“Whimsical Wonder” Accent Table Makeover

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Amy at Joyful Daisy shares a fun tutorial in which she transformed a 20-year-old worn accent table into a whimsical wonder! She says, “It was oodles of fun as I drew my inspiration from all the wonderful furniture designs at Mackenzie Childs.” Using a two -tone painting technique, Amy was able to recreate their whimsical combination of color and design complete with the signature checkerboard design and gold dots.

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Oval Dining Table with Faux Zinc Tabletop

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When Lisa of Salt Marsh Cottage saw Ballard Designs’ Messina Dining Table, she knew it was almost perfect. Besides the $900 price tag, the table was rectangular while Lisa needed an oval shape. She stalked Craigslist for an oval table that she could transform and, amazingly, bought one along with six chairs and an extra leaf for a total of $100! Talk about a steal! Lisa then developed a paint technique to mimic the zinc top and painted the legs and apron with homemade chalk paint. She couldn’t be happier with the way it came out–not to mention a savings of almost $800!

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Faux Zinc Dining Table

refabbed table with faux zinc finish

Michelle of That Mommy Blog wanted to give her dining room a makeover that would reflect her “true and passionate love for neutrals, texture, and metallics.” She made a huge impact in the space by transforming her dining table into the table of her dreams with a faux zinc tabletop and distressed base. Michelle’s faux zinc finish is impeccable and offers a more subdued way to integrate metallics into a space.

refabbed table with faux zinc finish

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Metal and Glass Side Table

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Like most first-time home buyers, Jessica of The McKeown Residence found herself with big dreams of filling it with beautiful catalog pieces but a small budget. Jessica loved a metal and glass side table from Crate & Barrel and was able to track down a similar table with a price tag that fit that small budget. All it took was a few coats of spray paint to get almost an identical look!

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White Gloss Table

Meagan from Craft Habit had been wanting to get a round white coffee table for her living room for some time. Since most of the options out there were really overpriced, she restored an old coffee table she had inherited from her grandmother using spray paint and a high gloss enamel. I love Meagan’s resourcefulness [...Read More]