Over 20 Thrifted/Garage Sale Table Makeovers

April 14, 2021

Photo collage of old garage sale/thrift shop tables
Here is a roundup of 24 of my favorite table makeovers!

Most cost me less than $5 or $10 at a thrift shop or garage sale, and a few were free.  Click on the links below to see the before and makeover process pics. 

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Photo of a piano bench upcycled with paint & stencils
This piano bench was upcycled inside and out with two different stencils.  It makes a fun coffee table or antique display container.

The outer top of the bench was buffalo checked.

Photo of table upcycled with paint & stencilsThis vintage table is one of my few two tone projects with stain AND paint.

Photo of upcycled coffee table
Another of my two toned table projects! I couldn't bring myself to paint the top of this one.

Photo of table upcycled with paint & stencils
This was a free vintage table that was my mom's.  She had found it second hand and had a tablecloth over it to cover a marred top.

Photo of folding tray upcycled in black with white stripes
I painted and striped this table and another tray table.

Photo of coffee table upcycled with paint and damask stencil
This thrifted table already had the fantastic hairpin legs! 

I love the makeover in Dixie Belle Caviar with the damask stencil.

Photo of upcycled garage sale table
This was a primitive style garage sale table that has a much different look with a floral stencil.

Photo of painted and stenciled end table
This very plain oak garage sale table was stenciled with a damask all-over stencil.

Photo of demilune garden stenciled table
A garage sale demi-lune table with metal legs and leaves received a matching leafy garden stencil.

Photo of firkin style table with wedding ring quilt stencil
This was an ugly thrift shop firkin table that turned out amazing in gray paint and a wedding ring stencil.

Photo of navy blue tea table with houndstooth stencil
A small garage sale tea or coffee table got modernized with navy blue paint and a houndtooth stencil.

Photo of upcycled vintage flip top table with checks
A vintage flip top table was painted black with stenciled checks and gold trim.

Photo of mid century side table in pale pink
A mid century style table became a night stand for my granddaughter's room.

Photo of small table stenciled with snowflakes
This small two tiered table became fun winter/Christmas decor with paint and snowflake stencils.

Photo of a buffalo checked round end table
Another table from my mom was painted and stenciled for my daughter's townhouse.

Photo of a buffalo checked coffee table
I later painted mom's coffee table to match.

Photo of upcycled telephone table with paisley stencil
This was a free telephone table from a neighbor of my mom's.  It became a nightstand.

Photo of demilune table in black with stencils
This old demi-lune table is so gorgeous with the beautiful stencil on top!

Photo of vintage table stenciled with a plaid stencil
This rickety vintage table received a plaid shirt makeover!

It was bold but I sold it right away!

Photo of a mid century end table in duck egg blue with stencils
This mid century table is so cute in duck egg blue chalk paint!

Photo of a pedestal table stenciled with buffalo checks
This pedestal table, from a garage sale, was my first buffalo checked table.

Photo of a two tiered round table with mandala stencils
This vintage two tiered table was stenciled with a mandala stencil from Hobby Lobby.

Photo of a coffee table with farmhouse makeover
A plain coffee table received a fun farmhouse makeover.

Photo of a colonial style end table with faux distressing
This vintage table was my first table to be faux distressed with the Folk Art Layering Block. 

I hope you were inspired to paint and stencil some fun and unique tables of your own.
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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