March 25, 2010

End Table Redo

So I"m officially in love with redoing furniture.

My husband thinks I'm crazy (but he secretly loves it)

Here is my most recent piece to take on:

Me and my husband picked this up at our church garage sale last summer when we were in desperate need of things for our house. I was NOT in live with it then...

but now... well I see things differently!

I'd have to say that with how it turned out... it may just be my favorite piece we have now :)

Funny how things change like that.

It's got the most gorgeous details. I couldn't wait to get it done.

First I took the hardware off and gave it a good rub-down.
I primed it with Kilz spraypaint to help the color adhere to the glossy surface better.

Then I took Valspar Mediterrean blue and gave it a good coat.

I am so so so in love with this color. It was perfect.

I kept making my husband and his friend come out and look at it. I was so happy :)

Let me tell you... this Valspar spray paint was AMAZING compared to the Krylon I used on my last table. I like the Krylon brand but you could tell a HUGE difference in how it went on with Valspar. I paid like .47 cents more for the Valspar at Lowes. Absolutely worth it.

Look at my amazing little helper:

After it dried, I took my new friend

and had way too much fun glazing it. The glaze made those fabulous details on the doors pop right out.

Isn't it gorgeous??

I probably could have put more glaze on it to let it stand out even more but I love love it!!


I left the hardware the way it was... I loved the vintage-y look of it.

So I decided after looking over my living room and having other projects in mind, that I wanted to make this our tv cabinet. We have just an old box tv with the VCR and Nintendo and cords laying out everywhere.

The way this table is shaped is perfect for all of that. The tv sat on top (with felt under it to protect my lovely table) then the VCR and all other loose things fit perfectly in it. With it's octogon shape it had room behind the VCR to store an extension cord with everything plugged into it. So I had to figure out a way to get the cords out the back so things could plug into the tv...

this is what my amazing husband did for me:

Yes... he scratched it... :/ Oh well.

And see my little man's fingers? He loves this table.

So the cord comes out all nice and neat and no one see its :)

Once again...

Isn't it wonderful?

I quite like it.

Oh and while I had my Valspar Mediterrean out, I sprayed down this little trinket:

It's going on my white end table here

Happy Thursday everyone!


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  1. that is rad! what an awesome color choice, i see those same type vintage end tables at the thrift store all the time, cheap... hmmm.:)

  2. Hi! I'm visiting from New Friend Friday! I absolutely love the color that you used! It looks awesome!

  3. I love that you went so bold with that blue! What a great project.

  4. My brother an I used to get inside a table just like that! Great job!

  5. Oh my gosh. I absolutely love this!! Thank you so much for sharing this makeover at my Turquoise Tuesday Party. If you have anything else you would like to share, please stop by next Tuesday. The party goes on . . .

  6. I think I would have spray painted the hardware silver, but honestly, I love that you left it as is. What a beautiful make over. That table looks like a high end piece now, and what great storage!

  7. Wow, what a difference! I like the idea of spraying the hardware silver. It would look great with that color :)

  8. That is one of my favorite colors. Love it!


  9. Beautiful color. I just did a similar style dresser the same way. Feels so good to have beautiful furniture that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, doesn't it. NICE WORK (and super cute boy!)

  10. I have a similar end table, with the cool detail, and I haven't done anything with it! I will now - I love how it turned out!

  11. I love your table.I used that same Valspar paint on some of my pieces. It did go on great!

  12. Great makeover!!!! Love the glazing--it really does bring out the details. :) Stopping by as this week's CSI Judge. :)

  13. My grandmother had a table exactly like that. My cousins and I would always play around inside it when we were little. Sadly, my former step-mother stole it and nobody's seen it since. =(

  14. I literally just typed in 'octagon side table' into Google and this image popped up - I was looking because I was labeling some of my furniture restorations and I just happened to refinish this EXACT same table! I love what you did with yours, so I thought I'd drop by and leave a little note :)


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