Consignment Table Makeover {Before & After}

Recently, I painted a side table in our living room.
I found this table years ago at a consignment store. I think I paid $40.00 for it. Not expensive, but I'm sure I could have gotten a better deal at a thrift store.
I loved it because it had a glass top, a shelf on the bottom, detail molding and brass decorative accents. I painted it white and used a glaze to give it an aged, distressed look. That was back in the day when I was into Shabby Chic.
Here's a before and after shot for ya. It's sort of like country side table goes to the city.
I painted it the same color (Benjamin Moore's dragon's breath in a pearl finish - love it!) that I used on the bottom of my coffee table and behind my bookcases. I sure got some bang for my buck from a quart of paint.
My kids were in the living room watching TV enjoying some popcorn and lemonade when I took these pictures. I was going to kick them out, but didn't have the heart.
I was planning on joining them when I was done taking the pictures. Bocce tried to steal my popcorn.
I had gotten this white orchid from Trader Joe's for my bookcase styling, but it didn't work out there. It seems to be happy here on this table.
I took the kids' books out of the basket because they've outgrown most of them :( and put in magazines.
I love this table even more now that it's dressed up in charcoal black. It was definitely 40 bucks well spent.

Thanks for reading. Hope you have a great day!


  1. I've been meaning to tell you how much I love your bookcases and now, this table! I want to paint my bookcase and my old dresser the same. You'll have to help me whenever I get back to ABQ!

    PS. I hope you had a happy birthday. Miss you! XOXO, Shadow

    1. Thanks Heather! I'd be happy to help you. Missed you at my b-day. Hope to see you soon. Love, you - Sheena

  2. Sharon, this table looks amazing!! The black works so well with the coffee table and bookcases....the whole room is taking on a really sophisticated but comfy feel. And if I haven't already mentioned it, I LOVE your rug ;)


Your comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. Comments are moderated so, it may take awhile for yours to show up.