Transforming a Vintage Side Table

So many people have a piece that was handed down to them from a relative that they don’t use as part of their decor. They don’t want to part with it, but they don’t want to use it either – so it gets tucked away in storage or a corner of the house somewhere out of site. That was the case with my clients beautiful side table. It has been passed down from my client’s grandmother and wasn’t being used or displayed. I don’t necessarily blame them, I’m not a big fan of it in it’s original condition.

However…some Annie Sloan Chalk paint and some clear and dark wax…and well, we have an amazing transformation!

My clients have purchased a new home that is undergoing a big transformation as well – walls have been removed to create an open concept throughout the main living areas, bathrooms and the kitchen are getting a complete makeover. This side table, previously tucked away in their old house is now going to be positioned in the entry way and will be the the first piece that you see when you enter their home!

Please excuse the after photos, I still need to get some good photos of this piece! This piece was painted with a custom colour, I started with Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey but wanted it darker so I customized it. The top was refinished to a darker colour and I used clear and dark wax on the base to give it an antiqued look. Quite the transformation if I do say so myself! 🙂

Before:

before side table

After:
side table makeover

Vintage desk makeover

I wasn’t a lover of this antique desk before it’s makeover, however, I have a new found love for it now.   It’s finished with a two-layer colour distressing process (coal and ash fusion mineral paint), finished with subtle light off-white waxing to add to it’s aged look. I couldn’t help but decorate it with my beautiful steamer trunk that I obtained over the holidays! 😉

desk makover

Here’s what it looked like before the transformation
desk before pic

desk makover2

desk makover3
And I love this steamer trunk I recently acquired…love it!
beautiful steamer trunk
desk before and after