Magazine rack side table makeover

before and after grain sack Annie Sloan painted table

I’m so excited to share this little side table makeover with you today! This past weekend we went junking at a huge warehouse in downtown Fresno Called Yoshi’s looking for a unique side table or magazine rack for our family room.

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I came out with some really great finds, including a side table that is also a magazine rack for $20! Sweet, right?  Here’s a wine rack I hope to makeover  soon and look at my pretty ruffle milk glass plate. Plus we are big fans of Henckel brand kitchen knives and my husband found three nice big chef Henckel’s in perfect condition for $10..great steal 🙂

When I posted my thrift store find on my facebook fan page someone asked why I am painting this piece and I actually wanted to stain it, but we tried sanding it and that faux painted on wood grain wouldn’t come off. It looked like someone had also started to sand it and gave up. I’m not a furniture restoration expert so I decided painting would be safer. I started off by painted two coats of Annie Sloan Decorative Paint in Pure White. The drawer is painted in French Linen and I decided to paint on a vintage inspired grain sack stripe. It’s very easy to accomplish with painters tape! I distressed with both sandpaper and a  wet rag and finished with the Clear Wax from Annie Sloan

Side Table Makeover using Annie Sloan Paiint

I love the distressing on the stripe, do you?

grain sack stripe side table

Annie Sloan Painted Side Table Makeover

The detail of the little vintage crown knob is my favorite part!

Crown Shaped Decorative Knob Hardware

I found the knob at Cost Plus World Market! I love these.

Vintaeg Crown Knobs

I’m happy to have a little table beside the couch that has a little storage!

side table & magazine rack makeover

What do you think? Kind of a fun makeover, right? Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to follow me on Instagram where I tend to post all my thrift store finds and things I love.

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12 thoughts on “Magazine rack side table makeover

  1. Hi, I am amazed at how beautiful you made the magazine table! It so nice to be handy. I really not good that way and I wish I could! I saw it on create & inspire party.
    Julie from

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  4. This magazine rack side table is so adorable! I love all the details you did and I love that milk glass plate. This will be one of my feature from the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! Make sure to check back on Sunday @8pm C and grab your ‘featured’ button. Have a wonderful day.


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