End Tables Brought Back to Life

Custom End Tables

I was asked if I could bring new life to end tables. They were in pretty bad shape; one had a crack that needed repairing, they both had marks and stains…and some weird white stuff from sitting in a junk pile for a while. 


End tables before and after

The customer wanted them to be black and modernish. We glued the crack, left the clamp on overnight and then I sanded the tops of both of the end tables.


End tables before

I used Annie Sloan™ chalk paint in Graphite and the dark wax to bring more black to the tables. As usual, I forgot to take pictures of the process, but I did remember to get before & afters. 


Custom end tables after

Nothing fancy, but they love them and that’s all that counts. They sure look a lot better! I’d love to see them in their new home…I’ll have to ask for a picture. 

Happy New Year!

Off topic, but since I haven’t posted in quite a while, due to the hectic schedule over the Christmas season, I want to say Happy New Year and I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season!

We had a great couple of weeks, we travelled a lot visiting family and friends. And my family gave me a new sewing machine for Christmas!! Oh, I can’t wait to get working with it. It comes with a disc, I guess I have to connect it to the computer somehow…I really need to get reading the manual more. 

Stay safe and warm during these winter storms, we sure are getting a winter blast…over and over and over again…

In the meantime, I’m off to do some reading and thread a machine to practice on! 

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  1. Happy New Year, Debbie. Enjoy your new toy!

  2. Oh my gosh My Grandparents had these tables. They look great Debbie refreshed and renewed. Happy New Year!

  3. Oh I love these end tables! They turned out beautifully! I happen to have a pair almost like them in my shed and when my life gets back to normal, I hope to make them as pretty as yours! Nice job lady! How wonderful that you got a new sewing machine! Hope you get it all figured out and show us something you’ve made!

  4. I grew up with these tables too. In fact, my mother still has one. You certainly brought them into this century with the Graphite. They look awesome. I’m sure your client will be thrilled when she gets them back.

  5. WOW! Are those the same tables as the before picture? They look amazing, Debbie :) I think you should fly to the states and come to my house and bring my old furniture back to life for my new home :) haha You are incredible!

    Hugs to you!

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