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Painted Side Table with Grain Sack Design

Isn’t it hard to see past the obvious sometimes? I spied this sad little thing in the thrift store and wondered its story. It definitely is damaged and is obviously unwanted. Per my usual, I buy the sorry sight and bring it home for a fun makeover into a painted side table. Time for some DIY elbow grease!

Vintage Oak Table Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

At first glance, there are scratches across the top surface. Also, this piece is made of mixed materials (wood and particle) that has water damage. It most certainly needs some help to make it look new.

Water Damaged Side Table Top | prodigalpieces.com

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DIY TIME

First, I use my sander to take the surface finish off and get rid of the lumps from the water. Once that’s done, I fill in any nicks and dents with wood filler and sand again. Now, I’m ready to add a stain/odor-blocking primer as a base. You can see how I’ve used it for smoke-filled pieces HERE.

Zinsser BIN Primer for Stain & Odor Blocking Primer on Painted Side Table | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Next, I get to start my painting fun after the primer has cured. For this, I’m using my Fan Brush with a white acrylic in eggshell finish.

Painted Side Table in White | prodigalpieces.com

Then, after two layers of white paint cure, I begin to add my grain sack layers using painter’s tape. If you love this effect like I do, you can see how I’ve used it in these past furniture and fabric projects HERE.

Painting Grain Sack Stripe on Table | prodigalpieces.com

Last, I use my grain sack stencil to create even more dimension to my painted side table makeover. Likewise, if you’d like to try this grain sack style, you can see my son’s tutorial in this post. Then, to top it all off, I apply a natural wax to seal it and protect.

Grain Sack Stencil on Painted Side Table by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

THE REVEAL

Finally, here it is! Quick, simple, and easy painted side table makeover, don’t you think?

French Farmhouse Painted Side Table with Grain Sack Design by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #farmhouse #diy #home

Vintage Painted Side Table Update in French Farmhouse Style by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #home #homedecor

Like I’ve mentioned before, I love Queen Anne style legs, and this one is now finished proper-like. tee hee.

DIY Grain Sack Painted Side Table Top by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #french #farmhouse #furniture

Grain Sack Painted Side Table with Vignette by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #home

Can you tell I had fun with this? I truly think it is like night and day.

Vintage Painted Side Table in French Farmhouse Grain Sack Style by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #home #diy #homedecor #vintage

All it took was a bit of DIY elbow grease and know-how with the right products. Now, this little cutie is ready for a new home.

French Farmhouse Chic Table Top with Grain Sack by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #home #homedecor

In addition, if you’d like to add it to your home, you can find it available in my online shop along with other furniture, vintage finds, and handmade items.

  • Antique Wash Stand by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | shop.prodigalpieces.com
    Antique Wash Stand ~ $275

So…I’m curious…what would you have done with this table? I’d love to hear your ideas or questions you may have. Also, do pin and share my painted side table to inspire others to not quit on pieces that seem overwhelmingly hard.

From blah to chic, this vintage painted side table has new life and style by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #farmhouse #home #homedecor #diy #vintage

Up next, I’m sharing what these are and what I’ll be doing with them. Come see their new life over HERE.

Vintage Minnow Buckets for Home Decor | prodigalpieces.com

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Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    Hmmm…. with my lack of imagination, I would probably have painted it black and left it at that. But, after seeing this, I’m thinking stencil with a French design as well!! 😉 Thanks for all the great ideas!!😊

    • Larissa says

      Ya know, I almost did black with white or gray stencil. haha. Fun! 😀

  2. ColleenB.~Tx. says

    What a darling little table. Like the stripe down the center as well as the stencil design. Great job.
    Can’t wait to see what you do with them minnow buckets. I still have one up in the shed loft that we have had for years; collecting dust I might add.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! So many ways I could have went with it, but this seemed to suit it best. 😀
      I can’t wait to show you too!

  3. Kaycee says

    Hi Larissa, what a sweet table. I love the grain sack stripe and the stencil design you went with. She is definitely a proper lady now.

    • Larissa says

      Thank ya, girl! Those Queen Anne legs also beg to be French Chic. tee hee. Thank you!

  4. LuAnn Rodgers says

    Very cute! How do you decide on what type of paint to use – acrylic verses chalk? I’ve seen you use both.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! I honestly go with what suits the style. In most cases, I use acrylic because even flat paint works just like chalk paint. I also use milk paint which also give different textures. Modern would be a different sheen, etc.

  5. Becky says

    I really like the stripes! …both of the end tables in MY living room have them! 😁

    • Larissa says

      They’re just so fun to add to pieces. Thanks, Marie! 😀

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