When we moved from a Traditional Home to The Farmhouse, I had a few pieces of furniture that I couldn’t leave behind even though they didn’t exactly have a farmhouse look!
Here’s how I transformed a dull side table into my favorite industrial transformation.
Here is a step by step tutorial of how I transformed this traditional side table into an Industrial Farmhouse Dream Table.
First of all, my husband helped me cut the casing allowing for a 45 degree angle on the ends to match the shape of the casing. Then I drilled small pilot holes in the trim to allow for the small screws. I also sanded the edges and around the pilot holes with
Fine Grit Sanding Block
Now it’s starting to get exciting. I applied a small amount of wood glue to the back of each strip and aligned the wood molding on the drawer front using match sticks as spacers. This was not the most professional spacer, but it’s what I had on hand.
I used a soft cloth to remove any excess wax and allowed the wax to dry. Then I used a piece of scrape drop cloth to buff out the surface.
Finally, I added a coat of Dark Wax over the surface. I didn’t mix the wax since I had already waxed the piece with clear wax. The dark wax doesn’t build up as heavily and it is easy to wipe off any excess. Note: If I were doing the project again, I would have mixed a small amount of dark wax with the clear wax from the beginning. This would have saved me some time.
Finally, it was time to add the hardware to the front. The front drawer now looks like 5 small drawers. I purchased the drawer pulls and label holders from D. Lawless Hardware. Using some craft paper card stock that I had on hand, I hand lettered the numbers for the label holders.
This was a fairly inexpensive project and I’m loving the new look.
I love how this piece adds to the industrial farmhouse feel of our home.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope this will inspire you to look beyond the obvious when searching for the prefect decor piece.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Your comments are greatly appreciated here. Have a blessed day!