Sep 18, 2014

Graphic End Table


We've been enjoying spectacular late summer weather here in Boise, and I've been taking advantage of the cooler temperatures to refinish some furniture. 



This consignment store table we purchased recently has found a prominent place in our living room between two chairs, so its unattractive grain patterns and unfortunate shade of orange stain has made refinishing it a must. 

When I saw that my sanding, conditioning, and re-staining the top darker wasn't going to cover the bad grain pattern, I went hunting on Pinterest for ideas. I found a fun table created by the Sisters of the Wild West that was inspired by some Pottery Barn wall art. All I had to do was modify the shape of Amy's and Emily's number graphic to fit our square table.



After measuring the table and resizing the graphic to fit it here, I used white chalk on the back of the printout to transfer the number outlines to the table top. I freehand painted the numbers with an artist's brush and two coats of white acrylic craft paint. Next, I distressed the numbers and toned their white paint down even more with some dark glaze. To finish the top I protected it with two coats of wipe-on poly. 



The bottom was sanded, primed, and painted with two coats of homemade chalk paint. After lightly distressing, I used both light and dark furniture wax just on the bottom for an antique look. 



I think refinishing this little table used just about every technique I know!




If you like my graphic end table, make sure you hop on over to the Sisters of the Wild West to see the beautiful inspiration.


Have a great week, everyone!

Let's go party!



22 comments:

  1. Love, love, love your end table, Laurel! You did a beautiful job with it!

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  2. Oh how cool Laurel! Your table has so much character now. I love the finish you achieved and anything with numbers or letters is just fun. Nicely done!

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  3. I love this table!!! What a fabulous job you did.

    Kathy

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  4. I love it! and your styling is perfect too!!

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  5. Awesome! Love the light and dark...even better than the inspiration. don't tell. :)
    Kelly

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  6. Bravo!! This turned out beautifully, Laurel! What wonky grain?!?!

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  7. What a fun project! The lines of the end table stand out so much better with your paint job. And, adding the numbers is genius!

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  8. I LOVE this, Laurel! What a great job you did. I don't know if I like the numbers or the way the bottom portion turned out better. : ) Those scallops are just great and you couldn't really notice them in the before. It really has a nice cottage look to it now. Love the numbers ~ you did a great job with that. I'd be walking into the room just looking at this table!

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  9. So pretty Laurel!! I love the white with wood stain and the numbers are perfect! The style of the table is so pretty. I'm not even gonna ask how much the table cost as it was probably super cheap and I'll just get jealous. :) Anyways, Thank you so much for your sweet e-mail and your words of comfort. It really meant a lot to me! I'll try to get that fall post up soon. :) ~ Jamie

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  10. Oh my word, Laurel, that is an amazing transformation! WOW!!

    You totally inspire me! That looks awesome.



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  11. Great job ~ It looks amazing!!!!

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  12. Super cute Laurel!!!! Love the finish you did too! :-)

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  13. Great transformation, Laurel! The scallops of the table have more of a cottage look now that the table is white, and the design on top adds an unexpected dose of fun!

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  14. Love it Laurel! It turned out just perfect. Thank you as always for partying at THT.

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  15. love your perfectly perfect little table Laurel. The distressing is perfect. I'm working on a cabinet, and this is the exact look I'm going for.... wish me luck!

    gail

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  16. Perfect distressing and I love the numbers of various size. Makes the table really interesting! Great job.

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  17. Happy to feature you at our party this morning! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. What a fabulous makeover Laurel !!!
    And that clock is the perfect " crown " !
    xoxo

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  19. Me encanta el cambio que hiciste!!! Usted están bendecidos con el talento y la creatividad. Gracias por compartir !! En Esta web encontraras vinilos decorativos para futuros trabajos con muebles http://goodvinilos.com/es/132-decorativos-para-muebles

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