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.
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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