Before and After- my little living room end table

>> Friday, January 29, 2010

I mentioned in a previous post that I found a table in the clearance section of the store marked down from $100 to $36 because there was some red paint on it and also some damage around one of the knobs.

I used a little wood filler to fix the crushed area around the knob

Gave a light sanding to knock down the shine of the green paint and also to smooth out the wood filler

Then I dry brushed a layer of "Beach White" by Behr. This is leftover paint from my kitchen cabinets and trim work in the living and dining areas.

After letting the paint dry for 24 hours, I came at it with some sand paper to allow some of the green to peek through from beneath the white and I used Weldbond glue to adhere some little pecten shells to the knobs.

Here's the finished table in my living room

And this is what happens when I start playing around with pretty stuff


Pat January 29, 2010 at 10:02 AM  

I love that table!!!! I don't blame you, I would have snatched it up too. The makeover is beautiful. I love shells and using them for pulls is fun! I've used broken shells the same way.

Thank you for visiting junkblossoms. We hope you'll come back soon, we love company. Pat.

Lenox Knits January 29, 2010 at 11:19 PM  

I love it. Great shots showing the step by stop transformation. It is so shabby chic, emphasis on the chic part.

Tara Beaulieu January 30, 2010 at 10:31 AM  

Thanks everyone for the kind comments! I think I need to add a daytime shot of the finished table though- I think it's sort of hard to see the paint finish in the "after" shots. :)

Visions of Bliss January 30, 2010 at 5:58 PM  

Turned out Great!! Bet you just love it. This is my first visit to your blog.....very nice!! Will enjoy coming back.

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