Shabby Chic Side Table Makeover

Shabby Chic Side Table Makeover

Here’s another favourite from one of my old blogs. Updated.


I’ve been working hard to update our space. I always have a million projects on the go all at once but that’s really part of the fun for me and will have a ton to share on the blog! I’m excited. Our living room has been changed around since I originally created this post but I loved this cozy little reading / coffee nook.

Side Table Makeover

These side tables got a quick makeover with one  of Country Chic Paint’s limited edition spring & summer 2017 colours, Crinoline. It’s a gorgeous crisp white.

My Mom rescued these beauties from a curbside garbage pile! Thank you Mama!

Here’s their before photo:

Side Table Makeover

Not that there was anything wrong with them, I found them to be quite lovely, actually. They were in our living room for quite some time as they were, BUT I wanted to include these cuties as part of the update.

I used my favourite Country Chic Paint’s Oval Paint Brush and gave the table bases a few coats of Crinoline. I’ve been asked a couple of times about the top colour. I didn’t actually update those yet so they are just the original finish. I find Minwax Jacobean (US here) is a similar colour though, if you’re looking for something close.

Because I have a toddler in the house, I shared a “space-saving tip” I found worked great when painting these side tables.

Side Table Painting tip

I was trying to take up as little space as possible while painting and keep them out of his way. It actually worked really well. *Don’t mind me, I’ll just be over here, painting here in my corner.* ^_^

I probably shouldn’t admit this out-loud but when I’m working on a personal project, I don’t prep the surface (other than a good clean) and I rarely seal it afterward.. So far I’ve never had an issue. (Knock on wood, praise the Lord.) Country Chic Paint’s All-in-One Decor Paint is self priming, and actually doesn’t require a top coat.

CCP’s products are also eco-friendly which I’m ALL ABOUT! I can feel comfortable using their products in my home, knowing they are safe around my family. This is such an important factor to me. Thanks for being so awesome Country Chic. ❤

I recently tried to distress these with the wet distress method after they had been sitting for quite a few months and that paint was on there good, I had to chip it off so that proves the top coat isn’t always needed. But now that I have one leg done, I’m not sure I like it that way. I will update again once I decide.

Side Table Makeover

To update the hardware, I painted them black and added a very light dry brush of Country Chic Paint’s Metallic Cream in the colour Belt Buckle on top. It gave a little more detail to an otherwise flat black piece. I really like how they turned out.

Side Table Makeover


What fun projects are you working on this week? 


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