My, how the tables have turned!

Happy Wednesday, all.  I hope my fellow East-coasters made it through the hurricane OK.  

I have a little before and after to share with you today: my entryway table.  Much like the bamboo number in my old home that I scored for a steal on Craigslist, I needed a tiny table for my entryway here.  The table had to squeeze in the small space behind the door but not block access to my hall closet.  I found the table, perfectly sized, at Wal-Mart at the very perfect price of about $35.  The only hitch: it was medium brown wood.  See?

Paint is the easiest fix imaginable, and everything else about it was perfect, so I went for it.  I finally got around to this project and used two coats of my favorite Zinsser oil-based primer and two coats of Sherwin Williams Pro-Classic Dover White, followed by two light coats of Polycrilic.  And ... voila!

Doesn't it look so much better?  I think it will look even better once I get rid of that awful paint color on the walls and add something a little warmer.  I changed the hardware on the table, too.  I found this cute seaglass green glass knob at Anthropologie for about $10.  I think it's really sweet.

I shopped my home and found some things for the top, which automatically made the entire area look more homey.   All that is left now is a durable rug and runner for the entryway floor.  Jamie and I are planning to hit up the Pottery Barn outlet soon, so here's hoping they have a lovely jute number with my name on it!

So, what do you think?  Have you painted any furniture lately?  Please do share!

See you swoon,

1 comment:

  1. Love it! The white paint makes all the difference. That little knob is so sweet.