This is a project I actually completed this past summer, but I haven't posted details on it before, so decided to do it now!
We had a pair of solid wood end tables that were only about 6 years old, maybe less. They were nice and solid and in good shape, but the surfaces were scratched from our 4 yr old and we didn't care much for the finish/color anymore in our new house.
I decided to give them new life ,and I was on a SERIOUS furniture painting kick this past summer! Here are the tables BEFORE
Next, I took my trusty can of spray paint ( I LOVE spray paint) and sprayed a coat of black paint all over the tables, ( I removed the knobs first).
After it was all painted and dry. I decided I wanted a cool distressed pattern on the table tops..> I am not good at free hand drawing or painting and I couldn't find a big enough stencil for the top and was scared to use a little one, for fear I couldn't match it up good. Then I had a great idea!!! The rubber door mat stencil was born!!
The finishing touch was these AWESOME giant crystal looking knobs I picked up at Hobby Lobby. They have, by the way, the BEST selection of knobs, drawer pulls ,etc and they are very often 40% off on sale.
Here are the finished tables!
As far as the rest of my living room, I will be featuring details on how I re-did that fab grey dresser you see and the china cabinet and the old farmhouse door! As well, as our TV stand that you can't see. This room was a work in progress and I am looking for some DIY curtains next and then it will be done!!!