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Turquoise Nesting Tables: Guest Remodel

20 July 2010

Melodie at The White City Project updated some old nesting tables with a bit of color and tlc.


So, I have this friend. She's smart, creative, giggles alot, and is a very talented writer. She is also obsessed with the colour turquoise. I am not even sure that she is aware of this obsession. In fact, she would likely look you right in the face while wearing this necklace (that she bought just a few shorts weeks ago) and claim not to favour turquoise over any other colour.

Sooooo, I found this cute set of nesting tables on Kijiji (looooove Kijiji). They were originally from The Bombay Company, one of my favourite stores, so I was excited to get them home and make 'em over. I thought these would look just great in my friend's living room (yeh, I am not above redecorating someone's house for them...even when they don't ask me to!).

I had to fix a couple of wobbly legs first...I puffy heart epoxy.

Inspired by my friend, I decided to paint these, you guessed it...TURQUOISE!

I cleaned then up, primed them, and gave them a coat of Krylon Sea Breeze. They look neato!

Glazing helped to bring out the fluting on the legs and details along the top edge. Me likey!

I thought they looked pretty good, but Mr. Mel thought they were missing something. He thought they could use a personal touch. So I traced my friend's initial in the front of the smallest table and filled it in with a small detail brush with black paint. I gave it a light sanding to soften the look. That's cool!

I protected them with a coat of Varethane. then wrapped them in a pretty ribbon and left them on my friend's doorstep. No card necessary, she'll know exactly who they're from. Oooooooh, I hope she likes them!

Cost breakdown for this project:
$20 for the tables
$0 for primer
$7 for paint
$0 for glaze
$0 for Varethane
Total Cost $27

I love the new look!  Those turquoise nesting tables look so beautiful, dyou agree? I wish she dropped them off at my house. 


Life in Rehab July 20, 2010 at 12:54 PM  

I just looked outside, and those are NOT on my doorstep!

In all seriousness, what a stunning makeover!

Ms. Bake-it July 20, 2010 at 3:14 PM  

Oh! I love them! I would love to have tables in that color dropped off at my door any time! Great job. Love the monogram, that was a great idea. Sheesh! Now I am going to be looking for nesting tables so I can copy her idea!

~ Tracy

Sarah July 20, 2010 at 3:32 PM  

How nice! They turned out beautiful! I have never heard of kijiji. I am going to need to check it out!

Kelli July 20, 2010 at 6:12 PM  

The monogram is what makes this project stand out! beautiful, what a lucky friend!

~Kelli @ Smidgens

Cynthia July 21, 2010 at 2:36 AM  

I love that you used non-vintage tables and gave them a vintage look. I about die when I see mahogany antiques painted over and haven't been able to do that myself. I LOVE the look though when the stuff underneath is just modern furniture made cooler.

Sherri @ Little Pieces of Lovely July 21, 2010 at 11:19 PM  

I LOVE these turqoise tables! They are classic with a funky twist. I love these - great job!

Carrie July 22, 2010 at 8:12 AM  

Seriously one of my favorite furniture makeovers EVER!!! Love the color!!!

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