Thursday, October 28, 2010

Perfect Bedside Table

I found this little table at a flea market. The top was a bit worn and the bottom shelf needed a little work, but I was in love with the little shelves. I thought it would make a perfect bedside table.






First up, a thorough sanding and a coat of primer. Then three coats of a soft mossy green (Spanish Moss from Martha Stewart). Yes, I've done a few pieces in this color.




And with these softer colors, I really like doing a white glaze - just a bit of white paint mixed with Valspar's Clear Mixing Glaze works really well.








With this fresh new color, I opted for a cute knob. The original hardware was just a bit too traditional.




And I finished it up with a coat of my favorite wax (Minwax Paste Finishing Wax) for a really smooth finish. More details on glazing and waxing here.






And here she is, the perfect bedside table!




Can't you just see a stack of books on these shelves just waiting for a bedtime read? Or maybe a stack of decorating magazines!

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35 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is adorable! i love those shelves, too- perfect foor stacks of decorating magazines! ;)

Emily said...

ha! i love that table-and so does aubrae! stayed tuned to my blog for a tour of her room and you can see what it holds = )

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

What a beautiful end table. Perfect for a bedside table. Great color choice and technique. Very helpful!

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Precious. That looks great.
-Trish

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Sharon,
I just KNEW this was one of your fabulous pieces when I was the thumbnail pic of it from Miss Mustard's party! :) I so love how you use the white glaze. I am going to have to try it out soon!

I tried the wax on a piece last week and I couldn't get an even look ~ any additional tips?

Madigan at madiganmade said...

The knob is just perfect for that table. Love the color, too!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Elizabeth, I love how this turned out. I need to glaze something with white :)

NanaDiana said...

Sharon...THAT is a GREAT piece. I love it. I have never glazed with WHITE...but what a great idea. Well, I guess I have "white-washed" a few pieces...and I am ashamed to say that I have never used that paste wax. I'll tell you-this old dog is learning a few new tricks here in Blogland! Hugs- The piece is beautiful and I love that soft green color! Diana

Jenny said...

This looks amazing!!!!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

patrice said...

Sharon it's so pretty! I haven't painted all week (!) and I think I'm having withdrawals...this is inspiring me to get out there...maybe today :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful. It looks so fresh and clean. What a great piece.

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

I love this! The shape and shelves of that table are so great and you picked the perfect color!

kluless said...

This project turned out BEAUTIFUL. The shelves, the drawer (you can never have too many places to put "stuff" you know) and especially the color. Thank you for sharing!

Ali Richardson said...

It's REALLY pretty! Great job!

Deanna Jane (cullenkidsmum) said...

What a beautiful bedside table. The color is just perfect, wonderful job!

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

Beautiful job! I will have to give that color a try!

gail myrepurposedlife.net said...

I LOVE everything about this table. It is so cute! Love the color, and the sweet little knob!
thanks for linking up and linking back to me!
have a great weekend!
gai

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Hey Sharon, love your bedside table. The color and glazing are perfect!
Thanks for stopping by and following me too.
Rose

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I really love this table. Those shelves would have said "buy me' too! You chose a great color and glaze. Really pretty!

Tracey said...

What a cute little table! I love the color you chose for it!!

Patti said...

Love the shape and detail of this table and I like the color you chose - well done!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

I really love the details of this piece, Sharon. Anything with shelves will be coming home with me :)

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

absolutely beautiful! I love the finish!

Linda said...

Turned out wonderfully! I'll bet it is beautiful in your room! Hopped over from Boardwalk Bragfest...

Karena said...

Sharon I love it, it looks blue to me, regardless I love it!!

Come and see my latest find, I would love your thoughts!

Karena
Art by Karena

shopannies said...

great bedside table love it in white

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love this makeover, so pretty!
Thanks for linking up!
XO
Kristin

Meg said...

It's a beautiful transformation! Great job!
I hope you can join my necklace giveaway going on now!
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Katy said...

It looks awesome! I love that color and what a great piece.

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Just beautiful. What a lovely table. I love the color you chose. It's perfect for the style. Thank you so much for sharing the details on how you accomplished this transformation and sharing on the Boardwalk Bragfest!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

I have to try the wax. In all these years, I never have but I keep seeing such beautiful projects with it. Like yours! Love the table. So sweet!

Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint!

Rene said...

Sharon, that is a beautiful color. I've always wanted to try the glaze.

-Rene

Shaunna said...

It is really lovely! I really like the white glaze on top of this one. Thanks so much for linking it up to Style Feature Saturday! -shaunna :)

Denise said...

I'm so glad you joined my party. I love your bedside table. What a difference! Your post just gave me the go ahead to try the paste wax, too. I keep running across people who use wax to finish their painted pieces and I've been wanting to try it. I saw Howard's brand mentioned, but I can't find it locally yet. I thought about the minwax but hadn't seen anyone post about it... til you! Thanks you. I'm going to try it. I still plan to find the Howards Citrus one as well. The store where I have a booth carries Howards but they don't have the Citrus wax on hand. They're going to order some but it may be awhile. I want something to try now!!! Howards is supposed to be low VOC and lots of bloggers love the results. Keep it in mind once you run out of Minwax (which I know lasts a long time).

Pam said...

What a great bedside table. Love the two shelves on the bottom. Nicely done job of them also.