Monday, February 16, 2009

table.

When we got married we got this old (and free) table. The table is nicely crafted, it is a nice solid table, but the chairs are less than stellar and lets face it not my style but I have to admit having the arms on them is kinda nice. Anyway, no matter how much I cleaned and scrubbed the table it looked like it was still dirty to me. I resorted to using tablecloths a lot. Still not sure of my feelings about those. ANYWAY... I finally decided after 7 years of owning the table to paint it. I mentioned it awhile back and the consensus was to paint it black.
Here it is before:And after:
... and all it took was a weekend and about $12.

12 comments:

Megan said...

AMAZING!

Michelle said...

It looks great! I'm about to paint some of my furniture black but have no idea how to prep it or what to do... can you give me a breakdown or tutorial on what you did?!?! Products? Prep? Etc!!

:)

dancebythelight said...

NICE! Doesn't that feel good? It instantly looks more updated! I should post my kitchen wall post today. Check with later. The day's been pretty insane with Josh having strep throat and having to go to Verizon and buy a new phone (ugh). Thanks to Duncan & Owen!

dancebythelight said...

Oh, and I meant to say now it looks very "Pottery Barn-esqe", for only $12 bucks! I love the look of black and white painted furniture!

Alison said...

love it, Anne! Question--did you spray paint it or just use regular paint?

Michelle said...

I want to do a livingroom makeover and paint my coffee table/end table black. They're currently a distressed cream.

I'm pretty jealous at your amazing target finds. I never see stuff that cheap. :) Good job!!

Anonymous said...

Looks great...much better than when it was in grandma wojos basement.:) Mom

anne said...

Danielle, Looking forward to seeing your projects. You ALWAYS do an amazing job!
Michele and Allison,
I used regular paint on the table and two of the chiars and then spray painted the other two chairs.
I have to say painting it worked better, and I think looks better. You cannot tell the difference between the chairs unless you really look, I'll probably fix it when I do a touch up on it all.
Mom, almost anything was better that it was I think :)

Mom Jane said...

Was the "regular paint" a gloss? And what brand? As you know my kitchen stools need a coat of black on them and I love the look of your black. It seems to shine a bit or is it matte? Let me know.
I absolutely LOVE what you've done. It is PERFECT.

Mom Jane said...

Also, I can't believe the "view" out the window. We left there when it was entirely frozen out that window and now it looks like summer again!

Bethany said...

Looks great. I am addicted to black paint. I have used it on four major pieces of furniture in my house. It holds up better than white. Your table looks like a PB table now. Awesome

Sarah G. said...

Looks awesome!!