Have you ever come across a flea market find and you just knew someday it would have a purpose? That’s exactly what happened here. Today I want to share with you a unique side table idea that anyone can do. A great way to give those antique speaker cabinets an updated modern style for your home.
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Flea Market Side Table Idea
I scored HUGE when I picked up this antique speaker cabinet for $20 at our local flea market. Not really sure what I was going to do with, I shoved it in the corner of my guest room (my kids lovingly refer to it as… AKA the dead room ) where it lived in peace an harmony with all the other finds that are waiting for a makeover. This room makes me happy. It’s full of memories. Can you even imagine the memories that were made around this antique speaker cabinet? Just the thought of where it’s been and all those who enjoyed it makes me smile. Giving it a new purpose is a great feeling. Not many of these left around.
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- Antique Speaker Stand
- White Lightning (Cleaner)
- 220 Grit Sandpaper
- No Pain Gel Stain (Dark Walnut)
- BOSS Clear (blocks odors, stains and stops bleed thru)
- Low Lint Cheese Cloth
- Dried Sage (Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint)
- Collard Greens (Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint)
- OS Oval Short Synthetic Paintbrush (for blending paint colors)
Two Toned Stain And Paint
I started off my side table idea by cleaning the whole piece thoroughly with Dixie Belle White Lighting to remove all the dirt and grime that could cause my finish to fail. Afterwards I lightly sanded the top and the legs of the cabinet to smooth out any rough areas and wiped it clean of any left over dust. Apply one coat of the No Pain Gel Stain to assure good coverage.
Wipe back the additional gel stain with a low lint cheesecloth or an old t-shirt. That works great too! Tat’s it! Easy peasy. No need to seal the finish because it’s an all in one stain.
Painting | Side Table Idea
Time to paint! My favorite part! But before I paint, I use a stain blocker call BOSS because there’s nothing worse than painting and then having those nasty stains rear their ugly head the next day.
Blending Paint For A Beautiful Look
Collard Greens and Dried Sage were the two colors used to obtain this finish. Blending paint is easier than you think. I’d love to teach you all my tips and tricks in The Art Of Painting Furniture. CLICK HERE to learn more!
Unique Side Table Idea
I’m super happy with my side table idea and I’ll be on the lookout for another antique speaker cabinet to make a pair. How cute would these be an nightstands? Do you love the blended paint look on furniture? CLICK HERE to learn more!
Until the next project… xo, Do