A friend of mine gave me these 2 end tables recently. They were big and heavy and in nice shape, they just needed some updating. A few months ago I made over this bureau and gave it a Serena & Lily look. It sold pretty quickly so I planned to do something similar to these end tables. Here is how.
Clean Up & Paint
I always start my projects with a good, old fashioned cleaning.
Then, I painted them white.
Using furniture paint is the best solution and usually doesn’t require that you use primer before painting. However, I had some primer left over from another project so I used it up. Of course, my cat always has to get in on the action. He always makes any new piece of furniture I am working on his new napping spot. Thankfully the paint on that table was dry when he decided to jump up on it.
Next, I applied this Natural Rattan Webbing for Caning Projects that I purchased from Amazon. You have to wet it to soften it up a bit. I cut a few pieces down to size, ran them under water for a few minutes, then placed them in the sun to dry.
Adhere the caning to the end tables…
Last but not least, I added these new handles, also found on Amazon, to complete the look.
These sold in one day on Facebook Marketplace for $150. I did spend more money on materials than I usually do, but still not a bad profit for a set of free tables. What do you think? Do they have Serena & Lily vibes?
The nice woman who bought these from me was nice enough to send a picture of how they look in her guest room. It is a pretty good match!