End Table Makeover

I’m so excited to show you my End Table Makeover today!! I love how they turned out.


Last summer I rescued a set of them from our garage sale site. They were pretty banged up but I loved the size and style of them and immediately said yes, I’ll take them! I envisioned putting a basket on the bottom for magazines or books and stuff.

Here is what they looked like before…


Yes, they needed some serious TLC! The first things I did were, removing the piece of wood on the back, as it was pretty rotten. I also removed the wooden handle. I am loving glass knobs lately and could add them to all of our furniture! heehee! Take a peek at our dresser makeover here and see the pretty glass hardware!


The color I chose is Baby Aqua from Cloverdale paint. I have loved turquoise forever it seems. When I was a teenager growing up, my mom spray painted anything and everything in my room for me (and that was before Pinterest and the whole spray painting craze!!!!). I had turquoise lamps, picture frames, my wall unit, light switch plate, bedding, etc… ok, you get the idea! I still love turquoise, but didn’t want the end tables too dark. They are going in our family room in the basement and I wanted something to brighten up the space!

First, I gave them two coats of Primer and they looked better already…


And then two coats of Baby Aqua…


I picked up 2 pieces of MDF boards from Home Depot for the back. They are super cheap… something like $1.50 each. After my husband cut to the right size, I covered them with some Hallmark wrapping paper I picked up from Walmart 🙂


My husband then used a nail gun to fasten them to the back of the end tables.


Here is what they look like with the paper attached…


And just another shot…


If they were a little bigger, I’d keep them in our living room because I love how they turned out soo much!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Linking to these parties: Work It Wednesday, Grace At Home, Penny Pinching Party, Adorned From Above, Crafty Frugal Home,


  1. Roxy says:

    Hello Kendra, I loved the makeover! I have such a soft spot for little end tables and seeing yours made me think, I need to be on the lookout for some more!
    Blessings, Miss Roxy

  2. Kristine says:

    Those are so freakin’ cute. I can’t stand it! lol
    Love the color choice. And I never even thought to use wrapping paper as a background on a furniture piece…great idea.

    • Kendra says:

      Loved your comments Kristine! 🙂 I’m on the lookout for more “ugly” furniture lol! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Amanda {Burlap & Babies} says:

    Love your end table makeover! Such a transformation! I’d love for you to share this at my Motivational Monday Link Party that I just started yesterday! Feel free to share other old or new posts that fit the theme as well if you have them!

  4. Christa Sterken says:

    Love love love. I used wrapping paper last year to cover the back of cheap bookshelves but it kept drooping. I am going to try this modification for that too. Beautiful project

  5. Taunya Butler says:

    This turned out AMAZING !! Love the soft color and the backing you put on it!! So very cool!! I’d like to invite you to visit my blog – I am hosting a giveaway to celebrate my 50th post!! Taunya Butler at daisiesgirl.com

  6. April Hoff says:

    What a pretty color! I love the end table makeover! Thanks so much for linking up to our first “Enchanting Inspiration” link up party! We hope to see you next Wed. with more of your amazing-ness! 😉

    • Kendra says:

      Thanks so much, April! I’ll be happy to party with y’all every week… I’m just starting to co-host on Mondays so would love for you to come back and share your beautiful projects as well please. So glad you stopped by! 🙂

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