Painted and Decoupaged Side Table

Painted and Decoupaged Side Table

One of the easiest ways to turn a piece of wooden furniture from drab to fab is to paint it and add a decorative element like decoupage. I found this side table at a recent flea market outing for $10. It was white, plain, and uninteresting … although it had a cute little shape. The price was right so I dragged it home, painted it, and added a little decoupaging.

Side-TableUnfortunately, I didn’t take “before” photos, but just imagine it all white.


Painted and Decoupaged TableI first painted it in Old Ochre by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It only needed one coat since it was originally white. I then sanded it slightly to distress it just a bit, and added a coat of clear wax.


Decoupaged TableI decoupaged the top of the side table, using vintage-looking scrapbook papers. You simply cut them to size and arrange them in a pleasing pattern. It’s actually quite fun arranging the patterns before decoupaging them. I glued them in place with Mod Podge, rubbed out the bubbles and let it dry. I then added a coat of Mod Podge to the top to protect the paper.


End TableI thought the sides of the table looked a little plain, so I decoupaged a medallion of scrapbook paper onto the sides. And voila! A plain, white side table now has an air of artistry to it. This is one of those projects I love because it didn’t take a lot of time to complete and makes quite an impact when it’s finished!


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  1. It came put great!!

  2. So pretty! You’ve inspired me!
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