Table Makeover

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.

Linked up to:
Miss Mustard Seed


  1. That is gorgeous! Can I ask why you used paint instead of stain? I'm just wondering and trying to learn.....thanks! I LOVE it!

  2. Oh my gosh!!! Amazing! And I love black bean... it is one of my go-to colors :)

  3. Gorgeous! I love the dark color and the bonus nailhead trim!

  4. Wow- you gave that piece new life! Now I am looking at a console table in the corner of my living room and thinking how good it would look with this finish!

  5. BEAUTIFUL transformation! Love the nailhead trim. :)

  6. I love it. I have a french provincial dresser in my master that I am going to do this to. Thanks for posting the name of the paint.

  7. I completely agree...reduse, reuse, recycle and re-do what you already have! Thats one of my favorite things about shopping thrift or consignment. Plus, you usually get better quality for less $$$. I will be using your tips for an antique dresser sitting in my garage waiting for its new look!

  8. I bought a $35 coffee table from a thrift store for my daughter for an additional wedding present for their new house. We worked on it and finished in this color and it looks amazing. Great find and fun for $35.00 Thank you for all your inspirational ideas. They are amazing!

  9. What color grey is your dining room?
    Also, is the bottom half of the wall just the normal white wall?


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...