Thursday, August 13, 2009

Revamped clearance table

I bought this side table at Target this weekend for $14.98, which I thought was a steal since it was originally $59.98. I had bought a side table very similar in style to this one at Target about a month ago for $19.98. It had a pretty dark stained top instead of this less desirable grey one. But, I knew I could fix that.

First, I gave it a good sanding on top. Then, I brushed on little bit of this antiquing medium going in the direction of the grain.

After letting it dry, I did the same thing , but this time with watered down, black acrylic paint. This gave it some depth.

Then, I added two coats of this wipe-on poly with an old t-shirt.

And, is a pretty close match to it's partner, don't you think?

I found this table online at Crate and Barrel that is VERY similar to my two tables for $298 EACH! When I saw these, I realized what a great deal I had! My tables have black bases, which I prefer with my other furniture, but to look like these would only be a spray can away!

I'm joining Kimba's DIY party today and Cheri's Knock off party! Check it out!


jskell911 said...

I have seen those very tables at Target, but walked right on by. I love what you did to them!

Becky said...

Wonderful! It looks just like its "twin" and the same style as the Crate and Barrel piece. You did a super job matching finishes.

Delightful Dwelling said...

It looks great and what a awesome deal at Target.

Cheri Peoples said...

I hope you will come over and post this on my Knock Off Knock Out party tomorrow.


Cheri Peoples said...

They really look amazing.

Can you do me a favor and add my URL link to the KNOCK OFF party or add the KNOCK OFF button to this post letting people know you posted to it.
I'll check back later. If you have any questions let me know.


Karli @ RockyBella said...

That looks great. I love that style of tables.

julie said...

wow! they do look the same! good for you!

Anonymous said...

They turned out great and I love the price! :-)