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Country bedside tables get a glamorous makeover for our master!

Feb 06 2017 -
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So, awhile back I mentioned to you guys that we had decided to move the head of our bed to the east wall of our master bedroom. So I’ve been in the process of moving our headboard, fixing the holes left behind from the headboard on the wall and fixing the floor caused by the awful steel wheels of our bed frame. We LOVE having the bed in its new position but it created a real problem for us, before Joe’s bedside table was also his dresser (Check that out here) and my bedside table was my grandparents’ old washstand I gave a makeover to (Check that out here) but neither now would fit. In fact I was left with less then two feet on either side of the bed to work with!

I’ve also mentioned (MANY times) how I keep working on our new bed frame. I am literally right there beside the finish line of completing it but the weather has been an issue – honestly I just hate having to do anything when its freezing outside and our driveway is a literal ice scating rink right now. Why does this matter when my workshop is in our basement? Because the plywood and the rest of the 2x6s I need to finish the frame are in the garage and I will also need to cut them in the garage and I hate my skill saw. So, that’s gonna wait until I know I’ll be able to keep my fingers from freezing for at least half an hour. In the meantime I found a couple little bedside tables at a thrift store for only $25 a piece!

A couple of very country bedside tables get a chic glam hollywood makeover using glossy black paint for our master bedroom! Furniture before and afters

Are they exactly what I was looking for? Let’s look back at the Pinterst picture of my dream bedside tables that I had in mind.

Yeah, they’re pretty much nothing like I was hoping for however, they have all the elements I wanted. Curves, country and some kind of storage. Of course I had to pop over and buy two little wicker baskets for storage but they fit so perfect it was clearly meant to be.

A couple of very country bedside tables get a chic glam hollywood makeover using glossy black paint for our master bedroom! Furniture before and afters

Everything about those little tables was the wrong color though and oh so fake country – honestly I couldn’t really stand them as they were. But that’s an easy fix!

A couple of very country bedside tables get a chic glam hollywood makeover using glossy black paint for our master bedroom! Furniture before and afters

First I got out my sander, you can see they were already in pretty bad shape (probably from 20 years of people setting wet glasses on them) but I still needed to hit them pretty hard to remove all of the glossy finish and give my paint something to adhere to.

A couple of very country bedside tables get a chic glam hollywood makeover using glossy black paint for our master bedroom! Furniture before and afters

Under all other circumstances I would have used acrylic spray paint – two coats of primer, two coats of black and then brushed on a coat of gloss poly acrylic. However, this is a basement meaning: there is little to no ventilation down here and we also LIVE above this basement so spray paint is a NO. Besides that I always seem to have a surplus of Rustoleum lying around. It is my go-to heavy duty paint around here, I used it on all of my doors and multiple other places. Why? Because I know it will absolutely cover ANYTHING and be there forever. The old doors I’m painting have multiple layers of very old oil based paint on them and instead of stripping them I simply reached for Rustoleum. It works.

A couple of very country bedside tables get a chic glam hollywood makeover using glossy black paint for our master bedroom! Furniture before and afters

The thing about Rustoleum however is that it is not like normal paint and takes some getting used to. It is also ridiculously expensive and I would NOT have used it here had I not already had some on hand. (Like I said I would have sprayed these tables instead.) It is VERY thick, imagine painting with black glue that sticks to everything and you’ll have a good idea of what you’re getting into with this stuff.

A couple of very country bedside tables get a chic glam hollywood makeover using glossy black paint for our master bedroom! Furniture before and afters

First coat always looks like hell and then BOOM second coat and it is just gorgeous. I also like that, because it is so thick, it leaves a texture behind when you put it on with a brush that really reminds me of something old so, of course, it fits right in here.

A couple of very country bedside tables get a chic glam hollywood makeover using glossy black paint for our master bedroom! Furniture before and afters

I did two coats of black Rustoleum (going right over those fake black “hinges” they have on their sides) and now I just love them. I think they fit right in and I can’t wait to show you guys are “new” master bedroom when it is all complete! First thing though I have to get that darned bed frame done! So keep on the look out, I plan on completing it within the next few weeks and then doing another master reveal!

A couple of very country bedside tables get a chic glam hollywood makeover using glossy black paint for our master bedroom! Furniture before and aftersA couple of very country bedside tables get a chic glam hollywood makeover using glossy black paint for our master bedroom! Furniture before and aftersA couple of very country bedside tables get a chic glam hollywood makeover using glossy black paint for our master bedroom! Furniture before and aftersA couple of very country bedside tables get a chic glam hollywood makeover using glossy black paint for our master bedroom! Furniture before and aftersA couple of very country bedside tables get a chic glam hollywood makeover using glossy black paint for our master bedroom! Furniture before and aftersA couple of very country bedside tables get a chic glam hollywood makeover using glossy black paint for our master bedroom! Furniture before and aftersA couple of very country bedside tables get a chic glam hollywood makeover using glossy black paint for our master bedroom! Furniture before and afters
A couple of very country bedside tables get a chic glam hollywood makeover using glossy black paint for our master bedroom! Furniture before and aftersA couple of very country bedside tables get a chic glam hollywood makeover using glossy black paint for our master bedroom! Furniture before and afters

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64 Comments

  1. February 6, 2017 at 3:31 am

    Great paint job! While I’m not a fan of black paint it’s a nice contrast to the white walls and the baskets are great!

  2. February 7, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    I like these so much better than the ones on your inspiration pic!

  3. Gail
    February 10, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Gorgeous

  4. Virginia
    February 13, 2017 at 2:06 am

    I LOVE THESE!!! Niiiiiicceeeee! You inspire me 🙂

    • February 13, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks Virginia – these were such a fun and easy job!

  5. Cindy
    February 13, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Wow! Great job! There darling!

  6. February 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Those tables turned out great, and I love the color you chose.

    • February 14, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you so much Christine!

  7. February 15, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    I’m always amazed by what a simple coat of paint can do to transform a piece of furniture. Amazing “save,” Tarah! Thanks for linking up your project with us at Vintage Charm 🙂

    • February 16, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      Isn’t that the truth!? Paint is really an amazing thing!

  8. February 16, 2017 at 12:38 am

    they turned out great!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

  9. February 24, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Nice remodel. I always love this style of table. Adding to my Pinterest queue.

  10. Jann Olson
    February 28, 2017 at 5:48 am

    Great makeover! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  11. March 2, 2017 at 12:47 am

    Very stylish! Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon Link Party. I’ve pinned and shared.

  12. March 3, 2017 at 10:04 am

    What a great makeover. These look amazing. Great job here 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, I will be featuring these next week at the blog hop.

  13. March 3, 2017 at 11:12 am

    What a beautiful makeover for these tables! They look so elegant.

  14. March 3, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    These look beautiful, and certainly functional! You did such a great job refinishing these! Thank you so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

  15. March 4, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Glam and very classy!

  16. March 4, 2017 at 5:47 am

    I love how that black turned out on your tables! What a find and refinish!

  17. March 7, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Love the sophisticated black lacquer against in the country context. Nice touch.

  18. March 8, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Very nice!

  19. March 11, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Wow, you did an amazing job! #happynowlinkup

  20. March 15, 2017 at 12:23 am

    What a beautiful makeover of those tables. It just goes to show what a little elbow grease and paint can do! Thanks for sharing them at Talk of the Town – these will be my feature pick at the party next week.

    Angie @ http://www.knickoftime.net

  21. March 17, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Those tables look so much better now! I love your inspiration pics, too, but these really do look like they’ll fit in perfectly when the re-do is complete. Can’t wait to see how it all pans out!

  22. March 17, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    The makeover on these look fabulous and I’m sure you will enjoy them for years. My grandma also had side tables like these and my sister and I used to convert them into double decker Barbie Houses each summer. Brings back great memories. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

    • March 17, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      Donna, what an awesome memory! I’ve seen little side tables like these turned into lego tables too, so much fun! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  23. March 20, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Love the contrast of the baskets with the black paint.

  24. March 20, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Those turned out wonderful. Rustoleum is a good product. I love inspiration photos!
    Visiting from Dishing It & Digging It.

  25. March 20, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Gorgeous! My grandma has a few of those. I’ve never seen how I could use that style in my house but now I think I may buy the next ones I find at the thrift store. These turned out pretty farmhouse country, definitely not dated ’80’s country!

    • March 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Thanks Elizabeth! I was worried about them being too “cliche/fake country” but I think with the paint they fit right in in our master bedroom.

  26. March 24, 2017 at 12:24 am

    The changes you made severely change the look…. so glad you are enjoying them. 🙂

  27. March 26, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I love those little tables, they turned out great! I don’t know why but I’ve always like that style of little table, I just think they are so cute and the addition of the baskets is a great idea!

    Tania

    • March 27, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      Thanks Tania! They’ve really been working out great for us!

  28. April 9, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I would never have thought in a million years to paint something like this with Rustoleum but they look fabulous.

  29. April 14, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Wow! Great job. They turned out fantastic!

  30. May 1, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Isn’t it always such a great feeling of accomplishment when the paints dry and you’ve got your pieces in their place? I can’t wait to see your bedroom reveal Tarah! Thanks for sharing your project at Fridays Furniture Fix!

    • May 1, 2017 at 11:05 pm

      So very much so!! Thank you Brenda!

  31. May 4, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    What a stunning makeover! I also love the baskets you show with them. Featuring when my party opens up tonight!

  32. May 26, 2017 at 10:33 am

    I remember tables like those from the 60’s & 70’s. Could never reimagined them! Yours look great!

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