Pop of Green–side table

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Today’s furniture rehab begins with a bit of extraordinary kindness. A wonderfully generous local Lovely Etc. reader, Jenny, emailed me several weeks ago and offered me two dressers and a little table she no longer needed.  For free.

I was so happy to see her email.  Of course I love free furniture.  But I was also blown away by her generosity to someone she had never met.  Thank you so much Jenny.

Today I am finally ready to share the adorable little table she gave me.  Here is the before.


It was actually really cute to begin with.  But up close there were a few issues with the wood.  Plus, I thought some color would really make it something special.

I decided a pop of green was just the thing.  I went with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Antibes Green.  (I’ve been a bit obsessed with this color – it is one of the main reasons I originally tried chalk paint).

antibes green table

Even though I really liked the table before, it definitely has more of a presence now.  No more fading into the background.

I painted the base Antibes Green and then lightly distressed it before waxing with both clear and dark wax.

antibes green with dark wax

I really love the two-toned look so I sanded down the tabletop and stained it with Minwax dark walnut stain.

ASCP antibes green

And, yes, the drop leaf sides do really work.  With the sides up, it is almost like a console table.

drop leaf side table

If any of you are super-observant you may have noticed that I changed the hardware on this table.  I actually really loved the little wooden knob that came on it…but I managed to lose it during the revamp.  So I made do with this brass pull that I had.  (Perhaps it is time to do a bit of cleaning and organizing in my workshop – aka my basement).

This table will be for sale at Olde Salem Mercantile by the end of the week.

Thanks for reading and for all of your encouragement and support.  I have received several really sweet emails lately and they really make my day. As do all of your sweet comments.

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  1. says

    Love, love that color. Once I finish up this can of Provence I’m going to have to do the green! Still struggling with the balance on the dark wax. I like the look but can’t seem to get it applied just right leaving me with a finished product I don’t quite love.

  2. Libda says

    Love the green! I have a question. I have recently started to paint and refurbish furniture and would like to start my own little business. I am fine with working on pieces now as I can be out in the garage, but once the weather gets cold again I didn’t know how well the basement would work. You obviously work out of your basement. Do you have any issues with ventilation when painting? Thanks for any advice:)

  3. says

    What a darling little table, and of course your color teamed up with the walnut stained top is gorgeous. Great redo. Im now following you and hope you’ll come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and maybe you’ll follow back? THANKS

  4. says

    Libda – my basement is actually also the garage. As in one half of my basement has garage doors that open and that is the side where I paint. I don’t usually open the doors in winter though – too chilly. I haven’t really had issues with ventilation as long as I don’t use spraypaint.

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