BOHO Style Table

2 Materials
3 Hours

Have you ever found a piece of furniture that you thought was so cute that you had to have it? But you knew you were most likely going to run into problems? Well that was the case with this little table.

My first clue that there might be an issue was the yarn wrapped around the bottom of the table legs.

I removed the yarn and found that the legs were wrapped in electrical tape.

I removed the electrical tape and found thick double sided tape. And, once I removed that I found badly damaged legs.

Rather than try and repair the damage, I took the easy way out and just cut the damaged part of the legs off. Then I painted the table with the color, Honky Tonk Red, from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.

I wanted to add the Caravans transfer from Re*design With Prima to the front of the drawers to give the table a BOHO flair.

 I ran into another little problem. The knobs on the drawers were glued on so I couldn't remove them to add the transfer. My daughter had the great idea to use a hole punch, then cut an X to make the hole fit over the knobs.

Once I had cut the transfer to the size of the drawer fronts, to find exactly where the holes should go, I painted the knobs with the color, Fluff, and while they were wet, I lined up the transfer with the drawer, & let the wet paint make a mark on the transfer. 

That worked perfectly!

Now there's nothing to hide! No yarn needed!

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  • Margaret Margaret on Jul 10, 2020

    Does the table have 9 drawers or 3 drawers? I normally don't like Honky Tonk Red but , HTR is the exact color it needed....... IT LOOKS GREAT.

  • Pam Galicki Pam Galicki on Oct 04, 2020

    Is that sheet vinyl on the floor?

  • Shawna Farmer Shawna Farmer on Jul 12, 2021

    It seems a lot of ppl use Dixie Bell paint , is there a reason for that ? Is it convenient or the color palette?? Just curious


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  • Kathy Kathy on Jul 11, 2021

    Nice job. Looks great !

  • Sylvia Packer McClain Sylvia Packer McClain on Jul 12, 2021

    Wow that table had been through some abuse. If it could talk it would have some stories to tell. Yarn, electrical tape, double-sided tape. Damaged legs😬 That table needs counseling.😁 Oh yeah BTW. I like how you restored it.