Coastal Pedestal Table

Hi Friends! I can’t believe a whole month has passed since our last Themed Furniture Thursday! May is flying by at record speed. I was just getting ready to start my floor demolition for my new hardwood floors when I shared this Pottery Barn Inspired Coffee Table for last month’s theme:

Pottery Barn Inspired Coffee Table (Resembles the Tivoli a bit, but not the price tag!)

Pottery Barn Inspired Coffee Table

This month’s theme was much easier (or so I thought)…small tables. For this project I found the perfect table at my neighborhood yard sale:

Beach-Pedestal-Table-Before

This beauty was only $10.

Here’s how she turned out:

Coastal Inspired Pedestal Table using DIY chalk paint with Behr's Gray Morning and white.

It looked so heavy and masculine before, but now it’s soft and pretty!

I started out by painting the entire piece in Behr’s Gray Morning that I made into DIY Chalk paint. This is an almost perfect match for Duck Egg blue.

I knew just what I wanted to do. I originally wanted to paint a clock face on the top, but after more than two hours of trying to get that right, I scrapped that idea.

Coastal Inspired Pedestal Table using DIY chalk paint with Behr's Gray Morning and white.

Plan B: How about white stripes for the top?

Coastal Inspired Pedestal Table using DIY chalk paint with Behr's Gray Morning and white.

They were also not meant to be. They just didn’t look right…so I painted the entire top white, over the blue.

Coastal Inspired Pedestal Table using DIY chalk paint with Behr's Gray Morning and white.

What should have been a two or three hour project max turned into an all day affair!

I do love the bits of blue peeking through after sanding…

Coastal Inspired Pedestal Table using DIY chalk paint with Behr's Gray Morning and white.

I have to say that although two attempts to create a unique table failed, I am very pleased with the end result. I always say if you get stumped on  a piece, just start painting. The ideas will work themselves out.

Coastal Inspired Pedestal Table using DIY chalk paint with Behr's Gray Morning and white.

Notice anything new and beautiful? (ahem hardwood floors cough) I still have to finish the trim off with quarter round, but I am so loving them!! I can’t wait to share my whole space. (Tour coming in June woohoo!) This is my entryway.

Update: See my Summer Home Tour now!

And this little table looks perfect with my new rug!

Coastal Inspired Pedestal Table using DIY chalk paint with Behr's Gray Morning and white.

I was  planning on putting this in my shop but it does look pretty there!

I finished it off with clear soft wax to seal.

Coastal Inspired Pedestal Table using DIY chalk paint with Behr's Gray Morning and white.

 

Coastal Inspired Pedestal Table using DIY chalk paint with Behr's Gray Morning and white.

 

Coastal Inspired Pedestal Table using DIY chalk paint with Behr's Gray Morning and white.

Want more small table makeover inspiration? Check out my friends’ tables below!

XOXO,

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P.S. Here are some of my favorite Themed Furniture Thursday pieces from the past!

Themed Furniture Makeovers Confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 Thrift Store Side Table Goes Glam

Mini Drop Cloth Rosette Stool Makeover

Duck Egg Blue and White China Cabinet

Sewing Stool with a Secret Drawer

French Secretary Desk

Mason Jar Blue Headboard Bench

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Comments

  1. Diane Clarke says:

    Love everything you do!! This table is perfect! As you say, you have an idea in your head but it doesn’t always work out! BUT you always find a way!

  2. Christina says:

    Christy, your table makeover is stunning!!! Sigh, it looks so peaceful and pretty. 🙂
    With as shiny as the surface was, did you sand it at all or go straight to your chalk paint? thanks for the great tutorial and tips!!!

  3. Sue Farmer says:

    Love it!! And your floors!!! Wish I lived closer to the ocean. Love the coastal look but in Lexington it kind of looks out of place I think.

    • Thanks, Sue! I think a lot of us here end up decorating a bit coastal because coastal décor is in abundance around here. I guess it’s a bit tougher to find there. And I am loving my new floors too!! 🙂

  4. Like you, I like the blue peaking out below the white paint. You got a great bargain on this piece. I need to get out to some yard sales.

    Your hardwood floors look great. I look forward to seeing more of them on your June tour.

  5. Jolinda lampo says:

    I am in love with this little table. I believe you should send it to me because it works perfectly with my decor. Let me know if you need my address. You have chosen a perfect spot to show it off. Job well done.

  6. Love all of it, the table, floors and that rug! Can you tell me where you got it? Also, if I do chalk paint on a bathroom cabinet, can I seal with polyacrylic instead of wax? thanks!

    • Thanks so much, Gini! The rug came from a local furniture company (Haynes). The chalk paint’s durability without sanding is due in part to it bonding with the wax coat to create a long lasting durable finish. I haven’t used poly with it, so I can’t advise you on that unfortunately. When I did my kitchen cabinets, I went the old school route by sanding, priming, and painting with a satin latex. You can see those details here if you’re interested: http://www.confessionsofaserialdiyer.com/how-to-paint-kitchen-cabinets-a-step-by-step-guide/ They have held up great and are very easy to wipe clean. Hope this helps! XO

  7. This looks 100% better. It was so dark and depressing and now it looks light and happy. I love it right where you have it place. It looks gorgeous! Nice job as always!

  8. Awe these pieces do have a mind of their own sometimes but most often the results are far better than we had envisioned. Love your pretty coastal table and it does look perfect under your shutter mirror.

  9. SO pretty! I’m now experiencing major pedestal table envy. : )

  10. I’m with you. This one is definitely a *KEEPER*! I just love it

  11. What an awesome makeover Christy…and your new floors look beautiful!!

  12. Christy I love the colors you used for this. Beautiful job.

    Beth

  13. Haha. That totally sounds like something I would do – making an hour project into an all day event! I love the way it ended up. Great colors and great piece!

    • Thanks, Angie! Oh my gosh…what a booger this table was ha ha. I should have mentioned that I already had it base painted in the blue and ready to go before I spent all day trying to make it something it didn’t want to be lol!

  14. MaryJean says:

    Christy, I love the way the table turned out. I can’t see it looking as beautiful any other way!

  15. What a fantastic difference between the before and after! Great job, Christy!

  16. This turned out so pretty! Love that shade of blue!

  17. Oh, I’m loving that little table Christy! At first glance, I thought it had a marble top! 😉
    So glad the clock and stripes didn’t work out because I think it’s perfect…and yes, you should keep it right there!
    xo
    Nancy

  18. I am in love with that color combo, so pretty and beachy. Your floors look amazing!! Can’t wait for the tour.

  19. Such a lovely color and table! You did it a great service with this makeover!

  20. The gray and white are perfect compliments to each other. Love the style of the table too.

  21. Definitely much more softer and prettier. Great makeover as always, I really enjoy what you come up with!
    ~Tami

  22. Although plan a and plan b both didn’t work out, you still ended up with a fabulous piece! I just painted over stripes on a tabletop that weren’t creating the look I wanted either! (Those floors look gorgeous!)

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