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A Makeover Of A Side Table Makeover

Oh hey blog friends! It’s been a while! I didn’t fall of the face of the earth, just packing a lot into summertime, how about you? My kids don’t officially start school until after Labor Day but between football gut camp, orientations, senior pictures (whattttt???) and so on it feels like it’s already go-time around here. I can’t even begin to wrap my brain or emotions around the fact that all my kiddos will be in high school this year, and a lot of “lasts” will be happening as my eldest heads into senior year. I’m so ready/not ready/SO ready depending on the moment.

Lets talk about furniture makeovers shall we???????? Because when I have a lot going on I like to whip out a can of paint and throw myself into a project or five to relax. Hello crazy.

Do you happen to remember this little $10 table I found at the Restore a few years ago?


With a bit of paint and Rub n’Buff, it was the perfect side table in our family room when I was in my painteverythingblack phase. It’s such a solid and quality piece and when I recently bought some new things for our family room (including a cute coffee table! More on that soon…..) I thought this table would be perfect in Hannah’s room. IMG_6432

It got a new paint job, and it feels like it was always supposed to be this color, right here next to Hannah’s newly super-sized bed!


My favorite part that I hinted about on Instagram!……….


This hot pink paint (BM Springtime Bloom #2079-40 ) is from way back when I took the accordian doors off Hannah’s closet and painted the interior this fun color. I overestimated how much paint the closet would take and have 3/4 of a gallon left over. What else can I paint with this joyful color?

I adore the original hardware. The Rub n’Buff I had shined it up with on the last makeover has worn a bit and I just love the patina it has now.


I don’t know what it is about this little table but it’s quite possibly my favorite furniture makeover of all time. It’s just so unassuming and hardworking and feminine, and also a bit sassy, in the best and most ladylike way.


If you haven’t ventured into your local thrift stores or Habitat Restore yet you’d be surprised at some of the gems you can find. Yes there is a lot of junk, and sometimes I find the furniture to be overpriced, but it’s fun to treasure hunt and give new life to overlooked old pieces like this lady! Look how happy she is now (and this lady too :)).

Side table makeover

Happy summer weekend my lovelies!

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Wednesday 31st of August 2016

Love it Lisa! The pink interior is so fun!!


Tuesday 6th of September 2016

Becky thank you! Now I need to figure out what to use the rest of the gallon of pink paint for! :)

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Wednesday 31st of August 2016

Looks so pretty and the pink drawer is perfect


Tuesday 6th of September 2016

Thank you Julia! More places for my daughter to stash her stuff!

Pam @ Simple Details

Wednesday 24th of August 2016

I popped over to make sure I hadn't missed anything, and I did!! This is too fun, that lively pink surprise is the best! I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the summer days with your family! Having a senior puts lots of things in perspective, doesn't it! :(


Wednesday 31st of August 2016

Thank you my friend, I keep fiddling with Hannah's room and meanwhile her 14 year old brother has the same sheets and pictures on his wall from the preschool days :) Yes having a senior certainly does put things in perspective....everything feels so bittersweet doesn't it? XOX

Shelley @ Calypso in the Country

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016

How pretty, Lisa! Love the pop of pink! My kids don't start until after Labor Day as well. Enjoy what is left of the summer! Shelley


Tuesday 23rd of August 2016

Thanks Shelley! I hope you enjoy these fleeting summer days too!!

Design Chic

Sunday 21st of August 2016

So pretty, Lisa, and I love the pop of pink! Happy Sunday~


Tuesday 23rd of August 2016

Thank you - it is the happiest shade of pink!