Furniture Redo

Four Drawer Side Table

You have seen this wall in my office decorated many times on previous posts, but I think I finally got it right this time. I could not be more excited about the progress I’ve made in this room, and I am so excited to share it soon. It is such a collection of all of my favorite flea market finds and DIY projects. Not much of what is in my office was bought new, which is why I just love it so much. It just goes to show what you can do with things that are repurposed.

I have had this little four drawer chest for a very long time that my aunt had given to me for free. I sanded it, stained it dark, and bought some new silver pulls for it, but it just didn’t look it’s best to me. I decided I would put it in the basement until I came up with another idea for it. It’s a unique piece, in my opinion, so recently I thought I would give it another go. I stripped it, which was a huge mess, it got rained on, then it sat in our garage for a few months. I was over it and on the verge of just sending it off to Goodwill or something.


Four Drawer Side Table. Before picture. jpg


Four Drawer Side Table. Sanded before picture. jpg


However, when I was out in the garage painting another project, I just randomly pulled it out and started dry brushing it with some gray/white paint mixture I made, right over the crustiness of the old color that I hadn’t fully cleaned off yet. I grabbed the silver pulls, and sprayed them a textured black. Then I convinced my husband to build me a base for it so I could turn it into a table. I didn’t want to give up on this little chest and I am so so glad I didn’t!


Four Drawer Side Table. Rustic side table. jpg


Four Drawer Side Table. Close up of table. jpg



Four Drawer Side Table. Neutral Side Table. jpg


Four Drawer Side Table. Shabby Drawers. jpg


Four Drawer Side Table. Close up of base. jpg


Four Drawer Side Table. Full Picture of side table. jpg



Moral of the story, if you have a piece that your gut is telling you could be great, have patience and wait until you come up with the perfect idea for it.


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  • Reply Gilly @ Colour Saturated Life August 13, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Oh I love this, so glad you didn’t give up on it as it is simply perfect! I love how you styled it also, that is what drew me to it. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Ashley Broviak August 20, 2015 at 12:34 am

      My favorite part is pulling stuff to style pieces like this! Glad it caught your eye! Thanks for visiting!

  • Reply Keri August 14, 2015 at 8:54 am

    I’m glad you didn’t give up on this piece…it looks great!! Awesome job!!

    • Reply Ashley Broviak August 20, 2015 at 12:33 am

      Awe, thanks so much! I’m glad too! Sometimes you just have to let a project sit and then come back to it šŸ™‚

  • Reply Megan August 16, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Oooo I love this! It is so beautiful šŸ™‚

    • Reply Ashley Broviak August 20, 2015 at 12:30 am

      Thank you!!!! So glad you like it!!! Thanks for stopping in!

  • Reply Michelle@DandelionPatina August 18, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Ashley, this table is fab! Your project will be featured at the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party tonight @ 10pm CST. Nice job!

    • Reply Ashley Broviak August 20, 2015 at 12:30 am

      This made my whole week, thanks so so much girl!!! Xoxo!

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    This is so cute, just love it!

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      Thank you so so much!!! And for stopping by too!!!

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