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We recently decided to give the office a makeover. One thing that had to go was a 50 gallon fish tank that sat on a sofa table that we have had forever. The fish tank went to a good home, but the sofa table stayed and got a face lift!
This is what the sofa table looked like before. Really, really dark. It’s new home was in the living room where all of the furniture that is wood is dark. I have been slowly trying to lighten that room up. New sofa, accent chair, flower arrangement and crazy stool – all lighter. My trim is white so it just made sense to go white with the table!
Warning: This photo shoot was crazy! It was either too rainy for good photos or it was too bright! And my crazy dog and cat decided they wanted to be photographed as well. If it wasn’t one, it was the other. By the third time I tried, I was so over it. Done. Stick a fork in me. sigh…
This is what my sofa table looked like after a few coats of white with a tiny bit of distressing. I felt like it was too white. It disappeared into the white blinds and wood work. And looked like a neon sign at midnight against the stained concrete. Not good. It needed to be a tiny bit darker. Annie Sloan dark wax to the rescue!
As you can see, it went from old world to a little bit french. I love it. It’s lighter and brighter without being a blinding white.
The dark wax let all of the detail show up with out being overwhelming.
I love all of the details. You just couldn’t see that when it was all white.
The sofa table before and after turned out exactly like I envisioned it. Quite frankly it was easier to paint it than it was to take photos of it
Of course, it’s not totally finished. I am looking for an old crate to go under the table instead of a basket, I just haven’t found the perfect one yet. And you know that the decor on top will change like a revolving door at Neimans!