Posted by Judith Cholfe on Monday, November 4, 2013 Under: DIY



Hope you all had a wonderful weekend? It was rather wet, but lovely anyway…..

Today’s blog is about re-vamping tables that you use and love, but don’t particularly like the finish.

Don’t get rid of something just because you don’t like how it’s finished. It’s quite easy to change up a piece of furniture with PAINT. It could be with a can of spray paint, (that would only take a few minutes to apply on a small piece)….or it could be with a can of paint and a paint brush and roller.

I have a set of two, of small drop-leaf tables that I bought through a mail order, many years ago. They were painted with "Folk Art" figures on them. They used to be side tables in my family room, as I had very little space to actually put end tables between the couch and chair. They worked perfectly because the leaves on either side dropped down, making a round table into a very narrow surface, (for a glass or book, etc.) However, I didn’t like the "Folk Art" paint-work anymore.

I have a country style buffet cupboard in my dining room, but it needed something on each side to balance the wall. The two drop-leaf tables were my answer, so I matched the paint colour and bought a sample jar of paint from “Home Depot”, for only $5.00 or $6.00 and painted the two tables a lovely buttery cream.

The legs of the tables were a finished brown wood, so I didn’t have to paint them.

The buffet has a distressed finish, so I wanted the small tables to have the same distressed appearance.

Once the cream paint was dry, I was able to use sand paper to roughen up the edges, and give the tables the distressed look I wanted.

Placing a table each side of the buffet cupboard balances the wall, and also gives a surface for displaying crystal decanters and spray soda bottles…….and because there is no over-head light fixture in the dining room, I have a candle chandelier above the table, and the two side tables also give me a place to put small lamps for extra lighting…..

I found this little gem on the side of the road, and brought it home on the back of my bicycle……

I had a very rough coat of paint, in not a too great a colour, so it desperately needed a paint job!!!

I wanted it to co-ordinate with my accessories in the main bathroom. I chose a lovely deep turquoise, and painted it with a brush and roller….

Having the table in the bathroom, gave me a great little spot to design a lovely vignette…..

Love the antique plate that I picked up at an antique shop near my home……

Enjoy your week…
Until next time…………Judy

In : DIY 

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Judy Cholfe Hi, thanks for stopping by! I am Judy Cholfe, IRP...(Interior Redesign Professional), owner/operator of JC Redesigns, Interior Redesign/Staging-- Servicing Simcoe County and GTA. (705)727-6282 Decorating is my passion and I want to share that passion with you, the client..... I want to energize, motivate, and inspire people to do something fun and creative in their own homes. I also totally love anything DIY.

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