End Table Re-do {Before & After}

Hi everyone!  My name is Janny and I’m visiting from Que Linda.  I’m absolutely thrilled to share my furniture makeovers with you every month and I can’t wait to mingle with you all.  Thank you Diana for giving me this chance to grow!  And just so that we get to know each other a little better, this is what I look like in real life~

(just imagine me in jeans and a t-shirt without make up and you’ve got the right picture)

This month, I want to show you this before and after of an end table I found at The Habitat Store.  The woodwork on the front is incredible and I knew that it would come to life with a vibrant coat of paint.  I also wanted to give it an antique finish to bring out the curves in the wood.
Isn’t she beautiful!

Here are the steps it took to make the transformation:

1.)  I removed the door and the hardware.  I taped off the inside of the cabinet since I didn’t want to bother with refinishing it.

2.) I scuffed up the shiny finish with some sand paper and primed both the body of the end table and the door.

3.)  Then, I spray painted them  (4-5 thin coats).

4.)  I used a glaze mixed with dark brown paint.  I painted it onto the end table and then wiped it off after letting it sit for a few minutes.  I polished the brass handle.  Then I replaced the hardware and door.  And…

The brass handle cleaned up nicely and the glaze makes the wood work pop.  

Look at the details!
This end table has so much character.  I love how it turned out!
See you next month!
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  1. Not gonna lie..Before–kind of hideous..

    But AFTER–to DIE for cute!!! :o) Great job. I LOVE spray paint! God bless the man (probably a woman!) who figured out a way to put paint in a pressurized can!!!


  2. Oh my goodness… amazing! I haven’t been able to muster the strength to hop on the aqua/turquoise trend; this just changed my mind!!! I love the depth of color with the glaze. Rich and absolutely beautiful.

  3. I LOVE it! Im jealous too, because I’ve been looking for a side table like this for MONTHS now!

  4. Beautiful transformation, gorgeous End Table. I’m a new follower, please drop by for a visit when you have a chance.

  5. Wow, what an amazing transformation!

  6. This is so beautiful! I can’t tell you how many times I have passed over a piece like this at a garage sale (during the before phase) and not given it a second thought. What an eye you have! I love it.

    Found you via link party. :O)

  7. Fabulous!! I LOVE what this looks like! It’s amazing what paint can do…right??

    I found you from Flaunt it Friday


  8. WOW WOW WOW! Sorry for the shouting but that looks great! I’ve got one of these beasties from my husbands pre-marriage bachlor pad. You’ve given me hope!

  9. oh I love this! Tt looks so interesting, it makes you want to open it up and see what’s inside lol!

  10. Wow! That piece is amazing! I’m always so surprised to see how a forgettable piece of furniture can be transformed so beautifully.

  11. What gorgeous detailing on this end table–I’ve never seen one quite like it. (Love the size and shape.) Great color choice, too.

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