Wednesday, February 26, 2014

End Table makeover

Last summer I fould a great deal on a set of Mission Style end tables and coffee table at a yard sale, I was so excited because I've always liked the look of this style. They were banged up in several spots so I knew I'd need to refinish them. I finally decided to bring them in and start working on them.

Here's the before of one of the end tables...

I love the brushed on, distressed type look on furniture. So I took a can of regular wall paint that's a sky blue color and lightly brushed it on.

Next , after a lot of debating with myself, I decided to do the top solid chocolate brown. Again just a can of regular house paint that I had laying around. So I used a foam brush and did two coats.

This pic is after the first coat...

Here it is finished!!
All that's left is a coat or two of clear satin finish polyurethane.
Now on to the other end table then coffee table!


  1. Hi. Love the look and want to do the same. Did you just do one coat of the blue and what was the finish of the paint itself? Flat? Egg shell? Thank you