Today is Themed Furniture Makeover Day!
(Sometimes I feel like Chip Gaines when I announce that. There isn’t another great way to say it and Chip asks a lot, “How else can I say, ‘It’s Demo Day?'”) 🙂
Themed Furniture Makeover Day is when a group of furniture flippin’ bloggers get together and make over a piece of furniture based on a theme.
The theme this month is neutral.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “neutral”? I think neutral is any color or style that works well with many other colors and styles. Does that even make sense? A neutral foundation lets everything else stand out and draw your attention in. With that being said, I think decorating in all neutrals can be stunning too. If you ever look at a room that has been done in all white, it is amazing how many different colors you will see.
For this project, I stuck with white because that is what I envisioned for this table when I picked it up.
This table was not in the best condition, but it did have so much potential.
The hardware is great and both drawers still had it! That’s always a bonus.
The table had a faux leather top that was coming off. There was also a piece missing from the rim around the table.
I was able to pull the faux leather off easily. I was really excited because I thought that was going to be the end of the “fixing” part of this table. I was wrong. The entire top layer was coming off!
I thought this was going to be a big problem and lead to a long list of issues. I was wrong again. We were able to remove that entire layer off the table and that was the end of it.
(This post contains affiliate links so you can find the products I used in this makeover. You can see my full disclosure here.)
After we got the table “fixed”, I painted it in “Picket Fence” from Fusion Mineral Paint.
Then, I used my favorite DIY tool to distress the table.
Since we had to remove the top layer, we were left with raw wood. Not wood I could stain either. To make it fit the look of the rest of the table, I first painted it with “Linen” from Fusion Mineral Paint. Then, I dry brushed over the “Linen” with “Picket Fence”. This gave the top a little different “distressed” look that I really liked.
Now, the hardware really stands out.
This table is BIG. It is not your standard, round side table. It would work perfect for a small eat-in kitchen. I was surprised that our dining room chairs fit with it so well. When I was setting the table, it reminded me of the little table Matt and I had in our first apartment. It is the perfect size for two.
Like I said earlier, neutral can mean different things. When I bought this table, I thought it would be stunning in white and when I saw this month’s theme for Furniture Makeover Day, this table fit the bill.
What is your favorite neutral color? Do you like to decorate with neutral tones?
Make sure to check out all of the other neutral projects from my creative blog friends!