Refinished Side Tables With Marble Tops

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Refinished Side Tables With Marble Tops
contributed by Mary @ Apartment TLC

So while Im out and about shopping for our “new”furniture 
a thought keeps popping in my mind “Side tables are expensive”
and me being the cheap-o that I am, the idea of spending more than say 
$10 a piece…had me looking at my always-empty-but-cute purse and saying to myself 
“self…you better come up with something” 

So skip a few weeks and my parents phone me up to
ask if I can take my younger brother to his baseball game
and I agreed and then was up at the butt crack of dawn the following day.
On the way back from the ball field I see a couple of people dropping things off at the curb
and I (being very curious) thought maybe I will find something decent… well I didnt…


On the side of the road were two very nice looking (ok a little beat up) 
side tables with (get this) Marble TOPS! 
I kid you not!!
so of course I did a wicked U-turn that had my brother claiming 
that I at last had lost my mind, and I threw them in truck.
When I got them home and inspected them
I realized that they needed a little TLC (pun intended) 
so I got out my paint brush and some stain and… the rest is history

So above are the original curb-side tables and 
as mama would say “they aint that purdy” 

These are the marble tops, they look SUPER yellow and 
gross next to the chipped and light wood. 

So I took some of this good stuff….

Then I painted it on like this, I did not use primer FYI

This is my comparison shot!

And after 2 coats I got THIS!

Aint it purdy?

The marble looks 10x better now and not so yellow and I left it out to dry overnight
and it turned out fantastic! So when you see a soild
piece of furniture on the side of the road
or maybe a thrift shop? have a little imagination and you may end
up with some treasure of your very own!
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. >Wonderful job! I know exactly how you feel about having a little bit of vision when it comes to these projects. 🙂 I feel the most satisfied after finishing up secondhand furniture. 😀 I'm slowly making a believer out of my sisters also.

  2. >I agree! It's amazing when you can turn something old into a gorgeous, usable and chic decor piece. Great job!