Pink Table Makeover

With the mass exodus of my children leaving home all over again, I’ve been taking every spare minute to get furniture ready for their new places. We drove up and back to Lubbock yesterday (6 hours each way) and moved my oldest daughter into her new little rental house. For this place, she needed a few extra pieces of furniture and one of them was a small table for her breakfast nook.

The space is tight, so a regular 42 inch table would not work. I hunted on Craigslist, and found a 24 inch diameter table for $20. It was ugly, but that never stops me.

The base was a black metal and the top was a tired wood. With just a little paint, I knew it could be transformed.

So, I grabbed my cans of spray paint and in 2 minutes had the base painted. I chose gold because it always looks more high end than any other paint. And as you can see below, it did the trick!

Next, I had to tackle the top of the table. For that I chose Sherwin Williams paint, Verbena. This pale pink acts like a neutral, and I thought it would be perfect with the gold base. A couple of clear coats on top to protect it and we were good to go!

With just a little elbow grease, this ugly industrial table turned into something super chic…and it only cost me $20 because I already had this paint on hand. That’s the way to do it cheaply!

We grabbed two of my chairs (with Carrie’ Schmitt’s art for fabric) from my collection to go with it. The chairs have a natural light wood that contrasts with the rich colors in the fabric.

If you know me, I Iove mixing the unexpected. Here we have natural wood, painted wood, glam base, and bold fabric. It’s these combinations that get me really excited.

And now her small breakfast nook is looking a lot happier and more chic. It’s a perfect place for her to enjoy her coffee in the morning.


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