Garage Sale Ice Box End Style Table Upcycle

August 25, 2022

 

Photo of an oak, ice box style end table from a garage sale.
I purchased this oak, ice box style end table for $20 at a garage sale in 2021.

I just gave it a makeover!


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Photo of an oak end table with door and hardware removed for painting.
First, I took the door off and all of the brass hardware.

Then I scuff sanded the finish just a bit with 220 grit sandpaper, and washed up the end table with hot soapy Dawn Dish Soap water and a rag.

Photo of an end table door being painted with Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Midnight Sky.
I painted the piece with two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Midnight Sky.

Dixie Belle's website says "Midnight Sky is a dark blue black. You’ll see this calming color when you take a look through a telescope at night. Whether your style is modern or rustic, Midnight Sky will make your space feel more grounded. Use this dramatic color to add dimension to your painted project."

Photo of an end table being painted with Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Midnight Sky.
I really like this black and of course Dixie Belle's Caviar as well.

I used a Zibra Paint Brush to brush on the paint.

Photo of an end table freshly painted with Dixie Belle Midnight Sky Chalk Paint.
I chose to not distress the piece at all.

I applied Dixie Belle's Best Dang Wax in Black to the table and door.  I used a wax brush and a PFC Paint and Cleaning Rag.

Photo of an oak, ice box style end table upcycled and repurposed as a bedroom nightstand.
I screwed the brass hardware back onto the table.

Photo of an oak, ice box style end table upcycled and repurposed as a bedroom nightstand.
I love how this little end table turned out, but decided to use it as a nightstand in one of the bedrooms.

Photo of an oak, ice box style end table upcycled and repurposed as a bedroom nightstand.
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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Carlene, that is gorgeous! I really like the Midnight Sky color. You did a great job and I like that you didn't distress it. I have a piece--a little cupboard--that needs finishing as it's raw wood even after having it for a number of years, I'm thinking I might like it painted with Midnight Sky. Thanks for introducing us to the color.

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    1. Thanks so much Naomi! I remember when I kept all the white furniture! I'm loving this color too!

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  2. This is beautiful, love how it turned out!

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  3. Wow! You took something ordinary and made it extraordinary!! So beautiful!!! - Briana from Texas

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