September 22, 2010

Red-tastic end table!

I'm not usually a red kind of person.

But remember when I re-did the wall in little man's room in this post?
I adore the red and blue combination.

I found this wayy cute table at Habitat for 8$ and knew it needed a home in a little boys room.
I mean, c'mon.

(and I just really needed an excuse to buy it)

I mean, do you see the detailing on the front and those gorgeous legs? :)

The knobs were this gorgeous bronzey gold color.
I was smitten.

So it sat in my garage for a while waiting to become a part of the family until I decided to finally be brave enough to paint it red...

And, of course, it had to be glazed...this is the first time I used black glaze on one of my big projects...
For some reason, I've been using brown glaze because I figured my house is so brown-toned.

But I LOVE the black glaze so so much better... it POPS...


Oh my word, can you say GORGEOUS??

The knobs just glimmered... you couldn't even see their real beauty up against that original dark wood.

I just love it.
It has pretty carved details on every side...

It's just so darn cute.

I decided to add another little pop to it by covering some foam board with leftover fabric from little man's room and popping it into the drawer.

Best part... I can pop it out and change it whenever I feel like it.
Gotta love that :)

One more peek at the little beauty?

Little man says his favorite color is red.
Mine the moment. :)


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  1. It's gorgeous! I love all of the details, so pretty! You have been a busy girl!

  2. LOVE it!!! I'm soo doing this with my coffee table! What kind of glaze did you use?

    ~ The Speckled Dog

  3. LOVE!!!!!!! Amazing transformation! =)

  4. That's because his favorite auntie Kaffer's fav color his red and of course he likes to take after his aunt:-)

  5. Amazing transformation! The red really accentuates the carvings. :)

  6. Thanks so much for letting me know about the glaze. I'll have to look for it. I'm hoping it'll cool off around here soon so I can get outside and work on some furniture!

    ~ The Speckled Dog

  7. her makeover...hop over and show her off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party!


    I am soo jealous! I would dye if I found a table with that much detail, I have been on the look out for something...anything, with that much detail! You did great! I love the red too!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. What a great find, and the red looks awesome!

  10. I am a TOTAL RED person! And this is GORGEOUS! L♥VE what you did!

  11. Cuteness girl! I am in love with the red color! What color is it? You are awesome!

    Love your guts

  12. I think that table was meant to be red! Awesome!

  13. red was it!! and love the inside that you can change!

    hope you'll check out my stuff:

  14. I love red, and especially on this cute piece of furniture!

  15. How amazing!! I found your blog while searching for red and black refinished furniture. I have a hope chest I'm wanting to do. Do you mind messaging me the color and type of glaze you used?


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