My friend and neighbor had these vintage end tables and wanted to give them a makeover for her guest bedroom. These tables have somehow been through a lot in their existence! At one point they had been painted (badly) in a heavy, thick dark varnish. This was difficult to paint over without it looking like I had made the drip marks so they needed a good sanding before beginning the project. Someone also had tried to screw in a double screw handle into a single hole. See below the pics below for proof!
After the prep work of cleaning, sanding and applying wood filler, I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old Ochre mixed with General Finishes milk paint in Antique White (about half/half) for a base. This really stuck on that old varnish and created a great base that prevented any bleed through. I sanded it back with 150 grit and by this point, the tables had a smooth finish to apply the topcoat. I applied two coats of Annie Sloan Old White, sanded them down to a super smooth finish, distressed in places, and sealed the tables with a]AS clear wax. New glass pulls from Home Goods were the finishing touch. They honestly look like completely different tables! I believe that Michele will be thrilled with them in her newly decorated guest room.
I purchased the glass vases for only $10 each at World Market and added the yellow forsythia springs from AC Moore. They typically sit on my mantel 🙂
In other news around my home, my new little birdhouse that I just purchased has a new tenant. They just love the open floor plan and new appliances 🙂
And, my hydrangea was out of the world gorgeous in its summer blooms.
Have a great weekend!
Hi Suzanne…what did the chests look like after you sanded them…any pictures? It looks like they have a very high sheen and you.
Oh they look so pretty and love the glass vases.
Sorry ..and you need to take them down to the wood.
Hi Maggie, I sanded them with a light sand (not down to the bare wood) and removed where the varnish had gooped or dripped when it had been applied. Thanks.
I LOVE THE KNOBS NEVER SEEN ANTHING LIKE THEM. WHERE DID YOU FIND THEM?
Hi! They are from HomeGoods. Thanks!
What a gorgeous makeover.
Beautiful end tables, and I simply love the fabulous transformation. Love the aged look as well. You ALWAYS do outstanding work.
Thank you so much!