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Porch Console Table Makeover

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Way back in August of 2012, I started this blog as a hobby. I was decorating and painting furniture long before I started Our Southern Home. Today's thrift store makeover goes way back. I love it now more than ever. 

Welcome to this month's thrift store makeovers. Be sure to read through to the end so you can visit the other projects from the team this month.

Thrift store console table is perfect on the porch with its new makeover! #paintedfurniture

If you've followed the blog for any length of time, you recognize this small console table on the front porch. If you go back and look at the last couple of years when this was shown, you'll notice that I always have it covered on top with a runner, fabric or a throw blanket. You see the paint has been peeling on it for a while now. Early on before the trees got larger, the porch got hot sun so I am sure that is what helped contribute to the peeling paint. I never could find the time to repaint it so I always just threw fabric on it. It's started peeling in a few other places so it sure was time. 

Thrift store console table is perfect on the porch with its new makeover! #paintedfurniture

The top was peeling and the rails along the sides were peeling. I had a spring porch post to do, so I knew it was time to get busy on it.

Thrift store console table is perfect on the porch with its new makeover! #paintedfurniture

Something like this really calls for an electric sander like my trusted Dewalt one. This table was painted with exterior paint. It has truly held up for a long time. 

Thrift store console table is perfect on the porch with its new makeover! #paintedfurniture

I'm going to be honest……I was really liking the look of the raw sanded wood with the blue still in the grooves! I proceeded to sand all the areas that I could reach with the electric sander. When I was finished I blew it off with my Ryobi Cordless Blower to remove most of the dust. Then I wiped it down with a wet rag.

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Y'all I was in love with the look. I had much sanded down to the bare wood with bits of blue in all the right places. I decided to leave it like this and live with it for a while. If I decided that I liked it, I would apply a top coat to seal it for outdoor use. If I ended up not liking the look, I'd finish sanding and paint. My original plan was to paint it gray. You'll see another thrift store table purchased at the same time that I painted the gray. I do love the gray, but I'm liking the added different look. Let me know what you think!

Thrift store console table is perfect on the porch with its new makeover! #paintedfurniture

I adore the mismatched look.

Thrift store console table is perfect on the porch with its new makeover! #paintedfurniture

This is the gray that I painted this table. It was the same blue color. It's a gray spray paint for outdoors – Valspar at Lowes. 

Thrift store console table is perfect on the porch with its new makeover! #paintedfurniture

What do you think? I think it's time to apply a spray exterior matte sealer. Rustoleum makes one. 

Thrift store console table is perfect on the porch with its new makeover! #paintedfurniture

Thrift store console table is perfect on the porch with its new makeover! #paintedfurniture

I'll be sharing the spring front porch soon so be sure to subscribe for the update!

Thrift store console table is perfect on the porch with its new makeover! #paintedfurniture

Be sure to visit the other makeovers from the team below!

Thrift store console table is perfect on the porch with its new makeover! #paintedfurniture #thriftstore #porch #furniture

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19 Comments

  1. Thanks so much, Jennifer! I really appreciate the ideas. I’m still deciding what to do. LOL!

  2. The table is very pretty. I would paint the legs like the mirror and keep the top natural with the color in the grooves, as you have it….. or I would sand all of it and keep natural.
    I am enjoying your blog.

  3. This is my opinion also. The painted legs would then relate back to the mirror above and the top could retain it’s natural look.

  4. Hey! Yes, I love it as well. I’ve got to totally go and change my post. I went to get the can in the garage to share the color with you. It’s actually Rust-oleum Satin finish in Coastal Gray. Here is a link so you can see it. Sorry about that.https://amzn.to/2EP1khN

  5. Love the look – but because it’s against the natural looking brick, I think a new coat of paint would ‘pop’ the pretty table – although having it washed in areas would be nice.
    I’m sure any decision would look lovely since you’re so very talented and will work whatever you decide!

  6. I love it! Though my taste would run to painting the legs and leaving the top natural.

  7. I love the Valspar gray spray paint you used on the small table. Would you please tell me the name of the gray color?

  8. I love the wood/paint combination. I’d spray it and keep it that way for now! Wish I had a porch; I’d have the best time finding decor!

  9. I love the new look of the old table! The worn wood and the faded blue paint are a perfect match.

    I wish I had a pretty porch where I could display stuff. 🙂

    gail

  10. This turned out so pretty! I was all excited to see what color you painted it but I LOVE that you left the natural wood, it’s perfect! I envy your outdoor porch, so beautiful!

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