I had a bookshelf that my mom gave me when I was young – it was in my room for years and years. Over time it got more and more disgusting because I kept putting coats of paint over it . . . and not painting it very well. And I never sanded off any coats of paint, so when it would chip, you’d see as many colors as a Jawbreaker. My point? Man Podger David has done such a fantastic job of this table, and I wish I had seent his tutorial 25 years ago when I was redoing my furniture. If you are wondering how to do this simple DIY side table makeover, keep reading. I love the pop of color that David added. So fun!
OK, here is how my mind works. I contemplate projects for days (years sometimes) then I execute them.
Then I think of how to do it better.
That was totally the case with this little, deco end table I’ve had sitting around for a while.
I’d been debating what to do with it and then I finally decided that a simple, classic white makeover would be cool. I challenged myself to make it over in less than an hour and I succeeded.
But when it was all done and photographed it seemed like it lacked something. I thought maybe a pop of color would set it apart.
A while ago I’d come across a bunch of ornate, mini picture frames in the Michaels dollar bin (they still have them – I checked!). At the time I wasn’t sure what to do with them I just thought they were cool but now I thought I had an idea. And I thought I could do it quickly!
I took the frame, some green spray paint, a leftover bit of scrap paper and a glass knob and got to work. (for the whole project I also used Matte Mod Podge, Hard Coast Mod Podge and E-600 glue)
I gave the frame a quick coat of spray paint and set it aside to dry.
I flipped the scrap paper over and traced the outline of the frame opening (I cut it out just a bit larger so I would have some wiggle room).
After about 20 minutes I sealed the paper with a couple of coats of Hard Coat Mod Podge as I wanted it to be super durable.