I like to change up the decor in my home often, and by often I mean constantly! My husband says that when he returns home, the only thing that is guaranteed to be the same is our address. The only way I feel I can justify redecorating so often is to find inexpensive items, makeover thrift store items, or items I already own. I always say that not only does this save me money, it makes my life less stressful. When my son was smaller and he ran his cars and trucks all over my coffee table, it didn’t bother me a bit. Now, if it was a brand new table, I would have freaked out! When the boys throw balls in my home, no worries!
People always ask me what the secret is to finding the items at the thrift store to makeover. Occasionally, I will see an item and know what it can be with a little TLC, but most of the time I research at home before I go to the store.
This is the inspiration table I found online at oneskingslane.com
I might look on Pinterest, my favorite stores online, or I go to the actual stores like West Elm, Urban Marketplace, Restoration Hardware, or Home Goods and see what is current and to find something that I would want for my home. If I find something I love, I might google how to upcycle the item to get ideas. Then I hit up my favorite thrift stores to find a piece that is similar enough to what I want.
I am loving anything gold and white for my living space right now. I have seen these gold and white tables at onekingslane.com. and I really wanted one.
I see those old brass end tables at the thrift store all the time, and I was thinking that I could repaint one, but I came across this heavy table that appeared to be in rough shape, and it had a World Market tag on it. That tells me that it is a good table. The best thing was that it was only $10. If it had a high price on it, it would not be worth the work, but for only $10, it will work!
The majority of the time, a Lysol Wipe will clean the pieces perfectly, and this time it did. What appeared to be rust on the base came right off.
I spray painted the base with gold metallic spray paint, and it dries very fast. I did not spray paint the top because it is a side table and will be used a lot. You could spray paint it, but it is not quite as durable.
I painted two coats of primer on the top before I applied a coat of white paint that I had leftover from another project. After the white top dried, I applied a coat of Minwax clear lacquer, because I wanted the top to shine.
This is an easy and fast knockoff project. Painting the table took less than and hour. I did let the table dry completely overnight before applying the Lacquer. It takes several hours for the Lacquer to dry. I really am going to enjoy this One Kings Lane Knock Off Table.
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