I’m so excited to share my end table makeover with you! You saw this shot of it in my living room update post, but I wanted to share a few before and after shots with you today.
This end table started out very sad and run down. It looked like it had been painted by someone for their daughter’s bedroom. It had butterflies, flowers, …and crayon marks! It really had seen better days and when I bought it, I was determined to give it new life. Little did I know, it would take a lot of lovin’ to get this piece back to a happy place.
Maybe in hindsight, I wouldn’t have stripped the paint off the table and would have just sanded it down. But I had no idea this would have happened, so I never would have known. This experience makes me a little leary of buying painted furniture in the future (to refinish/paint) because I can’t actually see what’s underneath the paint. I haven’t bought any painted furniture since, but I’m sure I will again…I’m just going to have to really love it!
I knew I wanted to try out some of my new Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on this table because of all the varying surface types. I had heard that ASCP covers tons of different surfaces including stained wood, painted wood, metal, leather, and new wood, so this was the perfect test to see how this paint actually held up to three different surfaces on one piece. I was hoping the chalk paint would help everything look cohesive once I was finished. I mixed up one part Arles and four parts Old White to make this color and when I compared it to my ASCP color chart, it is almost identical to her Cream color. So now I know, if I want to create this color again I can just buy the Cream color instead of having to do all that mixing! And for an extra little surprise, I painted the inside of the drawer Duck Egg Blue.
And here it is…the finished end table in all of it’s glory!
I still wasn’t sure about this piece until I got it totally painted, waxed, and buffed. Every step of the way I was unsure about if I could really pull this off and makeover this piece. I’m SO happy I persevered and didn’t give up on this piece. I absolutley love how it turned out! I obviously didn’t do any distressing this time. I was not about to take any chances with having the blue show through on the top or having anything else go wrong!