Two Tone Tables with Free Paint

Has anyone else seen these coupons? I received mine through the mail but I just saw one in the July issue of Southern Living. Who can pass up free paint? Not this gal.

Valspar Coupon

Valspar Coupon 2

Well, I had the perfect project in mind for the free sample – my old, dark plant tables. I bought these from Pier 1 about six years ago and they never found their forever home. They floated from room to room and I was never satisfied. Finally, they were ‘stored’ in the garage for a few years so I decided to give these unloved tables a new look with shorter legs and a fresh coat of white paint.

Original Planter Tables

Top View of Tables

Polar White was the only white option that Valspar had available and luckily, it worked for me!

Valspar Paint

georgia & daughter: Two Tone Tables

Instead of leaving the two tables the same height, I removed 4 inches off only one of the tables with a circular saw. The stacked effect provides more interest and depth to the overall vignette. (After measuring twice and cutting once, I still has to sand the bottom of the legs so the table stood level.)

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The tables received one coat of primer plus two coats of the Valspar Paint. I could have used only one coat of Valspar but I wanted a crisp, bright white to contrast against the dark wood.

One Coat of Primer

Overall, the Two Tone Tables received a little TLC and now have a forever home.

georgia & daughter: Two Tone Tables

georgia & daughter: Two Tone Tables

georgia & daughter: Two Tone Tables

~daughter

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