Friday, September 9, 2011

- Paintining The Old Console Table Black

I needed a small dresser for the guest bedroom so I drove the car and went to the mall  I opened my laptop and checked craigslist :) I found this old console table , I liked its cute shape.

First I wanted to stain it "Dark Walnut Minwax Stain" but then I changed my mind and stained it black.
Inspired by the following picture, I decided on this color palette.

It was cracked in the middle so I applied a wood glue and wood putty. I gave it a good sanding just where I applied the glue and the putty. I didnt sand the whole piece I just cleaned it.

I used "Minwax Water Based Express Color Wiping Stain and Finish." The decision to stain was to maintain the beauty of the original wood grain. I have the idea that spray paint would hide the look and the feel of the wood. Please share your experience If you think otherwise.  

                                                            You can still see the wood grain

After some tough but eventually wise decisions, I applied the stain with an old T-shirt and wiped it off. Following Mr. Miyagi's right circle left circle approach ( My husband insisted on me writing this sentence knowing that I have no clue who Mr. Miyagi is), the staining was a fun task to complete. In my opinion much easier than spray painting. 

I waited for the paint to dry off. Then, I covered the inside of the drawers with an adhesive drawer liner.

The blue and silver knobs were the final and perfect touch to add a bit of color to the black table.

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  1. oh it looks fantastic. great choice and i love the color palette. i dropped by from life made lovely!

  2. Thx kelly, hope you can check out later my master bedroom and the fromal living room :)

  3. don't you love what a little stain or paint can do? this looks great!

  4. Thx Jen, Before I knew the paint world my favorite thing was to go shopping for dresses :D now my favorite stores are either Lowe's or Home Depot lol
    I just went through your blog...Love it..Im your newest follower :)

  5. Since I didnt know how to follow you ,I liked your fb page

  6. Nice Mr. Miyagi skills ;) It turned out nice, I need to go get some drawer liners..didn't know the dollar store had them!

  7. And now they have a green and white one..very nice too

  8. Lovely. Beautiful lines on that little chest. I too love to use stain. I love the wood grain, paint just smoothes it out. Great job!

  9. The chest is so pretty stained dark and I really like the use of the blue bottle! It's a nice contrast.

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you, sweet friend!

  10. Thx alot Toni, I wish stain has more color options :(
    Thx Honey, and thx for you for having that party< I hope I will get more followers from it hehehe :)

  11. I love the black and the knobs are so much prettier and unusual than crystal would be. I too just finished a black dresser although I painted mine. Love the clean look of it. Check mine out at

  12. LOVE the chest, the knobs are fantastic and the blue bottle is something I covet...especially with the candleabra thingy in it. :-)

    You are very creative and talented!


  13. I love this. Been thinking about painting a hand-me-down we have, but now I think staining is the way to go. Thanks for the inspiration. New follower!
    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  14. Wow, that turned out great, what a transformation. Kathi

  15. Love this color palette! I have used that same inspiration photo for my office makeover! Found you through Mommy By Day blog!

  16. It turned out wonderful! I want to stain my dresser black to match the rest of our bedroom. Thanks for some inspiration:)

  17. Love the liner inside the drawer, very cute! -Jessica@

  18. oh so cute! and cute that you trusted your husband to put that's from Karate Kid, right? Little Bit

    1. lol yes from Karate Kid movie :) I never seen it though

  19. Love the color choices....the console looks great...I have one sitting in the wings waiting for ME! Found you at the blog hop at Trendy TreHouse & Pine Creek Style....thanks for sharing...NeeCee at Pine Creek Style

  20. Yes I love black, white and blue, and in fact use a lot off those colours in our home. That is a lovely little table.

  21. I love how it turned out! I would also think that spray paint would have caused the wood grain to disappear. I would love for you to share this with my Unveil Your Genius link party (new linky every Thursday).

    Happy Thursday!

  22. So beautiful. And it looks sooo good against that gray chair. yum! Great job.

  23. It looks beautiful! Great job! You have a real talent with furniture!
    One Chatty Chic
    PS Feel free to come link up again at my place tomorrow!

  24. I love it! You did a super job!

  25. Very pretty table and I adore your color scheme!
    I am so glad you came by to link up to the party at Embracing Change!
    Please come back this week again! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change


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