Sunday, June 23, 2013

Little Accent Tables

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These little accent tables are so small!  I always wonder how they get used in someone's home.  
They are all about 23" tall, but very thin and petite.  

I painted the first one with DIY chalk paint.  The first layer was white and the second layer was a black, but once I distressed, the white came through and the black looked like a dark grey.

I painted the next one with DIY chalk paint as well. I used an oops paint that I also used for this desk & chair. I gave it two coats and distressed.
I also added a little PA Dutch stencil to the inside for a cute surprise.

For the last table, I sanded the top and since I liked the natural color of the wood, I just used AS dark wax on it to seal the wood.  I painted the legs with Federal Blue SafePaint (milk paint).
No matter where/how they get used, they are a quick paint job and a quick sell.

Linking to:
House of Hepworths
A Creative Princess
Lilyfield Life
I Gotta Create
Domestic Superhero
Crafty Scrappy Happy
A Peek Into My Paradise
Miss Mustard Seed
The Shabby Nest
Liz Marie
Finding Fabulous
Too Much Time On My Hands
Funky Junk Interiors


  1. Old little half tables were often used in the "vestibule" (today's foyer) of homes. If you have ever been in an old row home, the vestibule was the space between the front door and the second door entrance into the home. Often there would have been a little half table and an umbrella stand or even sometimes a coat rack. My mother has one in her foyer as you come in her front door. (I am hoping to own it one day.)

    The one you painted blue looks very much like a tobacco cabinet. My great uncle and my grandfather each had one. Pipes and pipe tobacco were stored in the cabinet.

  2. Hi there! I am co-hosting this week on the Raising Imperfetion Sunday Link Party. Thanks for sharing your creations with us! I hope you found inspiration in all of the terrific posts.

    I host a (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and a TGIF Link Party at my place -- A Peek Into My Paradise... I would love for you to link up and follow if you like what you see. =) I follow back - I love making new friends!

    I can't wait to see what you link up next week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  3. I've learned the hard way that white underneath a dark color will never work - it ends up being ugly. If an item needs a primer then have the primer tinted to the color(s) you intend to paint or a pretty secondary color you wish to show through when distressed. We all learn the hard way even though we follow all these brilliant bloggers. You do good work.

  4. I love the cute little stencil inside the table! I am going to try that on an end table I am about to start working on! Such a cute detail! :)

  5. These are gorgeous! Great work!

  6. Very nice, I love the natural wood with blue legs. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Around here the half moon tables are called demi-lunes and used in foyers. The one with the door does look like a tobacco cabinet to me, also. I love the black over white distressed until it appears to have aged into gray.

  8. I think the grey looks gorgeous.

  9. Wow ... you did a great job transforming these tables!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  10. What a pretty stencil design on the inside. Its a lovely surprise.

  11. Love the blue legs on that last table. It's an unexpected pop of color! I'm visiting from the Craft-O-Maniac link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

  12. Very pretty! I love the black/gray one!
    Therena @

  13. Really cute. I love the first one.

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

  14. Super cute table makeovers! Great color choices too!

  15. I love the look for the first table! Very cute!

    Amanda @ Running in Heels

  16. Well done !!!! Again, What is the next project ?

  17. Well done is right! Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  18. I have two little 3 legged tables like the one you redid. One my father made in high school shop (he would be 87 if her were still alive) and one I picked up at a thrift shop. they have served such useful purposes in small rooms as end tables or bedside tables...I really love mine. and I love the idea of the natural top and painted legs. I think I might follow your lead with my thrift shop table. Thanks for fun look at your make-overs.

  19. I have a little accent table just like the first one you painted. I was so stumped on where to put it/afraid to do anything with it because it's so little!

    All three of those tables look great! Thanks for providing me with a little inspiration for my itty bitty table of my own!


  20. hi Susan, thanks for linking up to Paint Parade. Your assortment of accent tables are so cute. great makeovers and that's a lovely blue on the bottom one.
    cheers Fiona

  21. Soo... I tried your stencil idea and it turned into a failed miserable blob. haha! But I am going to keep trying! Cute idea! Linked to your blog on my latest post!

  22. You makeover some of the cutest tables...they are charming! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  23. I liked the distressed finish painted accent table using the combination of white & black coat and looks very nice but the combination of natural wood top with federal blue painted legs doesn't matches. I would have used other combinations of walnut, white or mahogany instead and would suggest you to try it once. Hope that might look more beautiful as accent table.

  24. Having a few tables like that can really help out with the visual appeal of your home. In my house, we don't have a lot of things and I would really like to spruce it up a bit. I don't have the artistic talent to do what you did with those tables. It would be better if I bought them instead.

  25. Great blog. All posts have something to learn. Your work is very good and I appreciate you and hopping for some more informative posts. Accent Tables


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