As we were updating the entry room, I decided to update a piece of furniture that has been in almost every room of my house at some point, but not resides in the entry room.
It first started out in the living room as a temporary TV stand, but when we turned an old dresser into a media stand, it moved in to the kitchen and served as our coffee bar.
That was, until we updated the coffee bar and replaced it with a larger accent table and moved it down to the entry room. But, before moving it, I painted it again.
And that’s how it stayed for almost a year. I managed to resist temptation to paint it again, at least until we started the entry Room Makeover project and that’s when I decided I wanted to give the accent table another little makeover too.
I decided to strip the piece of all the old layers of paint (which took FOREVER!) and stain it using Minwax Polyshades Black (the same color I ended up using to stain the stairs).
Then I used chalk paint and painted over the stain. Then, using a fine sandpaper, I distressed the accent table. I didn’t worry about completely stripping the of every bit of old paint because I was going to paint over the stain anyways but I did try to get as much of it off as I could.
I also stripped the paint off of the knobs on the console table. Since I painted it white I felt like the white knobs would blend with the console color too much.
It looks very similar to what it originally looked like however A LOT less yellow which is why I hated the original color of the piece!
Especially now that I’ve updated the door, it goes much better with the flow of the room. I’ll reveal the door when I show the final product of our Entry Room Makeover!