Vintage White Coffee Table Before and After
I mentioned yesterday how after purchasing a new rug, I was looking to find a suitable new coffee table for our living room. After searching high and low, I realized that I actually already owned the perfect table – my thrift store coffee table that I had purchased years ago. Originally, I had painted it in Annie Sloan Provence. A fresh coat of General Finishes Antique White has given it a new look!
I wish I had a true ‘before” pic to share but I can’t find one. Here is the table in Provence. It was very pretty and worked in the family room but the color wasn’t what I wanted for the living room.
I applied the General Finishes milk paint directly on top of the Provence (which had been sealed with Annie Sloan wax). The paint adhered nicely. However, it did take four – yes, four – coats to totally cover. The blue underneath was pretty bright and hard to cover. I was going to seal it with General Finishes Flat Out Flat but I ran out. Instead, I used Annie Sloan clear wax over the milk paint. Easy solution! I also moved the farmhouse bench along the wall where it fits perfectly.
Here it is now!
And the coffee table cycle continues as we now need one in our family room! I’m also on the lookout for a new, comfy chair for the living room. The search goes on!
Love your white theme! I would whitewash the fireplace brick to tie it all together. Maybe your pine chest would make a good coffee table in your family room.
I agree with Pat, whitewash the brick on the fireplace and paint the gold to calm it down some. LOVE the white coffee table – just beautiful! I saw some chairs online at Decor Steals (they were incidental to the sale item which was a pillow with a truck on it) that were gorgeous and wish they could say where they got the one in the picture. It is exactly what I’m looking for and might even be what you are looking for as well.
You have such talent!
Hi Linda, I was thinking of adding more gold accents to tie it into the fireplace…maybe I should whitewash the brick and see how it looks 🙂
I love your coffee table in white there!!!!! I also think your cane back chair would be lovely painted in any white-grey range. The photo with the grey desk behind it brought the idea to mind. Your rug is so perfect!!!
Hi Liz, yes, I contemplated that – it was given to me by a lady who lives nearby. I haven’t had the time to tackle it yet! Have a great weekend!
I was wondering what is name of your painted navy walls. I am looking at painting my cabinets and i am having a hard time picking out a navy color.
Hi Diane – it is Sherwin Williams Rainstorm. If you search Rainstorm on my site, more pics should come up 🙂
The living room looks great. I really like the mix of the lucite chairs with the other furniture. It has a very nice eclectic vibe going on.
Thanks, Debra! I’m trying for a more eclectic vibe!
It turned out beautifully Suzanne 🙂 I’m sure you’ll find the perfect chair when/where you least expect it! Happy hunting!