Cheapo Side Table Flip – February Fab Furniture Flippin Contest

Cheapo Side Table Flip – February Fab Furniture Flippin Contest

Do you plan to or did you get rid of all your old cheapo furniture and buy new?

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

I don't…I flip them.

Today's project is one of those put together side cabinets that typically you would give away to Good Will and buy something much better when you could afford it. But for me, it's not about the money. It's about achieving a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture art.

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

This month's challenge from the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest asked for a piece that goes from drab to fab by painting it with Deco Art Chalky Finish  paint. The contest theme is "Make a Statement". I've used Deco Art Chalky Paint before on other projects, so I knew the paint would be easy to use and would turn out great.

After this boring, ugly piece, it's not really hard to "make a statement" with paint – anything is better than how it started out!

 

"MAKE A STATEMENT"

I used the colors Treasure and Yesteryear of Deco Art along with another paint from my stash in dark gray to antique it and Deco Art's Cream Wax as a finish. You could use Relic from Deco Art for the dark gray.

I cleaned the side table off (super dusty) and painted the entire piece with the color Treasure and then painted the top with Yesteryear.

 

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

I used a foam brush for each color.

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

It was a bit stark for my taste, so to tone it down I mixed a dark gray and water (50/50) to make a wash to antique it.
 

I just painted it on and used a t'shirt to lightly wipe it off, leaving just enough of the wash to tone it down a bit.

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

 

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

 

Updating the hardware – a new knob – makes a big difference in a furniture flip.

 

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

 

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

 

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

Side Table Flip {Love My DIY Home}

Side Table Flip Love My DIY Home from Val Frania on Vimeo.

 

Please visit our hosts' “Make a Statement” projects by the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest hosts: Charlotte at Ciburbanity and Carrie at Thirty Eighth Street. Bloggers who are interested in participating in future contests should contact info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com.
 

Fab Furniture Flippin Contest {Love My DIY Home}

Participants of The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest receive product compensation from the sponsoring brand, Deco Art, in order to complete their themed projects. Deco Art will also provide the prize package for the contest winner.

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Comments

  1. What a difference!  Your new side table looks so much better!  I love that blue color, too.

  2. Love the colorwash Val, it really adds a beautiful layer of dimension to the piece!

  3. Love that side table, Val. It is amazing what a bit of paint can do! Wonderful job!!

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