Thrift Store Challenge, Trash to Treasure, Pottery Barn Dupe – Console Table

The Thrift Store Challenge is BACK. It’s been a hot minute since we got together for this fun challenge, but we’re back baby! In this post I am going to show you my thrift store challenge, trash to treasure, Pottery Barn dupe – Console Table. Whew, that’s a mouthful.

I have joined a group of super creative, fun, thrift store lovin’ ladies for this challenge. These ladies always rock it, 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 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. 

My project this month is yet ANOTHER curbside find. If you have followed me for awhile then you know that it is usually my husband that finds me good furniture in the trash (that I then turn into treasure). However, I scored BIG when a friend of mine who is a realtor and just sold a house in her neighborhood, texted me a picture of a huge pile of nice furniture that this client had put out for the trash. Good stuff too. She knows I like to makeover furniture so she said she thought of me immediately. Needless to say we rushed over there and took a bunch of things. Check out this pile….Will ya look at all this good stuff!!!

Last week I refinished this bench from this pile. And this week I tackled the console table.

Trash to Treasure Pile

Can you believe someone was throwing this away? It is a large and long table and was previously painted white. The paint job was not the best and the legs on one side were wobbly. BUT, I knew I could fix it up. Here is what I did to my Thrift Store Challenge-Trash to Treasure-Pottery Barn Dupe – Console Table…

Console Table Before

Step 1 in my Trash to Treasure Pottery Barn Dupe, Sand…

First, I brought the table outside to my ‘workshop’. Here is a closer picture of the top. It wasn’t the best paint job and appeared to have a sort of antiqued, chippy wood look to it. But the paint had seen better days and there were lots of scratches on it.

Console Table Before

I saw very similar table on the Pottery Barn website that costs $599! I decided I was going to try to go for a natural look and make it a dupe to this table, as best I could.

Pottery Barn Console Table

Once it was outside, I began sanding. My hand sander that I usually use for these projects broke recently so I used this Skil sander and it was fine, albeit a bit smaller than my other one. Basically for hours on end I sanded and sanded and sanded until most of the white paint was gone.

Step 2, Remove the Legs and Sand Some More…

Next, I took the legs off and sanded, and sanded and sanded some more. Oh my aching neck and back!!! But, it was worth it because I was diggin’ how it was coming out. The wood has a sort of rustic, beachy, driftwood vibe with the white showing through a bit.

Step 3, Top Coat…

Lastly, I cleaned all the dust off using a damp rag and put the legs back on tightly. That fixed the wobbliness.

The end result. Ok, so maybe mine is a wee bit more rustic than the Pottery Barn one, but that’s ok with me. I like it so decided to keep it as is and just finish it off with some Polycrylic Top Coat rather than stain it another color. I always apply at least 3 coats of polycrylic. Minwax is my favorite. I love this stuff because it goes on clear and dries super fast. Again, I can’t believe I scored this great table FOR FREE. I usually sell most of my Trash to Treasure finds, but I am keeping this one, at least for now.

Pottery Barn Dupe Console Table

And here she is in all her glory, all styled and pretty…What do you think?

PS – Don’t forget to check out what all the others ladies found this month at the bottom of this post.

Trash to Treasure Console Table
Trash to Treasure Console Table
Trash to Treasure Console Table
Trash to Treasure Console Table

PIN FOR LATER…

CHECK OUT ALL THE OTHER LADIES FINDS THIS MONTH…

Tara from Timeless French Charm

Timeless French Charm

Emily from Le Cultivateur

Terrie from Decorate and More with Tip

Jessica from JessicaSimmons.com

Mariah from Worcester Run

Danya from A Vintage Flare Farmhouse

12 Comments

  • Reply Mariah April 15, 2021 at 8:25 am

    Sanding is the worst, but this was such an amazing find!! I actually like yours a little better than Pottery Barn’s!

    • Reply Jodi House April 15, 2021 at 8:38 am

      Yes, sanding is a HUGE pain, but worth it in the end. I am glad you like mine better. I sorta do too. 🙂

  • Reply Terrie - Decorate and More with Tip April 15, 2021 at 10:34 am

    I would have the same question as you, why would someone throw that out??? Good thing for you they did. The table looks amazing, your hard work paid off girl! Love how it looks in your home and the wood, so happy you left it alone it looks so good.

    • Reply Jodi House April 15, 2021 at 10:37 am

      Thank you so much. It was a LOT of sanding but it paid off and I am happy with how it looks too.

  • Reply Danya - A Vintage Flare Farmhouse April 15, 2021 at 11:20 am

    I love this table and the natural wood! I can’t believe someone would throw it away!

    • Reply Jodi House April 15, 2021 at 3:09 pm

      Same here! I’m just glad I got my hands on it before someone else did. 😁

  • Reply Cindy April 15, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    This is a great job on this piece. It’s amazing what people throw out isn’t.

    Great find

    • Reply Jodi House April 15, 2021 at 3:09 pm

      Thanks! Yeah it is amazing! I can’t believe all the stuff this person was getting rid of.

  • Reply Tara @ Stilettos and Shiplap April 16, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Jodi I think it fits in perfectly with your style and in that spot behind your couch. Love the finish you did on it and I like it even MORE than the Pottery Barn one! Great job!

  • Reply Emily April 24, 2021 at 10:43 am

    This table turned out amazing!!! It looks so similar to the Pottery Barn one! You did such a great job in this!!!

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