Friday, March 9, 2012

A tale of a table


 I bought this table from Home Decorators about 5 years ago for our sitting room. I didn't want anything to expensive since my kids live in this room, especially my son and his friends when they play video games! This was how it looked before I took a paint brush to it.
 Then it went to this... I used AS Old White
 I just ordered a new rug for this room, so I figured it's the perfect time to change things up a little. You know what that means... out comes the paint brush, and this table was first on the list.
 Here's it's new look...
 I used AS Coco (love this color)! I didn't want to distress it heavily so I just distressed the details to make them stand out and a little around the edges on the top.
 Love how the old white comes through along with the original color.
 It doesn't stop here!

 After bringing it back into the sitting room it just didn't seem right to me. This is a very casual room and the piece looked to perfect. So out came the sander again! I know this look might not be for everyone but it goes with the style of the room so much better now.
 I sanded it until I got a layered worn look.
 Love it! 
Boy this sure was a long post for just one little table! Hope I didn't lose anyone along the way:)
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58 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

That table deserves the attention you just gave to her. Fantastic makeover Martina!

Gina said...

I love it Martina! I think it looks fantastic heavily distressed like that. Nice job!

Anne said...

Oh Martina! What a fabulous new look!! I wasn't crazy about the first look, but adding the Coco was genius! I totally love this look.

xox

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks good both ways, Martina. I do like how the white showed through on the details in the first pictures. It's such a pretty side table, too.

Shelia said...

Oh, Martina, it's just gorgeous! What a pretty piece! Can't wait to see your new rug.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

pam {simple details} said...

It's perfect! I still haven't tried AS paint, yet, but this is convincing me I need to get some asap!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a pretty table. The style is beautiful and I love the little carved detail down the sides. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous makeover Martina!! I love the color.

Rooms by Ann said...

You did a fantantic paint job It look's great. Thanks for sharing.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a marvelous table! I love the way it turned out with the layering and distressing!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the shape of the table and your post about it, great paint job on it!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Martina,
Great makeover!
Love that coco! Beautiful texture as well.
All the Best,
Christine

Judy said...

The table looks beautiful. I have not seen that color Coco before. It is gorgeous.

Melissa Miller said...

Gorgeous Martina! Love your home and your pretty blog. I'll be back often.

Bliss said...

I like it all sanded up. I think I might need to get some of the coco color before I do anything else here. The warm tones of the browns are what I tend to like, and I've been using the french linen and a Caldwell slate, and those just are not right for my house even though I like them.

~Bliss~

All Ways Designing said...
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All Ways Designing said...

The ASCP Coco looks great and you had me until the sander came out! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Wonderful makeover, Martina! You really know your way around with paint! I like the shape of this table and it actually looks good a three ways.

XO,
Jane

Linda said...

It looks great! Do you put any wax or finish on it after you paint?

NanaDiana said...

Martina- That turned out great. I liked it before AND after its double transformation. I'll bet it really makes the room! xo Diana

Honey at 2805 said...

Fabulous transformation, Martina! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Your participation is apppreciated!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martina...

Your cabinet turned out beautifully, my friend! I think this is the first time that I've seen this AS paint color...coco...gorgeous! You did a wonderful job with the finish...it's perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us today. So happy that you stopped by for a visit. I sooo enjoyed your sweet note!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Gail said...

Awesome make-over Martina! I love the DISTRESSED look. Is AS coco a gray or tan? Hope you're having a wonderful day, Gail

sissie said...

Hi Martina,
The table transformation looks great.
I love it all shabbied up. Sometimes I think I go too far with the sander, but I love how it makes furniture looks worn and pretty.

Good job.

hugs
Sissie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Martina, I love it. Pure perfection!

Linda said...

Oh what a fantastic makeover.

Cindy said...

That looks wonderful! I love the way your paint jobs are layered so nicely. You will have to show us what it looks like once it is back in use. I love to see the vignettes that you make.
I haven't tried that yet, perhaps one of these days I will.
Hugs, Cindy

chateau chic said...

Oh Martina, I really like how your table turned out. You did such a great job on it.
Mary Alice

Maria Elena said...

Martina, it looks gorgeous! You did an excellent job!

Cynthia said...

Love this table what a fantastic job!!!

The Other Me Is Sane said...

I love your new look and luckily I just bought a new Mouse sander, so I'll be trying your new technique soon.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

You did a beautiful job! I love the new color and love the distressed look. Well done!

Pam

Heather said...

Boy, what a great transformation!

Mr. Smith@TheSmithGarage said...

Awesome - great look with the layers. New follower

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

That table really has personality now, Martina. You did a great job. I have some of the AS Old White...now I'll have to get a little Coco. Linda

Katherines Corner said...

It turned out beautifully again. I love the details in this table too. Hopping over from 2805. Hugs and happy weekend wishes. Katherine P.S. Its giveaway time at Katherines Corner!

Kelly said...

I love the change. I liked the white too, though. Grey is quickly becoming my new favorite color to decorate with.

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

You took that little piece and made it even more fabulous Martina! The new finish looks fantastic and is so perfect for it. Have a great weekend!

Mariaelena said...

Fabulous!!...love the color you chose...working on a table right now too...Happy Friday, Mariaelena

Pamela said...

Just fabulous Martina! I love it and the color combo you went with! It totally brings it to life.

Shannon said...

I love this, and the step by step pictures raelly help me see the process!

Shannon @SewSweetCottage.blogspot.com

Kristi said...

I lOVE the new look on your table! what a beautiful job you did!! What does AS stand for (I used to be blonde, lol) what kind of paint? what a beautiful color! :)
kristi

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Martina,

I love the makeover. The added distressing was so worth it. The layers of color are fantastic. Is that the new rug I see?

Dee

Mimi said...

Simply lovely. thanks for sharing.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Martina, I love it! YOU are so inspiring me. I mean that.

Barb ♥

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Love the Coco treatment too!!

Anne said...

Martina,
LOVE that piece and all the layers.Perfect.

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I think the weathered and distressed look is perfect for a kid's area. I mean if it already looks a bit battered, they can't really ruin it any further! I love, love, love what you did with this! Have a lovely weekend x Sharon

momto8 said...

wow...your table is really a beautiful piece of furniture! You must just love it! Your table masterpiece!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
happy weekend!

Andrea said...

Love that colour too! I can't wait to start all the furniture painting that I have planned, now that I can bed again with babe out of the belly =) Now I just need to find time to do it!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Wonderful transformation. I love the color with the white peeking through. Such a great idea. I like everything sanded a little more, too.

blessings,
karianne

Becca said...

Looks wonderful, Martina! You've just tripled the value of your piece with your amazing talent ... perfect in your room! I just might have to try some Coco!

Becca said...

Looks wonderful, Martina! You've just tripled the value of your piece with your amazing talent ... perfect in your room! I just might have to try some Coco!

reFresh reStyle said...

It looks great! I have not tried CoCo, but this makes me want to. Love it.
Debbie

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is so pretty! I would like to invite you to enter my Giveaway. I am celebrating my blog's third birthday. See you there :-)

Sherry said...

Very pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Sandra said...

I love it!

Addicted2HomeDecor said...

Beautiful job! Love your color choice!

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