Tales of my furniture makeovers and great DIY projects...

Monday, March 19, 2012

A quick before and after!

Sorry for the time between posts again, but I've been working CRAZY busy hours in my "real life" and any decorating has been put on hold...until this weekend.  It's just a small table, but that still counts, right?

This is really a great, quality piece, but what you can't tell is that the stain had chips all over it and it needed to be fixed up somehow.  I've recently discovered that staining a whole piece of furniture is just NOT my thing.  Too meticulous, too time consuming and I don't have the proper tools.  I do still however, love the stained top look.  So, I sanded down the top and restained it.  I used two coats of ASCP in Old White, then distressed and waxed.  I even used the same knob cause I like it!

Close up:

I'm not too sure I like it in the space.  The couch is a light gray, the floors are light and the walls are light, so it just seems to fade in.  I might repaint in my new fav color ASCP Duck Egg Blue, which actually looks more green to me.  I think it would add a nice pop of color and go well with my new TV stand that is Louis Blue.  But, I'm going to live with it for a while and see.  That's a new concept for me, but I'm trying to do things s-l-o-w-l-y instead of having to get it done NOW!

Here is another view:

You may notice the curtains in the back.  Yes, I had planned on making my own.  No, I didn't make my own!  I stumbled upon these at Target and at $16.99 a panel, there was NO way I could have done it cheaper.  And, I'm well aware that lamp is WAY too big for that small table, but like I said, slowly, one step at a time!!

Also, remember, you can click on the pictures to make them bigger!


  1. I love that stained top look too!

    Just wanted to let you know that I am passing you the Liebster Blog Award. You can follow this link to my blog for details http://mypaintedstuff.blogspot.com/2012/03/i-have-won-award.html

    Congratulations Rebecca! Dee

  2. The stained top looks great! It does look like a very good quality piece!

  3. oh i think it is the perfect fit for that corner! it looks great!