Posh Perfection; Table makeover; Guest

This is a party highlight from a few weeks ago, but it is just so perfect I thought I would show you.  This is a good reminder that just updating one piece or two in a room can really do a lot for the space, without a ton of effort.   Shannon at Posh Pieces did this: 

I finished my table and I am totally in-love with it! 

Here’s the story: I got it on craigslist for FREE with a matching side table, also for FREE. I thought when I got it that I would paint it and maybe sell it, because I didn’t really NEED a coffee table. I always thought that I would have an ottoman in my front room, and not a coffee table. However, I am totally loving this table now, and although it doesn’t totally go with my living room, its staying for a while until I decide.  

I decided to go with white, instead of the heirloom white. Thanks again everyone for your advice on the color.

I only sanded a little to get the top coat off, and then I applied a good coat of Zinsser Primer.

Here is the Before

 Ugly right?

Here it is today! 

I used Rustoleum Black in Semi-gloss on the hardware

Do you love the detail as much as me? 
So beautiful! Oops,, looks like i missed an area under the lip. 🙂

You can tell in the back I have a lot of dark furniture. I like how the table helps to brighten the space, but at the same time I am worried hat its too bright for the space. My dinning room, which is 5 feet away has a black distressed table and matching chairs. I also have a dark finished console table in my entry… is this going to be too much of a contrast? 

Do you love it as much as I do? Not bad for a free table! 

I think the table is lovely!  
Don’t you just love free?
I am not sure there is anything better!

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  1. >I think it looks great. You have a nice light neutral on the wall, and your trim is a fresh crisp, white.

    I think it will go a long way toward brightening things up. You can always accessorize with a few deeper pieces on top (a darker woven basket or box for remotes) or a couple of candleholders.

    🙂 Laura

  2. >I love it! I am getting ready to paint a console turned bench white and I'm a little worried about the contrast it will have with all my dark furniture too.

  3. >Not bad indeed…I *LOVE* that table!! What a great job you did on it! It looks brand new. I'm impressed! =) ~Liz

  4. >WOW! Love how it turned out. I love the lines that it has.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. >Adore the table! I found your blog today, after reading a ton of blogs. I posted today on free stuff too! We are kindred. I love free,,,but i ain't always easy…lol

  6. >Looks great! I love the way you painted the hardware black. So pretty. Love & blessings from NC!