Thursday, June 30, 2011

I Like My Coffee Tables with Cream, Please: Before & After

I think almost everything looks better after a coat of white paint. And very few things can escape my paintbrush. I found my most recent victim project, when I visited my mom. She had this gorgeous coffee table in her living room. I felt that it was a little dark and overwhelming, so I offered to lighten it up, giving it a sophisticated look without being too heavy.

Before

With my mom's permission, of course, I convinced David to help me out, and he primed and painted it for us. I had planned to glaze it, but we ran out of time. This is what it looked like when I left:



I love the detail on the legs.

So that was our quick switch, that really lightened up the coffee table and added a completely different feel and style to the living room. Now, if I could just conquer some of my own painting projects...


8 comments:

Sarah said...

I agree pretty much anything can look good with some white paint. The contrast between the white table and tabletop makes it look great.

My Crafty Home-Life said...

How fantastic! Put your feet up.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh what an awesome transformation!! It looks great and what a wonderful job you did on it!!

Clandestine Road said...

I love it. It looks so dramatic with the white.

Mandi Miller said...

Such a pretty table! And it looks even better lightened up!

Bromeliad said...

Way better.

rebcres said...

This looks awesome, you're great at seeing potential, I wish I had that!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Love love love! The white looks great with that marble (?) top on it.