Keeping the true salvaged spirit of the #siblog, paint and primer are the hero’s of today’s makeover. Don’t you think this Painted Entryway Table deserves a beautiful spacious foyer?!
But let me back up and introduce you to what this damsel in distress used to look like. The veneer on this roadside find was faded and beat up but this table was and IS incredibly solid and strong.
When MMM brought it in for its makeover, I lost interest for whatever reason, and it became a handy spot to put my tools and supplies on. The added bonus was the wheels which made it easy to move around. A fancy work table, eh?!
Here’s a closer look without all the clutter. I’m all for a classic dark stain, but this was too dark and drab for my liking.
My goal was to keep the original integrity of this table but use paint (in layers) to hide all the imperfections on the veneer – or at least blend them in.
To hide all the damage without sanding, I used layers of warm fall colors to create undertones and distract the eye. It looked pretty scary after the first few colors were applied but you can already see the imperfections on the beat up veneer have already magically disappeared!
And if you want a laugh, there were some interesting interpretations when I posted this pic to Facebook last week! 😉
After the base colors were applied, I muted them down with Coffee Bean. ‘Coffee Bean’ is a gorgeous rich-brown-black-expresso which ties everything together and gives this piece an elegant look.
The layered paint did an amazing job… my hero for sure! Now the small flaws that are still visible look like they are part of this finish.
The entry table still has all its original integrity but now there’s more interest and depth to it. Depending on how the light hits it determines which fall colors become more visible.
Here’s a closer look. What do you think?
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MY LAZY GIRLS TIP::
Rather than sanding this veneer which would have had horrible bleed-through, I used Slick Stick to guarantee the paint adhered. I have to admit, this primer is making me lazy but it works amazing for no-sand finishes.
And of course, we need some autumn styling for this fall entryway table!
The pumpkins are from Micheal’s and the framed ‘Dark Romance’ transfer is courtesy of Re-Design with Prima. Isn’t it gorgeous?! They’ve sent me a generous box of transfers and stencils so I’m thinking GIVEAWAY in the next couple of weeks so I can share with all of you! 🙂
So, I’d love to hear what you think of this makeover? I think it’s quite the contrast from the curb I found it on and a dirty work table. 😉
DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS TO HIDE FURNITURE FLAWS? I’D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR QUESTIONS AND/OR TIPS AND WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS ENTRYWAY TABLE MAKEOVER. FEEL FREE TO CHIME IN… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. 🙂
Happy furniture painting my friends!
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