2 Tiered Side Table Revealed

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

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!

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2 Tiered Side Table Revealed

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