Several months ago I was so lucky to find a set of nesting tables for sale on a local resale website. They weren’t in terrible condition, but they did have some water rings, damaged veneer in spots, and an outdated floral motif painted on each of the table tops.
Nonetheless, I was PUMPED to get these babies into my possession. I knew I could make them gorgeous again. I promptly hid them in my basement storage area, hoping that my husband wouldn’t discover that I’d brought home yet another furniture project. (Womp womp. He found them and promptly began badgering me about when my “Russian dolls tables” would be out of here.)
To get these tables looking beautiful again, I started by stripping the tops to reveal the gorgeous pattern on the veneer. It was hidden beneath the floral artwork and barely noticeable before! I also sanded around the edges, which were pretty rough.
I then stained the tops with dark walnut stain, and sealed them with satin wipe-on polyurethane. Once that dried, I got to work painting the legs with Country Chic Paint in Elegance. This beautiful blue color immediately brought out the ornate detailing in the table legs and bases! (Thank you to Country Chic Paint for providing the paint used in the project!)
One coat of Elegance was enough to give a slightly distressed look and really make the details pop! Once the paint dried, I sealed each of the tables with wax.
I think the finished product is just gorgeous! To me, it does justice to the vintage look the tables had when I got them, but also gives them an updated look that works wonderfully with today’s decor trends!
While I was photographing my painted nesting tables, somebody got a little jealous and insisted on being the center of attention. I think he’s too cute not to share, even though he has a naughty little smirk on his face!
These painted nesting tables make me happy. I love how they turned out and I hope I’m lucky enough to find another set for sale in the future. They’re not that easy to find!