Thrift Store Makeover – Green End Table

2 Materials
2 Hours

I bought this adorable side table at my local Goodwill. Isn’t it cute? When I posted it to my Instagram stories, a friend of mine messaged me saying this table used to be hers! How funny and random is that? Anyway, I loved the shape of it, but it had a few scratches on it and the paint color wasn’t my favorite. Read on to see the steps I took to fix it up…

Thrift Store Table – Before

Step 1, Fill in any chips, dings, etc…

I used some wood filler to fill in any chips, etc. Then let it dry.

Chip Before (Its blurry, sorry)

Chip After
Chip Before
Chip After

Step 2, Spray Paint…

I like to use spray paint with a built in primer. Since I plan to sell this piece, I went with plain white paint. White seems to be a good seller. This piece took approximately one and a half cans of paint to completely cover the green.

Step 3, Polycrylic…

Once the paint was dry I put on my top coat. I always use at least 2 coats of this water based polycrylic on any of my furniture flips. It dries super fast and doesn’t cause any yellowing.

Lastly, I switched up the knob with one I had left over from this project. I found them on Amazon. That is it. This was a pretty simple project.

But, then I put the original knob back on and I can’t decide which I like better. What do you think? Help me decide.

Suggested materials:
  • Spray paint   (lowes)
  • Polycrylic   (lowes)
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