Furniture makeover: from country to chic console

If you’ve been following along on my friend’s dining room makeover, you probably already know that I’ve missed a couple of projects. Because I’m a slacker. I know, I know, but they’re still coming, pinky promise. And today’s post furniture makeover post is one of them. We recycled as much of her furniture as we could, but everything we did reuse needed a fresh revamp. So I decided to give this 90’s country style console a facelift – and here’s how I did it…furniture makeover



liquid sandpaper

First I used liquid deglosser (aka liquid sandpaper) just like I do on all furniture painting jobs. I used fine grit sand paper to sand off the top really well, then moved on to the drawers.

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The handles had to go, so I took them off and sanded the drawer fronts to get ready to fill in those holes.
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Next I used wood filler to fill in the holes…

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then smeared it around really well with my finger to make sure the hole was filled.

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Then I kinda smoothed it out with my finger. After that I sanded it all smooth. (But if yours still has tiny indentions, refill, let dry and resand.)

Once that was done I painted it the same way I paint all furniture. Then I found the center of the drawer and drilled holes for the new knobs from Lowe’s*, installed those and I was done!.

white console table


The whole shebang took one afternoon, and it totally transformed the piece from meh to chic by using gloss paint.

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*Thanks to Lowe’s for partnering with me on this post. All ideas, photos, words, and opinions are 100% my own.*


About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. hey gina- that piece came out so pretty. i am sure your friend loves it …and you too!

  2. Oh it turned out great. I love the makeover and the new knobs really change the look.

  3. carol Jane says:

    Looks great. What paint did you use? I always get brush marks when I paint furniture. What am I doing wrong? I never used liquid deglosser. Is it better than just a regular sand paper? Thanks.

  4. This made my morning! I have a nearly identical table in a cherry finish that I can’t stand to look at, but can’t part with because I feel it has potential. Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. Just Beautiful! I love it!

  6. Need suggestions for how to decide what size of living room sofa/chaise to purchase. Room is 30 X 20. I have some of my furniture such as desk, coffee table, gun cabinet.
    Is there a website ?

  7. Wow! Spelled backwards Wow! Looks great!

  8. This is so CLASSY!

  9. Absolutely love the transformation! I have a similar country style sofa table that I no longer like as my taste in furniture has changed. Perhaps some white paint and new drawer pulls are in order?:)
    xo Kathleen
    Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home}

  10. Isn’t it amazing what paint and new knobs can do???

  11. hi gina want to recover my dining room chairs they are gorgeous & plain yet classy whole set table & chairs over 35 years old & still like new love this set need to change the cushion part on chairs have lovely apholstery material bought years ago so it’s now or never could you tell me easiest way to do this as have never tried redoing any furniture ever know it’s not big deal just want to do it right look forward to hearing from you hope you are doing good & not workin too hard haha .Sandra Graham

  12. Beautiful job :O)

  13. I am refinishing a table almost identical to this one! It had 2 thin coats of paint and one thick coat of gloss paint. I have worked 2 days stripping and cleaning it and just starting to sand it.. would the deglosser help smooth the wood or is it just for removing the gloss on the table? any other advice would help too.. i love your table and i cant wait to see mine finished! ūüôā

  14. I have a table that is similar but has an awful laminate top. Any ideas on how to deal with that and still do the paint redo you did?


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