Come see the incredible before and after pictures of this salvaged metal table in Simplicity by Jennifer from White Tulip Designs. You won’t believe how far it’s come!

Hi, it’s Jennifer from White Tulip Designs. I’m so excited to share my side table rescue with you. I saved this little cutie from a local thrift store.

Metal Side Table Rescue #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #salvage #refurbish #sidetable - blog.countrychicpaint.com

When I found her she was quite sad, covered in layers of random paint, rust, and heaps of nasty grime. (Blech!) She was a steal at $5 and I’ve been on the lookout for a little table just like this for our living room.
I started by cleaning her up with a toothbrush and vinegar to help break down the rust. Then I used dish detergent to cut the grime. And finally, I used a paint stripper to get the layers of random paint off. In the end all of that barely touched it I had to use a wire brush and lots of elbow grease to get down to the bare metal.

Metal Side Table Rescue #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #salvage #refurbish #sidetable - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Metal Side Table Rescue #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #salvage #refurbish #sidetable - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Metal Side Table Rescue #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #salvage #refurbish #sidetable - blog.countrychicpaint.com

To make sure it was completely sealed and rust wouldn’t cause a problem later I started by painting it with a layer of rust proof primer. As with most well-loved metal pieces , there were lots of pits and dents covering her so I used Country Chic Paint’s Embossing Plaster and a putty knife to smooth them over.

Metal Side Table Rescue #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #salvage #refurbish #sidetable - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Metal Side Table Rescue #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #salvage #refurbish #sidetable - blog.countrychicpaint.com

After letting it dry overnight I gave it a light sanding and followed it with Country Chic Paint’s All-In-One, Simplicity paint. What a transformation?!? Isn’t she lovely?

Metal Side Table Rescue #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #salvage #refurbish #sidetable - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Metal Side Table Rescue #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #salvage #refurbish #sidetable - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Metal Side Table Rescue #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #salvage #refurbish #sidetable - blog.countrychicpaint.com


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Jennifer {White Tulip Designs}

Hi! I’m Jennifer from White Tulip Designs located in Upstate South Carolina sitting right between the mountains and the beach! I love creating, refurbishing, decorating and, generally, all things DIY. I mostly enjoy finding unique pieces that I can overhaul from an ugly duckling into a show-stopping beauty. White Tulip Designs was started as a second chapter in my life and I’m thrilled to share our journey of upgrading our whole home and garden!

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