Friday, May 22, 2009

Coffee & End Table Makeovers

A little while back, I refurbished a china cabinet and put it in our living room. Ever since then, the coffee & end tables in this room have really been bugging me. I wasn't loving the stained pine, and the tables had become pretty beat up...too many toys dragged across the surface. So I decided it was time to fix them up (seeing the same coffee table for sale at the thrift store sealed the deal).

First off I did some minor sanding and then primed with latex primer.

Then I hand painted them "Blanched Pine" (Lowes color) and then used the antiquing glaze (same process as china cabinet).

Below is a look at the before. I only remembered to take a picture after I had hauled them out to the back patio, so the lighting is a little dappled.
Here is what the room looks like now...



***UPDATED***
Since I still get a lot of hits on this post, I thought I would show how you how this room looks in 2011:

Still loving the white tables...super kid friendly and easy to touch up as needed!

The big blank spot on the wall is where a big mirror usually hangs, but it too is getting a makeover (picture it hanging there, also painted an antique white). Then, because I just can't leave things alone, the pillows on the sofa & loveseat are slated for a face-lift. We've had this furniture for a while, and I'm tired of looking at it, but a new set is pretty far down on the list of "wants" right now. So not exactly new, but hopefully a little improved.

NEXT UP: The bedroom walls. Bought a couple gallons of "Silver Sea", a muted, beachy, blue. And, just as soon as I can face the "blue tape" (hate that part), we'll get on with it. Good times in our future!

12 comments:

heidivee said...

Hey Natalie, thanks for letting A and T play today. It sounds like they had a blast. My end tables are in my garage, painted Heirloom white. Now I just need to distress and add the antique glaze stuff. I've never done glaze before. Any tips? and can you use it on any kind of paint? Thanks in advance for any advice...it's my first time re-finishing furniture. You inspired me a long time ago, it just took a while for me to actually do it. and now Mike is having to finish it while I'm laid up. :) What a great hubby, huh?

onlymehere said...

I love the look. Great job! Cindy

Amanda said...

What a makeover! They turned out great and look fabulous in that room! Yay for projects!

My Cozy Cubby said...

I have this little table that will probably end up in my bedroom. I'm thinking seafoam green...haven't decided. Did you spray yours or brushed them? They turned out charming!

Jen r. said...

They look fabulous! They are so bright and fresh! I love how the room looks! Thanks for joining in on the party! Jen

Christina said...

Truly great makeover. What a difference paint and glaze make. Looks fabulous.

Christina said...

The tables look great!

Dawn said...

Love your new table! It's beautiful!

Cher said...

You might not be getting "new" for a long time because these look better than most I see on the showroom floor! Good job!

The Texas Woman

Steph said...

Those look great! Love the color.

Jennifer DeDonato said...

You really did a wonderful job. I really like the color you used...awesome job.

Melinda said...

Excellent job on the coffee and end tables, and the china cabinet is beautiful as well. I love the entire room...so soft and tranquil!