This little table makeover was a project I recently completed for a client's family room re-design.
I began the re-design by shopping the clients house. In her kitchen she had this little console table. It had great lines, cute little drawers and pretty glass doors. It was the perfect size and shape for the empty space we were looking to fill in the new family room.
The only problem with it was the finish.
I brought it home to the furniture studio for a little makeover.
Here is what it looked like when I began...
First step, sanding. The wood on this piece was pretty soft so I opted not to use my power sander. I took a more gentle approach and used a sponge sanding block to sand the piece by hand (in the same direction as the grain). I didn't take it all the way down to bare wood, I just roughed it up enough to give the new paint something to grab on to.
Next step, primer, followed by three coats of dark brown semi-gloss paint.
I used "Black Bean" by Sherwin Williams.
Through many trials and errors I've learned the trick to a beautiful finish is three fold...premium paint, premium brush and sanding in between each coat. Another tip, if the piece that has a lot of imperfections, a satin finish is more forgiving than semi-gloss.
The family room this piece is going in to is totally amazing so it needed to be special enough to live up to it's new surroundings. I decided that nail head trim would dress it up.
The trim was a little bit of an investment and required some patience but, in the end it was just what it needed. A little paint and a little bling completely changed it's personality from Country to Chic.
The best part about this project was using what the client already had. For me, it's so much more rewarding then shopping for something new.
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