DIY Mirrored Dressing Table by Thistlewood Farms
Posted By
KariAnne Wood
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Materials Needed: 
  • Small side table
  • two 1” x 2” x 24" pieces of pine
  • two 1” x 4” x 5” blocks of wood
  • one 1” x 6” x 40” piece of pine
  • one 1” x 4” x 40” piece of pine
  • adhesive strips
  • framed mirror
  • white paint
  • HomeRight Finish Max sprayer
  • HomeRight Spray Shelter

Project Steps


Take a thrift store side table from something ho hum to something fabulous. 

Step 1

Start with a table

We found this table at a yard sale.

It’s okay.  It’s fine.  It’s ordinary.  

But why settle?

It needed a new purpose in life and I needed a dressing table.

Step 2

Remove shelf

We wanted to remove the shelf which was in the center of the bottom of the table to make knee room for the dressing table.

We simply pried off the shelf with a hammer.

Then we added a 1” x  6” piece of wood to the front to create a clean line on the front of the table.  You could easily leave the curved lines if it fit your décor better.

Step 3

Reposition shelf

Reposition the shelf onto the table to make knee room at the dressing table.  

Simply nail shelf in place.

We also added a 1” x 4” to the front of the shelf to match the top piece.

Step 4

Patch holes

Using wood filler, we filled in nail holes on the side of the table.

We let wood filler dry.

Next, we sanded lightly.

Now the table was ready to paint.

Step 5

Paint table

To protect the surrounding from over spray, we placed the table inside the HomeRight Spray Shelter.

The Spray Shelter is such a great option for painting, especially on a windy day when paint could get on the grass and trees.

We placed a drop cloth on the ground and the table inside of the Spray Shelter.

Step 6

Begin painting

The HomeRight Finish Max is my go-to paint sprayer.  


It is the easiest paint sprayer you will ever use.  

All you need to do is fill up the canister that’s attached to the sprayer, then re-attach it and plug the sprayer in.

That’s it.

Look at that finish.
It’s so smooth and professional and makes yard sale tables look like they came from a high-end store.
The key is to use even strokes and several light coats on the piece.
This prevents drips and creates a smoother finish.
Step 7

Here’s the finished table after several coats of paint.

Be sure and let it dry thoroughly before moving on to the next step.

Step 8

Attach blocks of wood

On the reverse side of the table where the mirror will be installed attach 2 1” x 4” x 5” blocks of wood to the back.

Nail in place approximately 18” apart.

Next, nail each of the 1” x 2” x 24’ pieces of pine to each of the blocks of wood.

Step 9

Attach adhesive strips

Attach the adhesive strips to the pieces of wood.

This is how the mirror will attach to the wood.

Step 10

Attach mirror

Using adhesive strips, press mirror in place.

Add bench to table.


Making a DIY Mirrored Dressing Table is an easy project that takes a weekend to complete.

And now the table isn’t ordinary any more.

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