Shabby to Chic Console Table Makeover

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It’s another furniture makeover day! Woohoo! I feel like I have been doing a lot of these lately, but this one is a little different because it’s not for me. My younger sister Brittany got married recently {more details about her gorgeous wedding are coming soon!}, and she and her husband are in the process of setting up their house.

Now it wouldn’t do her any good to have a sister who is a blogger if she didn’t get some fun projects out of it, right? 😉 So I set out to give a little makeover to this table they are planning to use to display their wine, glasses, and various tchotchkes.

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Photo Brittany texted me of the table, taken in her house

They live a few hours away from us, so last weekend when we were visiting them, I loaded up the table in our minivan and brought it back to our house for some TLC.

I must ask you in advance to please excuse my in-process pictures that were taken in our dimly lit garage. My camera happened to run out of battery just as I was setting to work on this project, so these were shot with my iPhone.

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Once I had the table in my workspace, I gave it a light sanding to scuff up the shiny finish a little bit and wiped the whole thing down with water and a mild soap. Since this piece hadn’t been painted before and I wanted to make sure the paint would adhere well, I gave it a quick coat of spray primer, which worked like a charm.

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Side note: Baby C saw the table during this phase and was completely confused at the end because it didn’t turn out white. He keeps asking me where the white table went. 😀

Because the room that this table will be housed in has gold accents, I couldn’t resist the urge to add a little bit of bling. I had done some gold details on my dresser a few months before, so I decided to give a similar treatment to this piece. I used gold spray paint on just the bottom section of the legs, and it ended up being the perfect addition to the table!

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Next it was decision time– what color should I paint the rest of the console table? The wainscoting shown in the “before” picture above has since been painted white, so I thought a dark-ish gray would pop nicely and be super classy at the same time. I ended up going with a color called “Magnet” from Behr’s Marquee line.

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I put on some of my favorite podcasts, grabbed my paint brush, and went to town! The coverage of the Marquee paint is absolutely phenomenal, so this small piece didn’t take long to finish at all!

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Normally I’m a big-time taper, but I used an angled brush to cut in around the gold and it was oh-so-easy. (The spray paint is also pretty forgiving, so if I did get a little bit of gray on it, I could wipe it off right away with no harm done.)

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The hardest part on this piece was getting into the little nooks and crannies of the woven-type pattern on the base. I first attempted it with the brush but then ended up breaking out my foam mini-roller, and that worked really well.

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I wanted to make sure I protected the table from scuffs and damage since it will be in a pretty high traffic area, so I finished it off with a few coats of polycrylic, sanding lightly between coats.

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I was taking these photos at my house, so I just threw a bunch of my accessories on there to get an idea of how it would look, but I am so excited to see it in Brittany’s space styled with all of her items– I know it will be so cute!

Oh and I can’t forget the before and after…

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LOVE! I just cannot say enough about Behr’s Marquee paint. So far I’ve used it on walls, a door, canvas, a wooden sign, and multiple pieces of furniture including two dressers, a desk, and this console table makeover, and I have been impressed every single time.

The coverage is unmatched, and the finish is perfectly smooth and gorgeous. The Marquee line is available at most Home Depots in the US and Canada now, so if you have a paint project coming up, be sure to grab a gallon and test it out for yourself! You won’t be disappointed!

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Now excuse me while I go try to convince my sister that she needs to let me keep this table… 😉

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*I am part of Behr’s DIY Expert team. My favorable opinion of gorgeous, high quality paint is 100% my own. For more information, see my disclosures here.*

12 Comments

  1. Lindsay Eidahl says:

    So, so pretty! I love it! I have a few metallic colors lingering around just waiting to be added to something. Great table!

  2. Lauren @ Mom Home Guide says:

    The table came out nice, Abby! What a nice gift!

  3. Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says:

    This turned out so pretty, Abby! Love the pop of bling the gold adds! XO

  4. Kim@NewlyWoodwards says:

    This truly doesn’t even look like the same table. Wow! I’ve seen so many tables like that around in thrift stores and never looked twice. Great transformation.

  5. JaneEllen says:

    No wonder you want that table, I would too. You did such an incredible job of making a ho-hum table look fantastic. The gray is outstanding looking with gold leg tips. Very classy. When she gets her table your sister will absolutely be floored to see how great her console table looks. Maybe she’ll take up redoing furniture, do ya think?
    I haven’t been reading too many of blog posts. Kinda in a funk. Our grandson that had cancer when he was a teenager has cancer again, blood cancer in his liver/lungs and abdomen. It’s really bad in his liver. I am so upset for him, he’s 21 now and was doing so well. why?
    Too often he’s so sick he can’t take the chemo treatment. He’s been home for 2 weeks now after chemo and went back to Denver today for more. His Dad (my youngest son) told my hubs his liver is just full of cancer. Besides many prayers how do we help him? We’ve all offered to do a stem cell transplant if it will help but his Mom has rejected us. Have read many times transplant is what saves a person.
    Sorry Abby, better stop talking about it before I start bawling again. Thanks for reading. Love all your wonderful posts about Behr paint. Good to know it’s a good paint to use as paint is so expensive now days. For us anyway. Is it working out well with your hubs doing a blog also? Hope so. Give your boys a hug for me ok? Have great week

    If you choose to reply please do so to email address: FurryKidzPaperworx@gmail.com
    Thanks. loved tour of your home.
    We just found out few weeks ago. We’re not allowed to see him or even send him messages on Facebook as his Mother has blocked us. our whole family. Son doesn’t know she’s done that. It’s so hard

  6. That table looks remarkably similar to one my parents used to have, which would mean it was part of Ethan Allen’s Classic Manor collection (mfr date: circa late 1960s/early-to-mid 1970s). If that is indeed the same table, you picked a good one to revamp because that is a very well-built piece.
    Enjoy!

  7. So, AFTER posting my comment about the (possible) provenance of your table, I read your bio. And, based on your location (Pittsburgh suburbs), now I’m thinking that very table you painted could be THE table from my childhood home…in Murrysville, PA!
    Wouldn’t that be funny/weird? Chances are it’s not THE TABLE, but, how cool if they are one-in-the-same.
    😉
    Sammy
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    (formerly of Murrysville, PA)

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Lol! That’s too funny! It’s actually my sister’s table, and she lives near Somerset, so I’m not sure if it would have traveled there from Murrysville or not! 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful day, Sammy!

      ~Abby =)

  8. I love the added gold touch.

  9. OMGosh! We have this exact table. It came from my husbands grandmother when she past in 2010. As of late, I have been dying to do something to it. I am so glad I ran into this post. I am passionate about organized living as well. Can’t wait for the crowdcast!
    https://togetherisourfavoriteplacetobe.com/

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Yay! So glad it was helpful, Helen! <3

      ~Abby =)

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