Painted French End Table- Night Stand

Hellooo! I have some skeery news today.  I just made a big leap of faith and committed to renting a booth at a local shop! Yikes! What have I done?! I blame it all on Kathy from Creative Home Expressions. 🙂 I’ll be moving stuff wonderful treasures into my space on Saturday. One piece that I haven’t shown you yet is this painted French end table. Or night stand.


Painted French End Table- Night Stand |


Her name is Genevieve. A little table with a big name, so we’ll call her Geni for short. Geni came home with me a little worse for wear, but not too bad.


French end table- night stand with drawer- before |


Because the curvy edge of the veneer had a missing piece, I just pulled the rest of the strip off. You can see that I had already started lightly sanding before I remembered to take a picture.

After giving Geni a good wipe down, I quickly covered her with Rust-Oleum spray primer. It’s the best, seriously. The primer ensured that the veneer-less area would accept the paint the same way as the rest of the table.

General Finishes milk paint in Snow White, brown glaze to highlight her best features, and two or three coats of clear varnish give Geni a whole new outlook on life.


Painted and glazed French end table- night stand |


Remember Francesca’s decoupage postcard drawers? Geni got a similar treatment with music pages.


French End Table- Night Stand w Decoupage Music Drawer |


No makeover is complete without a little updated bling. Rust-Oleum gray primer followed by a dry brush of the same white milk paint on Geni’s drawer pull did the trick.

You can see a glimpse of the Paris print makeover  on the wall. The lamp shade will be getting a tiny makeover soon.


Painted French End Table- Night Stand w Drawer |


Genevieve looks rather sassy, now, oui?




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  1. Oui Oui, congrats my fiend on your new adventure, that is so exciting!
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  2. Ah oui mon ami! She looks stunning and félicitations on being of brave heart! I know you’ll kick butt!!! <3
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  3. LOL! : ) You’ll be so happy you took the plunge, Sheila! I’d been wanting a booth almost since the day we moved to Ohio {1 1/2 years ago} and knew I had to grab this opportunity when it came up. Good thing I did ~ they just rented out all the booths last week! I’ve been making progress slowly in my booth’s decorating, as money allows, so take your time setting it up the way you want. I can’t wait to see it!

  4. Good for you, Sheila! Let me know where the shop is (or name) and I will come visit! Best of luck to you!
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  5. Sherry Clayton says:

    Oui oui madam…..congrats!!!! Praying this venture is a huge success and looking forward to seeing your “booth” all set up and ready to go!!! I am very excited for you as you begin this new venture….love you lots!!! Where exactly is this booth and what will be the hours of operation?

    Congrats again Sheila/Plum Doodles….you are AWESOME!!!! xoxo

    Sherry 🙂

    • Thanks, Sherry. You know I covet prayers in all things. 🙂 The shop is called Olive Branch Antiques in Emerson, GA. They are open Tuesday to Saturday, 11-5. I’ll be working there one day a week as part of the agreement.

  6. Sheila, I’m so happy for you! You’ll do well! You have so many unusual items and a great eye for this! I love this table! Wow, she really shines now! Good luck in your new venture!
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  7. Bernice says:

    Awwww, Sheila, J’aime Genevieve beaucoup! Elle est belle! and you are too cool! Good for you. Taking a plunge like this keeps one from getting stale and dull. Wish I could come and see, but I do hope you will post pictures of your booth when all is setup. We have a very few like this here, but there is so much stuff ; treasures, crammed in each booth you can’t see the forest for the trees! Your pieces will stand out! But what EVER are you going to do to that sweet little lampshade??????????? sniff! Good job girl friend! Much success to you!

  8. Oh la la I love it Sheila. Love the drawers and that lamp is just perfect! Awesome job.
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  9. I have no doubt your booth will soon be a local favorite! You create some of the most charming accessories and now your community will benefit. Good luck, Sheila!
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  10. Sheila! This is great! You are going to love it. I am really looking forward to seeing your space. Everyone is going to love all of the detail you put into every piece that you do. Congratulations!
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  11. Sylvia Aguilar says:

    Sheila you are going to rock it. Love Geni’s new look.

  12. Mais oui…elle est belle! Love the makeover! Hugs…Debbie
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  13. How pretty and elegant Geni is now!! Congrats on your new space, Sheila, you are gonna ROCK!!
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  14. Hi Sheila – this project turned out beautifully! You completely transformed the table into something so elegant and pretty with the paint and detailing. Well done and great pictures!

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