Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New/Old Hall Table

Some of you may remember this table I bought at a church flea market last year.


It actually came as a set with the mirror for only $10!



I ended up selling the mirror on Craig's List and put the table in my foyer.




I love this table, but always knew I would eventually paint it.  I just didn't know what color.
I chose chalk paint in Old White and then heavily distressed it.


I then went over it with my minwax stain in Dark Walnut and wiped it off to show more of the detail, then waxed and buffed for a finished look.



I decided not to paint the top, and instead sanded it down and covered it in the Dark Walnut followed by two coats of poly.

I love how it looks now.



I purchased the key at the Clover Market this past weekend.  Everything else I already had.


Since I was in the process of painting this piece, I decided to paint a table for Denise with the same technique.

Denise got this table at the local flea for $10.


It's from Bombay Co., but I think the previous owner sanded and stained, but did a shabby job.

They also added some extra embellishments to the sides, which showed up much better when it was painted and distressed.


Here it is all finished.


Much better, don't you think?


I love how the wax gives it a nice shine and sheen.  I highly recommend this as a final step for anyone painting furniture.  It's worth the extra time and effort.

Thanks for visiting.  Have a Blissfulicious day!

xoxo,
Kim















47 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

They both turned out wonderful!!
Hugs,
Penny

Liz said...

Stunning! The details just pop now. Gorgeous! :)

Have a great week!
~Liz

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Both tables look gorgeous, Kim! I really like the Dark Walnut you did on top of yours. I think I am going to have to pick some of that up. Do you find there is a longer drying time when you use stain over the painted portion? I think this would be a good look for a mirrored hall tree I have that is currently oak or pine {either way it's got that orange tinge to it}. The little half round table top is a cream and brown marble, but I bet I could get my hubby to cut a piece of wood in its place and I could stain that Dark Walnut.

My clear wax came yesterday so I am hoping to get started on either my dresser or headboard shortly. I am doing the Old White, too.

Blondie's Journal said...

Both tables turned out beautiful, Kim! What a great job you did. I especially love the walnut stained top on yours. What sort of wax do you use?

XO,
Jane

Deserae said...

Love the table transformations....both were pretty before but the afters are STUNNING!
~Des

mississippi artist said...

Love them both! The details really show up now.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Wow! What a gorgeous details! Just loved it :)
Have a nice week ahead :)

Sanghamitra

Kelly said...

Oh wow, those don't even look like the same pieces!



Kelly

At The Picket Fence said...

Those tables are just gorgeous Kim!! You did a fabulous job and I can't believe you got that first one for $10!
Vanessa

Shelia said...

Hi Kim! Oh, I love your hall table! You really made it look totally different and gorgeous! I like how you've topped it too.
Your other little table is adorable also.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Turley Times said...

I love both tables - a definite improvement!! And I LOVED seeing the photos of Cole...he is so precious. Is he having fun thrifting and shopping with his mom? :) Claire is just now getting old enough where she is tolerating her car seat and driving in the car a lot better so we are venturing out more. I took her to a garage sale last week but it was a total bust. She was good, though! Have a great week!

Hannah

eleven-o-one creations said...

Both tables look wonderful! Great job. Thanks for dropping by my blog and making my day. I'm now a follower on you beautiful site!

Fran @ eleven-o-one

Karrie said...

I am drooling at the finished product of your table! I LOVE that you chose to go with a "two tone" look! Well done!

Scarlett said...

They both look amazing! Scarlett x

Ashleigh@Sincerely said...

Gorgeous! I can't believe you got that table and mirror for only $10! I love what you did with it :)

the cape on the corner said...

they both look gorgeous, and i love the way you've accessorized the two toned one!

Jemsmom said...

Those look beautiful!! I love how the wax just makes it look worn and perfect!

Sharlotte said...

I love both of your tables! They are gorgeous!
Sharlotte

sissie said...

I love both pieces and I really like leaving the top in a natural stain.

hugs
Sissie

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Kim, they both turned out so great!! I won some of that chalkpaint and I picked the old white I plan on painting cabinets in my laundry room with it. So nice to see different photos of what it looks like. :)

Faith said...

What a great deal on the table! I love the paint and stain makeovers :)

-Faith

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Both of those accent tables are just stunning! I'm especially crushing on yours! Great job. I sooo like the stained tops and painted bottoms these days!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Gypsy Heart said...

Both are beautiful! You are very talented. I love how the details really pop with the stain and yes, I love the top of your table.

Pat

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Kim,
All I can say is WOW! What an amazing job you did! Now I feel like a total loser for complaining that I am afraid of painting a headboard! You have definitely inspired me!
-Shelley

Poppy said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the beautiful transformation of these tables... I would love to apply this technique to some of my pieces... thanks for sharing this easy tutorial. I enjoyed your visit so much and thank you for following me. I'm happily following you back. Oh, and I just wanted to add I love that key... it looks perfect in your lovely vignette.~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Sue said...

You are getting really good at painting Kim. Both of your tables look great!!
Enjoy your summer!
Sue

The Gunny Sack said...

OH WOW! That went from completely blah to fabulous!! I am your newest follower and I would love for you to visit my site sometime!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Great work Kim, GFC not working on my end right now, I will follow back when it lets me.

ReFresh ReStyle said...

It's beautiful! Paint works miracles! Love it and thanks for visiting RefreshRestyle!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

You have done a great job! Beautiful transformation! Lovely blog you got here. Now, am your newest follower...hope you will follow me back:)
Have a great weekend:)
~Sanghamitra.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Amazing transformation and boy you get some good deals. I am a new follower. :)

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Both tables turned out great. The glazing really brought out the detail and what great deals!! I'm jealous. Glad to have found your blog.

Life in the Big Grey Victorian On The Corner said...

Very cool! Now, please come here...I have a dresser that needs doing!!

Katie said...

Both tables are beautiful. However, my heart does skip a beat when I see a painted piece with a stained top.

Kellie Collis said...

What a lovely transformation! I'm adoring that beautiful key. Enjoy the gorgeous day, Kellie xx

Darlene said...

I think you know what I'm going to say...gorgeous!! Love them both.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

You did a beautiful job on both the tables. They look so much better! Take care!!

elizabeth said...

Hi to my newest follower!!! Oh I LOVE your table...to me the dark top is perfection with the white. LOVE!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! What a fantastic price- I LOVE it!! Thanks for linking this up to Feathered Nest Friday! :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG gorgeous! I love the dark top what a deal you girls have gotten!

Carol

Cottage 1945 said...

Fabulous tables!!! I love, love the white one with the dark top, it looks amazing with your wood floors.

Emily said...

hi Kim, great job on your hall table, love, love the chalk white with the dark stained top, its awesome, and it cost only ten dollars! Love your vignette on the table. I like the second table. Something about white.......I'll be your newest follower.

~Emily
The french Hutch

Mindy said...

oh my word! that table is soooo gorgeous!! i love the old white, that was the perfect choice!
Mindy~

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Both the tables look fantastic!

Dee

Sunny said...

Hi Incredible! I'm amazed at the transformations. I thought I was following you already, but for certain , I am now. Great blog!

trash talk said...

A word to the wise...don't let the folks you got it from see it....they'll be wanting it back!
Looks fantastic and I think leaving the top dark was the perfect touch.
Debbie
P.S. Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving a sweet note!

Michele Smith said...

Both tables are gorgeous! The details just pop now.