A New End Table!

I am addicted to end tables! I can't help it. There are so many different styles. Like shoes. I'm also addicted to shoes. 

Enter this little guy:

I got him and another solid wood end table for $35 bucks thanks to my awesome Craigslisting skills. 

(There's also a small dresser in negotiations! I'm really keeping my fingers crossed for this one!)

Anyway. I was just going to paint the whole thing but my boyfriend convinced my to stain the top and paint the rest. I was impressed! He's learning! He even offered to do the sanding. I am the luckiest girl in the world.

So here's the top stripped and conditioned, ready for stain.

I used Minwax Dark Walknut (big surprise there).

We took off these metal pieces. We almost used them but decided not to at the last minute. We filled in the tiny nail holes before we primed.


Sorry for this terrible shot, but here it is stained and primed. Gotta love the lighting in my "workshop." Oh, well. Beggars can't be choosers. I'm lucky my parents let me take over the basement!


He got two coats of MS Winter's Day. It's a really great blue-gray. I was going to replace the hardware but found the original worked best after a little spray painting.


Check out that wood grain!


I love the warm wood tones with the cooler gray. 

The whole thing got a couple coats of wax and it really made the top look nice.


Here it is with a sneak peak of another project!


Here's a shot of his cute little feet. Love the casters.


Is it weird that I immediately assign a gender to each new piece I acquire? I hope not!

My cousin Jill, (gee, I've been mentioning her a lot lately!) saw this piece when I was working on it and decided it would be perfect for her bedside table. Here it is all dressed up. I'm loving the cute little bird!


I was sad to see it go but there are other end tables in the sea.

What do you think?


PS: Thank you so much to everyone who featured our coffee table makeover! It made my day :) You are all wonderful!

PPS: Linking up to
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Kim said...

I'm with ya - I have an accent table addiction myself. Yours are amazing - especially after you worked your magic on them! I posted about my new table finds today too.
Have a good one!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is awesome and I love the color. I actually just bought a can of it over the weekend and love it!!! Thanks for linking!

Diann said...

What a great little end table. Your redo turned out beautiful!

ShantyGirl said...

I love what you did with this nightstand. The contrast of the grey with the natural wood is amazing!

Rene said...

I really, really like what you did here! Love the contrast between the top and bottom and always love the blue.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh i LOVE this! i am looking for a pair of nightstands at the moment for my room and this would be PERFECT. you did a great job!

Olive Cooper said...

I love that you left the top stained and the grey looks lovely.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful makeover, I LOVE the color!! Martina

The Whimsical Wife said...

love what you did with the night stand. Gorgeous

Magpies and Magnolias said...

I am impressed. Your end table is awesome and your boyfriend was right about the top. What a winning combination!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

what a sweet little table...I agree, the top looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

That's a gorgeous table. And it's come up beautifully.


Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

So pretty! I'll have to check out that color, it looks like perfect for a nightstand I'm planning on doing!

Tammy @ Type A said...

turned out great, love the color. thanks for sharing this at my party!

abeachcottage said...

You did a great job! Love the colour. Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and linking up!

Tammigirl said...

You made this table into something truly lovely. I like the color choice. It's cool and elegant, but still inviting.

Picket said...

Morning girl...the end table turned out beautiful...love that you left the top stained....have a great week...Picket

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Hope to see u at My Dream Canvas.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Hi my name is Vicky and I'm a table-holic! I totally understand the addiction. The table looks great I love the gray and the natural wood.

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Woweee! Night and day transformation. Glad you listened to your boyfriend and stained the top. You did and amazing job.


Just popping over from Sarah's Good Life Wednesday. It is lovely to meet you.


Gg - Notes on the Journey
Good Life Wednesday #46

ps. great project.

Anonymous said...

What a great redo! I, too, love a good end-table!



Allison@FabRehab said...

I looourve little tables like that! Gorgeous rehab!

Terry said...

The wood looks like walnut to me and I love your transformation of this table. Chic now.

Jacqueline said...

I love this table! Thank you for linking it up to my link party...and your blog is simple and sweet...I think I'm going to have to follow now...cant wait to see what else you do!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great color and love the look. Thanks for joining WUW.

Kerrie Lightfoot said...

Really enjoyed reading this post. And I really like that of paint. I'm a new follower! Found you on Chic on a Shoestring.

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