Little Projects | Vintage End Tables Made New
A couple of weeks ago, I found a great pair of vintage tables on craigslist. The finish was wrecked, but I loved the details and the shape of them. I knew paint would be a quick and easy fix so after a little clean up and light sanding, I set to work!
Since I was introduced to Farrow & Ball at the 2013 Toronto Interior Design Show, I have been absolutely enamored with their palette of classic and historic colors. This UK-based company only has about 130 colors in their palette (paltry compared to the thousands that big brands like Sherwin-Williams offer!) but they are all winners. The best word I can use to describe these colors is "complex". Even the brighter and pastel hues are created by using a mix of undertones, which add a level of depth and sophistication to the color. I strongly suggest that you order a Free Colour Card from their website! Someday, I want to try using their paints, but at $95+ per gallon, I'm fine with having the colors matched at Sherwin-Williams for now!
For this project, I chose Terre D'Egypte, a rich red-orange that complements the deeper terra cotta tones in our area rug. I topped them with ginger jar lamps (that I thrifted and spray painted white!) with black linen shades from the Nate Berkus line at Target. I've never been a "red" person before, but I love the way that these end tables brighten up our living room, which at the moment is very neutral.
Wooden End Tables - Craigslist ($10 for the pair)
Paint - Sherwin William's Latex All Surface Enamel in Satin, tinted to F&B Terre d'Egypte
Lamps - Thrifted then sprayed white
Lampshades - Nate Berkus for Target (old), similar,
Square Basket - Christmas Tree Shops
Ceramic Dish - Made by Me!