My New “Between” Table

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in chalk paint, family room, painted furniture, thrift store | 44 comments

I found the greatest Goodwill on the planet last week while I was in Nashville.

We were there for a week with a camp for our youth group.

I was able to go several times.

Ok, so some days I went twice in one day!

(Should I really admit that?)

If you were finding the things I was finding, you would have gone twice a day also!

One of my great finds was and end table.

It is actually sitting between 2 chairs in my family room, so I guess for me it is more of a “between” table.

A little Annie Sloan chalk paint and here she is!

Here is what I started with.

It is in good shape and has the cutest little wheels!

I was hot a blue blazes here in Murfreesboro today, so I painted in the shade of my front porch!

I am sure that my neighbors think I am crazy!

I have a new color of Annie Sloan chalk paint that I wanted to try – CoCo.

I accented with Country Grey.

Then, I sanded it to give it a very distressed look.

And, followed with dark wax.

I love the way it turned out!

It looks great between the chairs in my family room.

You can read about how I painted and slipcovered one of the chairs (my chair) here.

This is the view from the back.

I feel like I need to hang a little picture there!

I couldn’t resist bringing in another hydrangea bloom!

The little box was given to us by a dear friend many years ago.

It was her lunch box! Actually, the first lunch box ever made!

(She said that she was kind of a spoiled child!  Her husband said that he carried what everyone else carried – a lard bucket!)

I love the way you can see the great details of this table with the two toned paint and dark wax!

I plan on getting rid of the floor lamp.

(My 12 year old is planning to redecorate her room, so she says it will go with her new style!)

I have started painting a lamp for this table.

If I am not careful, I will paint my whole house with chalk paint!

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  1. Great find, Melissa, and it turned out beautifully! I just got some Coco to try for a little accent table in our sunroom. Your table is great for its size and you even have a shelf for more storage underneath!

  2. hi Melissa – it’s such a sweet little table. and I love how you have painted it. what a great find!
    cheers Fiona

  3. It’s an entirely new being now, Melissa! What vision to see and create that outcome from it’s humble beginnings. Fantastic!

  4. This is amazing! Love the chairs beside it too. You should come link this up to the CSI Project. The challenge this week is wood. SO come on over. You just might win!!!!
    Each week is a new challenge so come over and have fun!

  5. I’m jealous! I was just admiring your wall collections again. You are so good!

  6. Oh, you lucky duck! I LOVE the table! Fantastic addition to your beautiful home. I guess I’m going to have to travel to the South so I can score some good thrift finds. I went to my local thrift store this week looking for dishes and lamp bases and only came home with a Star Wars mask and a plastic army helmet (the risks you run if you take your little boys with you). Oh well, at least THEY had a successful shopping trip . . .

  7. Great Goodwill find! I will have to go to the Goodwill next time I am in Nashville 🙂

    You did a great job with the chalk paint!


  8. It came out so pretty!

  9. Beautiful job on that sweet table! Love the colors you chose! Where would we be without our beloved ASCP….?? lol!

    xoxo laurie

  10. Nice color combo.

  11. I love the way you finished the table and having no experience in refinishing I had not heard of Chalk Paint. I’m off to check into it now. I love what the effect!

  12. It looks so pretty. Well don!

  13. You had to go and flaunt your gorgeous hydrangea blooms in our faces again, didn’t you? Love the table’s color – great job making those details pop. Don’t you love furniture on casters? I think I would consider a small print on the backside.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  14. Beautiful! The side table looks brand new now.


  15. I love how your table turned out! Very nice.

    Thanks so much for stopping by The Cozy Old Farmhouse and commenting on my fun friday finds. I’m glad you enjoyed them.

  16. That is one of the best chalk paint makeovers I have seen yet. Fantastic job!!

  17. Wow, this turned out fantastic!! I haven’t seen the brown colors from Annie Sloan used very much but I absolutely love it! Love your house and your blog too!! I’m your latest follwer, and I nominated you for the Liebster Award!
    Come on over and check out the details on my blog!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  18. Hey! I absolutely LOVE the table! GREAT paint job!! I spotted your table on Classy Clutter…from the linking party. Your table is my favorite out of all the links! And I’m SO glad that I found you because I just love your blog!! It’s nice to read blogs that are from sisters in Christ! Come check out my blog!! I’m going to follow you…follow back? My blog is VERY new so “grade me” on a curve, lol! Cant wait to see what you post next!
    (Oh and I’ve gone to GW twice in a day also! Haha)
    Where are you from?

  19. How pretty! I love the color combo. Looks like a magazine photo. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  20. Your table is so cute and has great personality. I love the color combination you used.
    Mary Alice

  21. I love the fact that you honored the beauty of the details! What a great inspiration. Most “Makeovers” just slap on a coat of paint – but you gave that table true beauty. Bless you for your artistic talent.

    As for the back – every now and then an inspirational quote or pic of family – make it honor the artist too.

  22. Looks great! What a transformation!


  23. That is beautiful!! You did a wonderful job!

  24. BEAUTIFUL! It looks really good between the chairs…I love the style of the table and the color of it to! The 2 tone adds so much character! I love it!

  25. Oh I love it. Again a fabulous redo and the new color is fantastic. I have that same leather recliner and I adore it too. Hugs, Marty

  26. Hi! What a great table and I love, love the color. Jane

  27. It turned out so lovely!

  28. We absolutely love the table and the color is just beautiful! Great work!! We appreciate you linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday! It was great having you and we hope you’ll be back next week!! -The Sisters

  29. Such a pretty little table you found. I adore the little wheels! It looks right at home in your space. I have not tried this chalk paint that I am seeing everywhere in blogland. Hmmmmm. Perhaps I need to buy myself a bit and try it out. I do love me a good paint! 🙂

    Hugs, Angie
    Sandals & Daisies

  30. It’s beautiful! I love the two colors together. Stop by and link up if you have time!

  31. Pretty table… it looks great with your “new” chair!


  32. Love it! Thanks for sharing it at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  33. What a great find! Our Goodwill never has good furniture. Love the casters, love the paint colors you used.

  34. What a fantastic find! Love the new look of it after a little paint. Beautiful!

  35. I’m so impressed! This turned out amazing! XO, Aimee

  36. Another masterpiece from you, I really love your work and your projects, very beautiful, Love it.

  37. What an amazing transformation, looks like something from Restoration Hardware, the color is gorgeous! Great job!

  38. Did you use clear wax, then dark wax? If so, did you sand after the clear?
    I’m doing my first chalk paint piece, and using Coco too! My accent color is old ochre.

  39. I have just started play around with Annie Sloan chalk and having a blast. I love the Between table.

  40. Where did you buy your Annie Sloan Chalk Paint? Have you used Blackberry House? If so, which do you prefer. I’m about to paint some built ins in our playroom.

  41. I love your results! I want to do my entire bedroom furniture in chalk paint……but I just keep looking at ideas cause I’m afraid to start. I took a chalk paint class, loved it and have been searching for the color and “look” I think I want.
    Anyway, you said you felt like you needed to hang a picture on the back of your “between” table. I saw a dresser they had glued a “wooden design” to and I thought some very small “wooden designs” glued, in the corners on the back, of your table would look nice!, (Painted in your exact colors, of course)

  42. Looks amazing, tell me how do you accent with the country grey? Second coat a bit lighter in grey. Did you use soft clear wax after the first coat, second coat with grey and then the dark wax? finishing of course with the sanding? What size sandpaper do you use for the distressed sand paper? Sorry, this is my first time trying this!

  43. Melissa, it’s a bad copy of the original 2tone table you “saved”.. a refinishing would have achieved the same thing without paint I hope you understand what I’m saying paint what can’t be saved,especially when it comes to an antique.

  44. Oh my goodness!! Love ur diy. Then I saw ur from Murfreesboro. My husbands family is from there and Waverly. Wondering if the youth camp u were at it Camp Livingstone? Feel like I already know you. I know I’ll learn a lot from ur site.


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