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It’s been awhile since our last furniture makeover, but I can assure you, the visits to the thrift stores have not slowed down.

I picked up this small side table a few months ago and it’s been sitting in our basement ever since, collecting dust.

This furniture makeover is quick and easy, and can be pretty easily adapted to whatever table you pick up.

Farmhouse Style Thrift Store Table Makeover

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The Process

Before I even started, I knew I wanted to have a planked top that would add some farmhouse style charm. Fortunately, the table we picked up had a top that was removable and all I needed to do was unscrew it.

I then cut four 1×4 to fit the top with about an inch overhang on all sides.

After sanding the planks and rounding the edges with 60 grit sandpaper and the orbital sander, I threw a chain against the boards to create some natural grooves.

For the stain, I first went over all the boards with Miniwax Weathered Oak.

I then immediately went over them with Miniwax Dark Walnut.

Farmhouse Style Thrift Store Table Makeover

For the bottom, I painted it with Rust-Oleum Chalk Paint in White Linen.

To secure the planks to the top, I solicited the help from the handyman in the house, who happily obliged 🙂

He applied Elmer’s Wood Glue around the edges and nailed each plank to the top.

And just like that, we’ve got one less thrift store furniture piece taking up space in our basement!

All our best,



    • Kelly

      Thank you, Lindsey! I will definitely hop on over and linkup a project 🙂



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