Thrift Store Challenge – Green End Table

It’s Thrift Store Challenge time again hosted by Emily at Le Cultivateur and Tara at Stilettos and Shiplap.

I have joined a group of fun, thrift store lovin’ ladies for this challenge! These ladies rocked it this month, so be sure to check out what they have found at the bottom of this post. You can check out all my past thrift store finds/makeovers here and all my trash to treasure projects here.

If you are new here, the rules for the challenge are as follows – purchase something from a thrift shop, garage sale, etc. OR revamp/upcycle a piece(s) we already own that no longer works in our home, OR that we found at the curb waiting for the garbage trucks. 

This month I bought this adorable side table at my local Goodwill. Isn’t it cute? When I posted it to my Instagram stories, a friend of mine messaged me saying that this table used to be hers! How funny and random is that? Anyway, I loved the shape of it, but it had a few scratches on it and the paint color wasn’t my favorite. Read on to see the steps I took to fix it up…

Step 1, Fill in any chips, dings, etc…

I used some wood filler to fill in any chips, etc. Then let it dry.

Step 2, Spray Paint…

I like to use this spray paint because it has a built in primer. Since I plan to sell this piece, I went with good old plain white paint. White seems to be a good seller. This piece took approximately one a half cans of paint to completely cover the green.

Step 3, Polycrylic…

Once the paint was dry I put on my top coat. I always use at least 2 coats of this water based polycrylic on any of my furniture flips. It dries super fast and doesn’t cause any yellowing.

Lastly, I switched up the knob with one I had left over from this project. I found them on Amazon. That is it. This was a pretty simple project.

But, then I put the original knob back on and I can’t decide which I like better. What do you think? Help me decide.


Please check out what all the other ladies found this month….

Emily from Le Cultivateur

Tara from Stilettos and Shiplap

Mariah from Worcester Run

Jessica from Jessica Simmons


  • Reply Mariah Hilsenbrand May 20, 2021 at 7:44 am

    Love this flip! I like the ship knob best, but both really look great. Awesome find!

    • Reply Jodi House May 20, 2021 at 8:09 am

      Thank you! I like both knobs too! 🤷🏼‍♀️

  • Reply Teresa May 20, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Love it Jodi .. This is a beautiful piece of furniture!!
    Honestly , I couldn’t choose between the knobs.
    Both look great..

    • Reply Jodi House May 20, 2021 at 8:45 am

      Thank you so much, Teresa! I can’t decide either. LOL

  • Reply Tara @ Stilettos and Shiplap May 20, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    It looks so cute, Jodi. I like it in the white for sure. Honestly I think both knobs look great on the piece but since it isn’t for your home but rather to sell, I think the original glass looking knob is a better choice because it would go in anyone’s home regardless their colors or style of decor. It would be more timeless. The nautical knob is better for the style of your home if you were keeping it. Regardless you can’t go wrong with this piece. Good job!

    • Reply Jodi House May 20, 2021 at 12:14 pm

      Good point! I hadn’t thought about that. Thanks so much!

  • Reply Terrie - Decorate and More with Tip May 20, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    Love the transformation of the table. Looks so much better white. I like both knobs too. Great job Jodi!

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