End Table Makeover

A Drexel end table scored at Goodwill gets a makeover giving it an updated look. virginiasweetpea.com

About a month ago I lucked upon an end table at Goodwill early on a Monday morning.    The end table is a Drexel and in great condition other than some wear and tear on the finish on the top.  I immediately knew that it would be a great candidate for an end table makeover.

 

I was so eager to get to work on this piece that I forgot to take a “before” picture with a camera other than my cell phone.  Even with a blurry picture you can tell that this was a great Goodwill find.

Drexel end table "before"

Speaking of Goodwill, I’m back at school today and will miss my Monday morning Goodwill adventures.

This piece did not turn out at all like I expected!  Let me explain….

 

I started by giving it several coats of Maison Blanche paint in Mushroom.  After painting, I waxed it with Americana Decor Cream Wax* and then decided to experiment with  Americana Decor Cream Wax in Dark* over the clear wax.  Let me tell you, I was scared to death that I had ruined this piece but after wiping off the excess dark wax, distressing with sandpaper and then buffing, I liked the look.  (* denotes an affiliate link)

A Drexel end table scored at Goodwill gets a makeover giving it an updated look. virginiasweetpea.com

Here you can better see the effect the dark wax has over the paint.

Paint detail: Maison Blache Mushroom with Americana Decor Cream Wax followed by Dark Wax

A Drexel end table scored at Goodwill gets a makeover giving it an updated look. virginiasweetpea.com

I’m not always a fan of painting pretty hardware but when I reattached the hardware to this piece it just didn’t blend in with the paint/wax combination, so I lightly dry brushed the hardware with the Maison Blache paint.

A Drexel end table scored at Goodwill gets a makeover giving it an updated look. virginiasweetpea.com

Do you remember the Goodwill lamp makeover that I shared with you a few weeks ago?  I think it looks nice with this table.  The table is in my shop at Blue Sky Cottage but the lamp isn’t for sale just yet.  I’m hopefully going to use it at the lake in one of the bedrooms.

A Drexel end table scored at Goodwill gets a makeover giving it an updated look. virginiasweetpea.com

 

Mr. SP and I love going to Williamsburg although we haven’t visited there in a long while.  Before we were married, I purchased Entertaining Ideas From Williamsburg* on one of our trips and have enjoyed it ever since.  My wedding cake decorations and cake table decorations were taken from this book!  The vase was given to me by my grandmother but I don’t much about it other than that it is marked with, “Sophia and Made in England”.  The brass “Pocket Change” dish is a Goodwill find from this summer.

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If you like this makeover, please pin it to your favorite Pinterest board for others to discover!

A Drexel end table scored at Goodwill gets a makeover giving it an updated look. virginiasweetpea.com

I’m hoping that someone will fall in love with this piece and buy it soon!

 

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Comments

  1. Your table looks fabulous! I haven’t tried the Creme Waxes by DecoArt yet and have some in my cabinet. Thanks so much for being the brave one in trying a new product:) Now I’ll pull mine out! This will sell fast, its stunning!

  2. This turned out so pretty! I bet you were scared when you experimented with the wax. Those things always make me nervous too. I also love how you painted the hardware. I think that made the perfect finishing touch!

    • Sweet Pea says:

      Thank you, Megan. At first I really thought that I’d ruined this piece with the dark wax. Thank goodness it ended up being fine in the end.

      Paula

  3. So, are Monday mornings typically a good time to shop Good will?

    • Sweet Pea says:

      They are at this particular GW, Trish. I think people take stuff there after it doesn’t sell at their weekend yard sale.

      Paula

  4. Mary Ferguson says:

    The table turned out great – I really like it. I have two tables that look exactly like yours that I have had for years. When Auntie died I took them for ,my living room and then they went into the bedroom. Yours looks so good I am going to paint mine. Thanks for the DIY instructions.
    Have a great week. Will have to check out GW on Monday am. I have better luck at SA as they get a lot of furniture and GW doesn’t.
    Mary

    • Sweet Pea says:

      Our GWs are hit or miss, Mary. The SA that we have is super expensive which always really puzzles me. Let me know if you paint yours. I’d like to see the end result.

      Paula

  5. Dry-brushing the hardware was a smart idea. I’m sure I wouldn’t have thought of it.

  6. What beautiful texture you gave that little table Paula. It’s such a beauty now!
    xo
    Nancy

  7. The table looks great!! Love the distressed look!

  8. Wow! That end table turned out fantastic. And you didn’t have to sand it down at all? Before painting, I mean. I have a few pieces that I’d lake to paint but I’m scared I’ll mess them up.

  9. What a lovely makeover. You do such beautiful work. Thanks so much for linking to Friday’s Furniture Fix. We love having you share with us.

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