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My Hand-Me-Down Hand-Me-Down

Hey guys!  Just wanted to share with you my latest furniture rehab.  It’s a Hand-Me-Down Hand-Me-Down!  I never say no to a piece of furniture.  It was given to me like this from Whitney.
Our sister Kyndra found this table in a pair at a garage sale and gave this one to Whitney.  It was just a regular wood tone and Whitney painted and distressed it the way we like:)    I thought it was beautiful when it landed in my house but I needed a bedside table for my oldest son.  White made it look a little to feminine so I was on a mission to “boy it up” a bit.
I began sanding off the top layer of the paint using my battery powered Ryobi sander.  It took some time…
After sanding it down and removing the hardware I sprayed three coats of Valspar Navy spray paint.
When the paint was dry I began work on the pulls.  I wanted to change out the pulls from the original to “boy it up” a little more. 
I purchased these pulls at Lowe’s for about $4 each.  The only problem was that the original holes were closer together than they needed to be for the new ones.
Whitney left this handy tool at my house a LONG time ago so I lucked out!  She purchased this at Lowe’s and it makes measuring for knobs and pulls a breeze!
I found the right measurement to drill the holes for the new pulls
then marked off the drill spots.
Next, using the correct size drill bit, I drilled holes all the way through the drawer and back out.
The pulls fit but I had ugly holes left over from the previous pulls.  Easy fix with Elmer’s Wood Filler!
I sqeezed putty into each hole
and smoothed it over with my fingers.  Make sure the filler is flush with the drawer.  You may have to pack it, let it dry and then repeat the same steps to get it flush!  I spray painted over the putty and that was it!
Back to the table!
I used my 3M sanding block to distress ALL of the edges and corners.
I added the hardware and it was DONE!
I’m so happy that the table was white before because it allowed for the white paint to show through when I destressed it.
I love the rugged look it has now and I can’t wait for my son to get home to see it!  I hope you all have a great week ~ Ashley

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55 Comments

  1. Missy Luukkonen on January 12, 2010 at 5:27 am

    WOW!!! I love how it turned out! It looks perfect for a boys room!!!!! Great job, as always!

  2. Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue on January 12, 2010 at 5:06 am

    Great transformation! Perfect color choice.

  3. Tales From My Empty Nest on January 12, 2010 at 4:47 am

    The table turned out great!! Love the navy color. That measuring thing is awesome. Great tool to have! Love & blessings from NC!

  4. Sabrina on January 12, 2010 at 4:08 am

    This turned out great! Love the color and hardware for a boys room.

  5. Stephie @ Made By Stephie on January 12, 2010 at 3:59 am

    Love it! I really like it in navy.

  6. Anne on January 12, 2010 at 3:58 am

    That looks great!

  7. Holly on January 12, 2010 at 3:15 am

    It turned out great! Very manly 😉

  8. Jennifer Juniper on January 12, 2010 at 3:02 am

    I love it! The feeling of this table is so updated with the new pulls and color, it's amazing!

  9. Miss Mustard Seed on January 12, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Nice work! I like the nacy blue and the new hardware.

  10. FleaMarketTrixie on January 12, 2010 at 2:59 am

    turned out great, I like that you distressed it some, it just adds to it.

  11. Stephanie on January 12, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Looks great!

  12. ~ RM on January 12, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Great job! Love those drawer pulls!

  13. Jeanette on January 12, 2010 at 2:52 am

    It looks great.

  14. Crystal on January 12, 2010 at 2:37 am

    What a great idea. I was thinking you were restaining at first. I really like the color of blue you picked. Great job with the destressing also.

  15. Jennie on January 12, 2010 at 2:28 am

    I SOOOOO want one of those drawer pull measuring things! I am always eyeing it and I usually have to fill a lot more holes than I started with. The table is absolutely, PERFECTO!

  16. Shanna on January 12, 2010 at 2:23 am

    love it! navy how refreshing!

  17. Cory and Mallory on January 12, 2010 at 2:19 am

    That looks awesome! I need to go yard sale shopping with you!!

  18. Lee Laurie on January 12, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Looks great! I bet he loves it!

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

  19. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) on January 12, 2010 at 1:50 am

    What a great table. I love it and the navy is just perfect. Hugs, Marty

  20. bec4 on January 12, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Looks great–I love black furniture, except the whole dust showing thing.

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