A Few Table Tales

These are just a few of the little small tables I have worked on.. some of them I have before shots of… others not at all…

Here is a cute one that I just loved the crossing of the base legs…


Here it is after 3 coats of Advance paint from Benjamin Moore which I had color matched to ASCP Provence. The color match is PERFECT… I chose not to distress it, but I’m not sure if that was the right choice or not… I also thought this paint would be AWESOME based on the reviews I read about it, it was good.. it did a good job of self leveling and I didn’t have to prime, I thought 3 coats was one coat too many.. but maybe I have been spoiled. Anyway, I’m trying out some new options…


The paint did give a VERY smooth top coat.. and of course I just love the Provence color!

This mahogany sofa table was painted white when I bought it. I stripped and sanded the top, stained it Dark Walnut. I put two coats of wax on the top, painted the base in French Linen, distressed, waxed and buffed the entire piece. It is a great sized table.. sorry I got crappy pictures, but I didn’t realize it until after it went to the store!


Cute little side tray table.. this one was a keeper for a while, but I did some rearranging and now I have it for sale..

Before Shot

UF Funky Side Table

Here it is after… I used a Mod Podge transfer technic and a graphic from The Graphics Fairy, the base is painted in a custom blue chalk paint with Old White chalk paint top coat on the top… lots of distressing, wax and buff!


This is an inexpensive table that is a new piece, but I just loved the ornateness of the piece… it HAD to be painted though, it was a little gaudy for my taste…


UF ornate side table

I wanted to be sure to show you that sometimes all you need is a great color spray paint! I just sprayed the cabinet with a coat of primer then a couple of coats of Rustoleum green paint. I also removed the hardware and sprayed it white… I don’t usually spray items but this one was asking for it Winking smile … I love this color green and what a great pop for the foyer!


F Green Table1

Here is another cutie I scored for SUPER cheap..um.. like $10 super cheap… it’s a long story that is really only funny to me and one other person, but lets just say sometimes it’s how I got it and how little I paid it for that makes me the most excited about a piece!

Before (sort of)

UF French Bedside Table

So I had already stripped (sanded) the top.. the whole thing was painted white, with quite a few drips, but it was it GREAT solid wood condition.. LOVING it! I painted a few areas with Paris Grey and then all over with Old White.. distressed, sanded, waxed etc.. I stained the top Dark Walnut and a couple of coats of poly…


F Bside Table

One last table for you!

This coffee table was in excellent condition, it just needed to be updated! I loved the cross base that you see through the glass!

UF Oval Coffee Table

Here it is after a coat of custom blue chalk paint. I also stripped the original finish from the top and stained it dark walnut.

F Oval Coffee Table

Hope you enjoyed checking out some of the tables I have finished! For me tables are the easiest to do… the hardest for me is ladder back chairs! What about you?

Thanks for stooping by, until next time.. stay cool!

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  1. Oh I just love all of them! But especially the first one with the crisscrossed legs and that awesome coffee table. My grandmother actually have me that exact same oval glass table but it looks so much better with the blue base and darker top you gave it and really makes the beveled glass look so much better. I’ve been thinking of freshening mine up with a lighter neutral colored base and taking out the glass and replacing it with burlap over foam to make it more casual and ottoman-like. I’ve been hesitating because the glass is in such perfect shape. But your beautiful redo has me thinking otherwise now. Thanks Perfectly Imperfect!


    1. Therese… Thanks so much for your comments! I wasn’t sure how the glass topped coffee table would come out but the picture doesn’t do it justice as it came out so beautifully! I hope you try to update yours soon because it was so easy! Good luck!


  2. I found you via MMS linky party…I did the patriotic chair…and saw your lil table…love everything you do…and really inspired..I am so stuck on ASCP,I need to play with others..I did once…but found ASCP and got spoiled…I love that Spray Green you used on the overdone piece…they really went to town on pieces in the past…I will stop by more often now that I have found your site….


  3. Hi Susan…all of these are great!! I don’t know which one is my favorite. I have to say that you were very clever with tha green one…you could see what it could become. Very stately on it’s own in just one great color!


    PS – I am follwing your great blog (and bookmarked it!). Hopefully you will visit mine and follow too!


  4. I love them all, but the green piece it so fantastic! I never thought I would love furniture that bright, but there is just something about it. And the price can’t be beat!


  5. you would be laughing at me…..and if you read my blog…late this week you will…chairs..chairs…6 chairs..and ASCP I do by brush….if I ever get a good check from my selling ..I will buy the right kind of spraying…for chalk paint…i hope all this will be worth it when I take to the store…to sell…but not a lot of tables with chairs….and I think this will look good….I love all of these and think the green is cool…freash….and good to see something besides white….I love it but the world is full of color and I love green(nature)…love your blog


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