Have a room that is fully furnished and done—totally done?
Betcha can find a spot to squeeze in one little table.
Afraid to go bold because you think too much color will overpower the room?
It’s just a LITTLE splash of color. No need to go overboard.
Don’t want to spend a lot of money or make a long-term commitment in case you change styles down the road?
Little tables don’t cost very much at all compared to big-ticket items like dining tables and bedroom sets. You don’t have to live with them forever either. Swap it out for a new one later—guilt-free!
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Little tables are perfect! They are small enough to fit in any room, versatile enough to perform many functions and inexpensive enough to take a risk on something a little brighter or a little different than the rest of your decor.
And if you are packing up a college-kid to go back to school this fall, a little table is perfect for a dorm room or apartment to personalize their space and add a landing spot for books, backpacks, laptops, etc.
10 Painted Tables We Love
(all available here at All Things New Again in Leesburg)
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Let’s start with a table that is NEW THIS WEEK! Cathy just put the finishing touches on it—a little bling-bling at the bottom.
This table was painted with Real Milk Paint Company‘s lovely blue-green color called Spearmint and lightly distressed around the edges. It had ho-hum wooden buttons at the bottom to cover up the holes where the screws are located. One was missing. Cathy added sparkly buttons instead for a little pizazz.
DIY STYLE TIP: Replace boring buttons with something snazzier. Decorative buttons or vintage earrings are a good pick. Use heavy-duty craft glue like E-6000 to make them stick.
Here’s a close-up of the bling:
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We decoupaged paper napkins to create the floral tabletop on this one. Here’s a link to our tutorial on this project.
Here’s another link to a tutorial for layering colors and wet distressing with a damp sponge to reveal them like we did on this claw-foot table.
The same “wet distressing” technique was used on this two-tiered table—only we went a little further and distressed all the way to the wood on some spots.
This table features our newest product called Unicorn Spit. (Isn’t that a fun name?) It’s a non-toxic, water-based, vibrantly colored gel stain. You can blend the colors together to create some wonderfully unique looks. Here’s a link to more of our Unicorn Spit projects.
We’re up to #8 already! And this one is cool. The table is painted with Real Milk Paint Company’s Aqua and Soft White. Check out those legs—they fold up for storage (or for easy transporting back to school!)
Here’s a one-of-a-kind table. We know—because we made it! Dave constructed this from an up cycled window frame and pallet wood. He wrapped jute rope around the legs for a nautical look. Here’s the link to our tutorial.
And finally—drumroll please!—here’s another one-of-a-kind table to round out this week’s Top 10 List. This one Dave constructed from a mosaic mirror and painted to match with American Paint Company‘s bright blue Shining Seas.
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Have a little table that YOU love, but it’s gotten a little beat-up over the years or a little outdated? We can help! We are accepting custom paint work on a limited basis and would be happy to work with you to create a new look for your table that you will love.
We can teach YOU how to paint it yourself!
(Yes—YOU can do it.)
We had an issue with our air-conditioning last weekend. (It wasn’t working and hot as heck in our studio!) So our monthly Learn How To Paint Furniture class was postponed to a NEW DAY and TIME. Please join us on MONDAY, JULY 20 at 7 pm. We teach—and you practice—several techniques so you go home with mad painting skills. At $99, our class is the best deal around. And we always have a lot of fun. Call us at 703-779-2991 to sign up today.