Cottage Style Entry Table Makeover

Add a shelf to a simple table with reclaimed wood for a cottage feel!

My daughter and I saved this table from a horrible fate... the dumpster! Her employer was throwing it out... well, we just couldn't let that happen!


It is missing the drawer (I had it turned around in this picture so the missing drawer is toward the wall to hide it) and it definitely needed a makeover, but it is a sturdy little table AND it was Made in the USA! :o)


My inspiration for this redo came from Lindsay over at Country Girl Home. Be sure to pop over and see her cute little table too!

Here you can see the spot where the drawer is missing.


I decided to use reclaimed fence boards to make the bottom shelf and a fake drawer front.

I didn't get any in-between pictures... my bad... but all I did was cut some 2" x 2" scraps for supports to fit in between the legs on all four sides (where you see the pink arrows) and attached them with wood screws.


Then I cut the fence boards to size and added them on top of my new supports, attaching them with wood screws.


Tada! Complete with a new fake drawer!


Then I sanded the whole thing, gave it a coat of primer, and then a couple of coats of paint that I mixed from some leftover cans from different projects (country white and peacock teal).



Then I distressed it a bit by just sanding all around the edges.


I found the drawer pull in my stash to add to the fake drawer. I painted it with one of the Rustoleum metal-look spray paints.


Cost breakdown:

Table with missing drawer - FREE (a dumpster save)
Scrap wood (2" x 2" and reclaimed fence boards) - FREE
Paint - FREE (I mixed it myself with leftovers I had)
Drawer pull - FREE (had it in my hardware stash)
Spray paint for drawer pull - FREE (already had it)

Final cost - FREE for a great little cottage style entry table!😁