February 5, 2023

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Swing Your Home

Small Side Book Table – Take Two

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This side book table got a whole new look…again!! Take two and it’s a keeper! 

Hello friends!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We took it easy and didn’t do much. I’ve done quite a bit of shopping but haven’t wrapped a thing. Every day I look at my big pile and say, I’m gonna wrap today, and then never do!! haha!! I’ll get to it soon.

Remember last week or so I shared some updates?? If you missed it you can see it all here. Well, in that post I talked about how I decided to keep the little side book table. This one, Antique Book Rack Table Update. 

side book table with green paint and furniture transfer

So sweet! I loved the makeover I gave it but that was with the thought of me not keeping it. As it were, it would have been great in a Florida room, porch, sunroom, etc. But I didn’t really love it painted/decorated that way in our living room.

I decided to paint it.

side book table top painted dark blue

I thought I’d give it a fun finish with this dark blue underneath. (Seaside, gorgeous color)

Then painting a lighter color over top… (French Eggshell, also beautiful!)

light blue side of table

And I wanted to bring some of that dark blue through…

side of table brushing the light paint away to reveal the darker

So I used a wet chip brush and brushed some of the lighter blue away in the middle areas.

Sanded the edges a bit and done.

blue side book table in living room

But I didn’t love it blue. Boo!!! Too much blue.
I need it a bit more neutral.

But Ryder goes just perfectly in here! He’s just right. 😉

blue side book table in living room with white dog

Soooo, I repainted it!

Like I always say, it’s only paint, right?! Don’t love it? Repaint it!

beige side book table beside couch

This time with Cobblestone, which is a great “greige” neutral color that is not too warm. (and not too cool, it’s a great in-between warm and cool color)

side view of side book table in beige color

I sanded the edges to bring the dark through. Since I painted it the darker blue underneath, that is the color that shows up.

edge of side book table revealing blue distressed area

Which I’m actually fine with. I like the hint of blue!

top edge showing distressed edge

side book table books on shelf

Hey there Roo, love you. 🙂

my sweet ryder roo

He’s such a good, sweet boy.

Well, I know this little side book table was super cute how I made it over the first time. But I had no intention of keeping it so did something that wasn’t necessarily in fitting with my style/home. But even though I ended up having to paint over that, I am absolutely thrilled that I was able to keep this little antique beauty with me. It fits perfectly in here.

living room shot with couch and small side book table

And I love that I can keep some books and such on the shelf below.

So happy I hadn’t sold this one yet. It’s a keeper!

Have a wonderful week, my wonderful friends! I’ll be back on Thursday with part of my Christmas home tour. I put up FOUR trees this year. What was I thinking?? haha!! If you follow along with me over on Instagram or Facebook, then you probably saw them already as I gave a sneak peek over there.

Come on back by to see my Christmas home later this week!

xoxo