Weathered DIY Side Table-Themed Makeover Day

Hi friends!

Today is my second Themed Makeover Day.  I am so excited and have a fun DIY side table (this month’s theme is “small table”) to share.

Check out last month’s Pottery Barn Themed Makeover here.




Here’s where I started.  With a 1970’s era table that I bought for $20 at the first garage sale of the spring.


DIY weathered side table before

Notice that the little “wood plugs” are missing at the bottom of the “box” table top.

My idea was to play off of the box look and make over this table to look like a weathered crate on metal legs.

Kind of like this.  Sort of.





Here’s my result.

DIY weathered side table 1

I started with a good sanding to remove the shiny finish, then painted on one coat of Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture Paint in Confederate Gray.  I purposely left some of the base color show through.

Next I added some dark brown latex paint that I had on hand, and a little bit of Maison Blanche in Oyster.  I sanded again, and finished with MB Antique Wax.

DIY weathered side table 2

The engineer helped me cut the corner “braces” from a piece of aluminum venting.  He nailed them on, while muttering a few words like “you need to relax.”  And “you probably shouldn’t do this part.”


DIY weathered side table 3

A tiny swipe of metallic paint added some age to the aluminum.  The legs were spray painted in Oil Rubbed Bronze.

I painted the hinges on the top with the same colors to blend them in.

DIY Weathered Side Table

What do you think?   I w ould love to hear your comments!

Don’t forget to check out all of the other Themed Makeover Day projects below, and my other Themed Makeover Day projects!

I’m linking up to the DIY Like A Boss, The DIY Collective,  Tutorials & Tips link party at Home Stories A to Z.  Dream. Create. Inspire at Pocket Full of Posies, and the Something to Talk About Link Party today.  Go on over and see all the fabulous diy, crafts, furniture makeovers and more.  Also linked to Hit Me with  Your Best Shot at Just A Girl and Her Blog and Wow Us Wednesdays.

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23 thoughts on “Weathered DIY Side Table-Themed Makeover Day

  1. I have the same little “side table” that belonged to my grandmother. It is actually called a dough box and is missing the little wood plugs in the same spots yours is, lol. I can’t bear to cover up the original finish, so I am just going to add the text as you showed on your inspiration piece. In fact, one of the towns shown on that little piece is my hometown. Thanks for sharing and helping me with my decision.

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