Before and After - 3-Tier End Table Makeover

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I had a very lazy weekend... I didn't do much of anything productive except clean house and mow the lawn. Oh, and I worked at the antique mall again on Saturday.

I managed to finish this little 3-tier end table redo a few days ago.

I picked it up at a garage sale a couple of months ago... I know, I know... I've been trying not to buy anything since my garage is full of furniture projects as it is... but it was only $2.00!! I just couldn't walk away from it no matter how hard I tried!


Here it is in it's before state.


I thought it would be an easy little project.


I sanded it down and then started with a coat of the popcorn white that I used on the {old kitchen cabinet redo}... but then it did this...


Can you see the big blotches of pink?! Yep... it bled through and made a big ol' mess... so I went and bought a quart of Kilz Premium High-Hide Masterchem Industries 13002 Quart WB Primer Coat and after two coats I could no longer see the pink! yay!

So then I went back over it with the popcorn color.


I'm trying to keep things white (or some shade of some sort of white like color) for my space at the antique mall.


So I just distressed it a little bit and it's ready to go!


Here is how I would use it if I were keeping it.







17 comments

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is a really cute table! Well done!

ANNE said...

What an interesting style! Love the new paint job, great work Tania!

The Vintage Dresser said...

It's so fresh and clean looking! White's a good way to get that effect.Must be why it's still so popular.

Kimberley Seasideave said...

Tania, I love the shape of that little table...it is really cute and interesting! I love how you decorated it too.
Even with a garage full, for 2.00 that would have been coming home with me too!
Ugh, the bleed through...I hate it when that happens! It turned out perfect though!
Kimberley

Vicky Hunt said...

I couldn't have passed up that little cutie either! It reminds me of a piece one of my granny's used to have. It turned out perfectly! Love that white! It's a realy pretty shade of white. Have a great week!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thank you Kimberley! There were actually 2 of them... too bad we don't live closer so we could go yard saling together, then you could have had the other one! :o]

Tania

Shirlee said...

What a cute and unique little table. The 2 dollar price tag would be hard to pass on and needed you to give it some TLC. It looks so much better painted and white will go with any decor. I'm sure it will sell quickly.

Lorna Howells said...

Gosh that is so pretty. You are clever :)

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thanks Lorna!! :o]

Tania

ThirdAcreFarm said...

I would have bought both, it is a very cute table and totally different! It looks great!

mary scott said...

I love it!!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thank you Mary!

Tania

Pimp My Voice said...

Have one like that will do that

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thanks for your comment, I'm glad you liked the table!

Tania

Tara Lehman said...

Wow $2 is a steal for that! It looks great painted white Tania! Thanks so much for sharing your furniture project @ Dream. Create. Inspire. LInk. I hope you will join us again tomorrow night. Take care, Tara

Dagmar Bleasdale said...

This is the cutest table, and good for you to paint, even though it was a pain! I would have loved to feature it - please link back to my Thrifty & Vintage party so I can next week!

Dagmar ~ Dagmar's Home
DagmarBleasdale.com

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Oh I'm so sorry, I didn't realize I didn't have your button saved on my sidebar with the other party buttons :o( It's all fixed now. Thank you!

Tania