Painted Side Table~Restoration Redoux

Hi everyone, today I have Shanna while we are here in San Francisco, she is the queen of paint makeovers and I just love her style!

I’m Shanna from Restoration Redoux, and I’m so excited that the talented Miss Kristin has allowed me to come for a visit! †I blog primarily about furniture makeovers, crafts, and home decor.

I’m super excited for the warm weather because that means there are tons of yard sales! †That’s where I stumble across the majority of my furniture pieces, and you never know what you are going to find.

My mom and I found this next piece at a sale a few years ago.



While organizing the basement hoard a few weeks back, I found it again. I loved the shape and pretty carving on it, but it was in extremely rough shape. †I wasn’t sure whether to stain it or paint it, but I concluded it was too far gone to refinish.

After doing some major cleaning and repairing, I was ready to paint it.

Rebecca, from Junque Boutique, sent me some of her milk paint to try out. I’ve tried milk paint in the past, and I really wasn’t a huge fan. So honestly, I was a bit skeptical.

I decided to give it a shot and tried the Mason Jar Blue which is a gorgeous color, and I was pleasantly surprised.


There wasn’t any chipping (which I was expecting) because the piece was raw wood and the paint really clung to it.

I used two coats, and after it dried I distressed the entire piece. I used the Junque Boutique wax I was sent to try, and I really liked that too! It had little to no odor and went on very smoothly.

I really wasn’t loving the hardware that was on the piece when I got it — it seemed too new, so I went through my old hardware stash and painted an old knob and pull with an antique gold spray paint.

I liked the table and color so much I decided to keep it for my own home. My hubby always wants a little table to set his coffee on in the morning, and this will be perfect!

Thanks so much for having me over! I would love to have you visit me at the links down below!


Thank you so much Shanna for sharing your talent with us today!

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