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Before and After: Green Side Table

I recently picked up this little side table at a thrift shop for $15. I love the bell-curve shape of its legs, but its soft green color, although pretty, was just a shade or two away from the green color of my walls. It was also pretty dingy, and there were a few marks on the tabletop. It didn't make sense to have so little contrast between the table and the wall, and it needed a little refreshing, so I decided to spray paint it in a glossy white. First, I sanded it to get rid of bumps and paint drips, wiped it down with a damp cloth, and let it dry. A few coats of spray paint later, and it's looking like a brand new lady. To see the after photo,


What do you think? Although not a drastic change, I think it's amazing how a little paint can make something old look new again. I'm considering having a mirrored tabletop cut to size for it, but for now, I'll just see how it fits into my home as-is.

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Cheerfuljess Cheerfuljess 8 years
Great. I love it.
katedavis katedavis 8 years
Are those little dandelions painted on the wall? So cute!!!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
very nice. I love TheQueen's idea of a round mirrored top!
THEQueen THEQueen 8 years
I paint EVERYTHING white! (Well, just about.) The marvelous thing is every color goes with it so you can blend white things anywhere. I love that table... but when you're thinking about a mirrored top, why not consider a ROUND mirror? Just big enough to cover the square corners, and add to the curves it already has. Ta Da!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
nals33 nals33 8 years
Niiice!! I wanna do a little project like that. lol
CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
That is a very good paint job. I don't think I could have got such an even sheen.
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 8 years
Asche Asche 8 years
oooh I'm pro mirrored top. Do it!
lawchick lawchick 8 years
it looks great with those walls!! awesome wall color and paint job on the table!
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