Without a doubt, paint is my favorite tool that I use to make dramatic transformations and changes to my rooms. Whether it’s painting the walls or painting a piece of furniture or small accessory, paint is the quickest and easiest way to update a space and it works every single time. I’m working on making some fun changes to my den and am adding a library nook in there, as well as a couple of new furniture pieces. With space on the wall to fill, I found a really cute wood console table at a local antiques store and for $89, knew it would be a good candidate for changing the color. It was painted a light yellow color and I knew that a bolder color would bring it out even more and look great in my den. Using Glidden paint from The Home Depot, I made over this little console table and it really is going to fit in my space so nicely now. Paint makes such a huge difference. If you think you can’t paint a piece of furniture, I’m here to tell you that you can! Anyone can paint. Don’t let fear stop you from picking up a quart of paint and just doing it. I chose a pretty pinky coral red color for my console table. With the aqua blue shades I have in this room, I wanted to bring in another accent color that would liven up the room and this one should do it. I think it’s going to be fun to sprinkle this coral red around the room and lighten up the rest of the room. The color I chose is Painted Desert Red by Glidden, available at The Home Depot. Using a brush and foam roller, I started rolling on paint, going over what was already on the piece. I didn’t prime since it had a nice coat of paint already and this paint should stick fine to the existing surface without a lot of prep. I don’t usually worry too much about pieces like this getting a lot of wear and tear, so the Satin should be fine and stick well. After one coat, it was looking good. I liked the color a lot. I ended up doing 3 coats on most of it because red is like that. It takes a few coats to get the depth in a deeper color like reds and pinks. And here’s the table AFTER! I love how pretty it looks with the turquoise shades of the lamp and basket. I’m using some accessories that I got from Birch Lane and I’ll tell you more about all of that later. I’ll do another post on this entire corner showing all the details. It’s hard to completely capture the color in pics and it is deeper in person. Color makes all the difference in a room and I know I’ll enjoy this coral pinky red in here. I’m brightening up my den and going with a lighter look. Glidden has a simplified paint palette that is easy to navigate and find the perfect color for your project. I always talk about the power of paint and it really is such a quick way to make a difference. Painting an old piece of furniture takes just a few hours and then you have a new beginning to a space. If you’re painting a whole room, the Glidden Color my Room tool is really fun to use. A great way to get a visual before you paint! MyColortopia is all about making painting fun, easy, and rewarding. They will help you choose the right colors for your project, guide you through the painting process, and get you to colorful results you’ll love. Color can spark a mood and feeling in a room and that’s why I love paint so much. It’s such an easy way to get change and find new inspiration in your spaces. An accent color can take a room to a whole new level. I chose this pinky coral color because I thought it would be such a nice contrast with the soft blues I have in this room and it’s easy on the eye. I put together a Pinterest board with my inspiration color and it’s fun to see an inspiration color all in one spot, so you can really soak it in before you commit.
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Dandi D says
I have a coffee table in the living room I’d really like to paint and I don’t think it would be that hard.
Dandi D says
I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dandidaffyhill/status/494224433020555265
I’d like to paint a stand we have in our bathroom. It has gotten a bit yellow over the years and would look so much better with a new coat!
Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/496259605194760192
Oops, I messed up the tweet above. Try this one: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/496259890025746433
Ashleigh hall says
I just painted my daughter’s bed side tables turquoise. Wish I would’ve seen this pink color you used earlier and I would have copied you! 🙂 Love your table and your accessories!! I am headed to Birch Lane now!
Ashleigh hall says
I pinned this! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/168955423496129228/
our kitchen cabinets
That turned out great!! I’d like to paint my daughters dresser a fun new color!
I’d love to paint over my bedroom.
Debbie B says
i’d love to give my guest bathroom a new coat of paint to brighten it up a bit
We have some tables that could use a new coat of paint
shared on twitter -https://twitter.com/neiddy_ruiz/status/499673402618023937
I painted a china cabinet and distressed it to match our dining room table. I was so proud of the way it turned out!
maria cantu says
I’d like to paint my dresser.
Debbie B says
i posted a tweet:
I’m repainting the director chairs on my patio!