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Repurposing an Entry Table for Less than $10

February 12, 2017

Hi ladies and gents! I decided to finally get around another blog post again. I wanted to share about this re-purposing project I decided to finally get to. I got this entry table given to me a month ago from my neighbor during her move. She had told me that it had a lot of life left in it & I could easily sand & re-purpose. She certainly was right. I headed to Lowe’s and look around the mistint paint area and stumbled across Valspar Chalky Finish Paint tinted in just white.



Previously, I had already bought a dark maroon color one for just $2.50 and decided to re-purpose some dressers. I will get around to finally posting that blog post, but for now I’m going to just stick with this table. Make sure to gather all of your materials. This project would normally cost you around $40 but since I found the paint for $5, I got some pretty huge savings.


  • Valspar Chalky Finish Paint in White ($5 from the Mistint area in the Paint section)
  • Phillips Screwdriver for Hardware removal & reassembly ($1 from Lowes)
  • 2 Contact Paper in Pattern of Choice ($2 grabbed from the Dollar Tree)
  • Paint Brush ( I went towards the cheaper one…$1 or so. You can find these anywhere)
  • Motivation & A Go-To Attitude

Total Cost: Just under $10 total.

Since I had already worked with this product before, I felt like a pro the second time around. It goes on smooth and applies pretty even. These pictures below are just with one coat. It does coat fairly even with one coat. I suggest to get more boldness be sure to do two to three coats. I didn’t sand beforehand like I originally wanted but that’s okay. I’m currently waiting for the chalky paint to dry as I’m writing this blog post.

I got to say I’m pretty impressed. This stuff retails for merely $30! I got this for $5.00 in the mistint and I couldn’t be any happier. While I find this paint a tad bit too pricey, you certainly do get what you pay for.

Here’s a slider of the process it took.


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