Herringbone Side Table Makeover

Furniture Makeovers, Projects

  1. nowathomemom says:

    Your revamped side table is beautiful, I love white furniture so this is perfect for “spring”. It’s beautiful, you both did a great job with this! I am sure your grandma knew you would be able to create something beautiful with it and you did! I started laughing in front of my computer when I read this “could have used wood glue …. but I lack the patience it demands 🙂 ” ha!ha! I thought that was funny; I feel the same way!

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you Ingrid! It turned out better than I ever hoped! 🙂 I’m glad I’m not the only one who lacks patience… wood glue is the worst! 😉

  2. Johanna B says:

    I absolutely love what you did to that side table. Kudos to you for a great makeover. I’ll take 2 for my bedroom.

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you so much Johanna! I’m glad you like it! It’s an addicting makeover- I want another one too! 🙂

  3. April Hoff says:

    This table is absolutely GORGEOUS! I saw that same tutorial from Thistlewood Farms and have been looking for something to try it out on….You guys nailed it!!! Great job! 🙂

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you April! I am completely in love! My heart goes “pitter patter” every time I see it! 🙂 You should definitely try it!

  4. LOVE IT!!! what a beautiful table! I would love to do this on a coffee table.
    Pinning it. 🙂
    Have a blessed day!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU Traci! I’m so happy you like it! 🙂 And thank you for the pin!
      All my best to you!

  5. Thistle says:


    It is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You did such an amazing job! I love the colors and the way it turned out is absolute PERFECTION!!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing!


  6. Kris says:

    What a transformation! Love it!

  7. Wow! What an awesome transformation! I love the herringbone pattern. Great job!

  8. I’ve seen a lot of DIY blogs and I’ve read a lot. But.. your craftiness with DIY together is outstanding. I love your projects.

    • Shayna says:

      AUTUMN! THANK YOU! Such a lovely comment that makes my heart sing! So happy to have you as a reader! I’m glad you enjoyed the makeover too. 🙂
      Big hugs!

  9. Felicia says:

    I love your table! I just finished up this very same table, but with a different look. I went natural with a checkerboard top. I took the pictures last night and will be blogging on it next week sometime.

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you Felicia! I’m glad you like it. I bet your table looks terrific too. The checkerboard top sounds fabulous! 🙂

  10. It’s beautiful! I’m visiting from the POP party. I’m pinning it too.

  11. This is great! I guess I need to keep an eye out for a table in need!

  12. Jenna says:

    Wow! I LOVE the herringbone design!

    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  13. Megin says:

    That is just amazing!! I love it. Wish I had a helper like you do, lol!
    I’m visiting from DIY Showoff. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment and Link Up!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you Megin! I have an excellent helper- he’s a keeper! 🙂 Off to check out your blog… 🙂

  14. […] the table before I painted it with my new favorite color. It just wasn’t my style […]

  15. Beautiful redo, Shayna! Love it!

  16. Emily says:

    I love how this turned out! Now I have to keep my eye out for a free/cheap table to make over! 🙂

  17. Lucia says:

    Thank you very much for posting this. It’s a great makeover, and you explain the technique very well. Very inspiring!
    I linked it up in my blob.

  18. Maggie says:

    I love your style, I adore working on solid wood furniture, yet they are difficult to come by at decent price. I have found walnut one recently, which was an old telephone table with nice bottom shelf. I have upholstered the shelf with piece of faux black leather, and the whole table has been sanded down (which revealed amazing wear & tear marks). For the top I have decided to go with the native american theme, and sketched the Bull Skull silhouette, which I have later filled with black oil based paint. What do you think:

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much Maggie! I agree- solid wood pieces are fabulous to work with, but a little difficult to find at a reasonable price…
      You have done an AMAZING job on your telephone table. It’s Perfect with a capital P! 🙂
      Thanks for sharing!

  19. Jessica says:

    You and I stumbled across the same blog — When I Saw the paint stick table at thistlewood farms I wanted to do the exact same thing. I’m working on mine now!! Yours turned out BEAUTIFULLY! I was going to stain my whole thing, but you are swaying me to the painting side!

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Jessica! I’m so happy you love my paint stick table top! Great minds think alike, right? 🙂
      Oh…. I’m still lovin’ the two toned look of it too!

  20. […] little side table is one of my favorite furniture makeovers of all time. The herringbone wood top basically makes me all gooey inside… And I’m not kidding about […]

  21. […] since I’ve already painted two pieces of furniture (here and here) with my new favorite paint color, why not add one more to the […]

  22. liz bohannon says:

    Amazing!!! How long/wide were these paint sticks?

  23. […] Step by Step tutorial here: thewoodgraincottage […]

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