Stained and Painted Table

I think there is no better before and after picture than a furniture refab. 

IMG_0347 I was looking for a small end table to go next to my newly reupholstered couch.  I drove past this yard sale three times before I stopped and offered the guy $10 for this solid wood end table. IMG_0301The legs were too tall for my little loveseat so I took them off and chopped them in half with a chop saw.IMG_0302 IMG_0326 I stripped the top of the table.  I normally use the brand Bix or Jasco but Home Depot only had Kleen Stripper.  I must say I was equally impressed with this product.  Here is the before shot of the top. IMG_0328 Here it is after it was stripped and sanded but before it was stained. (The drawer next to it had not been sanded). IMG_0331 The I sanded the whole piece with 100 grit sandpaper to roughen it up and prepare the surface for primer.  I wiped it clean. IMG_0332 Then I covered the top with newspaper and tape… IMG_0333Then I primered and sprayed the bottom (with my air spray gun) with Antique White by Dutch Boy’s Refresh Line. IMG_0309

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Then I stained and poly’ed the top.  After it was all done I scuffed up the edges to tie in the wood tones of the top. It still looked way too plain for me.  So I sprayed a bright silver pull with oil-rubbed bronze and then buffed it with Spanish Copper Rub N’ Buff. IMG_0349 Then of course I had to add fabric inside the drawer (click for tutorial here) IMG_0348

I put the piece in place. LOVES!  Now I just need a little lamp to lighten up the space and some accessories to tie it all together.  Oh and a pillow one the couch.  No worries I am on it! IMG_0347 IMG_0344 This space is sprucing up nicely.  My husband has already laid claim to this space to work from home when he needs to. IMG_0346





  • Mom

    Wowzer, boog!! :0

  • Oonafey

    This little table is adorable! I never would have thought to spray the hardware AND Rub N' Buff it. Clever. It's the little things.

    Can I ask if you water down your paint for the spray gun? I was going to use our Kobalt spray gun to spray a corner hutch for our dining room, but I couldn't get it to spray cause the paint was too thick. Other ladies say they don't water their paint down, but I don't understand how that's possible. Help?

  • [email protected]

    cool beans! that table looks fabulous by your new sofa/loveseat thingy!
    way to go.
    gail

  • Jenn @ WestSacHoney

    WOW I see these all the time and think what in the world could I do to that. Well now I know. That looks great!

  • Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

    it looks great! i love the new sleek look and the added hardware! glad your husband is liking the updates, too.

  • Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

    it looks great! i love the new sleek look and the added hardware! glad your husband is liking the updates, too.

  • Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

    it looks great! i love the new sleek look and the added hardware! glad your husband is liking the updates, too.

  • Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

    it looks great! i love the new sleek look and the added hardware! glad your husband is liking the updates, too.

  • Amy {Design Intervention}

    paint gun — – next on my "NEED" list :)

  • Alison @ Stretch My Check

    I just LOVE the table. I love the style especially, and the paint with stained top turned out so well. I think that corner looks especially inviting! Thanks for sharing, as usual, and inspiring me to try new things in my own home.

  • Jenn

    Are you sure you'll let him sit on the couch?

  • Annie Wilcox Designs

    Don't let him stake a claim to that space, my hubby always takes my special places in the house. It should be a compliment I guess, that they love what we do.

  • Jen T

    That is really cute. Nice job. Jen-SheEndeavors

  • Bette

    That looks great! I love furniture makeovers

  • Michelle

    Wow, that looks amazing! You did a wonderful job and the room looks great!

  • Kate@TwentySixToLife

    Holy cow – I've been looking for something like this to use as nightstands for a looooooooong time now. It's a perfect match for the dresser I refinished. I love how you did the two tone, it looks amazing!

  • Jingle

    That looks so fabulous!

  • Amanda@The Hand Me Down House

    What a great transformation! I love the paper drawer – too cute! It looks great next to that couch/loveseat!

    I'm so glad you stopped by! I love your blog ~ so reading your comment on my furniture was so fun!! :)

  • **Amy**

    Wow! Look how great it is all coming together! You have great vision!

  • shelly @ the familyblt

    Your table looks so nice. I want a sprayer! Do you find it difficult to clean? I don't like cleaning paint stuff ::sheepish:: :)

  • Lori @ Projects Plenty

    You did a wonderful job on the table and it looks great in the space… especially next to your fabulous loveseat!

  • TidyMom

    PERFECT!! I LOVE this makeover!

  • marissa

    I just have a quick question…did you use oil rubbed bronze spray paint on the drawer pull? I would like to paint the pulls on my kitchen cabinets that color! Thank you!

  • marissa

    I just have a quick question…did you just use oil rubbed bronze spray paint to paint the drawer pull? I would like to paint the pulls on my kitchen cabinet like that! Thanks so much!