Side tables before/after

As promised here are the side tables I've been working on for the past week.  These were very nice tables, solid wood, no defects of any kind.  It's so much easier to work with a piece that requires little improvements.I purchased these tables from an estate sale a while back.  They had great structure and elegant details.

Before
                                                         I sanded the tops down really well, and applied a dark walnut stain.  I didn't sand the rest of the piece, just used oil based primer.  I painted it a mix of a pale green, gray and white.
After
  


























Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed the eye candy, because everyone loves a good before /after!
Have a great day :)



*Update- SOLD


Linking this to
http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/2010/08/spinning-plates.html
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http://www.remodelaholic.com/2010/08/remodelaholics-anonymous-meeting-33.html
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25 comments:

  1. I love the combo of paint with stain and the knobs are perfect! What a great makeover!

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  2. Oh, I think I'm in love with those tables!! Super awesome! You did such a great job! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for stopping in at Kensington Cottage!

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  3. I love these! You did a great job!!!! I love that they match but yet they are just a little different. What a great find!

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  4. Thanks for stopping in and commenting on my buffet. I love your end tables. Isn't amazing how a little paint can completely change something?!

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  5. Would you share your paint colors and technique with me? Love how the tables look.

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  6. I really really like the combination of staining the top and painting the base. I am for sure going to do this on my next makeover. There is so much potential with end tables! Thanks for sharing. You've inspired me to stain next time. Feel free to check out some of my furniture makeovers at www.learnandgopollyco.blogspot.com.

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  7. Wow! They look great! The shabby chic look is beautiful! (Also love the blue vase on the one with the drawers)

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  8. LOVE these! Awesome job! I too love that they are similar but different, and I am a sucker for some walnut stain :)

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  9. oh my! They look fan-freakin-tastic!!!! I love them. I would buy them they are THAT nice! great job
    ~tana

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  10. Man, I've been looking for side tables like this! I need some that are a little wider than traditional ones, just like these. They would look perfect in my bedroom as is. Lovely job!

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  11. Beautiful job--i love how the details really stand out.

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  12. These are gorgeous! I love the dark walnut tops and the color you mixed is really nice! Great combination. The glass knobs look great. You did a beautiful job!

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  13. these are so cute! love the dark wood top and distressed paint. the cabinet style one is my favroite!

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  14. Great pieces! I really like the combination of the dark stained tops with the painted bottoms.

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  15. These are beautiful! They both have gorgeous lines! Great job!

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  16. I appreciate each and every one of your comments, thank you so much for your support!

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  17. I absolutely love these end tables!! The glass handles were the perfect choice.


    Bree

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  18. Stopping by from Remodolaholic party! Love the end tables! They turned out great. I am working on furniture myself. Love the contrast of paint and stain.

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  19. love the color! they turned out very pretty!

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  20. We love this party link and I wanted to let you know that we are planning on featuring it. We hope that you get a bunch of new visitors.

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  21. These came out great. They would match perfectly with a buffet I redid and I'm trying to sell (to make room for more fun)!

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  22. I love that you stained the tops instead of painting the whole tables. They look so pretty!

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  23. Beautiful transformation. Love it! You did a great job on it. Thanks for sharing.

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