Put this table on a pedestal!

Happy Monday, everyone!! I hope you all had a nice, relaxing weekend. This weekend was super exciting for me because on Saturday I officially opened my booth!! Yay! I’ll tell you more about that little adventure later this week 🙂

Today, I wanted to feature one of my favorite transformations: this pedestal table.

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My mom is always on the lookout for great finds and she certainly didn’t let me down on this baby. She picked up this baby for a steal at a yard sale. What a diamond in the rough! Pedestal tables are such classic, elegant pieces that are always in style and I couldn’t wait to make this lady shine!

I was inspired by the existing cream color but wanted to brighten it up a bit. I chose to paint the piece in Americana Decor’s Lace. This color, while lovely, does take a few coats to achieve full coverage, but it was certainly worth it in the end.

4932420d-ba3f-433b-a418-e638e8597f0d_400Whenever I make over a piece, I love to add a bit of an unexpected element and in this case, I knew the band on the table was where I wanted to jazz things up! After deciding to keep the gorgeous metal claw feet at the bottom of the piece, I felt that the top needed to be better balanced with the same visual interest. First I painted the band in a deeper color, Primative. It’s a gorgeous taupe grey that adds the perfect amount of depth. But the paint alone didn’t provide enough of the “wow” that I was looking for.  So I chose to play with the reflection of light a bit by adding metallic accents and, my favorite designing element, nail heads!! I love the drama nail heads add to any piece while still keeping it classic! I then finished everything off with a new hammered drawer pull, a coat of clear wax, and voila! Enjoy the eye candy:

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What do you think? I could totally see this piece in a grand foyer and used as the perfect side table to add a bit of drama to the room. And I don’t know, just looking at it makes me want to channel my inner Grace Kelly! I love comments so let me know how you think it turned out!

Dare to Design!

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27 thoughts on “Put this table on a pedestal!

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  2. I love the special touches you added to the band of the table. It’s so cute! This table now has just the right amount of visual interest and personality! Thanks for sharing this at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. I will be featuring this at our next party so be sure to come back and check it out!

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  3. Tanisha! I’m so glad you linked up to Your Designs This Time so I could find you. I had no idea you moved your blog; it looks great! And I love the name 🙂 This piece is beautiful. I love the added elements. They really make it unique!

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  6. The extra details you added made all the difference. Took it from nice to gorgeous! I am wondering if I would have thought of that and sadly the answer is no 😦 Pinning so I don’t forget your brilliant idea!

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