Some years ago I created a custom vanity drawer. The console table was used for a small area in my bathroom so I can have a place to sit and do my makeup and hair. The table worked for a while, but recently it started to get shabby. With all the small desks that are around now, I found a replacement for this table.
How to Upcycle a Console Table
But, this table was still useful. It just needed some TLC. So, I decided to transform it back into the original purpose which was a console table. Read on to see how I transformed it.
I first removed the curtain fabric area and the drawer from the unit. And, took out the drawer organizers that were placed in the drawer for the vanity so I could paint it later.
I cleared off the furniture piece. Removed any dust from it. I removed the Contact Paper(R) that was attached to the top. But when I removed it, the glue had transferred to the top of the console table. Ugh! I had to find a way to remove the glue first.
So, to remove the sticky glue, I used glue remover (Goo Gone or Goof Off) product. With a rag, I applied the remover and worked my way around the surface. Eventually, I was able to remove the stickiness of the glue.
I then, sanded the surface with a medium grit sand paper and wiped again to remove the dust.
I used the same chalk paint (Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines(R) Chalk Style Color Yarn by Kilz) I used on my prior card table project. Using the wedged paintbrush and a standard paintbrush, I worked my way around the piece. I did the bottom first then turned it over and did the top part, waited until it was fully dried then added a second coat. I let that dry completely. This took some time.
While I was waiting, I worked on the drawer. I painted the sides, outside, and bottom of the drawer. And, I decided to change the paper inside the drawer to replace the one that was worn from my vanity.
Then, I went back and used the Dark Wax by Magnolia Home by Joanna Gains(R) and applied it to the top, sides, and even the bottom of the console hall table with a rag. I used several rags because I removed a good amount of the wax. That’s it.
This is what the console table looks like now. I love it! What do you think?
I am so glad I did this transformation. The table so needed an update. The details on this table took a little longer than expected so if you decide to do this, allocate more time to painting the details.