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$19 Table Makeovers with Spray Paint and Rub 'n Buff

Monday, July 9, 2012

I used to have a long console table behind my sofa, but when we put a big tv over the fireplace, we needed to move the sofa back. It worked out well in a lot of ways, including making the room feel larger.  But I needed tables for the existing lamps. So, I went to Home Goods and scored these lovelies for $19 each. Of course I never took a before photo - here is the best I have:




The problem - they were bright red.  Not my thing.

So, I sprayed them black and they lived happily for a while.  But then I remembered what a little tube of Rub 'n Buff can do.


I spent 5 minutes and $3 today, and here are my "new" end tables:








I can see I missed a little at the bottom:


But I love how they go with the table in the background:




I hope you'll visit my store for Rugs, Lighting, Art, Furniture and more:




Segreto Secrets said...

Table looks great!! I love rub and buff! Its like magic!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

THe tables are stunning! Wow! YOur house looks great too!

Decor & Harmony said...

Hocus-pocus! Stacy the "magician" your tables look fabulous! Rub 'n Buff rocks!!

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Love how it looks with that back table! I have heard so many good things about rub n' buff - I have got to try it myself sometime soon...with all the pending projects around here I'm sure I can find something. :)

Taylor Greenwalt said...

They look amazing. I have got to try this rub and buff.

PURA VIDA said...

my mother used to use this all the time. she was an interior decorator..I remember taking in the smell. ha!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I've been seeing people referring to 'rub and buff' - but I think you've just converted me. Where do I pick up a tube of that metallic goodness?

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

How pretty! Your side tables look fabulous, Stacy!

dawnineden.com said...

Love the tables. It's amazing how well they coordinate with your existing table. I'm going to have to try that rub-n-buff. I have a DIY project that didn't turn out the way I wanted and this might help.

Splendid Sass said...

How did we ever live without rub n buff? Love it! I guild a lot of pieces (or did) and at time rub and buff is what you need to add depth to some of the pieces.
Love your tables. When do you sleep?l
Happy Monday, Stacy.
Teresa
xoxo

Acquired Objects said...

Wow Stacy for only $22 you really have a nice pair of tables. I have never heard of rub-n-buff and will have to check it out. Nice work and here you didn't think you were crafty!

XX
Debra~

The enchanted home said...

If it was 222 it would still be amazing but 22? WOW....I am most impressed and it looks super gorgeous to boot, you go girl!

carolyn bradford said...

Wish I was able to do something like this! It looks amazing and I'm very impressed! Thanks so much for sharing! I already knew you were talented…but wow!!! It's incredible! Thanks for sharing!

Danielle said...

The tables look amazing. I've used gilding wax, but never rub and buff. How do they differ?

Beth @ Free Stylin' said...

Love this makeover! The table looks so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration. I always feel like I want to pin everything I see in your blog posts!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Fabulous, I could have so much fun with this. I better get me some run'n'buff when I'm over next.

Paul

Wheel Alignment Equipment said...

That was really great and perfect as a house furniture. It added elegance and classical arrive to your house.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

How did I miss this post?....The table is stunning...you just gave me a great idea for a table I have!...The table looks so fantastic in the room!!...thanks Stacy!!

Karri Reiser said...

Wow, your table is beautiful. Thanks for adding your post to the Our Favorite Things Link party. Welcome and have a great week.

Patsy said...

Hi, I know this is an old post, but I just came across it on Pinterest. Can you tell me how you applied the R & B? I see a paper towel in the photo, is that how you applied it, just wiped it on? Thanks so much. The table is gorgeous.

Cristina Mcvay said...

Thanks for sharing some great ideas. Really, your table is looks awesome.

Hayley Putnam said...

Wish I was able to do something like this! It looks amazing and I'm very impressed! Thanks so much for sharing! I already knew you were talented…but wow!!! It's incredible! Thanks for sharing!

Dave A. Osborne said...

Looks great. I like this DIY project very much. The table look so cute. I’m doing some research on DIY projects. I want to do something like that for my family. But I have no idea now. Thanks for sharing your idea.

Brittany M. Meadows said...

I usually use white paint, but when i saw your table, it's look so awesome. I think i will try to paint with black color.

Jones said...

A very great article. Your house looks great. A great idea, very creative. I love it. Thanks for your article

Tom Bradly said...

I can't imagine that bright red "thing" in your living room - I thought you did great repainting it black instead.