Sunday, July 7, 2013

French Country Night Tables

I scored these tables from the Salvation Army.
I got both tables for $14.99 (plus tax)!  I couldn't believe it since the Salvation Army normally prices their furniture pieces MUCH higher. 

I REALLY wanted these to have a French Country look and when I saw Rain on a Tin Roof's French Country dresser, I knew I had to do those colors.  I had a very light grey oops paint that I added black to it until it became a grey I liked.  I mixed it into DIY chalk paint and gave them two coats each.  I had already sanded the tops down, and after I painted them I stained the tops with Minwax Dark Walnut.

Once they were dry, I took some white paint and filled in the lines that were gold in the before picture.  I used a small artist's brush and had to do two coats.  I spray painted the hardware white.

I sure got my French Country look!

I love, love, love the way it came out!  The absolute best part is that there are TWO!!
These make me so happy!  They really turned out like I pictured in my head.
I added some cute fabric to the drawers.  
The white is such a little detail, but adds so much to the overall look.  I thought it was going to take a lot more time to do than it did.  I am really glad I did it!

Linking to:
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The DIY Dreamer
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Yellow Bliss Road
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The Real Housewives of Riverton 
Adventures of a DIY Mom 
Not Done Growing
Southern Lovely
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House of Hepworths
Lamberts Lately
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  1. Oh my I love this color!! Once again, you amaze me.

  2. What a great deal! And you did a beautiful job updating them.

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

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  3. Love these! I don't suppose you would sell them to me and ship them to Florida? JK - but they are awesome!

  4. Susan You did a wonderful jobj on these table's I love the color and the white makes them pop !!!

  5. The white makes them pop. I absolutely love these. I would love them in my bedroom. :)

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

  6. These looks fabulous! It is amazing what a can of paint can do!

  7. these are beautiful.i could see them in my guest room .wish I didn't live so far away-love deex

  8. Came over from the Amaze me Monday party at Dwellings! You did an excellent job! They look gorgeous!

  9. Susan - I cannot even begin to tell you how gorgeous these are!! So, so, so pretty! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 4 Blogs!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  10. Ok.. next time you go shopping take me with you... pretty please!!!! Oh, how I would love to score a find like those beautiful side tables! And your transformation is just perfect! Gets me one step closer to painting my armoire as I, too, will be doing a grey. Such the hot color right now, right??!! Drop on by my blog when you get a chance as I'm at this party,too! Fun, right??

  11. I cannot tell you how much I enjoy your blog and seeing your transformations. I love it. Your work is beautiful and very inspirational.

  12. These tables turned out amazing.. Love the transformation....

  13. What a deal you got on those tables with great bones. Love the transformation!

  14. I love great finds like that. They turned out beautiful!


  15. These tables are gorgeous. Love, love them. Love the color and everything about them. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  16. You got a fantastic price on those! They turned out great! Life to the full! Melissa

  17. Amazing job! You're right about the white paint, too! What a great deal!

  18. I just found your page, and I love these tables, what a killer deal! I would love you to stop by on Thursday and link up at my Paint Party!


  19. Hi Susan... Love these tables (and the price!) and your blog...
    I would love it if you would come link up to my
    Clever, Crafty & Crative Party
    at Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too!

    I'm going to start following you right now ;)

  20. Thank you for being the 1st to link to my 1st party!!!! Again, these tables ROCK!!! I'm jealous.... I want them!!! lol!

  21. They came out so pretty! Love the grey and white together!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

  22. These are gorgeous! I posted a link to your project on my blog's Facebook page (

  23. Gorgeous tables. I love the little surprise inside of the drawers. Well done!


  24. These are so cute Nicely done! I came over from Yellow Bliss Road's link party.

  25. Hi Susan, you've done a really beautiful job on these. And what a score! Thanks for linking to paint parade, Fiona x

  26. You Knocked it out of park again !!! You consider selling them online somehow and get this stuff sold to people looking for such items. great work !

  27. They look great. I love the combination of grey and white! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  28. Those really look amazing! I especially like the fabric in the drawers. Very eye-catching!
    Thanks for linking up to Raising Imperfection this week while I'm a co-hostess! Please come back to Mommynificent on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Have a magnificent day!

  29. I'd be happy too! They're gorgeous! I just pinned them :)

    Thanks so much for linking up,
    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

  30. These French tables are outstanding. I love them

  31. I love these! Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  32. They're gorgeous!!!!!
    But then again I'm a little bias when it comes to grey and white - it seems to be what I paint with mostly!
    Visiting from Savvy Southern Style!

  33. Susan, those are SO beautiful!!! You did such an amazing job and the colors are perfection!

    My readers would love to see these beautiful tables! I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week!

  34. Great score, Susan, and I love the color. I think the white adds a nice touch to the details.

    Thanks for linking up to The Creative HomeAcre blog hop! : )

  35. Just wanted to stop in & tell you that you were featured in my Sunday Social this week. :-)

  36. Love pieces like these, the detail makes them so interesting! GREAT job, they turned out beautifully!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!

  37. These are gorgeous! I love the French country look and I you defiantly got these for an amazing price! you did an amazing job

  38. Gorgeous! You've been featured on Give Me The Goods! Be sure to grab a button.
    Jamie @

  39. PS: You were also on my FB page this morning too ;)

  40. OMYGOSH....these are just breathtaking....and such a fine job.
    Love them....

  41. These are adorable! Love the color and what a bargain!!

  42. I love this! Visiting over from Elizabeth and Co.


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