Distressed Old White ASCP End Tables

It was a super busy weekend but at least I got some things accomplished, including a little furniture makeover for my best friend’s house.
CHALK PAINT white end tableShe’s in the process of refreshing her family room a bit and was in desperate need of new end tables. We were seriously shopping her house and my furniture graveyard (code word for basement). At one point we had 5 different end tables sitting in the room but nothing seemed quite right.

Then we searched her basement and found two of these… Perfect shape and size for her family room. Just needed a coat of paint.

old white ASCP end table beforeWe decided on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. Great coverage, plus we wanted to distress the edges a bit. Hey, with her 4 kids they’re going to get banged up no matter what. Might as well give them a head start.

ASCP old white end tableI actually primed them a bit first, even though it’s not needed with chalk paint. Then I did two coats of Annie Sloan.

old white end table ASCPOnce that dried I distressed the edges with my sanding wedge and gave the entire table a coat of clear wax.

old white ASCP tableAnd here’s the new end table in its place…

ASCP old white end tableI love this room. It kind of has a beachy feel to it with the color scheme, pillows, and accents.

Now you really can’t tell it’s distressed until you’re up close since the original color of the wood is so light. But the subtle pops of wood showing through are my favorite part.

old white distressed end table

ASCP distressed white end table

distressed old white end tableAnd we even toyed around with switching out the hardware, but I think it works with the new tables.

paint distressed old white end tableNow I did mention that there’s two of these tables that I painted over the weekend. The other one sits on the other side of the room, but I’m saving that reveal for another day when we make her window cornices. So stay tuned…

CHALK PAINT white end table

Kitchen Landing Table

When someone hands me a free piece of furniture, it’s hard to say no. Even if it’s something I don’t need… like another sewing machine table… cause, ya know, I still don’t sew.

But with the legs on this piece, it was love at first sight. So now just to remove that pesky sewing machine…

before sewing table makeoverI want to know how it can be held in with only 4 screws? Seriously, that sewing machine was a beast. But once that was done all I had to do was cut out the wiring. Easy peasy.

sewing table make overSo my first thought was to paint it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White. But I’ve been doing a lot of projects in this color recently (great room end table, distressed desk, stenciled stools). So then I decided to kick it up a notch…

sewing table makeover chalk paintSome Modern Masters shimmer metallic paint in Snowflake.

modern masters table makeoverThen that inspired me to get some new hardware, crystal and gold knobs to match the gold tipped legs.

kitchen accent table hardwareAnd here’s the before & after…

before and after sewing tableIt’s amazing what a coat of paint and some new hardware can do!

old sewing table makeoverSince this is going just a few short steps from our garage entrance into our kitchen, I thought this piece would make a perfect Landing Table… you know, a place to put our keys, my purse, the mail, and little odds and ends.

white foyer table makeoverPlus it has a little drawer for extra storage. Who knew a sewing table could work so well in this space?

The KEYS sign and knobs are from Hobby Lobby, and the rope vase I showed you earlier this week.

sewing table turned end tableAnd here’s a view from the kitchen staring towards the garage door. Yes, this seems like a VERY WHITE area. I need some color on the walls. Like immediately. But it’s a lot to paint. And I’m just not ready for commitment like that.

kitchen accent table makeoverWell since I had all of my furniture paints in my basement workshop and the table was free, all I needed to buy were the new knobs. Less than a $15 project.

modern masters table makeoverAnd I have a wonderful new recycled piece with an amazing pair of legs.

kitchen landing center

SEE THE UPDATED TABLE HERE.

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