This lovely pair of side tables was given a shabby chic makeover by Natalie from A Ray of Sunlight with Dark Roast, Lazy Linen, Texture Powder, and some lacy detailing!

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I’m so excited to share this end table makeover with you today! These tables were old and worn, but with a pint of paint and some texture powder, they were completely transformed into new beautiful pieces.

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We started out by drilling a new hole for the new hardware and filling in the old ones, then lightly sanding the whole piece. Once everything was completely wiped down we sprayed on some shellac to make sure the wood tannin didn’t bleed through.

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I wanted to do something to add a little bit of character to the tables and was easily able to do just that with a little bit of texture powder mixed with Dark Roast. Simply mix 1 part texture powder with 1 part paint to create a smooth peanut butter consistency. I only mixed up a few tablespoons of it and still had extra when I was done.

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I removed the drawers and stood them up so I was working on a flat surface. Then I put some tape on one edge of my stencil to help keep it in place as I worked, and placed the stencil over the raised part of the drawer fronts. I used a straight edge to spread a thin layer of texture powder over the stencil. Once it was evenly spread, I lifted up the stencil and worked on the next raised part of the drawer. My stencil was a bit on the small side and didn’t cover the entire surface. When this happens its best wash off the stencil, cover the bowl of texture powder and wait a few minutes to let the texture start to harden. Otherwise the raised texture that was just created can easily get smashed and ruined.

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If the texture gets ruined, simply grab a wet cloth and rub it off. I didn’t worry too much if the texture was smudged as it isn’t too noticeable when painted over.

Once the first section started to dry, I matched the stencil up and spread a thin layer of texture powder over the second half of each of the raised surfaces. Then I let it all dry overnight.

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The next day I painted them in the beautiful light grey, Lazy Linen, distressed the raised edges with 220 grit sandpaper and sealed with satin topcoat. For the finishing touch we replaced the old hardware with new crystal knobs.

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It was so fun to add some extra character to these drawers and it was super easy too! I loved that I didn’t have to be perfect with the texture because it just added more character to the pieces.

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Natalie {A Ray of Sunlight}

Hello! My name is Natalie, and I am the owner and creative mind behind A Ray of Sunlight. I have always loved anything to do with crafts, so it only seemed right when I started my career in painting and refinishing furniture. Growing up my parents taught me many things including how to re-purpose and reuse what we already had. They taught me how to create, imagine the possibilities and transform things with a bit of work and paint (or no paint for my natural wood loving dad). I wanted a career that would enable me stay home with my baby girl, and furniture does just that. I hope to inspire those who are looking for fresh decor, but don’t want to pay a pretty penny for the cheaply made furniture at stores. Thank you for following along on my adventures of up-cycling and bringing light back to old outdated pieces.

Make sure to follow Natalie on her blog, A Ray of Sunlight. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!