Sunday, September 26, 2010

Red accent or entry table

I have heard it said that every room could use a little red.

I love red, well I use to LOVE red.

Everything was red.

It was a little overwhelming. I had a red dining room, red and gold bedroom, heck my boys nursery was (is) red, black, and tan. So I still do LOVE red, but I love it better now when it is just a little punch of red.

A punch of red makes it more special.

I found this table and it was in bad shape. It must have been left out in the rain or maybe they had a 4 year old that like to just pour water all over it periodically throughout the day... everyday for a year or so.

In other words, I will have some tables that will be in this condition in a little while.

So here is what she looked like before.


Just a sad simple table. I had already started sanding down the wavy top.

Then I primed and spray painted with some candy apple spray paint.


Holy Cow that is bright!

Next I got some Ralph Lauren glaze that I already had tinted "tea stain" and put some in a cup and then mixed in some graphite paint with it.


Just mixed it together and then brushed it on then wiped it off.


I have to say I REALLY like how it turned out.



See? Just a perfect punch a red to a room.


The red makes the details on the side pop out. I didn't even notice it before.


I got the handles at Hobby Lobby.






So go forth and make a punch of red in your room. You will love it!

I am posting to these parties.

I am also selling this table for $60 Chicagolanders!

70 comments:

Katie said...

LOVE this!!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

this table is just gorgeous! i am not a red person, but the color choice was perfect on this piece. i love painting pieces red and always love how they look, but the color itself makes me way too energized and i need calm colors! i have enough energy!

Chrissie said...

I have had a very similar relationship with the color red.This table looks wonderful, the black and white vases underneath really help it pop.Don't you love the hardware at Hobby Lobby~

Christina said...

This looks beautiful! I'm not a red person, but it looks soooo good with that glaze! Great job! :)

Kristi said...

LOVE it!! I've got three pieces that I'm planning to paint this way. Just need to stop doing Halloween projects!

~ The Speckled Dog

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

Wow! What a difference! Perfectly gorgeous.

So glad you could Mi4M!

A Midwestern Mrs. said...

It looks awesome! I love red too!! I just bought some new dinnerware and had to convince myself the taupe was a much more practical choice and red dinner plates could only be pretty for so long, haha!

Stopping by from Tiffany's link party...

~Ashley

Lisa said...

This is SO cute! I absolutely love the black and white vases under it!

Heather said...

I love how it all turned out! I would love if you linked it to my linky party!
http://memakingdo.blogspot.com/2010/09/your-so-very-creative-linky-party.html

TheCraftInMe said...

I love it, the glaze gave it such a nice tone! And it looks great paired with the vases.

Becolorful said...

Now that table rocks the red very well. Nicely done.
Pam

Lallee said...

I'm a sucker for red. It sneaks into every one of my rooms ;-) This is a great redo! You made it just the right shade of red.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh so cute!! Lovin' the red!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

L.o.v.e. the red. Just a darling little table!

Maureen said...

The glaze really is the perfect touch. Looks great!

the momma (aka Shannon) said...

oh my how GORGEOUS!!! and how i wish desperately that i lived near chicago!! :o(
oh well, i can be inspired!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Wish I lived near Chicago! This turned out gorgeous! Perfect handles too. I've got to do something with my sofa table. Red? I'm thinking! :)

Gillian Layne said...

Thank you so much for clearly explaining your process. I really want to do this for a table in my family room. Your pictures are beautiful. :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love red too! I have a red table in my entry that I LOVE!

The Frosted Gardner said...

Yep - this is a beauty! Red is not my color either but this just pops! I would invite it to my house anytime! Well done!

Gotham said...

what a perfect little table with two small drawers, makes for a perfect setting combined with a vintage chair for foyar for placing telephone or for recording messages, i love it

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Janelle said...

Adorable, I love it!

Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

I love this, that red just screams cuteness. Could you tell me where you got those vases? I love them!

Tony and Kimra said...

that is a GORGEOUS red! i put it in my home decor inspiration folder!

Kimra
crafty-cove.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

Very pretty! I love red and this table has the perfect red. You did a great job!
Blessings,
Sandra

Courtney said...

looks wonderful! I love it alot...i need a table just like that!

Erin said...

SO pretty!! I love the red color!!!

southerninspirationsblog said...

I love your little red table! And those handles, Wow! They really are the finishing touch! Great job. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jennifer

Neisa said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love it.

oops! said...

I love red too, and everything was red! I have got rid of most of it, but this is a reminder - I LOVE RED!

Kathy said...

i love the color of your table -But now I wnat to know more:-)
What kind of candy apple red spray paint -How did you have the glaze tinted tea stain -just ask? and how much graphite paint did you add?
I just discovered your blog -I am really enjoying browsing -i like the name of your blog too!

Sue said...

Beautiful job on that table!

Sue @ Beach Bungalow
xo

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Love the red table! Have to say, my collection of red with black glaze is growing at a rapid pace!

Greatjob!

mekhart said...

What a dramatic impact!! I love the splash of red, and your vases go perfectly with it. The glazing / underdone effect that you did too is absolutely beautiful!

Great job! Love the piece!

The Cozy Cape said...

Wow! It looks great! It's amazing at how bright it was at first. Really does look awesome. I love how much paint can change the look of something. I use it ALL the time.

P.S. Now your latest follower. :)

Tammy said...

Gorgeous table! Red is one of my very favorite colors. I try to add it here and there in accents. You did a nice job on the table.

Jill said...

Oh I LOVE this and I love red!

Sarah @ threeboys-home.blogspot.com said...

This is classic! You transformed a sad little table into a timeless piece. I wish I lived in your area so she could come home with me!

RACKS and Mooby said...

Gorgeous!!! I'm inspired... :)

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

I LOVE red too! My wedding colors were even red, black, and white. Just something about that combination gets me every time!

~Lori @ Paisley Passions
Paisley Passions Linky Party Thrilling Thursdays

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful! I love it.

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Allison said...

Cute cute CUTE!!!!! I haven't attempted a project like this yet, but your tute seemed so easy that I just might! Visiting thru the DIY link party. I am Vintage Pollyanna.

Kari said...

Looks great, especially with those vases. You're getting my creative juices flowing. Not a good thing :o)

Janet said...

What a beautiful job! I love the red!

Laurie Jones said...

This turned out so great, the stain transformed the piece, great idea!

Allie said...

Gorgeous! Love It!
You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie Party!
Allie
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love red and I love the glazed red table. Great job.

Cristie said...

I love red too, my house is even painted barn red. Your table turned out beautiful!

paperglueetc said...

Love, isn't it amazing what a little paint can do?

Custom Comforts said...

I'm new at this and just found your blog. Love how the table turned out! Thanks for the tips on what you used to get that effect. I've been wanting to try something in red and now I can.
Cindy

Cheryl said...

What a difference & looks great with those vases. Stopping by from Remodelaholic's party.

Whimsical Creations said...

Turned out beautiful!

Atticmag said...

Very nice job on the color. Jane F.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

That glaze worked wonders--what a fun piece. Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence's Under $100 Party!

blessedbeyondmeasure said...

It looks beautiful! It's amazing how gratifying it can be to take a ho-hum piece & turn it into something gorgeous! Great job!

Jennifer Nicole said...

This is great! Love your color choice :)

Laura @ along for the ride said...

This is gorgeous. It would look great in my house :)
Thanks for linking up!

Lacey said...

Beautiful job! it does add a nice punch of colour!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

GREAT job!! Your table turned out lovely. I too am a red lover and you are totally right about the use of red...not too much. Just enough to make you say, Oh.....

Blessings!
Gail

Melissa said...

Love it - great color!
Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

Between Blue and Yellow said...

A little bit of a coincidence?
http://btweenblueandyellow.blogspot.com/2010/07/sold.html

Remodelaholic said...

We love this party link and I wanted to let you know that we are planning on featuring it. We hope that you get a bunch of new visitors.
www.remodelaholic.com

Rob said...

Very nice!

We're all about having a punch of red in each room too - or at least we're trying to be. (Our new house is still kinda in slight post-move disarray so we're still looking at a lot of bare walls and a few lingering unpacked boxes.)

Nancy said...

I love it! I was excited to see it because I'm in the middle of making a coffe table and I'm painting the base red with a black walnut glaze.
Thanks for Sharing
Nancy
funwithnancy.blogspot.com

Holly said...

It looks perfect - the glaze is just what it needed! Love those vases too.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! I love your table and the glaze really completes it. You know just how to show it off, looks fabulous with those vases! Please join us next time too!

Holly said...

I forgot to mention...you can enter this in the DIY Club monthly project party since you used Decoart paint.

Erin said...

Absolutey stunning!!!! :)

Sherryd said...

Beautiful! Odd red is one of my favorite color yet I don't have it in my home! I keep saying I'm going to add some, maybe now I'll do a piece of furniture.