Monday, July 9, 2012

Color my world: An end table updo with a bold color

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One of my favorite ways to change up a room is to bring in a new bold piece of furniture, and the easiest way to do that is to give life to an old piece.
I scored this end table at a consignment store a while back that was originally priced $90, and I went bold by asking to drop it down to $30 and was so happy to hear the salesperson said “sure”! Typically I’d never undercut a marked price by that much, but I actually knew that store marks down its pieces by 50% quite frequently, so I did that and then did a typical barter price.

before and after end table redo

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The color I chose was Grasshopper by Sherwin Williams.  SW is my go to paint for any furniture redo, it’s the highest quality paint that is extremely durable without even needing a protective coat of polyurethane
I updated the hardware with a layer of gold metallic spray paint too. 

This piece is really outside my traditional pieces I’d pick to redo, and especially choosing such a bold color.  We don’t have anything like this beautiful and colorful piece of furniture in our home.  I would be tempted to keep it for ourselves, but just doesn’t have the perfect home in any room here.  I’ll be listing this piece on Craigslist and hoping it finds a new happy home!
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16 comments :

  1. Score! I LOVE the color and it looks high-end! Fabulous job.

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  2. Stunning look! I love the green and never would have thought to do that. Hope to see where you put it in your home.

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  3. It looks so awesome! I cannot believe you will be getting rid of it.

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  4. LOVEEEEE this Pammy. I would totally put something like this in my house!

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  5. Oooo, thanks for sharing the color! I Looooove it!

    --Katie

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  6. I love it green! You certainly brought a new life to that piece!

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  7. LOVE, pamela! i love bright glossy colors- you hit the nail on the head!

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  8. LOVE that pretty green and the gold hardware is perfect! Someone will definitely snatch that baby up soon for sure!

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  9. I love it! Great job!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

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  10. Is it the SW pro-classic paint? Looks awesome!

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  11. Great job! TQVM for sharing...

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  12. LOVE the color you chose... this is close to the color I'm thinking about painting our media stand!!! Love it! Hope you makes lots of money off it!

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  13. Gorgeous! Love the color and that ring pull. This is my first time here and I'm so glad I found you. (Not sure where I clicked over from.) Love your style--so many great projects here. Following you now! (Btw, I grew up in a military family so I have loads of respect...and even awe...for military mommas who do it all solo for months at a time.)

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