DIY End Table and Lamp Makeover: Furniture Makeover – Thrift Diving – Does it take you 2 years to FINALLY get your furniture makeovers done? Raise your hand! In today’s video, I finally painted my ugly thrift store end table and lamp! See how it all came together! 🙂

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Serena Appiah
P.O. Box 463
Spencerville, MD 20858


Tonya LSmith says:

Quick questions…How long did you sand down the table top? Was that regular paint you used on the lamp?

Elizabeth Bahena says:

That lamp came out beautifully

Fun mom says:

Love your projects

catgirldo says:

When you began wiping off the gel stain I was “ooooooohhhhhhhh – that’s gorgeous.” The lamp and shade look marvelous – fun, funky, elegant, and yet maintains a nice mid-century look due to the lamp base. I usually purchase plain cheap lamp shades and then decorate them to suit my design and I like to use lace, vintage doilies, pearl and/or rhinestone trimming. You are putting in a tremendous amount of time and effort to do a video everyday in October and I am having so much fun watching them and especiallly when your “men in training” show up to participate. You’re a good Mom.

Mehri T says:

I lovet.thanks

Jaime Drew says:

I like it better now. By the way I make furniture and refinish old furniture and even though your videos show how to do this stuff (which I know how to do) I still find them very enjoyable if that makes sense. I’m trying to compliment you but I’m not doing a very good job dang it lol. I have that same rigid table saw. You gotta break that thing out I love mine.

AnneP makeupandmore says:

Great tutorial Serena. Love that cute table and that lamp looks great. I love the pop of color in that lamp!

Linda Land says:

Love the combination of the dark stain & white paint!

Christina Abrams says:

Looks great!

mfmwfm says:

What type of paint did you use to paint the lamp? You didn’t have to prime it or anything?

S. L. says:

Love them!

Natural Gal Nichol says:

I love both pieces!!!

Letanya Wlison says:

Really beautiful!

Kim Adams says:

Very nice.

betsythomas2012 says:

I think it would have been nice to see details (paint type, etc.) & see the entire process – the last steps.

Ana Elizarraras says:

Love the lamp shade

Tonya LSmith says:

Beautiful. I love the color of the lamp.

A Layne says:

I love the table and the lampshade, very nice.

Elena22 says:

Love the way the lamp turned out.

Charlotte Jensen says:

Me too

Nina C says:

You should thrift for a closet with items like a handmade shoe rack, belt hooks, an area for scarves etc. I need some ideas for mine.

Kelly Scott says:

love how you transformed that lampshade and the drawer handle on the end table is A+

Reclaim The World says:

if you live close to me i’ll help you clean your garage 🙂

zussanne1 says:

lol!! that’s true! men don’t know to appreciate..but i liked when you said: “I like it and it is all that matters” and i couldn’t agree more with you… awesome and beautiful job Serene, you make it look so easy to get it done!! thank you!

Project Queen says:

I think guys are creatures of habit. It looks beautiful.

Cudda Brown says:

Totally like The second life of the lamp and end table..great job.looking forward to seeing what else you have in store.

Evelyn J. Amponsah says:

Great looking lamp and very interesting using a map. Everything you do, always have a positive results. Thxs for sharing.

Eydna Mortensen says:

“Liked it better before”, no no no! You are completely right, it looks stunning now!

Aaron Castellanos says:

The table and lamp shade looked better afterward, but the lamp base probably would have looked better if the color was the same color as the side table knob to tie both of them together. Do you have other projects where you have incorporated an aged copper color?

banga8080 says:

I’m stealing the lamp idea

Kathy Irvine says:

It looks GREAT!!!!!

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music says:

The lamp looks great. The table looked much better before.

beboiseverything says:

What grit did you use for the top of the end table and what kind of paint did you use? Looks awesome!

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