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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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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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!