You’re going to love this side table makeover – we used a cheap frame, scrapbook paper, and Mod Podge to add a pop of color to a piece.
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!
Side Table Makeover
Gather These Supplies
- Green spray paint
- Scrap paper (scrapbook paper, wallpaper, etc)
- Glass knob
- Matte Mod Podge
- Hard Coat Mod Podge
I gave the frame a quick coat of spray paint and set it aside to dry.
Flip the scrap paper over and trace the outline of the frame opening (I cut it out just a bit larger so I would have some wiggle room).
I centered the paper over the hole for the knob and traced its outline onto the drawer front (so I could be sure to get it in the right spot when I attached it).
I attached the paper to the drawer using regular Matte Mod Podge smoothing out any wrinkles with my fingers. Then I set it aside to dry.
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.
After the sealing coat had dried I used E-600 glue to attach the frame to the drawer front and then added the glass knob.
All in all, the project took about an hour (mostly drying time). I think it adds a nice pop of color to my space. Also, the idea could be used to bling out any piece of furniture in need of a little pizazz.
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