repeat the process with the fabric around the base and on the sides of the drawer
Edge the table with a Krylon Short Cuts metallic paint marker
Drill a hole in the center of the drawer and add a knob if there isn't one there already
Hang a tassel from the knob and you're done!
 Love the striped fabric peeking out from the sides of the drawer!
It's amazing what a little fabric and paint can do to something!

My version of "Put a bird on it."


  1. Wow.. looking awesome! My craft table is also in blue color & its refreshing!

  2. Love the color combination and the red detail on the inside :) You went the extra mile with it.

    1. I am in love with the combo, too! I've decided to paint some black furniture to go along with it, too! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Great DIY! Love the stripes when you pull the drawer open!

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