As I got started on making over this room, I knew I wanted to change the dark furniture pieces. I love the style of both of these side tables, but they needed to be updated with some color to fit in with the overall look I’m going for in this room. Gloria and I discussed an appropriate decor name for my Charleston Room and she thought “coastal cottage” was the perfect way to describe it. Have a look at how I changed these two side tables to work with that style.
These two tables are pieces that I’ve had for a number of years. Neither of them are old enough to be considered truly vintage, but they are both around twenty five years old or so. My mother had them in her store once upon a time and when she closed it, she had them at her house for a while before passing them on to me.
When you see a close up of the table, you can see that it was in need of a makeover.
You can also see that I had several different wood tones in the furniture in this room.
Since both of these pieces were small ones, I decided to use an inexpensive chalk paint. This is the same paint that I used for the picture frame that I turned into a coffee table tray. It’s Waverly Inspirations in Celery. It goes on nicely and covers well after a first coat.
First Coat on both pieces
This paint dries very quickly and I was ready to add a second coat after about 15 minutes. I decided against distressing these pieces because I knew I was going to distress several other pieces in the room and I didn’t want to go overboard with the distressed look.
Both of these pieces turned out just the way I had hoped they would.
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With these two items checked off my To Do list for this room, I was ready to tackle more projects. My next project was a matching coffee table and side table. For those pieces, I decided to use Annie Sloan Old White for the first time. I’ll be posting that soon and would love to have you follow along this series of posts.
Charleston Room Makeover On A Budget Series~
Introducing the Series
DIY Extra Long Curtain Rods
Single Letter Monogram With Lace
Thrift Store Wall Curio
Coffee Table Tray
Chalk Painted Side Tables in Green
Annie Sloan Old White Coffee Table
DIY Open Frames
Rocking Chair Makeover
China Hutch Makeover