2 Tiered Side Table Revealed

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Before and Afters, Favorite Finds, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture67 Comments

Before I get into the makeover, I just have to let all of you know how much I enjoy watching my followers grow! When I first started I thought people who had a couple hundred followers probably didn’t care when they got new ones. I still check my blog eagerly when I have a few minutes to see if anyone new has joined the ranks. I visit all of the sites and really enjoy the inspiration I’ve received from you. Thanks!

Second, I have some very exciting things in store. I am teaming up with a blog friend of mine to bring an exciting series in the near future. It’s something totally new and something you’ll totally want to be a part of, so make sure you sign up to follow. I’m also going to open my blog up for sponsors. You can either sponsor a Furniture Feature Friday right away or have your button in my Advertising Section (coming soon!) The only cost for now is that you provide a giveaway! Please send me an e-mail if you’re interested.

I must admit…I am pretty stinkin’ proud of this reveal. I purchased this table for $1.00 off the porch of an antique store and it was in sad shape. Just take a look… This table had been sitting outside for so long that the finish was entirely gone and joints of the drawer had come unglued. It was surprisingly sturdy, though, still had it’s casters, and it had a great shape. I could hardly walk away from it for only $1.00.

I glued and clamped the drawer…very easy process that I did by myself. No hubby help.

As you have noticed, I’ve been really into mixing stained and painted finishes, so I did the same thing on this piece. I applied my favorite dark walnut stain and let it soak in for a couple of days.

I then taped the stained portions off (with my handy dandy Frog Tape) and applied a bonding primer by Sherwin Williams. I usually use a paint sprayer, but I applied the paint on this piece with a brush.

You can see the dreaded red mahogany stain seeping through. This stuff is so hard to cover! I ended up having to seal portions of it with some polycrylic.

I also taped off the casters, so I wouldn’t get paint on them and there would be a nice, crisp line. I painted the table in a very soft blue/gray color that I purchased for $5.00 from the Sherwin Williams’ mis-tint shelf (love it!) I sealed the wood tops with Wipe On Poly by Minwax and sprayed the hardware and casters with Oil Rubbed Bronze by Krylon. And *tada*…
I know, I know…I’ve been in a dark walnut/oil rubbed bronze phase, but I just love it. Lest you think I’m a one-trick-pony, you should check out my portfolio.

This is another piece I decided to leave as-is. When I first started my decorative painting business, I felt like I needed to add decorative painting to everything. “But, that’s my thing!” I would tell my husband when he told me I should just leave something alone. I’ve come to learn that some pieces just don’t need that and knowing when to stop is a part of a good makeover.
Remember to come back for Furniture Feature Friday this Friday! On Friday, Oct 23, I’ll have my first Furniture Feature Friday linky party and a great custom painted giveaway for my favorite. You can post any furniture makeover whether the paint is still wet or you did it years ago. I will post the link on Thursday, Oct 22, at 10:00 pm EST so don’t miss it!


Miss Mustard Seed
2 Tiered Side Table Revealed

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67 Comments on “2 Tiered Side Table Revealed”

  1. Ok, this has got to be the coolest little table ever. I love it! I think my grandma has a few tables with a similar style (as it was before the redo) hanging out at her house.. ideas are brewing. Great job!

  2. I love it! Do you know what your creations remind me of? It reminds me of how God looks at us with potential, when others look at us as a 'lost cause'. Thank you for your beautiful creations…for it reveals a glimpse of the glorious love of God upon my life!
    ~ Teresa

  3. I love it! Do you know what your creations remind me of? It reminds me of how God looks at us with potential, when others look at us as a 'lost cause'. Thank you for your beautiful creations…for it reveals a glimpse of the glorious love of God upon my life!
    ~ Teresa

  4. I love it! Do you know what your creations remind me of? It reminds me of how God looks at us with potential, when others look at us as a 'lost cause'. Thank you for your beautiful creations…for it reveals a glimpse of the glorious love of God upon my life!
    ~ Teresa

  5. LOVE this redo!! It's gorg and totally looks like you bought it finished somewhere (maybe PB). Crazy question but I have to know what the chair looks like next to the table, I think I have similar chairs and they are needing some slip cover love and I haven't figured out how to do it yet.

  6. I love it!! I'm into that blue/grey color right now…too cute! This reminds me of my little two tiered spindle side table I just got…although I didn't get as good a deal as you!

  7. I loooooove that table. I see that type of tables a lot at garage sales. I never visioned they could look so good.

    Your blog is wonderful! Thank you for visiting my infant/work in progress blog.


  8. hello miss mustard seed ~
    what a delight to discover via funky junk interiors!
    i so love your name and having just briefly peeked at your wonderful work here, i am happy to say an excited follower! i could gleefully be here a while!
    and i so like your before & after graphic … sweet …
    cheerio for now,

  9. $1?! Insane!!! You are my hero:) Such a beautiful transformation. Love the mix of stain and paint. And a stack of books gets me everytime. you've outdone yourself again, Miss MS:)

    Can't wait to read more about your exciting new feature..congrats!

  10. This is stunning! Great job! I am going to have to add this project to my to do list, I really need an end table. Come by for a visit

  11. I wanted to thank you for commenting on my light fixture. I have to agree it sure made a difference. We have only lived in this house for the past 2 years and I have a long way to go to make it totally ours. We lived in our previous home for 28 years. I have just been looking at your slide show and wanted to let you know that you do beautiful work. I also like to paint furniture and do decorative painting. But I don't believe I am quite a good as you. My oldest daughter does murals, she is an illustrator. Again, I love your work!

  12. Hello Girlfriend…

    Ahhhh…this beautiful little table is like a breath of fresh air! I just love how you transformed it…the dark walnut top…gorgeous!!!…and I love the pretty blue gray color! I really do like the look and feel of the mixed wood and paint…so very pretty, my friend! This piece turned out beautifully…you should be very proud! You're such a talented lady!!!

    Thank you so much for joining in with Sunday Favorites this week…I am really enjoying all of your beautiful furniture transformations! As I said before…I just know that I'm going to learn much from you! I'm so excited about your "Furniture Feature Friday"…I for one will be there! I don't really have any furniture transformations at this point…well maybe a couple so that I can join in! But I will definitly be following all the links of the participants!!! Thank you, Darlin'!!!

    Have a super Sunday!
    PS…hope that you're feeling better today!

  13. Ta-Da indeed!!!
    That looks good, thanks to your careful ministering!
    And only one dollar!!
    I have the urge to put a price tag on it–just to brag a little. 🙂

  14. I just picked some of these tables up for free from the dump, and I KNEW I had seen them re-done somewhere looking fabulous! I searched and finally found this post again!! LOVE this. Hope mine turn out half as good!

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