Saturday, August 17, 2013

Pretty in Pairs

It was a beautiful week for painting, but unfortunately I was off my feet with a pulled muscle. Let me just tell you, it was not much fun. I watched bits and pieces of all kinds of not-so-great movies. Hopefully next week will be much better! ... But in the meantime, here are two pairs of end tables that I completed recently. Nothing too exciting, but I think they look a whole lot prettier than the way they started! ... The first pair went light and bright!
 
 
They started out a lovely shade of dark pine, oh-so-popular in the 1970's.
 
 
They were among the first pieces that I used to try out my new paint sprayer. You can see the finished bench here and the little accent table here
 
 
If you've been anxious to try out a sprayer, but not sure where to start, you really can't go wrong with the Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer from HomeRight. You can check out the details of my first spray painting experience here.
 

It's really hard to take pictures and spray paint at the same time, but here are my pieces after priming. I love the idea of working on multiple pieces at once!

 
This pair went Silky White from Behr.
 

They got a light distressing and some fresh hardware.

 
So much better, don't you think?

 
This second pair started out a very orange shade of brown.
 
 
I decided to go dark and moody with Pencil Point from Behr. I like these dark shades of gray with the wood showing through when I distress them.
 
 
Fresh hardware makes all the difference.
 
 
And you'll just have to believe me that they make a pretty pair. They were already delivered to Main Street when I realized I forgot to take after pictures. These babies are surprisingly heavy, so only one made the trek back out to the porch for a beauty shot! 
 
 

So there you have it, two pretty pairs with a fresh new look!
 
Hope you are having an awesome weekend!
I'm just happy to be up and walking again!

 
  

22 comments:

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Wow! You are really going to town with that sprayer! Those are all lovely pieces and I think my fave is the white. I'm always drawn to the chunky pieces with drawers.

I Play Outside The Box said...

I've wanted one of those sprayers for so long...I've even had dreams of painting with one!! Your tables turned out beautiful!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Very pretty tables! Love that you were able to find pairs.

Angela Ryder said...

Your tables are beautiful!! I hope you get to feeling better soon!~~Angela

Susan D said...

They look wonderful! The change of hardware on both made the new colors look amazing.

Cathy said...

Love the tables but, I think the gray ones are my favorite. The new hardware really did it for them. Hope you start feeling better and have a great week...

Hetty said...

I hope you are feeling better Sharon, I actually like the "pencil point" night stands a lot-perfect shade!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Hope you get better soon! A pulled muscle is no fun by itself, but it's especially lame when theirs not even a good movie to watch! ;) LOVE the pencil point tables!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

these are all cottagey and cute! hope your leg is feeling better!

GirlRural.com said...

I love the little grey pair! So pretty!

Gail Wilson said...

LOVE the dark gray! yay for Finish Max! :)

feel better SOON!

gail

20 North Ora said...

You did an awesome job on these pieces. I don't have a paint sprayer but am going to check this one out.

Judy

Kristen Soderberg said...

GREAT job!

priscilla said...

Love your table redos ! The gray is fabulous!

marie said...

LOVE those gray tables!!!

Kim M said...

Sharon, I am so glad you're feeling better! Those tables look great. The power of paint, huh? They went from ho-hum to showstopper!

Laura Clark said...

Sharon, both sets turned out so nicely. I really like the Gray Pencil Point ones, so pretty.
Laura Clark
HomeRight

Anne said...

Wow beautiful transformation!
xx
Anne

Jo Coastal Home Love said...

Both looks great! And I love that bench seat in the back too, very cute! Jo :) x

Laurie said...

Looks like I'll be borrowing my nephews paint sprayer. These are so beautiful, I especially am in love with the second set. Perfection!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

They all look so beautiful, Sharon. I'm really loving the distressing you did on the dark gray tables. I am glad to hear you are feeling better too.

Angela Santaniello said...

I love the color pencil point! I need to make a note of that!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three