Dixie Belle Magnolia Garden Transfer

Transform any piece of old furniture with Dixie Belle mineral chalk paint and Belles & Whistles Magnolia Garden transfer!

stained round drum table before makeover - how to distress a chalk painted table - Dixie Belle chalk paint and belles and whistles magnolia garden transfer on circle drum table before and after

Have you ever found a piece of furniture on the side of the road or at a thrift store and just felt that you “HAD” to save it?

That is me, every time I set foot into a thrift store, or when I’m simply driving down the road and find old dressers and nightstands being discarded!

I have a bit of a hoarding problem with furniture.

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But that’s ok – I love to turn old, ugly, ruined things into something beautiful and give it new life!

That’s where this $9 round drum table comes in.

I bought it at my local Habitat for Humanity Restore – along with another antique table for $6 {that I’ll be making over soon!}


Do you recall the thrift store table I told you about in my latest Coffee Chat?  

The water damaged, ugly as sin, table that I bought for $9 buckaroos! 

The table that had seen better days. 

The table that was begging for a second change on life…

Circle Drum Table Makeover - Before & After

I brought this baby home and got busy dreaming up how I would make it over with my favorite chalk paint; Dixie Belle!

While I am a brand ambassador for Dixie Belle, I have been using their products for years making over furniture in my home {like this dining room hutch, this side table and this serving tray} – and long before ever becoming an ambassador. See why I love Dixie Belle here!

Check out: Before & After Projects Using Dixie Belle Chalk Paint

How To Paint and Add Transfers to Furniture

To get this painting party started, let’s go over the supplies I used!


How to paint a table with chalk paint | Gathered In The KitchenHow to paint a table with chalk paint | Gathered In The Kitchen

Let’s Paint Together!

Step 1: This is the most important step in painting furniture. You need to start with a squeaky clean surface before applying paint. I swear by this cleaner and use it on every piece I paint. For a more detailed tutorial, see this post.

Dixie Belle White Lightning Cleaner

Step 2: Paint the table top by blending Lemonade and Buttercream chalk paint using the “wet method”.

Step 3: Paint the table base in Palmetto chalk paint. Let dry

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Step 4: Paint Sawmill Gravy chalk paint over top of the dried Palmetto paint. Let dry

Step 5: Gently sand to distress the table base so that the Palmetto shows through the Sawmill Gravy. Sealing chalk paint is optional. I did not on this piece. However, if you’d like to see how to, read this post.

Optional: change the color of the hardware using Rub ‘n Buff!

Dixie Belle Bells and Whistles Magnolia Garden Transfer

I was so excited to try out this Magnolia Garden transfer that I could hardly wait for the paint to dry to start applying the designs!

Step 6: Apply the Magnolia Garden transfers to the table top. If you’d rather not use a transfer, you can simply use a stencil like I did here or use scrapbook paper and Mod Podge to create any design/pattern you’d like!

Dixie Belle's Belles and Whistles Magnolia Garden Transfer - Table Makeover | Gathered In The Kitchen
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I love how it turned out! It’s exactly how I imagined it would look! Now the hard part is figuring out which room to put it in in my house! I want it in every room!

Isn’t it amazing what a a little bit of chalk paint and a transfer can do?!?!

I seriously cannot believe how much I love this Belles and Whistle Magnolia Garden transfer!

Dixie Belle's Belles and Whistles Magnolia Garden Transfer - Table Makeover | Gathered In The Kitchen
round circle drum table painted with Dixie Belle mineral chalk paint and belles and whistles magnolia garden transfer
how to distress a chalk painted table - Dixie Belle chalk paint and belles and whistles magnolia garden transfer on circle drum table before and after

More Painted Pieces with Dixie Belle Chalk Paint!

Are you now in the mood to paint some furniture yourself? Check out these before and afters! Click on the photo for the full tutorial!

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  1. elizabeth@pineconesandacorns says:

    It looks beautiful!

  2. Wow! This is such an incredible transformation. Way to bring that little table back to life!

  3. It looks amazing! I can’t wait to try a project with transfers. It looks like a lot of fun.

  4. It turned out so good! What a steal for $9!!! Love the floral detail you added!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Wonderful job! Well done!

  6. Rosemary Palmer says:

    What a transformation – a real trash to treasure. Love that transfer.

  7. Leslie Watkins says:

    Love this transformation! Great job, Stephanie!

  8. Paula@SweetPea says:

    The end result of this table makeover is so pretty. I love the transfers that you used.

  9. You are soooo talented. It is lovely!

  10. Rachel - Tea and Forget-me-nots says:

    Love it! I have a similar piece and I can’t wait to try this.

  11. Lynne Zemaitis says:

    Stephanie, this is an amazing transformation. I love the colors you chose and the beautiful transfer! Pinned!

  12. The table is beautiful. I love the transfers. It’s such an amazing transformation. Thanks for joining the Fabulous Friday Link Party.

  13. Donna Allen says:

    Wow! Such a wonderful transformation! Those transfers are so beautiful! Donna

  14. My great grandmother had a table identical to this. Now I have it. I’m going to do the magnolia transfers like yours! It’s so beautiful! She would be thrilled! Thanks for sharing! 🌺💝
    Donna Smith and little MaMa

    1. Aww! I love that Donna! Thanks so much for sharing that with me! Please tag me in pictures when you’re done!!

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