DIY Team  Side Table

The House on Silverado

This cool Hawkeye team nightstand started as a thrift store find.  

Now look at it!  It's classy and rustic looking at the same time.

Before we had a rustic stove that we really wanted to keep but needed more room.

IIt's perfect as a side table or end table and can be customized to your favorite team!


Solid wood with great rustic hardware, but definitely lacking in charm and spirt.

A little paint and stain was all it needed.


Paint in your favorite team's colors and a little stain.  Dixie Belle chalk paint was perfect for this project.

Look how great it alraedy looks in matte black with that rusty hardware!

Worked a little wax into the paint to give a soft, protective finish.

The fun part!  A stencil for my team-Iowa Hawkeyes!  (Stencil from Home Depot)

A little dark stain on top.  Goodbye orange wood.

And finally, a protective clear coat on the top for long-lasting protection.

This $10 thrift store table went from trash to treasure with just a little paint.  Go Hawks!