Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pottery-Barn-esque Side Table

I picked up this little side table at Deseret Industries a couple of weeks ago. It is solid wood, but the details on the front and back are what really caught my eye.


See?


I put my right-hand-boy to work sanding the top down to bare wood. I like my children to be useful as well as ornamental!


I pulled out the spray paint for this project...it was just handier. The bottom got coated in Rustoleum's Heirloom White. The top got multiple coats of stain and sealer...first I used Minwax English Chestnut, because although I wanted a darker top, I think walnut on pine wood goes kind of....flat. It's just bleeaaaahhhh! But if I use the English Chestnut first, it seems to warm up the color a little...then I put on a coat of walnut stain. For good measure, I then sealed it with Minwax Polyshades, also in Antique Walnut. It's still not my most-favorite product, but it has its uses, like on this table.

So it's better, right? But obviously it needs a little sumpin' to make those details pop...


...So I glazed it with the Polyshades. Never tried that before, but it worked great!

Look at me now!


Love how the top turned out!



I think it looks very Pottery-Barn-esque...what do you think?

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19 comments:

wisp said...

I love it! It's so pretty! If I lived closer I would totally buy it. :) But, the process of mailing it to NC would be complicated and dangerous for it. Lol. I know someone will give it a good loving home, though! Good work!

Tina said...

I love it! It turned out great!I haven't used a glaze before, but I've seen so many post showing projects they've used glaze on and I love them! I have a table like this I found on the side of the road..but not as much detail..that I need to refinish. You've given me some ideas! Thank you!

Michell @Girl in Air said...

Yep!! That is just fabulous!!

Stephen and Ileana said...

Love it! Wow is all I can really say!

Rachel said...

That looks amazing!!! I really like the 'pop' you gave it there in the end. Makes all of the difference in the world!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

How gorgeous is that! I love the vignette on the top too....

Take care,
Lisa

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

You did a lovely job. It has totally transformed the table! x Sharon

Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

Guuurl. Seriously awesome. I love when you said that you like your kids to be useful as well as ornamental.. SO funny!

Love your guts
mandi

Alissa said...

cute!!!

Suzanne of Pieced Pastimes said...

This turned out wonderful and I the glazing really makes the details 'pop'. Nice job.

g.suzie said...

Super Cute, turned out to be an awesome
transformation. . .
Little elbow grease and vision and wowzer
'One perfect table'!
Sue

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

I love your table! Great job!

Lina - fancy frugal life

Lindsey @ Better After said...

That turned out so cute! What a great find! That table has so much personality, and now you've really made it shine. Great job Korrie!

Kadbury said...

Wow, that turned out awesome! Love it with the little birds on top : )

Kristin

Becca said...

This turned out so pretty! Love the detail on the table. Thanks for sharing, Becca

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Inspired by you said...

This turned out great!

soldiermom said...

fabulous! love it!

Michael said...

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erinpetrus said...

What kind of Polyshades did you use for the glaze?