Neutral Farmhouse Style End Table with Basket Storage

My youngest daughter has been on the hunt for a small end table for her apartment ever since she returned home from school. 
Neutral Farmhouse Style End Table with Basket Storage

Her search was over when she found this little cutie at the Salvation Army for $10. 
Painted Neutral Farmhouse Style End Table with Basket Storage
She knew right away from watching her mother, how to update this piece into just what she wanted. 
She began by giving the table a quick light sanding then painted the piece with several light coats of General Finishes Milk Paint in Alabaster. The paint was easy to use, went on smoothly, and was easy to clean up. 
Painted Neutral End Table with Basket Storage

Here's a great tip, she kept her paintbrush wrapped in a plastic baggie between coats. 
DIY Painted Neutral End Table with Basket Storage
My daughter did a great job on this project, one of her very first painted furniture projects, I taught her well.
Farmhouse style painted end table
I'm hanging onto this amazing piece for her until she goes back to school. It will sit in the corner of my new office right near the farmhouse storage cupboard I recently painted. (Actually I'm secretly hoping that she forgets to take it with her) Lucky for me, she said there were two at the thrift store, I'm seriously hoping nobody else had her vision. 
Farmhouse style painted night stand with basket storage
Wish me luck when I head out tomorrow afternoon in hopes of finding the twin to this beautiful piece! 
DIY Farmhouse style painted night stand with basket storage
Update: As much as I'd like to say my daughter forgot this table, here it is in her apartment. 
End table for night stand with basket
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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .