2.18.2011

The Opal Side Table - Before & After

Before We picked this little table up for $10. I was drawn to the long legs and the sweet flower crown near the top. It had a strange sort of netting fabric behind it which we took off and replaced with a wood piece.

After
We opted to layer the painting and distress it to give it some great dimension and feature all of the details.
We initially painted it a grey that we mixed up on our own and then topped it off with a nice fresh clean white. We distressed both down to the grey layers as well as the wood so we had some warmth peaking through as well. Did I mention the long legs?
I am scouring my house for a small wall so I can keep this one. I may have to move a few small things around like a queen bed and a dresser. Ugghh. We will see.

I mentioned a dresser / armoire yesterday. We ended up needing longer screws for the hardware on the top doors so I will be posting that tomorrow. I may even try to get some pictures of it in its new home at my parent's.

Happy Friday!

35 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I love this old piece. What do you suppose that opening was for with the fabric in it? Just decorative? Really odd fabric in there..Looks great now. Knowing me- I would have to put some type of embellishment on that wood piece where the fabric was. REally cool piece! xxoo Diana

KATHY said...

I think that turned out fabulous!

Kathy

michelle said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture, so unique and so elegant looking. I love the paints you chose and the distressing really brings it to life! Once again you amaze me my friend!

I hope you are well and have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fabulous piece of furniture. Love it. You did a wonderful job on the finish. Hugs, Marty

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I love that table!!
Great job!!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh i love that!!! love the inset- so unique!

Allison said...

I'd be keeping this one, too! It's a fun piece. You've done a very ncie job with it Melanie.

Pamela said...

Love this. You do just beautiful work. It must feel good to make such a change.

Sensible Redesign said...

What a nice old piece. You did a wonderful job painting and distressing. I would want to keep it too! Happy Weekend

Peggy said...

beautiful.....are you sure its not for sale?

megan said...

I have a table very similar to this. It is an old fashioned radio table and the mesh was probably speaker related. Mine had the mesh as well but it also has a detailed wood inlay. I didn't keep the radio, just the table and it is perfect in my entryway! Love it.

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

What an adorable piece! Great job and I love the layering!

Martha said...

What a great piece and I love what you did to it!!!! You are truly skilled in making something old and ugly new again!

awal.ny said...

You always do such a wonderful job on your painted furniture, but where do you keep it all?

Meg said...

That is so beautiful! Where do you find these wonderful pieces?!?

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

That is so pretty, I really like the floral cut out at the top.

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Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Very cute-looks much brighter and chic.

Kimberlea@SaVvyDeCor said...

So so pretty! I love it!

Cristie said...

What a interesting piece, I love it. You always do such great work.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I love how you transform your pieces!
great work!
gail

Julie said...

Very unique piece! Great makeover!

A Vintage Vine said...

Love the detail on this piece! Great job! $10 that was a steal!

Sue said...

What a beautiful difference! I love it!

Debra@Common Ground said...

What a great piece, love the gray and wood showing thru. Wouldn't some handpainted or decopauged flowers look gorgeous in that center panel? Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!
hugs,
Debra

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

The table turned out beautifully!

I Play Outside The Box said...

Beautiful!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a lovely vignette! I adore the table white.

Have a wonderful Fat Tuesday!

Sherrie said...

Such a sweet table! Love the colors!

Grannys Attic said...

Great job and it is just beautiful! Love the color. Have a wonderful day, Vicky

Michell @Girl in Air said...

Great find! and fabulous make over!

New follower

Jori said...

I am your latest follower. I LOVE your table. Great inspiration thank you!!

Heather@The Black's Best said...

This is a beautiful finish...I'm looking for a side table just like this to go in the guest bedroom next to the bed. Love it and want it!

Rachel said...

Gorgeous transformation! It looks incredible!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Beautiful! I wonder what it was in its previous life. Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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