Monday, January 24, 2022

DIY tables done Shabby Chic

I found these two great end tables at a thrift shop solid wood but the finish needed some TLC.  At first, I thought they were by a furniture maker named Hadley from Massachusetts.  But I was wrong, they did not have a brand marked on them but they were sold heavily well-built tables. The tables had a glossy shine to them and had water ring marks on them so I knew I had to redo the tables.  At first, I admired the solid wood look but they didn't go with my country white french coffee table.  The tables were painted white and now they look great and match my coffee table. Now, my room has a french country feel with white tables. The white tables are a stark contrast to the blue walls and furniture in my living room.  

I sanded the tables with a liquid sander called klean-strip.  I used that first then afterward I used sandpaper to get the remaining gloss off.  

Then I used kilz primer on the tables waited for them to dry before adding a coat of white paint.  I used bright white paint from Benjamin Moore.  

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