Simple Makeover with Painted Tile (and Thrift Shop Shakedown #5!)

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Have you ever painted tile?? You can, you know. I’m sharing how I painted the tiled top on a thrifted table today…simple!

I’m also excited to share another installment of Thrift Shop Shakedown with my blogging bestie, Christy, from over at Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer.
We get together to thrift shop every few months and film each other so we can take all of you along with us! This will be our 5th video of our thrifting adventures!
Whatever we end up finding is what we will do for our makeover over here on the blog. She’ll be sharing hers too, so be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see.

But before we get to the makeover, let’s go on our fun shopping trip so you can see what we found…

If you have trouble seeing the video, you can click here to watch it on YouTube.

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom so can you can see how Christy’s makeover turned out too!

And….here’s the table I found that I’m making over today. :)

This old thrift store table had a dated tiled top! SO simply updated by painting!! The painted tiles look amazing now! artsychicksrule.com #paintedtile #paintingtiles #chalkpaintedfurniture #paintedfurniture #whitefurniture

As you just saw, I actually found some bar stools too. I have big plans for those and can’t wait to get working on them.
Keep an eye out for them!

Can you believe this was a whopping $4 find? Wow!

This old thrift store table had a dated tiled top! SO simply updated by painting!! The painted tiles look amazing now! artsychicksrule.com #paintedtile #paintingtiles #chalkpaintedfurniture #paintedfurniture #whitefurniture

It’s a pretty old table that someone had previously painted (badly) and added tile to the top.
The tile is kind of cool. The pattern anyway, not so much the colors. (for my home)

It looks like it was done a while ago so I started out by caulking all around the edges to fill in all those gaps and cracks before painting.
I like things smooth and seamless.

This old thrift store table had a dated tiled top! SO simply updated by painting!! The painted tiles look amazing now! artsychicksrule.com #paintedtile #paintingtiles #chalkpaintedfurniture #paintedfurniture #whitefurniture

You can see on the left where I caulked and on the right where I have yet to caulk.
The tile was in pretty good shape so I kept it. Although, I had planned to keep it intact from the very first moment I laid eyes on it.
I just knew I’d be painting it in some way!

Simple Makeover with Painted Tile

 

I gave it two coats of the white chalk style paint that I love.

This old thrift store table had a dated tiled top! SO simply updated by painting!! The painted tiles look amazing now! artsychicksrule.com #paintedtile #paintingtiles #chalkpaintedfurniture #paintedfurniture #whitefurniture

This old thrift store table had a dated tiled top! SO simply updated by painting!! The painted tiles look amazing now! artsychicksrule.com #paintedtile #paintingtiles #chalkpaintedfurniture #paintedfurniture #whitefurniture

And then, surprise (to me!) I was loving it all-white.

I had not planned it all-white at all.
I thought I’d maybe have painted tile in some shade of blue (what else? ;) ) and then white over top, then wipe away the white to reveal the blue on the raised tile areas. But I was absolutely loving the clean look of all white.

The tile just looked so good white I decided not to paint it any other color.
I did consider painting some of those lines on the sides of the table blue as well as the criss-cross base. I started and got halfway across and decided I did not love that at all.
So I went back over it with white!

I applied the top coat sealer to the whole thing and then went back over just the tiled top with 2 coats of this decorative top coat that just made it shine.

This old thrift store table had a dated tiled top! SO simply updated by painting!! The painted tiles look amazing now! artsychicksrule.com #paintedtile #paintingtiles #chalkpaintedfurniture #paintedfurniture #whitefurniture

Want to see some of these projects in “live” time? Hop on over and follow along with me on INSTAGRAM. I’m always sharing in my stories as I’m doing projects, finding new furniture, fun finds….just all the day to day behind the scenes. 

I had a tough time getting in photos the gorgeous sheen that is on the top here.

This old thrift store table had a dated tiled top! SO simply updated by painting!! The painted tiles look amazing now! artsychicksrule.com #paintedtile #paintingtiles #chalkpaintedfurniture #paintedfurniture #whitefurniture

Doesn’t that painted tile look so good? I just love it!

This old thrift store table had a dated tiled top! SO simply updated by painting!! The painted tiles look amazing now! artsychicksrule.com #paintedtile #paintingtiles #chalkpaintedfurniture #paintedfurniture #whitefurniture

It doesn’t even look like the same table.

This old thrift store table had a dated tiled top! SO simply updated by painting!! The painted tiles look amazing now! artsychicksrule.com #paintedtile #paintingtiles #chalkpaintedfurniture #paintedfurniture #whitefurniture

The painted tile is the star of the show. Subtle but just right.

This old thrift store table had a dated tiled top! SO simply updated by painting!! The painted tiles look amazing now! artsychicksrule.com #paintedtile #paintingtiles #chalkpaintedfurniture #paintedfurniture #whitefurniture

This old thrift store table had a dated tiled top! SO simply updated by painting!! The painted tiles look amazing now! artsychicksrule.com #paintedtile #paintingtiles #chalkpaintedfurniture #paintedfurniture #whitefurniture

This old thrift store table had a dated tiled top! SO simply updated by painting!! The painted tiles look amazing now! artsychicksrule.com #paintedtile #paintingtiles #chalkpaintedfurniture #paintedfurniture #whitefurniture

This old thrift store table had a dated tiled top! SO simply updated by painting!! The painted tiles look amazing now! artsychicksrule.com #paintedtile #paintingtiles #chalkpaintedfurniture #paintedfurniture #whitefurniture

I’m so happy with how this one turned out.
It was not at all what I expected it’d be but sometimes in this creative process, you just have to go with the flow!

This old thrift store table had a dated tiled top! SO simply updated by painting!! The painted tiles look amazing now! artsychicksrule.com #paintedtile #paintingtiles #chalkpaintedfurniture #paintedfurniture #whitefurniture

I’m planning to keep this one and use it in front of my windows in the morning room for plants to sit on in the sun.

I’ll share pictures of that at a later date.

This just goes to show, you can makeover pretty much anything you find at the thrift store and turn it into something beautiful.
And this one truly couldn’t have been simpler.

PIN it to save it!

This old thrift store table had a dated tiled top! SO simply updated by painting!! The painted tiles look amazing now! artsychicksrule.com #paintedtile #paintingtiles #chalkpaintedfurniture #paintedfurniture #whitefurniture

Here is the chair Christy found and is going to make over! Click here to hop on over and see what it looks like now!

I hope you enjoyed our video as much as we enjoyed making it! We will be getting together again soon so stay tuned for #6. :)

Want to see our other videos and makeovers??

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Go check out those garage sales and see what kind of goodies you can find!

xoxo

 

 

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41 Comments

  1. Nancy, the video was so fun and a great vicarious adventure first thing this morning! Inspiration to go to some thrift stores this coming weekend. :)
    The table looks great! Wow, the painted tile looks perfect with the beautiful, white sheen.
    Have a great time with those bar stools and enjoy the weekend.

    1. Thanks, Christina! :) Yes, I love garage saling and thrifting! Especially exciting when you find good finds! Have a great weekend! xoxo

  2. Hi Nancy, the table looks so pretty with that pearl effect sheen. I love GF’s. I do wonder what it would have looked like with blue and white tile though. Can’t wait to see what you do with the bar stools because that is not something i ever look at when i go thrifting. Thank you for sharing your talent and ideas. Believe me when i say you do make a difference in people’s life.

    1. Thank you, Cheryl! Yes, I think the blue and white would’ve been pretty too. That white just got me though! I can not wait to share what I’m doing with the barstools. It’s something I saw that inspired me and I can not wait to tackle it. And thank you for that, I am so very happy to hear that! I hope you have a blessed weekend, sweet friend! xoxo

  3. Love this table…it’s amazing what happens with just some paint! I’ve been painting all my containers in my garden black as I’m doing a black and white theme…all black containers with white flowers (I think my neighbors think I’ve gone Goth or insane) except one silver bucket filled with dark purple flowers (gift from my mom). I LOVE my black and white garden!! Please keep on painting and now I’m going to look for a table like this to paint! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

    1. Isn’t that the truth?! Oh I love that, I bet it is beautiful. Doesn’t it feel so good to know you created that?? :) Thank you, Lesley! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo

    1. Oh my gosh, you are right Shelley, it sure does!! I hadn’t noticed that but I love it! :) xoxo

  4. Just darling! Who would have thought that just white paint would make this table perfect. You certainly have a great eye for picking out furniture pieces that just need a little (or a lot) of love.

    1. Thank you, Kimberly! I know I didn’t think it would look as different as it does. I also had no plans to just paint it all white either! I thought I’d add some color. Nope! White won the day! :) xoxo

  5. Love your blog and make over ideas and tutorials. However, I live in Minnesota and the shabby chic vibe does not work for me. I decorate in a more traditional manner. Can you direct me to blogs that feature more traditional make overs? You will not lose me as a follower as I do love the information you provide. Thanks.

    1. Thank you, Denise! Yes, we have so much fun!! I can not wait to meet you too!! Looking so forward to it! xoxo

    1. Thank you, Kathy!! I know, isn’t the white just a winner?? I had no idea I’d leave it white but it was just right, so I didn’t mess with it! ;) xoxo

  6. Hi, Nancy. Because of you, every lick of furniture in my bedroom is chalk white! It’s been seasons in the making, but it’s my dream bedroom and I wanted you to know that at age 73 I finally have it. Keep the great stuff coming.

    1. Aw, that is so awesome, Alaine! :) I think that is wonderful! Enjoy that beautiful dream bedroom!! xoxo

    1. Thank you, Ann! I’m thrilled because I wasn’t so sure with what I started with! So happy with how it turned out. :)

  7. Hi Nancy, What a beautiful, one of a kind table! I love this table painted in all white. I agree that tile is the star of the show and it really shines in white!! I am looking forward to your bar stool reveal too. Thanks for sharing your shopping trip with Christy! It looks like you two have a great time and really find some treasures. I want to see Christy upcycle those mens briefs, lol!!

    1. Hi Kaycee! Thank you, I think so too! Definitely turned into a swan! And bahahaha, me too, Kaycee!! That would be a unique makeover for sure! lol xoxo

  8. Oh you never fail to surprise me with your talents! Cute video too! I would have passed that ugly table up because I don’t have the vision that you do to look at something in a totaly different way. Love the shine and the color. I gotta go check out what Christy did with the little chair! Have a great week end!

    1. Aw, thanks so much Cecilia! :) It is sometimes hard to see and have the vision, but once you do, the skys the limit! Paint all the things and make them new again! ;) Happy week to you! xoxo

  9. What a steal on that table! I saw so many lovely things as you two were touring your ‘haunts’. Love watching the videos, and love your makeover!

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