“This Table Deserves Better” Reveal!

by | Sep 14, 2009 | Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture | 18 comments

Remember this table from last week? You can read about the transformation process here: https://missmustardseed.com/2009/09/this-table-deserves-better/ I finally finished it yesterday! This poor little table had a horrible paint job that did not do it justice and this is what it looks like now. (And in case you’re wondering…no, I do not paint everything in blues & aquas! I’ll post some other colors soon.)

I painted it in ProClassic Semigloss paint in Frost from Sherwin Williams and then added some decorative painting to highlight the details of the table. This is a great example of how decorative painting does not have to be complicated. Even if you’re not an “artist” you can do this! I used one color (Victorian Teal by Delta) and kept it simple. After the decorative painting, I mixed a small amount of paint with some MinWax water based Polycrylic to make a glaze. I then rubbed the glaze on all of the table except the top. This gave the table a slight bluish cast, almost like faded paint.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the process or anything else! I love comments, so please let me know your thoughts!


  1. Caro

    GOOOORGEOUS!!! Awesome job! That little table`s got a new lease on life, LOL!!

    (PS- side note… it would be easier to leave you comments if you had a pop-up instead! I have to do 3 steps (4 if I'm not logged in) to leave you a comment! 🙂 I changed mine to that recently after realizing how long it could take! 😉 )

  2. Miss Mustard Seed

    I figured it out and changed it to a pop-up window. I agree that it is much easier, so thanks for the tip!

  3. Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog

    I love the little detail on the side! The paint effect is subtle, but beautiful. Great job 🙂

  4. Jane

    Wow…really beautiful! Love your work! I'll be in touch regarding that oaky kitchen I gotta paint!

    Finding Fabulous

  5. nannykim at spindle cottage

    This came out beautiful///now it looks glamorous. However, I hate to admit it….I liked the before too. However the before would be a hard piece to place along with anything in most rooms!

  6. susie harris

    I think she is the cutest lil table ever!!

  7. Stephanie

    SOOO much better. I love the added touch of the green on the legs. Georgeous!

  8. Mary @ Framed and Tagged

    I love the transformation on the table!! You are very creative.
    I love the name of your blog too!

    Have a wonderful day!!!

  9. LukesLove

    Love your painted furniture! That blue/green teal is one of my favorite colors (though I don't have much if it around my house, go figure….)! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Come by again, I have more on the way! =)

  10. KimW

    I love the table blue – I also think using a blue wash adds character to the table. Kim W

  11. Shanty 2 Chic

    This turned out BEAUTIFUL! It did deserve better… You take beautiful pictures as well!


    Your work is amazing. You truly have a gift.

  13. Anna See

    What a pretty little table and a great makeover!

  14. Whitney

    I love the colors and the way you made the details stand out. Great job!

  15. Ngozi

    I hated that table in the before pic. The transformation is absolutely lovely! It's like night and day! Good work MMS!


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