Side tables galore.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve collected furniture that I plan on refinishing and sell.  Or sometimes keep ;).  I have quite a few chairs and side tables in stock.  Recently, I had finished a few chairs and dressers.  Both are time consuming jobs.  I needed a break and moved on to some easy projects, the many side tables.  In a couple of weeks, I finished two matching tables, a small side table, a Moroccan style table, and an oval console table.  All purchased for less than $100!  Love that.

My friend gave me these two matching side tables.  They were great tables!  Except they needed a little wood filler where a dog decided to have a snack.  You can see the bottom shelf had a few spots to fill.   The shape of the tables were great, clean and simple.  I loved using Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash on my coffee table and wanted to use the colour again.  The tables were perfect for Ash. Here’s the before…

 Side tables before

….and after!two grey tables after @Pivot~Paint~Create

During the summer I scored a few items from a guy on Kijiji.  One was this bench.  I also picked up this small table.  It was cute and only needed a little bit of work.  It was scratched up and missing pieces of veneer.  A coat of paint would make it new again.  I filled the gaps with wood filler and painted the table in Paris Grey ASCP.  A couple coats of Varathane satin finish and she was done!

 small table before

small table in Paris Grey @Pivot~Paint~Create

I picked up this table a long time ago…and delayed working on it for some reason.  I had a plan.  Paint it teal, distress it and it’d be cute!  Finally I got my paint brush going and painted it in Renfrew Blue Fusion Mineral paint.  There were so many nooks and crannies in this table.  I think that’s why I was slow to work on it!  Tedious to paint but the details are my favorite parts of the table.  I distressed the edges to accentuate their shape.  I love how this one turned out.  Here’s the before, cute but the features weren’t highlighted.

moroccan table

And the after….

moroccan table after @Pivot~Paint~Create moroccan table after @Pivot~Paint~Create moroccan table after @Pivot~Paint~Create

I saved my favourite redo for last…

I bought this console table this summer.  I loved the legs and shape of the table.  It is much bigger than it appears.  It was a struggle to get it in my Toyota Corolla.  Luckily the lovely lady who sold it to me, was patient and helped me get it in my car.

Sidenote: I cannot wait for the day I have a hatchback car.  I dream of all the furniture I can stuff into it.  Desks, large chairs and dressers, oh my!

Ahem, back to the table. I sanded the top down, stained it Dark Walnut and painted the base French Linen ASCP.  I love this colour.  A beautiful neutral, warm grey.  It looks great with the dark top.  Here’s the before and after!!

console table before console table before console table beforeconsole table in French linen console table in French linen console table in French linen console table in French linen

Isn’t that colour gorgeous!?  I love how the wood top turned out.  I had my doubts when looking at the old finish.  But the grain of the wood is beautiful.  Can’t wait to do this colour combo again, it’s one of my favourites.

I have a couple more tables on the go…and then I’ll be working on another dresser.  I’m loving the roll I’m on for getting furniture done!  Hopefully the painting bug continues as I have lots in stock!

Thanks for stopping in!



5 thoughts on “Side tables galore.

  1. Oh I agree with you 100 %…love that table and the color combination…I need a couple wee tables like that…well done well done.

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