INLAWS HALL CONSOLE TABLE GETS UPDATED WITH SAVANNAH MIST CHALK PAINT!
Hi SI family, thanks for joining me today! Today’s post is a family affair. This hall console table belonged to my inlaws. It was originally a long sofa table with a dark factory stained finish.
My brother-in-law Mike and Nick (aka MMM) worked their magic and shortened it up turning it into a more modern hallway table.
It was delivered looking like this. All clean, sanded, and ready for paint. Now that’s service!
Here’s what a little paint and stain can do!
I LOVE this color!! I’m always amazed at how the ‘right’ color can update and transform an entire piece.
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HALL TABLE MAKEOVER
My original thought was to paint the body and stain the top. But as in the case of many makeovers — this tabletop led me in a different direction.
Here’s the 411.
I started by adding these Prima Decor Molds to either side of the table front. If you haven’t tried making your own DIY Furniture Molds, I’m sharing a full tutorial here. DIY Molds are cost-effective and super fun and even the smallest mold can make a BIG impact.
Then it was time to prime. I used BIN Shellac based primer to hide all the dark spots and bleedthrough.
Within 30-40 minutes of applying the primer, I lightly sanded with a 220 grit and then started painting.
I painted 2 coats of Savannah Mist. If you missed how I paint spindles, legs, feet or anything rounded in a matter of minutes, come check out my video tutorial on How To Paint Spindles WITHOUT Brush Marks! Super easy… I literally #slapiton!
Here’s where this tabletop wanted to do its own thing.
I started by staining the entire top in White Magic Voodoo Gel stain. There were some noticeable blotches on the top, so I had to resand and then use a darker gray stain — Up in Smoke.
The middle veneer was thinning out in spots and some of the dark spots still weren’t budging. To hide all these flaws, I decided to paint the middle panel to match the body.
I’m really happy with it. The gray stain with wood grain showing through frames the Savannah Mist insert beautifully. It looks fresh and lovely!
Nick mentioned his parents were asking if I worked on this yet. I hope they feel I did their table justice and they like the new look as much as I do!
And I hope you like it too! 🙂
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS HALL CONSOLE TABLE MAKEOVER … OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
Thanks for reading. 🙂
Wishing you a beautiful day filled with inspiration and Happy Painting friends!
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Joy Beard says
Love this color combination. I would love to try it. Since you changed directions should I skip the white voodoo stain or does that lighten the grey??
Thanks, Joy and yes, you can skip the White Voodoo Stain altogether. If you’d like the grey to look slightly lighter/more translucent you can dilute it with a little water since it’s a water-based stain. Have fun!
Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you, Donna! x
I love how you used the design molds! Those small pieces change the look of the table. They add some faux age to the piece and really individualize it. The paint and the stain work well together. I love it!
Thanks Jennifer! Sometimes it’s those small details that can really make a difference, isn’t it? 😊
Sorry Denise- In my previous comment I meant to say Dixie Belle clear coat over pastel paints. Oops!
Got it! Answered both in the question below…. great questions btw. 🙂
Hi Denise, I’m new to your site. I really liked the video on how to paint spindle legs quickly. Very clever:) Love the blue table,. I know I will get many ideas on how to redo furniture. I was wanting to know if Dixie Belle Paint will yellow in time on light colored paints(white, pastels, etc.)? I currently use another polycrylic. but like to try other products.. Thanks Denise:!
Hi Lisa and WELCOME! So glad you’re here and enjoyed the spindle painting videospindle painting video. Light-colored Dixie Belle PaintDixie Belle Paint paints and clear-coats do not yellow over time. That said if the proper prep work is not put into the piece prior to painting and top coating (for instance a stain blockerstain blocker or stain blocking primerstain blocking primer on pieces that are prone to bleedthrough) both can yellow and blotch. Prep is the key to a beautiful paint job regardless of what brand paint you use. 🙂
My new favourite piece from you – which is saying something because i love all your work!
That’s sweet, thank you Karen!!! You just put a big smile on my face. 🤗
i love the color and that you left the border on the top. also really like the added molded trims on the legs. it’s beautiful!
Thanks, Gwen! It wasn’t the direction I planned on… but I really like the stained border too! 🙂
This piece is simple and elegant. Magazine worthy like many of your makeovers! Thanks for all you do and all your inspiration! ~ Nicki
That’s so sweet! Thank you Nicki! XOXO
Susan McConnell says
Can we just have a makeover Tuesday EVERY day?!?!? I absolutely LOVE all your pieces, and the stories and inspiration behind them! Cant WAIT to see what’s next!!
Awww… You just made my day Susan! Hugs
Rosanne Palazola says
Love the color and the top! I like how you let the piece decide how it should look!
Thanks, Rosanne! I’ve worked on enough pieces to know let the piece decide and enjoy the process..😉
Jackie C Cooley says
Sooo pretty – Look forward every week to your “new finds and ideas”!!
Thanks my friend! 🙂 Hope you’re having a super day. XOXO
The transformation is stunning! The Savannah Mist is gorgeous and really sets the table apart from its former design. Be careful…after seeing it, your in-laws may want it back.😉
lol… thanks Carla! XOXO
Stunning table …., sooooooo beautiful !!!!!
As usual I’m impressed …, you’re so talented artist !!!!!!
Greetings from Malaga (Spain) 😃
From Spain… a warm WELCOME!!! Thanks so much Pilar!
Gorgeous! I love everything about it. I must try those molds and paint color.
Thanks so much Lizzy!
Nice save on the top, Denise! Such a pretty color and I bet your MIL is thrilled with her hall table makeover.
Thanks my friend! Sometimes those mishaps turn out to be a blessing… like many things in life. 🙂
I am totally impressed with your transformation of this piece !
This color is transformative and so beautifully done.
The result is a light airy elegant piece !!! The color is soft, yet not pastel ish.
This is a gorgeous blue. Without being overpowering or baby blue.
The Light grey stain withe the blue insert is a great accent for the base..
The top insert of blue is perfect – making it look like a beautiful custom piece.
I always love your work and your eye for color and design. 🧡
Thanks for sharing ! This is great inspiration for an old radio cabinet I inherited that I’ve been struggling
with for years. I think this may be the perfect solution!
Thanks so much Phyllis! And yes, I absolutely LOVE this Savannah Mist Blue too. Not sure why I don’t use more of it. 😉 Have fun with your old radio cabinet. Such a great project!
Maryellen Webber says
Beautiful job Denise! Love the Savanah Mist and the Grey together. Great color choices!
Thank you Maryellen!
Yes it is lovely, dear ! Blue n grey combo on the top is magical !
One suggestion – I would really love to see one close up pix of the top. I noticed in most of your posts it is missing. Maybe there is a reason behind it – don’t know…
Thank you Zora! x
Denice, could you please share a link of that low seat on wheels u have? Tx
Hi Zora! For sure. Its a mechanics’ stoolIts a mechanics’ stool and I couldn’t live without mine… super comfy and convenient.😊
Do Dodson says
Really beautiful! It’s so fresh and airy. I so enjoy seeing all your makeovers. xo 😘
Thanks… and that goes both ways my friend! XOXO
Peggi Rink Aitken says
What a beauty with the grey stain and furniture mold! after looking at the first photo of the table my thought was I love the detail – and i was focusing on your furniture mold! I’m unsure if I’ll try the molds but I have been checking out WoodUBend because of your pieces.
Thanks Peggi and ya, you’d love WoodUBend! It’s an amazing product.
What a beautiful piece! I love the color, it is so restful.
… “it is so restful”… I love this Patricia. Thank you!
Cheryl Atkinson says
Hi Denise. I have been indecisive on a color for this apothocary looking table I have. I had a grand plan but I could not remove the hardware without damaging the drawers so I have to come up with a different plan now. Do you think Savannah Mist is too light for this kind of table? I’m stumped.
Hi Cheryl! Color can stump the best of us and I’m always hesitant to give color advice because it is so subjective. I think a Savannah Mist could look AMAZING on an apothocary looking table – especially if there was some darker distressing around the hardware and edges etc. But what I might like may not be what you prefer. The best advice I can give is to go with your gut and pick a color YOU love.
Hi Denise. I love how you turned this little table into an absolute gem! The Prima molds add that extra “wow” factor and the top finish is gorgeous. I would have thought it was your original plan:). Blue is my favorite color, so I’m adding this piece to my inspiration list. Beautiful!
Thanks Monique! I should have said it was my plan all along! hehe 😉
Love this! Beautiful color and detail.
Can you be more specific on the Mould…….I can’t find it anywhere?!
Thanks for all your inspiration!
Hi Barabara and thank you! The mold I used is called “REDESIGN DÉCOR MOULDS® 5″X8″- PORTICO SCROLL II”. Hope this helps. 🙂
I just found the link on the ReDesign site… https://www.redesignwithprima.com/product/redesign-decor-moulds-5×8-portico-scroll-ii/
Sue H Mellette says
Denise, this is beautiful. I love the color and the accent on top looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Sue! 🙂
Christy James says
It’s so pretty!! Don’t you wish all furniture showed up prepped and just ready for paint lol?? I’m sure your inlaws will love it! XOXO
Thanks my friend… and yes, that would be AMAZING… LOL!
It’s really, really charming! And I love the addition of the molding detail and the way you finished the top. Beautiful
Thanks Elizabeth! 🙂
That’s so pretty, great idea on top for hiding blotches.
Thanks Tracy! And as you well know…Sometimes it just takes you where it wants to go. 😉
Beautiful console table! I’m also obsessed with the gold and white marble planters on top. Where did you get them?
Thanks, Shir! Both are from HomeSense. 🙂
Bonnie Whitten says
I love it!! I’m learning so much from you and your videos. Thank you.
Thanks Bonnie! And thanks for the encouragement on the videos too. 🙂
Thanks Norma! x