Friday, February 18, 2011

French Provencial Side Table

After finishing up this coffee table, I was on the lookout for a matching side table that could be sold along with it.

 I found this cute little side table at the thrift shop a few days later and thought they would make a nice pair~

Although most of the table was wood, the top was laminate.  That meant I couldn't stain the stop but would have to paint it.  Since it had a slick top surface, I used this good stuff~
It says sanding isn't necessary, but I still gave the whole thing a nice sanding.

AWWW  YA!!!
That's right... I woke my spray gun up from winter hibernation...it was actually warm enough to spray~ 58 degrees!  I was giddy!!!

I used the same paint as was used for the base of the coffee table, Sherwin Williams "Creamy."  After that I distressed it and then antiqued it by wiping on (and then alot off) Minwax Dark Walnut stain. 

I wasn't too worried about getting the stain to look just perfect because I knew even  more would wipe off when I applied the finishing wax the next day.
I buffed it to a nice shine using a cloth.

O.K... here's the before~

All fixed up...


Super cute paper from Hob Lob was the perfect lining for the drawers...

View from the top... 

Side view~

Thanks for stopping by!!!

38 comments:

Restyled Vintage said...

Nice job Kim...gosh that table is deep isn't it...or is it just the picture angle?

Yay for the sprayer...where do you do your spray painting? I can see a peep of your mask, looks the same as mine...3M? Works great but hot to wear, well in the middle of summer it is anyway!

I had a huge day spray painting today, I think I may have killed our back lawn...oops! I need a spray booth...

xx Karen

timbuck2mom said...

This turned out lovely. I enjoyed seeing the steps your took - what to use on laminate tops, your paint sprayer, etc.

Elisabeth

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Very nice Kim and I see you got yourself a new can of primer, ha!! I love the way the stain looks on top of the white. Whenever I've done it over white using regular glaze it just looks dirty. I am going to give this a try. Have a great weekend!

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Artichoke Alley said...

Beautiful!! The end table is perfect for the coffee table and they look like they were part of an original set! The glaze is gorgeously perfect! I agree with Sue, that when using just stain, it can sometimes become dirty looking or splotchy...not yours! Perfect!

Teresa@Much-A-Do said...

Gorgeousness! I like that the coffee table and the end table look related but aren't a perfect match. Your beautiful projects are giving me the itch to have a look at spray painters!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Super pretty! I'm sure they won't last long :)

Erika . . . with a K said...

Beautiful, I love it!

Kirby said...

Very cute! Love both of them! Have a great weekend!

laxsupermom said...

Beautiful makeover for both tables! I love the subtle antiquing you did with the stain. Thanksf for sharing.

Mrs. Adventure said...

I love lining drawers with fun paper or painting them with pops of color - great job!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Very pretty Kim! And I love that paper lining! Still mulling over the need for a sprayer. What do you think?

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

She's a beauty! Great tip on the stain not looking heavy after using the finishing wax. I have trouble with my stain looking dirty. Great job, Kim! Yay... for the paint sprayer, too!
xo,
Michelle

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

beautiful!!! that is gorgeous! you did a fab job with the finish- every last detail is done to perfection, kim!

Chrissie said...

I am finishing up a pair of tables almost exactly like this! I used the same color too! Yours looks beautiful! I didn't glaze mine and now I am wishing I had, just gorgeous!

The Old Painted Barn said...

I love how that turned out! I am thinking of buying a new kind of spray gun. I've been using the Wagner control spray that I had to order online since Lowes doesn't carry it any more. It works good but I think I'm ready for the next step. I watched the tutorial online for the sprayer you're using. It looks super and pretty easy to use & cleanup is a breeze! I'm not sure where to buy it locally for a good price. Any ideas? thanks Nancy

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such a pretty pretty table!! It's a great match for your lovely coffee table!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Once painted, they do look very good together. I love the aging and distressing you did with the stain. That table looks very high end now.

Suzanne said...

A perfect pair. They should go to the same home. Very well done, as always.

CherishedHearts Vintage said...

These are gorgeous. Thank you for the tip on adding paper to line the drawer, which is so much prettier than the plain old drawer bottom.

Cindy @ LeChaiseParfait said...

Great match, I think they look great together.

-Kasey said...

How beautiful! And it matches the coffee table perfectly :)

Tammy said...

looks great, i love 'french' furniture, my house is littered with it. lol I would love for you to share this at my party on Weds.

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Jen said...

I love it! The coffee table is fantastic also. I've never used Minwax stain as a glaze. Do you prefer is to Ralph Lauren's faux technique or Valspar's antique glaze?

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Love the transformation, Kim! I'm so jealous you have a paint sprayer! I have one of those thingies that you add to a can to help you spray, it wants to be a paint sprayer like yours when it grows up! ha!

The table is gorgeous!

Cheers!
Tina

Mary said...

This is so beautiful! I would like to invite you to share this post on my link party, Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week. I hope you can join in! Have a nice week, Mary :O)

MessyMissy said...

Whoa, I am totally jealous. What a talent you have for refinishing!! I adore the paper lining in the side table, it is just perfect. I would love it if you link up to my party, A Marvelous Mess. I will be picking one project to feature on the sidebar of my blog for a week!! Here is the link:
http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/02/marvelous-mess_20.html

The Frosted Gardner said...

Amazing what paint can do. These are beautiful.

Phyllis said...

You newly painted table is lovely. The top of it may have been leather at one time. I had a table much like yours (the "before" view)..... my husband and I bought it when we married 47 years ago. Tonight I have seen two items from that era that ladies have redone. ......I am feeling rather old...LOL...just kidding. I think you are most creative and I hope you enjoy your table a lot.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

They both turned out great and to find the end table to go with the coffee table so well was wonderful!

Doubletake Decor said...

What a BEAUTIFUL piece of furniture! I love the finish on it. I've never tried the wax but now I'm sold. Tomorrow I'm going to Lowe's to get some!

VINTAGE said...

Fantastic - I like it!

Tine

Lacey said...

Oooo Weee!.. now this is a beauty!.. LOVE IT!.. and thanks for the info on the staining after the painting to get the distressed look!..

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Gorgeous redo!

Zafer Ali said...

Nice blog. I have bookmarked it, WIll visit again.
coffee table with storage

texasdaisey said...

That turned out beautiful. Very good job.
Debbie

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

kim-it's so pretty! you always do such nice work!
gail

shootermcg2 said...

That turned out really well, I'm impressed!

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