Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Pair of French End Tables

I found these end tables on Craigslist.  The best part was the lady selling them lived only a few miles away from me!

I thought they looked like they might bleed through regular primer, and even though I sanded, the top was pretty slick, so I used this~

It was just barely warm enough to pass the spray gun temperature rule :), so I sprayed on this peacock blue color from HD, called "Caribe."  (This is the same color I used on the French Chairs.)
All the edges were distressed using my mouse sander. 

 After that, I glazed, with Ralph Lauren "Tobacco."

Two coats of  wipe-on poly was applied for protection. 

I sanded, primed and then sprayed the pulls with Rustoleum Hammered Brown~
Next, I lightly swooshed a little bit of black spray over the top to make them look a bit speckled and older.  I learned this tip from Chrissie!

Before~

After~


















Have a great week! :)

38 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Fantastic makeover! I love the color!

Lesley Litrento said...

They look awesome! If you have a detail shot of the 'swoosh' of black specks, could you send me it?? Would love to see what you are talking about. Sounds interesting. I will go to the link now that you shared to see if there is a detail shot.


Thanks for sharing! Lesley

Brenda said...

Great looking tables, Kim!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

I love these but then again is there anything you do that I don't love? I have got to try that color...I loved them on your chairs and love them on these tables too. The fabric/paper is perfect too!

Chrissie said...

Thesevare so gorgeous! I love that color of blue and you always do such an amazing job with the distressing! It makes me feel so nice that you got a tip from me!!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Holy awesome Kim!! What a great color you chose. Don't you ever wonder what these Craigslist people would think if they saw the "after" of their items....If they only knew...

Take care,
Lisa

A Vintage Vine said...

WOW, you made a great choice on this color....I have got to remember that one!!! I wonder if people on CL are just not visionaries...they sell some great stuff don't they....Love them!

Ashleigh@Sincerely said...

These are gorgeous! I love the color, just the perfect amount of green in that blue.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Wowie-KaZowie! I love them.

Suzanne said...

I bet these won't stay around very long. SOLD!! Very well done, again.

European Paint Finishes said...

mmm mmm mmmm...LOVE the blue. Your finish looks great!

Pete said...

Hi, these look really great! very smart finish, I haven't really got to grips with glaze so I will have to give it a go.

Deborah March said...

Utterly FABULOUS!!

oops! said...

I love french furniture, especially painted the pretty blue you used! Usually when I find furniture I love online - it is to far away! So happy for you these were close!

The Paupers Castle said...

Your tables are beautiful! Love the lines!!! Thanks for sharing the info on the primer in a can...my husband and I were just talking about that the other day. I will be looking for this. Thanks!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those are sooo fun! i love the color on them- i love those darker colors. such drama!

Cindy said...

Great job and the color is perfect!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Your blue tables were the inspiration for my blue table:) I love them, looking forward to seeing more of work work!

Cat said...

Craig's List can be such a treasure-filled world! Great find! I adore their new french blue hue!!!!! :)
{spray paint is the best invention ever! ;), no? }

xx Cat brideblu

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

They look fantastic!! Martina

Katie said...

These are so cute Kim!! I love the curves and details!! Love them!

Tami said...

Found your link via Beyond The Picket Fence. O la la, beautiful!

Screaming Sardine said...

Oh, me likey!! I especially love that blue and how you made them look vintage. Very pretty. :)

You're more than welcome to link up at the Sunburnt Cow link party.

Cheers,
Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Great job! Visiting from Beyond the Picket Fence.

Full Circle Creations said...

Great job! Love the blue!

Clydia said...

Hey Kim your tables are simply to die for! I love them! Thanks for visiting my blog! XOXO

Deanna said...

Love that blue, such a cute set of twins.

Kristi said...

These are beautiful! I love the aged finish!

Joselyn said...

Love the color.They are so pretty! And I really love the paper you used to line the drawers. May I ask where you purchased the paper?

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

your tables look fabulous!! I would love to have you link them up at our link party going on now! We are new followers!
Amy
www.SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Really beautiful! The color you chose is gorgeous, and I love the little surprise inside the drawers. I hope you'll come link up at the Sunday link party at Addicted 2 Decorating!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Those are great tables. I love the shape of them. When I saw the paint sample, I wasn't so sure of the color because it seemed bright. However, it's amazing what distressing can do. I love the color and the end result!

CeCe said...

Your tables look charming!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Hi Kim~

These turned out fantastic!! So nifty, neat & creative. I invite you to link to my fun & inspiring blog bash K.I.S.S.

Drop By The Tattered Tag

MessyMissy said...

Beautiful. I just picked up a table at goodwill last night that would look perfect with this color and technique. I would love it if you would link this up to my party A Marvelous Mess....each week I pick one project to feature on my sidebar!! Here is the link: http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/05/marvelous-mess-11.html

Chantelle - ThousandSquareFeet said...

Looks so great! I am putting together a post on made-over french provincial furniture - may I include yours (with a link back, of course!)?

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh pretty! I love blue, but I guess you knew that! And the drawer liners look great too!

Zane Wooder said...

I love the blue spray you used. Most easier then painting it blue.

zane

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