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The sitting area makeover is underway, and I am starting to inject some of the ideas from my inspiration post into the space. The goal is to add a little more color and quirk, mixing new, thrifted and DIY pieces. I’ve purchased a few things off my list using my Membership Rewards® from American Express, but was even more stoked when I found out I could use my points for DIY supplies from my favorites spots like Home Depot and Amazon.com…serious game changer. I posted about this side table I thirfted a couple weeks ago, and finally decided on a design. I started by painting the whole table white, then added an accent of yellow on the inside. Next up was the design on the doors, I mulled it over for a while, and ended up with some simple black accent stripes so I could leave the doors open a crack to see the color without getting too busy.  Next up was the knobs…oh the knobs.  Everyone who came into the office had to weigh in on their knob pick: colorful? black and white patterned? metallic? Turquoise won out in the end, playing nicely off the color of the chair, but the major plus is that you can switch them out at anytime. I  love how the side table turned out! I often go into projects without too much planning, but ordering the supplies online gave me a much needed moment to come up with a painting gameplan I could be super happy with. Next up, is deciding if this couch will get a DIY makeover and find a home in the sitting area, or if I am going to splurge on a more modern one. Stay tuned!  

Get all your supplies at Home Depot using Membership Rewards® points! Links below: 
Cowhide rug (from Home Depot)
Behr paint and primer (from Home Depot)
Round Mirror (similar)
Knobs (similar)
2X Membership Rewards ~Starting November 4th, eligible Card Members will receive two times Membership Rewards points at Home Depot and select online retailers including Pottery Barn, PB Teen, Pottery Barn Kids, Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, Athleta, Williams Sonoma, West Elm,  Rejuvenation, Mark & Graham, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Cusp, Last Call, Horchow.

I was selected by American Express to help educate consumers about how to use Membership Rewards points. As such I was paid for my services, but all items selected and opinions about the Membership Rewards are my own.


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  1. Fee says:

    I love your sidetable! I should have the courage to put some paint on my old stuff, too. Most of the time I don’t ;).

  2. Hi
    What a fun make-over…great way to show the potential hidden in Thrift store finds.
    Love the pop of color inside the table, really cute.

    Victoria

  3. iHanna says:

    It’s gorgeous! Love before-and-after ideas like this! 🙂

    1. Jenni says:

      Glade you like! I love thrifting, so I will make sure to do more!

  4. Marsya says:

    What a fun makeover for the table! Great DIY <3

    http://www.kinikunormal.blogspot.com/

  5. sharon says:

    A very nice combination of colors. I like the make over.

  6. Ursula says:

    Great job! It looks beautiful. We have one that is similar, although no sliding doors and I’ve been tempted to redo it for a while now. Might have to give it a go with your tutorial as a guide

    1. Jenni says:

      Go for it! It’s amazing how a coat of paint can give it new life 🙂

  7. Justine says:

    Everything about this is perfect. The banner on the wall, the colorful mug, the tiny succulent… ah!

    1. Jenni says:

      Thanks! I can’t resist a succulent!

  8. BougieHippie says:

    This is great for a TV stand project I’m trying to do.

    http://www.anorexicescapades.com

  9. Shi Jie says:

    I love how you can turn something thats old and turn it into something new. That is the power of DIY!! I love the color scheme, very bright. I think it perfect! Awesome Job!

  10. Rachel Ang says:

    You are genius!!! I loveeee it!!!

    1. Helô says:

      Amazing makeover!
      Loved the step by step you made, with a very interesting writing and pics!
      You gave a gorgeous touch in the sidetable! Congratulations!

      xx,
      Helô, from Vestido do dia

  11. Mija says:

    What an amazing job!!!!

  12. A very cute makeover! I would love to have one of that in my house too 🙂

  13. Kathy says:

    Sooo cute! Looks like it’s not wood, but that melamine stuff- or whatever it’s called. Did you have to sand it before you painted it with the Behr paint you linked to?

  14. That pop of yellow is just divine!
    Nice job 🙂

  15. A Johnson says:

    You did such a great job! I love the pop of yellow on the inside…so unexpected.

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