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Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial

By May 15, 2020November 24th, 2021No Comments

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.

Here is the Before of this table! I am excited to share the supplies I used and the AFTER photos!

Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial - BEFORE

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Check out all the supplies used for this painted wood side table project:

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Step 1 – Clean and wipe down the table.

I use multipurpose cleaner and a micro fiber towel for this step.

Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial

Step 2 – Remove hardware on the table

I needed a flat head screwdriver for this step. Once I removed the furniture pulls, I put them in a bowl to keep everything together.

Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial

Step 3 – Mask off areas before I began painting

I typically will used 1″ painters tape for most of my projects. It’s easy to remove and won’t damage the furniture’s surface.

Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial

I used Retique It Liquid Wood paint in the Bleached Wood finish for the table top.

Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial

Step 4 – Paint liquid wood paint 1st coat

Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial
Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial

Step 5 – Paint 2nd coat of liquid wood paint

I did this once the 1st layer completely dried. I only takes about 45 min to 1 hour for the paint to completely dry.

Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial

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 table top, I began painting the table base.

Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial
Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial
Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial

Step 7 – Apply 2 coats of Weathered Wood Gel Stain

After table top dried for at least 2 hours, I was able to add the stain. The first couple of coats were applied with my paint brush.

Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial
Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial

Step 8 – Apply 3rd coat of gel stain and use wood graining tool

Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial
Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial
Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial

Step 9 – 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.

Step 10 – Sand all the edges and the table surface to age the table and give it the rustic look.

Step 11 – Cover the table in 2 layers of clear coat to protect it

Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial
Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial

Step 12 – Finished painting the last coat of paint on hardware

Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial

Step 13 – Reattach hardware

Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial
Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial

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!

Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial - AFTER
Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial - AFTER
Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial - AFTER
Farmhouse Painted Wood Side Table Tutorial - AFTER

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