Table Makeover with Chalk Paint

Fabulous news my friends–my favorite consignment store is back open! I dropped by there this past weekend and it felt so good to see that cute little place up and running again. There were other human beings there and everything. Obviously we all had masks on, but it was GREAT. I thoroughly enjoyed it. And the best part of all is that I found a project! I bought an adorable wooden table and I can’t wait to show you guys what I did with it. Here’s what the little table looked like when I bought it:

Kinda cute, right?! I found this shoved in a sad corner of forgotten things at the consignment store and I barely even noticed it. But I saw the potential and I knew it would be such a fun piece to style. I got it for $30. BOOYAH. I decided to paint it with the Magnolia Home chalk paint in the color Garden Trowel. Here’s how it looks now:

Table Makeover with Chalk Paint. Easy farmhouse style decor ideas. Table Makeover with Chalk Paint. Easy farmhouse style decor ideas. Table Makeover with Chalk Paint. Easy farmhouse style decor ideas. Table Makeover with Chalk Paint. Easy farmhouse style decor ideas.

This little table turned out so much better than I expected! I did two coats of paint and then I distressed it a bit with sandpaper. Then I styled it with this rectangle wicker tray and lots of greenery (I love these $5 faux potted plants!) and my beloved ZZ plant. Now it’s such a cute little plant stand.

Table Makeover with Chalk Paint. Easy farmhouse style decor ideas. Table Makeover with Chalk Paint. Easy farmhouse style decor ideas. Table Makeover with Chalk Paint. Easy farmhouse style decor ideas.

I love doing easy furniture makeovers like this–they’re just so satisfying and I’m all about the instant gratification. From start to finish this whole project took an hour at most and BOOM. Now I have an adorable little plant stand for all my plants. Or at least my faux plants. Either way it’s a win!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope this project gives you an idea or two for your own home. Let me know what you think of this table makeover! xo

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  1. Sue wrote:

    I LOVE this! I get so much inspiration from your blog Sarah–thank you for sharing your ideas with all of us!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  2. That table looks so cute!!!! What a transformation, love it!!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  3. Mary wrote:

    So cute Sarah! I would have grabbed that little table too. I can’t wait until stores in my area open (not complaining, I get it). Better days ahead 🌞

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  4. Monique wrote:

    Love it!!! Gorgeous transformation!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  5. Michalina wrote:

    What a great transformation! So cute! Looks like I need to hit up my local antique place!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  6. Betty in Arlington wrote:

    Aha! You just gave me the idea to redo some of my furniture with chalk paint, leaving the table tops natural wood. Thank you for the beautiful prodding! I love that piece of furniture!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
    • Carolyn wrote:

      This spring I have painted ALOT of my furniture with chalk paint
      I like the color you used. I need to check it out.

      Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  7. Carolyn wrote:

    Sarah that is soooo cute!!!!
    I love it!!! I would would have grabbed that up.

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  8. Kim Shields wrote:

    So adorable!! I have passed on these tables at garage sales because I could not image what to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  9. Alissa wrote:

    Wow Sarah that looks so cute!!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  10. Dacia L Schroder wrote:

    I love how this turned out!! Great job 🥰

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  11. Lorri Malloy wrote:

    Thank you for YOU! During these past few difficult months, you have given me inspiration and JOY by learning some new hobbies. You are a true treasure!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  12. Melissa wrote:

    love this! It’s such a unique little shape. I love painting small pieces like this, I don’t have the patience to paint a dresser or anything large. 🙂

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  13. Ruth wrote:

    Love it!!!!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  14. Debbie Jones wrote:

    Love the remake and love that color of chalk paint.

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  15. Natasha wrote:

    I would have never bought that table and then be so mad at myself for passing it up when I saw what you did. I don’t have that what it could be vision.

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
    • Stephanie C wrote:

      It’s a really cute table but I have a question. Why would you mix a real plant with fake ones?

      Posted 5.28.20 Reply
  16. Sylvia Schulzki wrote:

    I would love to find a table like that. I love it.

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  17. Karen Cadden wrote:

    Love the table and the paint selection!! Enjoy!!!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  18. Sherri wrote:

    Sooo Stinking Cute Sarah!!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
    • Mona wrote:

      Such a cute little table ! Love the color that you chose – looks so nice in your living room. Did you scuff up the piece with sandpaper before applying the chalking or just put it on ? I’m asking because it looks glossy and I’ve had trouble before with things not adhering ! Great job !!

      Posted 5.27.20 Reply
      • Tammy Ganci wrote:

        You scuff/distress after you paint.

        Posted 5.27.20 Reply
      • AnnTN wrote:

        Chalk painting doesn’t require any prep. I would just clean the item to be painted. Chalk paint adheres to most finishes.

        Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  19. Diane wrote:

    So cute! What’s the name of your favorite consignment store? I live in the same town as you & I refinish furniture as well! I hope you will tell me! Thank you!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  20. Suzee wrote:

    Love it! Perfect for the plants!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  21. Deb wrote:

    This turned out so great! Love the way you styled it!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  22. Mary wrote:

    Sarah!! That is ADORBS!!! Good eye on seeing the potential in that little table. I feel I would have passed right on by it. Thanks for the inspiration 😉🤩

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  23. Debbie wrote:

    Great Job Sarah! It looks great

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  24. Karen S. wrote:

    Oh I love color that ! And the wicker tray just makes more adorable !

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  25. Sylvia wrote:

    Love everything about this table! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  26. Carey Mosbrucker wrote:

    Very cute. Did you seal it with wax or a polyurethane?

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  27. Betsy wrote:

    Great project! I will have to have my eye out for one similar. Thanks!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  28. Donalee wrote:

    Sarah, this is adorable! I really wanted to tell you thank you for posting the Mother’s day gift ideas. I got the humming bird feeder which is gorgeous in red. I got the Inspired bible for my step mom and she loved it so much. Thank you!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  29. MJ wrote:

    SO CUTE. Love the color!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  30. Carol Holtorf wrote:

    Love the color and how you styled it. I’m sure I’m not the only one who wants one just like yours.

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  31. Gayle wrote:

    Absolutely love this! It looks awesome!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  32. Ruth wrote:

    Oh my gosh, it’s so adorable!!! I LOVE the way it turned out.

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  33. That turned out really cute! Good job styling it, too. ❤️

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  34. Barb wrote:

    You’re such an inspiration to everyone !!! That’s so adorable, and a great table to decorate.

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  35. Sherry wrote:

    Such a unique table. What a great find. It looks gorgeous with your updates.

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  36. Dianne wrote:

    I love how it turned out and the styling is perfect!

    Posted 5.27.20 Reply
  37. Bridget wrote:

    I had to do a double take. Looks like a completely different table! Love it💕

    Posted 5.28.20 Reply
  38. Noreen Hicks wrote:

    Beautiful job Sarah, I love little tables.

    Posted 5.28.20 Reply
  39. Kim wrote:

    I love it Sarah!! I can’t wait until the resale shop I like reopens. This has given me many ideas!!

    Posted 5.28.20 Reply
  40. Judy Harris wrote:

    really love what you did with the cute little table. I’m so jealous, you are so very talented!!!

    Posted 5.28.20 Reply
  41. Cheryl Atkinson wrote:

    Hi Sarah. The paint color is really pretty. I haven’t ever used Magnolia Home paint. It is a cute little table. Thank you for sharing!

    Posted 5.28.20 Reply
  42. Diane wrote:

    Sarah, what a great job and idea!! Love this idea and how it turned out!!! Love your blog and stories!!

    Posted 5.30.20 Reply
  43. Denise wrote:

    It was great, I’m looking for new ideas for my living room. Hope my husband will like it like me.

    Posted 6.5.20 Reply
  44. Kathy wrote:

    Hi there! I enjoy your blog and especially like the links to items you’ve found! I’ve ordered several things and have enjoyed them all! I remember a link you once shared for a set of two botanicals prints that were large, framed, and I think in your bedroom at one point? Can you please tell me where you found those? I really liked them and didn’t order them when you posted them and now regret it! Thank you so much!

    Posted 7.7.20 Reply
  45. Nancy wrote:

    Love the way this lil table turned out. Styled it perfectly

    Posted 7.21.20 Reply
  46. How cute is that sweet girl…………..Love it!!!

    Posted 7.22.20 Reply

Hi, hello! Sarah Joy here. I'm a self-proclaimed home-body + lover of all things cozy. I'm sarcastic, overly caffeinated + usually at Target. This blog is my happy place, where I enjoy sharing fun things like home decor tips, affordable fashion, + life as a mama of three.