Monday, July 7, 2014

MY NEW SOFA TABLE STYLED 3 WAYS



I've had my eyes open for a new sofa table for a while, and a few weeks ago the right one showed up on Craigslist.  It was in great condition, but the stain had a very reddish tone.


Sticking with my go-to color for furniture, I used Rustoleum's Gloss Black pre-mixed enamel paint and the Homeright Finish Max paint sprayer to get a new finish.  LOVE the sprayer by the way, I'll tell you more about it in a later post.  The paint is super shiny and reflective, and I love the corner details in the piece.   If you're like me and consider Emily A. Clark to be one of your favorite bloggers, this table might look familiar.  Just a week or so after Emily posted about hers, I found this one listed in my town.  After arranging to go see it, I remembered her post and discovered that it was the same table.  Bonus!


So, when the drying time was up and the paint was cured, I played with accessories for my new table.  Nothing is new, I used what I had and pulled things from other spots around the room or from storage.

Look #1 Casual Summer


I consider this to be a good, "everyday" look.  Fresh clippings abundant in summer, some pieces with texture, a favorite photo, and some blue and white pieces for color.




Look #2 Neutral Beachy




Look #3 Anything Goes


I pulled some of my favorite things like my DIY lacquered boxes, and included plenty of color.



Styling Tips:

Generally when styling a table, I try to add something living (plant or flowers), something natural with texture (wood bowl, twig balls, wooden lamp, shells, woven baskets), something shiny, fill in with a sculptural piece (white bust, birdcage, blue and white pieces) and finish off with a small accessory or two (magnifying glass, clock, DIY gold urchin).  Books are almost always included, too.  They're perfect for adding height to items if needed.  Oh, and although I didn't here, I very often use a tray to corral items as well.

I'm not sure which look will stay, it's actually already different than any of those three (I had to put everything back that I swiped from other places!).  I stopped in Homegoods at just the right time the other day and found a pair of pretty new lamps,


so I'm trying to decide for sure where those will stay for now.  I hope to show you a little summer tour next week!


Linking up with: Thrifty Decor Chick

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25 comments:

  1. LOVE the fist look with the blue and white!

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  2. Jennifer, I love the new table - it's shape and new color of course!! How fun to have something new to style, and you nailed it every time - you are so so good at vignettes!

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  3. it is GORGEOUS! love the glossy black- perfect on this table! and love all the stylings but the first is my favorite, too!

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  4. Beautiful table and your styling is always impeccable! I think I am particularly drawn to the first one. :)

    Have a great day!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  5. Love the table transformation and I love all 3 looks ..The 1st one is my fave but I also like changing things up constantly and all the looks are great!

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  6. Oh what a pretty table and I love all three. I can't really choose a favorite. Your accessories are always so interesting and beautifully displayed.

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  7. I see a red door and I want to paint it black...sorry Rolling Stones moment. I love the table black! The pops of color against it really shine!

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  8. Love the new table Jennifer and all three vignettes look great... #1 is my favorite!!

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  9. What a great post! I love them all, can't pick a favorite! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Love your new table - such a great find! I can't even pick a favorite of the three ways you styled it - they all look fabulous!

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  11. The table looks great and your styling is spot on! I need to try that glossy black!

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  12. All three vignettes are beautiful, Jennifer! Hard to pick a favorite; but, I really do love the first one with all of the blue and white, and great texture! You are great at styling!

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  13. You make styling look so easy! Thanks for the tips...I actually find styling surfaces to be one of my biggest challenges so yiur ideas were really helpful. Each vignette is gorgeous!

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  14. I love all three but "Anything Goes" is my favorite! Styling vignettes is one of my favorite things to do and your tips are very helpful!!
    Jennifer@decoratingdelirium.com

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  15. Love it, and the high gloss paint looks fabulous!! Such great vignettes, how would you ever choose which you like best! :)

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  16. Before I forget, did you put any type of protectant on the top of the table? Of course, I love the black! :) I have a table I need to paint but no sprayer. Each of your displays are beautiful ~ I think my favorite is #3. I seem to always go for the color! The lamps are wonderful too. Great styling, as usual!

    xo
    Pat

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  17. Love the looks! Your blue and white and green combo gets me every time!

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  18. Jennifer it's all so lovely! I love your style and decor!

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  19. Fun, fun! Thanks for the tips Jenn! Have an amazing week!

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  20. I love all of these looks, but the first one is amazing! Just love how natural it looks - great texture and blue and white mix!

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  21. I love, love, love it painted black and I love the green boxes on top of it!

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  22. Love your table and all three stylings.

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  23. They all look amazing! But my fave is the casual summer - yup a bit biased with the blue and white against your fabulous black console! Your tips are excellent as well, and I try to incorporate much of what you mentioned on my console as well.I'm on a hunt of a new and bigger console since my old one is small (got it for a steal though on clearance at jcp). Wish me luck!

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