Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Side Table

When I heard there was snow coming our way last week, I made a quick trip to Goodwill to see if there were anything pieces of junk, err, I mean furniture, there that I could work on.

As if I need more stuff to do, right?

Well, this kind of stuff makes me happy and puts a smile on my face. Makes me downright giddy to see the transformations that a can of paint can make! So even though it makes me busy, I just love to create and fiddle with things.

I found two side tables and here is the before shot of one of them:

Can't get much more ugly than that, right? Some furniture is too ugly even for me to get (think 80's), but I saw potential in this piece.

And here it is after a good scrub and some paint!

Adorable, right? I used white paint, then glazed it with black paint mixed with water. Can't get much more simple than that.

Oh, and I also painted the hardware black.

I'm also done painting the other side table that I got, but I need to find the right hardware to replace the one it came with. Sometimes hardware is fine with a coat of paint and sometimes it just IS NOT and needs to be replaced!

A post on that one coming soon!


  1. jaw hanging open!
    you always amaze me and make it sound so simple.
    i would never see the POTENTIAL in the things that you do and then what you are able to create out of your visions.

  2. hey...i saw that one, too, & it sent my mine spinning...alas, i have no room! VERY nice!

  3. Nice job!! I love the black handles on white...beautiful!

  4. wow, i would have looked over a piece like that and thought "NO potential." way to pull this off :) the outcome is stunning.

  5. ahhh, what a good scrub and paint you gave it! It looks fantastic.

  6. That looks amazing!!! I love it!

  7. I lov ehow that piece turned out! It looks so dated and now it looks very chic. I also like that you turned the knobs upside down. Very creative!

  8. So gorgeous! Can't go wrong with white with black glaze. Very classy...

  9. Love it! Brilliant idea to turn over the hardware.

  10. Hey there, just found you and now I'm hooked! Love everything about this table, color, hardware and shape. Can't wait to follow you and see all your great ideas!


  11. Hi there. I came over from Just a Girl who featured your tables. I just redid two 70's tables that are similar to your and they turned out so great with white paint and black handles. I have that same topiary on your table. Got it at target a few years ago. Very nice job!!!

  12. AMAZING table! I love it, love it, love it!

  13. This turned out absolutely beautiful!! I refinish furniture and am very partial to white with black stain...LOVE this! Such detail on the piece; what a great find and congrats on the transformation! Nice to meet you-shaunna :)


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