I have been working on so many furniture flip projects recently and I am excited to share my recent Farmhouse painted wood side table tutorial with you today! Painting furniture is my favorite form of meditation and my creative outlet. I always love a good painting project.
This table was discovered on the app Offer Up for $30. I was able to talk the seller down to $15. The pick-up went smoothly and I was able to pay with my Venmo app! I love when sellers and buyers have Venmo. It makes things easier, especially not having to add more contact with a cash transaction during a pandemic.
How do I get the farmhouse look on my furniture?
If you want to create a cozy, rustic look for your home should look no further than farmhouse decor! Reclaimed wood and weathered antiques give off that rustic vibe, so opt for neutral colors like beige, cream, or gray – don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be all white! To give furniture that farmhouse feel, add light colors for a subtle yet comforting look.
Here is the Before of this table! I am excited to share the supplies I used and the AFTER photos!
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Check out all the supplies used for this painted wood side table project:
- Retique it liquid bleached wood
- Weathered Wood Gel Stain
- Wood Grain Tool
- Chalk paint – Vintage
- Acrylic (artist) paint – white
- Retique it polyurethane satin finish – clear
- Artist paint brushes (assorted sizes)
- Metallic Gold Acrylic Paint
- Painters Tape
- Flathead screwdriver Microfiber towel Cleaning surface spray
Clean and wipe down the table. I use a multipurpose cleaner and a microfiber towel for this step.
Remove the hardware on the table. I needed a flathead screwdriver for this step. Once I removed the furniture pulls, I put them in a bowl to keep everything together.
Mask off areas before I began painting I typically will use 1″ painter’s tape for most of my projects. It’s easy to remove and won’t damage the furniture’s surface.
I used Retique It Liquid Wood paint in the Bleached Wood finish for the tabletop.
Paint liquid wood paint 1st coat on the surface of the table top.
Paint 2nd coat of liquid wood paint. I did this once the 1st layer completely dried. It only takes about 45 min to 1 hour for the paint to completely dry.
Step 6 – Apply chalk paint to the rest of the table
While I was waiting for the 2nd layer of paint to dry on the tabletop, I began painting the table base.
Apply 2 coats of Weathered Wood Gel Stain. After the tabletop dried for at least 2 hours, I was able to add the stain. The first couple of coats were applied with my paintbrush.
Apply 3rd coat of gel stain and use the wood-graining tool
Paint hardware metallic gold. Sometimes I will replace old hardware, but with this painted wood side table project, I thought giving the current hardware a touch of glam would be a better idea.
Sand all the edges and the table surface to age the table and give it the rustic look.
Cover the table in 2 layers of clear coat to protect it from damage or wear and tear.
Finished painting the last coat of paint on the hardware.
Reattach the hardware to the furniture and place in the perfect spot in your home or sell it on places like Facebook Marketplace!
If you are more of a video tutorial person, I definitely recommend checking out the video below from my YouTube Channel. Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss future projects.
And that is how this painted wood side table got a chic and glam makeover. It didn’t require a lot of time and I am so happy with how this project turned out!!
This is the painted wood side table AFTER!
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