3.16.2010

Just in case

In case you missed my before and after guest post over at Pure Style Home,  here is my bedside table that I put a little elbow grease into. 

Here is the hot mess before:

And during:

And the after:



I used a wood grain tool for the top and used gray paint mixed with glaze to get the right texture.  The tool is not as hard to use as it looks- it takes some practice but its easy to get the hang of.

One project in the bedroom down, only 100 more to go. Which is always the case these days- projects just keep piling up.

29 comments:

Laura Trevey said...

I love the new top... very chic!

E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

Wow I haven't seen that type of finish before- it looks awesome! Would you be willing to do a tutorial?

Lavender and Lilies said...

It looks great. Good job!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

I caught this post and was amazed. The table is so cool...I need one of those tools. Then my house would be covered with faux wood grain along with chalkboard paint!
Janell

JMW said...

That looks great! Wish I were that creative. Good luck with your other projects - I can totally relate to the feeling that it never ends!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

WOW this is FANTASTIC!!! amazing job girl! I am always fixing up furniture so I will have to try this:)

Starfish and Sundresses said...

Looks fantastic!

Jennifer said...

love it!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

We (you and I) are going to do this to my dining room table. I'll let you know when I have it primed:)

I am not joking.

Naomi said...

I did miss it, so glad to see it now! The top looks fab. Especially love the yellow flowers contrasting with the gray top.

LindsB said...

Stephanie, I'll be there with bells on when you tell me to. I LOVE projects, especially when I can make the mess at someone elses house :)

ashlina said...

beautiful + simple. it looks like springtime

:)

A Perfect Gray said...

saw that and thought it was wonderful! I want to do it!

bazaarofserendipity said...

it looks great! u go gf!

www.bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com

Staley Mc said...

That looks so great! I love it!

The Consummate Hostess said...

What a dramatic and chic makeover! I love the color choices and the daffodils are the perfect finishing touch. Good work, my dear!

The Zhush said...

Your table looks fantastic! And your gorgeous flower pillow caught my eye too! So pretty!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

That looks fantastic- .. the wood grain is very cool! xo

Chic Coles said...

LOVE this! What a great transformation. You must be so excited when you wake up in the morning!

North of 25A said...

That really looks great - must be such a good feeling!

Deliciously Organized said...

still loving it! I think I have a tiny table this could work on! Might need to hold off on one more project right now...but soon!

Punctuation Mark said...

it looks fantastic... congrats!

Full House said...

That wood grain tool thing is awesome. Everything looks very nice..love that lamp too.

Jess said...

Nice job! I love the gray top!!

shoestringliving said...

Very nice, well worth the effort.

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

Love the after! What cute styling with the daffodils in the milk ceramic vase!

Katie said...

saw it, loved it, need you to make me one!

Rachel said...

Wow!!! Your tabletop looks great!!! I love it!
(Now, to find a something in my own house to use a woodgraining tool on....)

beki said...

This looks so good!! I've been thinking about doing this to my ruined dining room table top...you may have convinced me.