Tuesday, June 8, 2010

End Table Redo

{*Alternately titled: The reason I love spray paint!*}
I picked up this end table at a flea market/antique store a few weeks ago. It cost $25. A little expensive considering the condition that it was in, but it was the perfect size and I loved all the details on the trim. I was hoping to find something under $20, but I went ahead a paid the $25 because I could see how great this table would be with a few coats of paint.
I used Zinsser Oil based primer {the stain blocker, bond coat kind} to do my first coat. This stuff is amazing....no need to sand down previously finished furniture, because it will stick to any glossy surface. The table is looking better already.
After the primer was dry, I put on a few coats of my favorite spray paint {Krylon Bahama Sea}! I loved the color, but it was just a little too bright.
So, I tried my hand at glazing for the first time. I took some left over black trim paint and watered it down...approximately one part water to three parts paint. I used a paint brush to apply the watery paint and an old tshirt to wipe it off. I made sure to let the glaze sit a little longer on the trim pieces so that it got into all the little details.
Once the paint was dry, the end table fit perfectly beside our new couch.
Our living room is {slowly} coming together! Hopefully it will be finished soon!


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60 comments:

Debbie said...

I love the color!~ Very modern and fun now.

Kelli said...

Look at you Kelli! I love how it turned out and the glaze. Cute addition to your room.

Stephanie said...

Wow! I love it!!!!

that primer you can use on anything? I have a dresser i am wanting to refinish that is in Allie's room but it's got poly on it. My dad says it's hard to refinish something like that. would that stuff work for that?

Kelli said...

I LIKE!!! :)

Stephanie, if you rough up the finish with some sand paper and then use a tack cloth to remove the dust, you should be able to paint it. :)

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Oh that is adorable!!! I love the color~ What a great accent piece!!! Sweet Job Baby!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

Kelli, this turned out lovely! I have a furniture-painting project that I have in the works, and I am SO glad you mentioned the primer you used. It will save me so much work!

Amy

Melissa said...

It does have great details - good decision making to go ahead and pick it up!!

Nichol said...

Love it. It looks great now. Great new addition to the room:)

Jenglamgirl said...

Kelli~ totally in love with it. You are right the detail is amazing on it! and now with that fab. color it rocks!!! WAY TO GO! hUGs~ Jenn

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Oooh, I love it! Love that color!!

Carrie said...

I love that color too! I need to check out our flea markets soon...I'm trying to stop bringing stuff into our house since we're trying to get rid of things first...but I am on the look out for nursery items now ;) You did a great job! It looks great with your other fun find with the grass!

Jackie said...

That color is wonderful. . . Love it!

Leslie said...

How cute is that?!? And I LOVE your refurbished candle holder on it. :) Well done!

amanda said...

it looks great!! i love what you did with it. and you could get way more than 25 bucks for it now! :)

Kmama said...

I love it!

Bridget said...

Love it! You did a great job!!!

Alicia said...

Man, girl! You rock!!

Emily said...

Great job!!

Foursons said...

I love it! I have a dresser in my foyer that color that I antiqued like that.

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy & Wife said...

It looks gorgeous!

I wish I had an eye for seeing the potential in something less than perfect when it comes to things. I can do it with people but don't have the same knack when it comes to things, LOL!

Miller Racing Family said...

Wow, fabulous redo. I love the color you picked. It sure makes a statement. Great Job!

Johanna said...

love that color, it turned out great!

Myya said...

LOVE that color... it looks great with the color of the wall behind it!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Oh my goodness Kelli! That is gorgeous. That table is so cute - I love the table. And the color is wonderful!

XOXO
Jen

He & Me + 3 said...

That is a fancy end table. Love it and I love the color you chose. Beautiful.

Jenny said...

What a beautiful shade of blue! I love it.

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Elizabeth said...

I love it! I love how different a little glaze makes it! I am seeing so many projects lately with glaze, I should try my hand at it! Thanks for being an inspiration!

Ruth Clark said...

Love it!! That color is so cute!

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

I agree with everyone else...nice color choice!

Pam said...

That is a really smashing table now; yeah! Great work!

MommaD said...

Love how the black really brings out the detailing!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Now this is fabulous~ Well done!

somedaycrafts said...

I wish I could get away with using that beautiful color in my house! i am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

I desperately want an aqua blue piece of furniture! Fabulous makeover! I love it!

StepThruCrazy said...

Holy moley, is that an orange living room with a turquoise table?! That's the color scheme I'm trying to pull of in my living room... with some espresso and white, too. I love it!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

this is SO awesome!! i want it :)

lindsey@junkstyle said...

This turned out really great!!

Becky said...

I had not heard of that kind of primer! Thanks for the tip.

The table turned out fab, love love love the details!

Andrea said...

Love it! Great job!

Kenzie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the color!

Lindalou said...

Great job. The glazing was the perfect finishing touch.

Suzanne said...

Love the redo -- it's fabulous!

Michelle Whitlow said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful!!! i also *love* spray paint...and my new fave color is Bahama Sea!!! I hadn't heard of that primer so I'll have to pick some up. Where did you get it??

Caitlin said...

I came here from tatertots and jello! I LOVE this table! I never even knew that color existed in spray paint! I'm going to buy some this week! I do have a question, how long did you let the "stain" sit before you wiped it off? I'm considering staining a piece I'm working on but I've never done it before. Awesome job!

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Iheartnaptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

Oh I LOVE this! Where did you find that awesome color!!? Hope you'll link this one up, LOVE it!! http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/

Stephanie Cameron said...

Super pretty! Thanks for the tip on the primer!

Kristen Duke Photography said...

Beautiful color--I would love to find an old end table like this!

CRAZYMOM said...

I just love that color! Thanks for sharing the information about the primer. I am always looking for ways to improve my re-dos. :)

{Kimber} said...

turned out great! love that color

Holly said...

That is so pretty in that color. I am totally looking at old funky carved furniture differently these days...I LOVE Paint!

Adrienne said...

I love this! Great color! :)

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

That is seriously so cute! A million times better than before!

- Brittany said...

Beautiful color! I have a coffee table with the same style legs, but not the ornate detail. That gives me an idea to add some decorative trim to the skirt!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

LOVE that new color! It looks just perfect in your living room. :) GREAT redo!!

Heidi said...

What a fabulous color! That table really does have amazing details. What a great find.

Jessica @ Take Two Designs said...

Hi Kelli! I am visiting from CSI. I LOVE the color you used for this table! It's adorable! I also love your wall color! May I ask what color that is?

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love the color!

Samantha @ When 2 Become 1 said...

I love your end table! How chic and fun for the living room!!

The Crafty Gals said...

I'm so happy you tried the glaze on it! All the beautiful details really pop with it on there. Love it! Just found your blog, glad I did because it's great!
~Mary
www.thecraftygals.blogspot.com

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

LOVE THE COLOR. GREAT JOB

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