Painted Mission-Style End Table

July 4, 2013

I'm not big on mission-style furniture. It's just not me. Yet I saw this end table at Goodwill recently and I was really drawn to it.  Turns out we actually need an end table/bedside table so I caved and spent the $4.99 for it, knowing all the while that I was going to paint it. In my zeal to paint it I almost forgot to take "before" pictures. Sorry. (And no, I didn't prime, Shhh.)

Here it is without the drawer.

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey as well as Ace Hardware's Clark + Kensington paint and primer in Decorator's White.  I replaced the drawer pull with a porcelain monogram one from Hobby Lobby for 82 cents on clearance.  Yay, it was perfect.  And here's the final product.

I'm loving it with a recent thrift store globe find on top.  I like the globe especially because I think it rocks the whole blue-on-blue thing really well.
I really like the side spindles so much better now that they're white.
And here's the inexpensive little porcelain monogrammed drawer pull.  Love it!
I'm considering this one a real success!
It will be going to the Lake and filling in there as my son's bedside table.  I think it will work out just great.
What do you think?

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Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow - Nice redo!! The globe is perfect sitting on it also.
Have a Happy 4th!

Anonymous said...

So much better, Kathleen! Paint magic! Great transformation!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a deal! Oh yes, so much better now. I'm also loving your hydrangeas.

D. Jean Quarles said...

What a great find. Very cute. And what a deal!

Patty said...

I knew there were good bargains at GW but $4.99? Wow! It looks great. I am wanting to find a globe like that and want to spray chalkboard paint on it.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Gorgeous! It looks about a hundred times better! You did an amazing job.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It looks great and the price was right! I don't prime anymore either now that I use the chalk paint


Anonymous said...

Your table turned out so cute. Annie Sloan paris grey is one of my favorite colors. Love the globe as well. Perfect on the table. Also your hydrangeas look beautiful! Have a great day!!!! Love,Wanda

Corey said...

What a difference a coat of white paint can do! I actually have 2 mission style tables that are screaming for the same! Stopped by from Monday Funday!
Corey from

bj said...

I've never been a fan of mission style but after seeing YOURS...I am going to be looking for a couple to do the same thing to. You did an awesome job.

At Home in English Valley said...

It looks great Kathy. I bought a quart of gray paint and have used it a few times. Not as stark as white, warmer and neutral. I am still in awe of the great buys you've got the touch. Enjoy your time at the Lake. Love, Penny

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a sweet little table, looks so pretty with your special touches! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!

Unknown said...

What a great idea, your table looks darling!

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Paul said...

Beauty is in the eye... I think both are nice, but just have to comment: this is a perfect example of Antiques Roadshow "Your Mission-style side table is worth $1,200. If it had not been painted it would be worth 7,500-10,000." Kinda funny.

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