DIY: White with Gold Stripe End Table Redo

Sep 20, 2014

After a few weeks of using the den as our living room, our formal living room is finally coming together. The den suited us just fine, it was super cozy and enough for just the two of us, but it was definitely a tight squeeze for entertaining. The fireplace is also in the formal living room and since the days are starting to get colder, I'm definitely ready to cozy up in front of it.

If you've been reading along, you'll remember I posted a mood board last week to show my ideas for the living room. So far, we have the grey couch and matching chair (both of which are super comfy, we're really happy about that purchase!) and an over reaching floor lamp. I have some pillows as well but they aren't in the fabric I would like, so that will be changing in time. We still need a few more things like a rug, curtains, some pictures, art for the walls, and a storage or ottoman.

As for the end tables, I love the look of the ones in the mood board with the gold dipped legs so I decided to recreate the look using some hand-me-down tables we received.

Here are some before photos. I started by sanding down the table lightly. I didn't want to sand away any of the finish just some of the shine.

I had some leftover paint in Horseradish by Olympic Paints and applied it to the top using a foam roller brush and a regular brush for the legs. The important step, that for some reason I neglected to to use primer.  USE PRIMER PEOPLE! I actually applied maybe 5 coats or more which could've easily been reduced. Next I taped off the legs and the lines on the surface and used gold acrylic paint that I picked up at Michael's. Again, several coats were necessary, but the end result turned out great. I love how the gold dried.

Pardon the plastered walls!

We're spending our Saturday painting the living and dining room as well as the fireplace. I'll share the finished product, together with the colours we chose, as soon as it's all complete. :)

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