A Frenchy (?) End Table Makeover

This is the week. The last week, that is. If I'm alive on Wednesday, then all will be right with the world.

A few quick things:

1. I officially pulled my first thing off the curb. I'm a little embarrassed... but it's solid wood and has dovetailed drawers. I love it. I'll share it with you later this week!
2. I painted a couple different things with chalk board paint over the weekend and I'm waiting the 3 days until I can draw on them. It's driving me crazy! But I can't wait to show you :)
3. Just a couple days until we announce the winner of your first ever giveaway! Don't forget to enter-you have a great chance of winning!

On to the makeover! I got this end table (thanks to my awesome boyfriend) at the same time as this one.


I think my sister's exact words were, "I'm excited to see what you're going to do to this one because it's really ugly."


I loved her little feet and she was solid. And I'm always up for a challenge.


I primed her and gave her two coats of Martha Stewart's Heavy Cream. The top ended up needing an extra coat.

It seemed a little boring to me and I thought the detail of the piece would be perfect for a little two-tone action.


I mixed a little Winter's Day with the white to get a really light gray. I wanted it to be a subtle difference.

I distressed it lightly and she's still waiting to get a coat or two of protective wax.

Sorry for the drawer nudity. She's missing her drawer pull. It was out in the garage somewhere and I was in a hurry!







I love the way she turned out. I think Kait might even be impressed.

How do you feel about the two-tone look? Yay or nay?


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Pattie said...

Love it! And the fact you two-toned it was great! Thanks for sharing. 8>)

Grandma Nina said...

Yay for the two toned look. Also love the distressing. I could also see the beauty in this before you even dressed her up. Love the scrolls and details. Looks great!

Alyssa - Live, Love, Craft said...

I like the distressing! It would also be pretty glazed... :D The walls in the bathroom I actually drew the pattern on with a paint pen :)

ccoffey said...

Good for you pulling something off the curb! I for one love when I put something out there and someone picks it up before the trash people do. I like thinking it's going to a good home rather than a dump somewhere.

Have a wonderful day and great blog!



KYLE said...

So good. Who did the sanding on that beast?

willow said...

You did a great job! I love the two tone look.

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

Yay! Nicely done.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love the colors you chose- those detals are sooo pretty! and i am proud of you for nabbing from the curb. :) that's my girl!

Tammy @ Type A said...

great job,love the color and the shape of this little table. thanks for sharing this at my party!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Thumbs up! Very pretty!

High Street Cottage said...

I really love the two colors together the soft gray and pretty pure white. Such a cottage feel to the table instead of 70's particle wood. Well done. Stopping over via Sarah's A Beach Cottage link party, to say hello, and well done, xxx tami

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

It looks fabulous - job well done!

Happy BC Good Life Wednesday :O)

Cindy said...

Sweet table with amazing lines...you did an excellent job, looks great!

Vintage Chic Delights said...

Great job, like the 2 tone. Have you though about glass/crystal knob/pull?

MommaHen said...

Great transformation!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it Ashleigh! I love these furniture pieces with interesting feet and scallops along the edges. I found a dresser with the same type of detailing only I haven't started mine yet. Fixing some things on it first and then I hope to get it painted in a couple of weeks.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

I love it! Painting the table two tone was a great idea it gives it a little depth:)

We will have to chat one day I live in Ohio also, have a great day!

abeachcottage said...

Great job with the distressing and two-toning. Its a lovely make-over. Thanks so much for joining the Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays linky party.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It came out so lovely~ the paint colors are fantastic together.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

LOVE this piece. Isn't it usually the legs and feet that first attract us?!? The two-toned-ness (I'm sure that isn't a word) is just perfect! Found you thru Creating a House of Grace and so happy to find your pretty blog! I'm having a blog party and giveaway soon so hop on over to visit me when you get a chance!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Judy said...

I am featuring this table at my Swing into Spring party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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