Friday, March 12, 2010

What A Huge Difference Paint Makes

I finally got both of my old ugly end tables redone this week.  I do think they turned out pretty awesome if I do say so myself.  This project was not fast by any means and I had to re-learn some patience with it.  You might be wondering what I had to have patience for?  Anyone that redoes and paints furniture knows that it is so hard to wait between each coat of paint to dry.  This seemed to take forever.  I don't have much patience but knew for this I had to get it again.  LOL.  At least if  I wanted it to turn out right.  Well once again I had forgotten and deleted the before picture from my computer so if you click here you will see a very close likeness to the before.  Here's the after pictures:





I haven't put the knobs back on it yet as they are still drying.  I painted them to a glossy black with spray paint.  So tell me what you think of it?  I gave it a sanding (thank god for sanders) and then painted it once in Kilz primer.  After letting that dry I gave her two coats of Antique White glossy latex paint.  Once those two coats were good and dry then I took the sander again and sanded several (I think I got really carried away here) places on it for making it look good and distressed.  Once that was done then I used Minwax Dark Walnut stain over the entire end table.  Total project time took me (with drying) three days. 

I actually done two of these end tables.  When I have gotten the entire living room done I'll be sure and post pics of the room transformation.

Today  I am partying here:

Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Victory of the Week @ Design-a-Holic
Finished For Friday @ Lit and Laundry
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Share Your Story Fridays @ Remodelaholics Anonymous
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Head over to all these fabulous blogs to read all the linked posts to see some wonderful inspiration, fabulous furniture makeovers and more.  You'll find something totally pleasing in each and everyone.

16 comments:

FleaMarketTrixie said...

Those turned out great!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

you did a great job! Those are from the 70's, right? It's great that we get to redo this old furniture instead of filling the landfills!
way to go!
gail

Mental P Mama said...

You are on a roll! And now I'm feeling inspired;)

The Decorating Diaries said...

I really like the way the distressing turned out.

Janet

Lenore said...

I went over and took a look at the "before".......WOW, what a difference a little paint and antiquing does to a piece of furniture.....great job!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I think you did a terrific job! The table looks great! I can't wait to see the whole room finished!
Debbie

Roslyn said...

Dynamite, lovely work.

Threeundertwo said...

Great job! I love seeing furniture facelifts like this. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday!

Victoria said...

That looks really good! I painted some end tables and distressed them also but they're not anything fancy like this!

Nancy said...

Wow, this turned out really nice! I love the finish. Looks like a million bucks! Great job!

Alicia@Thrifty And Chic said...

I totally know how you feel about the whole patience thing. I always ruin my furniture with little finger prints testing to see if the paint is dry :) These side tables are beautiful!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I am always amazed at how white can transform even the most dated piece. Good choice!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oh my goodness the paint made a huge difference!! They look really beautiful now! The paint job shows off all the beautiful lines on the tables.

Molly said...

I love how that great details of the piece pop out now. I have a table I need to redo..hopefully I can have the patience you did to wait for everything to dry!

Wendy said...

I love it with the creamy white paint!! Beautiful!
Wendy

Lee Laurie said...

Wow! They turned out beautiful! Love them!