Tuesday, May 10, 2016

{ Farmhouse & Cottage Style Side Tables & how to get these looks for LESS }

Hey everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful week..I know, my blogging schedule has been a bit off this week. If we're being honest I've been in a bit of a funk, it's been cold & rainy [ I'd rather have snow I despise rain that much } & I've been going through a weird couple of weeks ugh. Speaking of weird, side tables are that type of furniture/decor that has no rules right?! They come in all different shapes / sizes & you pretty much can put them or use them for anything or anywhere in your home. They're great space fillers, but can be hard to find in the cottage/ farmhouse style without being really expensive unless you DIY them or by them on the cheap/thrift them. Today I'm going to share some simple, affordable & easy places to find cheap tables you could DIY like the styles below. 

Aren't those tables above gorgeous & filled with so much charm? Ya, I thought so too, but all of these side tables were $200- $1300+!!! I know that's outrageous, but after looking at these I discovered that many of these tables can be found in stores that are super common... Keep reading below.

Places to Find Similar Side Tables

. HomeGoods
. Marshalls
.T.J. Maxx
. Hobby Lobby
 . At Home
. Craigslist
. Ikea
. Garage Sales
. Thrift Stores

Most of the stores above carry a variety of side tables similar to the ones above. Now I know a lot of people will think hmm some of these places can also be pricey.. That's true, but places like +HomeGoods  & +Marshalls get unique tables in frequently & they clearance them quite often too. I scored a $180 side table with wicker baskets for $50 because of a little crack..Look for those red clearance stickers etc.. As for garage sales, thrift stores & Craigslist don't be discouraged by colors, stains etc.. Look for the structure, base & style. A lot of people pitch side tables due  to being "outdated" , worn out, or "broke". All of those are simple fixes usually especially for the cottage/ farmhouse appeal.

Get the Farmhouse / Cottage Look

The tables above all have one thing in common..they're perfectly imperfect ! With some of the essentials below each of the table above can be achieved. A $50 table with $10 paint & sandpaper you could have one of these $1300 tables like above. 

. Chalk paint { You can buy $10 jars at Michaels }
. Sandpaper
. Hardware
. Rope/ textures
. Antiquing wax { You can buy this at +Michaels Stores }
. Matte spray paint/ regular paint or chalk spray paint

I hope you guys liked this post on how / where to find charming farmhouse & cottage style side tables for cheap & how to DIY them. 
With the warmer weather {hopefully} coming I'll be able to follow up this post with a quick DIY/ example & or Vlog maybe?? ;) Stay tuned & happy Wednesday everyone!

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