I picked up this cute little side table a few months ago. The picture in the ad didn’t look too bad and the price was decent, so I thought I’d take a look.
It definitely needed some TLC. The current finish was a bit rough and while you can't see it in the picture, it had some serious water damage along the top.
After a LOT of sanding, a few coats of wood filler and then even more sanding, I sprayed on a coat of primer. I quickly realized that the top was going to still need some more attention. I forgot to take pictures, but lets just say that the previous wounds I thought I’d taken care of decided to stay visible! More sanding and wood filler would be required!
After the primer was finally finished, it was time to paint. At first I thought I would go with my predictable white. It would be simple, clean, and white seems to sell quickly. BUT, I couldn’t do it. I was craving color again! I had some leftover light turquoise paint from my coffee table project and thought I’d give that a try.
I liked it, but wanted to take it a step further and give it some depth, so I decided to lightly glaze it with a custom mix chocolate color glaze. I loved it!
I knew I wanted the top a different color. Because the top was not solid wood, staining it wasn’t an option, so instead I painted it a beautiful rich espresso brown
I felt the existing hardware suited the piece, so I just updated it with a fresh coat of Oil Rubbed Bronze paint.
I’m happy with the way this piece turned out.
This piece has already been sold!
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