Saturday, March 17, 2012

Not Too Shabby Chic End Tables

Hello lovely friends,
I am so glad that spring has come early to Michigan and I hope it decides to stay! I'm starting to think spring in my decorating too!

My end tables were the few pieces of furniture that I have left unpainted ~ These tables are the first purchase that I made for our future home right before we got married. I bought them at an antique/second hand shop for $15 each. 

They've gotten pretty scratched up over the years with our many moves. I've been in need of some decorative change so it was finally time

I painted the tables in my "go to" color of Heirloom White by Rustoleum ~ two coats

I bought the bird stencil from Hobby Lobby (with a 40% off coupon of course)

The blue paint for the bird stencil is Glidden Antique Silver in eggshell satin which was left over from my word sign project ~ two coats

The glazing is what I've been using lately on everything ~ just acrylic craft paint mixed with a small amount of water

Lots of sand paper and some scraping with a screw driver for the distressed looking areas

I've been wanting to paint with two colors for some time now and I finally got brave enough to try it!


I bought my new lamps at Dollar General for $3.50 each with 50% off coupons and the burlap lamp shades at Walmart for $10 each. That was the cheapest price I could find anywhere, and believe me I searched all over the internet pricing them out. The shades happened to be the best size for the bases and the cutest ones that I could find too!

A closer look at the two paint colors ~ I love the white knobs on the blue drawer! 


I also added this cute wrapping paper to line the drawers ~ It was a little more difficult to work with than the paper I used for my dresser/buffet re-do project. This paper was a lot thinner and obviously a much lighter color. I used the same matte modge podge as before, but it didn't hold up as well this time. I actually re-did the drawers with a second layer of paper, but I used double sided tape on the bottom and a very light coat of the modge podge over the top.

The final product ~ for now

I'm currently looking for a matching set of old windows to fill the space over the end tables ~ these long white apartment walls just look so bare! I can't find anything that I like so far. Oh well, the search continues!

Have a wonderful St Patrick's Day everybody!


Linking with ~

Furniture Feature Friday ~ Miss Mustard Seed


Whitney said...

LOVE IT! Good job, Jamie! You are inspiring me to do some crafting projects! :) Now, just to find the time to do all the things I want to do. I love all your pictures. The tables are beautiful!

Pamela Lowe said...

The tables turned out great,Jamie! Love the lamps and your idea of hanging windows up. Keep posting your projects, I too feel inspired whenever I see your latest work.

Anonymous said...

Jamie, I was able to get on this today while at the office! As always, nice job on the "decorating"!

Laurie Blaswich said...

Hi Jamie,
Charming paint job, love what your doing. Especially love the finishing touch of lining the inside of the drawers!!! Well done!

Thankx for stopping by to enter our Easter bunny giveaway, maybe he will hop on over your way! Best of luck!



Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your tables turned out great, Jamie! Love the new color. Great idea to do the drawer the second color as you get "brave" in doing it! : ) You'll see it will be easier next time you want to add two colors.

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Thanks everyone for all of your great compliments,encouragement, and advice! I appreciate all of it so much!