How This Painted Red Table Is The Talk Of The Town

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Hello!  Okay so this table may not be the talk of the entire town but it turned some heads when I returned it to my friend/client.  She really wanted a painted red table like the barn red night stand I had done before.  I didn’t want to disappoint and I think she fell in love with this cute table all over again.

 

Red is not a color I use too often but after completing this painted red table my mind has been changed. The color along with the distressing turned out perfectly! www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Painted Red Table

I am going to give a shout out to my friends at Rustoleum.  This is not a sponsored post and I did not receive any free product for this project but their spray paints work so well and made this transformation so easy!

Supplies Needed:

Now I am including some affiliate links for your convenience.  You can read my full disclosure here.

Rustoleum Flat Black Spray Paint

Rustoleum Satin Colonial Red Spray Paint

Delta Ceramcoat Antique Wax

Palm Sander

Sand paper

Lint free cloth

Paint brush to apply the wax

Getting Started

When my friend brought this table to me she said it was a little “rough”.  She was right.  It had some water damaged areas.

 

Red is not a color I use too often but after completing this painted red table my mind has been changed. The color along with the distressing turned out perfectly! www.michellejdesigns.com

 

I started with the sander and sanded for quite some time.  It was hard and I could not get all of the water damage bumps out of the veneer but it looked better and it was much smoother.

 

 

 

 

The First Coat Of Color

I wanted the distressing to show a little black coming through the red so I sprayed the entire table black.  Turning it upside down and spraying the bottom first ensures the piece will look finished when it was done.  When the bottom was dry I turned it right side up and finished the black.

 

Red is not a color I use too often but after completing this painted red table my mind has been changed. The color along with the distressing turned out perfectly! www.michellejdesigns.com

 

It doesn’t look great in it’s black stage.  This is like when I am organizing or cleaning.  Things usually get worse before they get better.  At least I was hoping so.

After the black paint was completely dry I was able to spray the red.  It was much brighter than I expected and I tried not to panic.  I know Dawn wanted a deep, barn red but I knew what needed to be done to fix it.

First came the sanding/distressing.  There were some areas that I sanded a little bit harder than others.  This is where the actual wood shows, the rest is a light sanding just to reveal some of the black layer underneath.

Now comes the Ceramcoat Antique wax.  This stuff really saved the day.  It toned down the bright red and made it look exactly how I envisioned it.

Using a paint brush I slathered it on…waited a bit then wiped off the excess with the lint free cloth. It was perfect and I made sure it got into all of the little nooks and crannies.

 

 


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The Final Look

I love the way the wax makes the finish feel too.  It is smooth with a nice sheen.  Perfecto!!  I am now in love with this painted red table.

 

Red is not a color I use too often but after completing this painted red table my mind has been changed. The color along with the distressing turned out perfectly! www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

Red is not a color I use too often but after completing this painted red table my mind has been changed. The color along with the distressing turned out perfectly! www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

Red is not a color I use too often but after completing this painted red table my mind has been changed. The color along with the distressing turned out perfectly! www.michellejdesigns.com

 

I tried to get some close up photos to show the black distressing and to show how pretty this deep color of red turned out to be.

 

Red is not a color I use too often but after completing this painted red table my mind has been changed. The color along with the distressing turned out perfectly! www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

 

Red is not a color I use too often but after completing this painted red table my mind has been changed. The color along with the distressing turned out perfectly! www.michellejdesigns.com

 

It turned out really nice and Dawn loved the final outcome and that made happy.

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Red is not a color I use too often but after completing this painted red table my mind has been changed. The color along with the distressing turned out perfectly! www.michellejdesigns.com

 

What do you think of the cute, painted red table?  Please let me know in the comments below.  I love to hear feedback and get comments from you guys.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

MIchelle

16 Comments

  1. Manita Murphy

    I LOVE it, Michelle! Red is one of my favorites! I give you A LOT of credit for even trying to do something with that table. I probably would have burned it! LOL! You sure have the touch!

    19 . 04 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Manita! It is so good to hear from you. I love the way it turned out but the bumpy veneer parts just wouldn’t go away. They were better and, I think, less noticeable with the new paint though. I am glad you like it.

      22 . 04 . 2017
      • Mary Faber

        Great table, Michelle!! Could you contact me? I have a possible project.

        23 . 04 . 2017
        • Michelle

          Hi Mary! I am so glad you liked this and I will be happy to contact you! I will be in touch soon. Thanks so much.

          23 . 04 . 2017
  2. Nancy

    The red really gave that little table new life, Michelle. What a fun accent piece!

    22 . 04 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you Nancy! I am not sure why I don’t do more red pieces they seem to be popular. It is going on my list. I love the way it turned out and coming from you and your decorating tastes I am thrilled you like it. You are a wonderful decorator!

      23 . 04 . 2017
  3. Tammy Knobloch

    Beautiful! I love reading your post and all the wonderful work you do! It is a highlight of my week when you have something new. You are so very talented!

    22 . 04 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you Tammy! I am so glad you read the posts and like what you see. I love it when I receive great feedback from friends!

      23 . 04 . 2017
  4. Sue

    I love this red table and how you finished it Michelle. It is a telephone table very similar to the one that I did so it means a lot to me when I see tables like this.

    22 . 04 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Sue! I am so glad you like it. I remember you mentioning a telephone table before that meant a lot to you. I love making over these small tables they are a joy. Thank you for your kind words.

      23 . 04 . 2017
  5. Dawn Siemers

    I love, love, love my table Michelle! I am so thrilled to have a piece of my mom’s furniture to treasure and it looks,so cute in my living room. I turmed out better than I ever dreamed. Thank you so very much!

    22 . 04 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Yay! I am so glad you are happy with it. It makes my heart smile that it was your mom’s and now you are using and enjoying it too. Thanks so much for letting me be a part of this for you. I love the way it turned out.

      23 . 04 . 2017
  6. stacy

    Im not usually one for too much color or to bright of colors but I really love how this table turned out.

    26 . 04 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks Stacy. Me too! LOL! I do love the way it turned out!

      26 . 04 . 2017
  7. Susie

    What a fabulous red. I can see why it turned some heads. It was a piece with good bones, too. I love unique pieces painted in quirky colors. This is terrific. Great job. Susie from The Chelsea Project

    27 . 04 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi! When it didn’t turn out quite right I thought of you and asked myself what Susie would do. She can fix anything. I tried the wax to layer on more color and add more depth and it did the trick! You have taught me well!

      27 . 04 . 2017

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