Friday, July 1, 2011

Before and After: Pair of End Tables

 Summertime means cleaning out the shed time!  I can't remember where or when I discovered these end tables - they've been in the shed for years!  These two toned tables scream 'the seventies' but the cabriole legs and wavy edges say 'French Provincial'! They are perfect specimens for  'the shabby look'.

First step - sand off the old cracked varnish! Wow! Look at those water spots - what to do?  Sometimes the old stain or the water spots will work their way through the paint as it dries. So . . .

Time to spray on a layer of primer!

Two coats of paint, and then some sanding and these are properly shabbied!
I decided to paint the wire a french gray . . .

Now they're ready to move to Melange
This pair would look great with a couch or bed between them. 
At least they are out of the shed!

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