Copycat Graffiti Side Table



Copycat Graffiti Side Table DIY

Welcome back and Happy New Year.   I finished off 2017 with a couple of easier craft projects but I’m back with a fun furniture makeover.

I purchased this table at an online auction.

 

Copycat Graffiti Side Table DIY

Usually pictures don’t do a piece justice and I’ll like an item more in person.  This time, not so much.  The brass edges were not in the best of shape, there was some kind of tape residue on the top and the piece was short and squatty at only 19 inches tall.

That being said, it was a perfect piece for a makeover.

Copycat Graffiti Side Table DIY

Oh, and those side handles had to go.

Copycat Graffiti Side Table DIY

I knew I was going to paint the piece so what looked like tape residue on the top was easily sanded off.

Copycat Graffiti Side Table DIY

In my mind, I envisioned longer, skinnier legs  that allowed the table to at least sit even with the ends of a couch.

And since the current legs did absolutely nothing for me, I chopped them off with my jigsaw and sanded.

Copycat Graffiti Side Table DIY

Along with the taller skinnier legs, I also envisioned lightening this thing up.  Out came the white chalk paint. I painted the entire piece before I remembered a side table I had seen on Houzz several months ago that I wanted to see if I could replicate.

For the longest time, I had been on the lookout for a boxy end table.  I finally find one and I paint it white.

Out came the chalk paint again.  Here I’m using Dixie Belle chalk mineral paint in “caviar” which l was fortunate, it covered up my ooops white in only one coat.

Copycat Graffiti Side Table DIY

This was the inspiration piece from Houzz. Notice the $303 price tag…and that was the sale price.

They no longer carry this exact side table, but they do offer one that is similar.  The newer one no longer has the metal corners which I loved on the original.

Copycat Graffiti Side Table DIY

The Dixie Belle paint did an awesome job of covering the ooops white and the side table was now ready for a light sanding and antique waxing.

Copycat Graffiti Side Table DIY

I found the cast iron legs at Hobby Lobby.  The next time you’re in the market for legs you might want to give them a try.  They have a new line of about 10 different types of metal legs. My only problem with them  (this is at my Hobby Lobby, maybe not yours) is that they only have a couple of each type in stock.  I can’t envision a project where I would only need one or two legs,  but they will write a rain check for the sales price.

What I’m using here are the Black Ball Claw Metal Legs.  Kind of expensive at $18 when you need four legs, but much more affordable when you catch one of their half price sales.  They easily screwed onto the base of my project.

Copycat Graffiti Side Table DIY

Find a font you like on your computer and print out any wording, the exact size you’ll need.  Because you’re transferring on black, use chalk on the back and go over the letters in pen or here, I’m just pressing down really hard, and since the wood is fairly soft, I can see the outline of my lettering.

Copycat Graffiti Side Table DIY

Fill in the lettering with paint. 

Copycat Graffiti Side Table DIY-

Sand the lettering lightly and wax.

Copycat Graffiti Side Table DIY

 

Copycat Graffiti Side Table DIY

A better picture of the Hobby Lobby leg.

Graffiti Side Table Copycat Table

 

Graffiti Side Table Copycat Table

 

Copycat Graffiti Side Table DIY

I’m doing a side by side comparison to not only show the before and after, but the height difference with the new legs.

Copycat Graffiti Side Table DIY

The table made it’s way under the Christmas tree and was a gift for my middle son and his wife.

Have a wonderful New Year, stay inspired.

Shared at  Saturday Sparks, DIY Salvaged Junk Projects,

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