My Two Tiered End Tables...the Reveal!

Ta da...here are my thrifty two tiered end tables that I picked up for a song at a recent yard sale. I know originally I said that I was thinking about using them in Grace's room, but when I brought them upstairs...well I don't know...they just didn't feel like a good fit.

Then I thought of maybe using them as plant stands...not a bad idea, could be kinda cute. But as I was walking past Michael's room to take these two lovelies back downstairs...it hit me. The style of the tables were just all wrong for Grace's room. Her furnishings have those beautiful French inspired lines, all curvy and tres girly...these tables are plain and simple, more of what my mother use to call "Early American" back in the 60's. More like the furniture in Michael's room which has an "Americana" look and feel, all done with reds, whites, and blues! So the wheels began to turn and this is what I finally decided to do with them!


I painted them using homemade chalk paint basically because I really didn't want the hassle of prepping these babies. (Love that about this paint!) I mixed up a blue and used the white from my painted desk project. I decided to only distress the top tier. I originally distressed both top and bottom tiers, but for some reason I wasn't feeling the love, so I painted over the distressing I had done.




As you can see I stenciled red stars onto the top tier. The top also received only one coat of paint to allow some of the wood to peek through. I shopped the house for baskets to fit under the top tiers of each table...they don't match but that's OK...if you look closely neither do the tables nor the lamps!




Now they are very happy living in Michael's room and I think Michael is thrilled to have them!

Here is the before...


and here again is the after...


They look so much happier don't they?
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10 comments:

  1. Barbara, these turned out so great. I have never used chalk paint and I can't find it where I live. So I may follow your recipe. I love these tables in Michael's room. xo

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  2. Hi Barbara: The tables look so great and really belong in Michael's room. I've been painting today also and wish I had used chalk paint! Ugg! Don't like prep work..Happy Sunday..Judy

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  3. Very cute! They are perfect in Michael's room!

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  4. These are really cute...great idea you had. Come by on Monday at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and grab my featured button for your blog...you can find it under my header.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  5. Hi Barbara,

    Your tables look super cute and so perfect for a boys room. I love how you painted them.

    Dee

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  6. Barbara, you made the right choice. They look just perfect there in Michael"s room, especially with the baskets and cute wooden truck!
    Wonderful transformation.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  7. wow! love the tables, they turned out perfectly for his sweet Red White and Blue room!
    dee dee

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  8. Way to save those old tables...you found the perfect place for them, too.

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  9. I really love these, anything Americana speaks to me. They look so cute in Michaels room. Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.

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