before and afterbest of

before & after best of: side tables

by Kate Pruitt

With the exception of chairs, side tables are probably the best piece of furniture for a Before & After newcomer. They are lightweight and easy to toss into the car or carry home; they are also small and manageable, and if you mess up one, you usually have an identical one waiting for a second try. Seriously though, I love little tables, and I’m excited to show you some of our best side table Before & Afters. I’m hoping they will inspire you to try out some of these techniques on a neglected table of your own, and perhaps soon I’ll have a flurry of beautiful table projects in the ol’ inbox. Enjoy! — Kate

Image above: Sarah’s pretty patterned side tables make a great case for painting old wood to make something unexpected.

CLICK HERE to see more before & after side tables after the jump!

Image above: If you have a little scrap fabric and paint lying around, you may have all you need to recreate Cindy’s cheerful blue side table.

Image above: Amanda’s rustic entryway table

Image above: Diana’s graphic and feminine tile-top table

Image above: D*S reader Jody created this amazing industrial-style side table out of old wooden drawers.

Image above: Elle’s inventive salvaged side table

Image above: To be inspired by what a little paint can do, check out Jessy’s sunny side table.

Image above: Celebrate color and pattern with Justina’s decoupaged side table.

Image above: Karen’s log side table.

Image above: If you need a little outside-the-box inspiration, check out Mia’s side table made from an old medicine cabinet and chair — secret storage included!

Image above: Lauren’s sophisticated side table

Image above: Marion’s black & white side table redo

Suggested For You


Leave a Reply

Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, that comment on people's physical appearance, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.