An End Table Gets a New Look
Don’t you love giving a piece of furniture a “new beginning?” That’s what happened to this end table…it’s not the end, but the beginning…of something great.
I found this table at Restore for $25 and knew that I wanted it as soon as I saw the “bamboo” look on the legs and the top. My thought was that it would be perfect in our vacation home. I was on the lookout for some “beachy” furniture.
This picture is after a bit of sanding had already taken place.
I had already decided that I wanted it a lot “lighter.” It had a glossy finish, so I started with a mild sanding. Next came the primer. I love Zinsser Cover Stain Primer. It’s by Rust-oleum. To be honest, you don’t always even need to sand with this primer! It’s that good!
For the paint color, I literally mixed two shades of gray that I had leftover from my boy’s bedrooms. One was a little “bluer” than the other, so I mixed them till I was satisfied with the shade.
After the paint had dried, I rubbed on some cherry stain with a rag. I let it set for about 30 seconds and then rubbed it back off. I continued doing that until I had achieved the “weathered” look I was going for with the stain.
After 24 hours, I sealed the entire table with Minwax Polyacrylic.
I completed the end table by changing the hardware to this awesome, wrought iron drawer pull that I found at Hobby Lobby.
I love the detail on this table. I wanted it to have the weathered look, so I left some of the “imperfections” that it had. If there are imperfections, then there’s a story behind them. I like that!
This end table is one of my favorite pieces. It’s a sturdy, good-sized end table that has been given a new life!
Now For the Giveaway!!
One lucky winner will get this set of Oneida Color Burst, set of 6 coasters with holder.
I ended up with two sets of these coasters, so I thought I’d share! These coasters are heat-resistant silicone, which can be used for hot or cold drinks and they are dishwasher safe. The holder is made of brushed stainless steel. There are six assorted colors which are great to identify which drink is yours!
These coasters are great for outdoor entertaining! They are non-breakable and such fun colors!
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I will be announcing a lucky winner on Monday!
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