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Quick Side Table Makeover

Today I’d like to show you this quick side table makeover guys! 

Quick Side Table Makeover [kreativk.net]

This little side table was my first Kijiji purchase in Canada. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Kijiji, it’s like craigslist, an online second hand market and it’s fabulous!! Well, we had just moved to Canada, and I had a beautiful and big, partly covered front porch to decorate and was looking for a little porch table. It was fall and I wanted to put our huge, carved pumpkin on it. 

It was $5 on Kijiji and painted in a very pale orange, perfect for my fall porch! I loved it but our car hadn’t arrived yet so I asked the lady in a message if she could deliver it and I’d pay $10 for it. I really wanted that table. That lovely lady dropped off this table at my doorstep and she didn’t want to accept the $10, she took $5 and wished me fun with the table! I was so so happy and wanted to invite her in for a coffee, but yeah, she went on her merry way. It would have been a bit strange maybe to go into a strangers house to have a cup of coffee, but I was so freakin happy and thankful that that’s what came out of my mouth…. So that’s the story of my little table. I don’t have a photo of it then unfortunately. 

So I decorated away with it. It was in great shape too. After fall came winter and you know what that means… it got wet… a lot … and was going to be ending up in the garbage, so I took it inside and gave it a really quick sanding and painted it with grey paint and added some stencils. I had it in my mud room then.

Quick Side Table Makeover [kreativk.net]

After a while, it got crowded in the mudroom and my daughter needed a bedside table, and this table was the perfect size! I gave the legs another coat of white/grey paint and covered the top with a fun fabric from Ikea. She loved it! 

Quick Side Table Makeover [kreativk.net]

The other day, she decided, that she was way to old for this kind of table and did not want it in her room anymore. My younger daugher Amelie wanted it, but there just isn’t enough space in her already crowded room, so I decided, to give it a little make over and make it mine again! And I’m so freakin happy about it. I have it right next to my armchair and it’s just perfect for that spot, great to hold my cup of coffee!

I took off the fabric, sanded it over and then painted it with chalky finish paint, distressed it a bit here and there and at the end gave it a coat of wax. Tah-dah! 

Quick Side Table Makeover [kreativk.net]



Quick Side Table Makeover [kreativk.net]



Quick Side Table Makeover [kreativk.net]



Quick Side Table Makeover [kreativk.net]



Quick Side Table Makeover [kreativk.net]



Quick Side Table Makeover [kreativk.net]


Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I’m so happy you did and I hope you like this little side table as much as I do! As you can see, there’s no need to spend a ton on furniture and with just a little paint you can use one piece of furniture, like my side table, for different purposes! I wonder if that nice lady imagined that this side table would last so long in our family! 

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  • Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations
    21/09/2016 at 04:52

    Hi Katrin!
    Stopping in to thank you for sharing at Homemade and Handcrafted! This wonderful makeover is featured this week and I hope you’ll stop over to share more.
    Have a great week~

    • Katrin
      22/09/2016 at 07:05

      Thanks so much Robin! I’m super happy about that!!

  • Beverly
    27/08/2016 at 21:28

    I love that you’ve given this table new life several times! It’s great to have a piece that can have versatile uses with a new paint job! Pinning. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle, Katrin.

    • Katrin
      28/08/2016 at 23:54

      Thank you so much Beverly!

  • Diana
    24/08/2016 at 02:36

    You table has a lovely farmhouse vibe with those sweet, tapered legs. Love the simplicity of the the white, esp. Great “makeover.” Thanks for linking up both your posts with us at Vintage Charm 🙂

    • Katrin
      24/08/2016 at 14:48

      It does hey, Diana? Thank you!

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    21/08/2016 at 23:33

    Katrin, I love all the versions of this little table! It sure has been worth way more than $5. If the lady who sold it to you knew she’d be back to have that cup of coffee, and she’d want you to teach her how to be so creative! LOL

    I love how this looks, in your pretty white living area. The plants are the perfect touch. I can imagine that it will be a great side table as you look over homework or lesson plans!

    • Katrin
      22/08/2016 at 17:53

      Oh, I wish I could show her what we did with that little table these past years, lol, she’d be surprised! I am happy that it got another makeover, Thank you Nikki!

  • Sandra Garth
    20/08/2016 at 18:26

    Now that’s what I call a bargain and you worked your magic on it again. Thank you for sharing with us again at Celebrate Your Story and have a great week!

    • Katrin
      21/08/2016 at 09:23

      Thanks so much Sandra, you’re so nice!!!

  • Pili
    18/08/2016 at 12:26

    What a fun story of your table! I can understand your happiness when the lady delivered it, and I’m sure it can tell a lot of stories both from your house and the previous one.
    You made it look pretty with chalk paint and the distressed edges.

    • Katrin
      18/08/2016 at 18:36

      Thanks so much Pili! I was so happy when she agreed to bring it to me… so thankful too!

  • Ellen
    15/08/2016 at 21:49

    What wonderful stories that table could tell, being loved so many different and useful ways by the whole family! This table has earned a forever home with you for sure. Love the many refinishes that you created and think the present one is perfect too. Thank-you for this kreative post, so enjoyed as always.

    • Katrin
      16/08/2016 at 12:34

      Thank you Ellen! Sometimes the smallest and cheapest finds are the best, and yes, this one has been loved by everyone, and now it goes so well with that cup of coffee 🙂 Have a lovely Tuesday and Thank you for the visit as always 🙂

  • Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff
    15/08/2016 at 18:03

    Absolutely lovely! I wouldn’t have wanted it ending in the garbage either! That gorgeous little table looks absolutely perfect next to your armchair!
    Have a nice day!

    • Katrin
      16/08/2016 at 12:34

      Thank you Marjan!! I love it next to my armchair and it is perfect for the spot!! Have a lovely day friend!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    15/08/2016 at 15:22

    Aww, what a sweet history that little table has. I love reading about the history of furniture. They become part of the family. I love all of the stages it went through. But now it is back to you and y ou have made it elegant. Now where is your coffee cup?

    • Katrin
      15/08/2016 at 16:30

      Thanks Mary! My coffee cup is there most of the time, lol! Or a can of coke zero, as with this heat I can’t even get coffee down, I can’t believe I just said that!!

  • Keri
    15/08/2016 at 14:44

    Katrin, all the different looks you gave this side table are fantastic!! I love the stenciled top, the fabric top and now the white top, all so awesome!! The white side table looks great next to your chair! I can just imagine how nice it must be to have a pretty surface to rest your books and coffee. I really like the distressed look you gave it. Beautiful makeover!!

    • Katrin
      15/08/2016 at 16:30

      Thanks so much Keri! We loved it in every stage and now it’s where it’s going to stay for a while I think!

  • Julia - Vintage with Laces
    15/08/2016 at 14:34

    That was a wonderful find and a great deal back then, Katrin. Good thing you didn’t leave the little table in Canada. It looks beautiful.
    Have a lovely week! 🙂
    xo Julia

    • Katrin
      15/08/2016 at 16:29

      Thanks Julia, yes, I’m really happy and so thankful the nice lady even delivered it to me!

  • Christine
    15/08/2016 at 14:26

    Love the fact that you got that beauty for only 5 bucks! That is such a great find and to have it delivered? Sweet!

    • Katrin
      15/08/2016 at 16:28

      Thanks so much Christine, yes, those 5 bucks were really well spent!

  • Michelle
    15/08/2016 at 09:50

    Wow Katrin!! It’s amazing how one little table can change so much and be loved every step of the way. She (she is a she right?) looks gorgeous and so grown up.

    • Katrin
      15/08/2016 at 16:28

      It is hey Michelle? We sure loved it in every stage but now it really has found it’s rightful spot I think!