As you know I'm participating in a Glidden Testers campaign and am giving my living room a makeover.

I realized though when looking at the tester bottles that these are the same size as the acrylic paint bottles I purchase at craft stores to make over smaller items in my house, so I purchased quite a few little bottles while I was picking up my living room makeover colors so I could start clearing out the garage of all my bargain basement finds.

I purchased this half round pink hall table at Beverly's for $19 quite a while ago.

pink hall table

It looked a little lonely sitting at the top of the stairs all by itself.

But now it doesn't.

how to paint a hall table

I love the painting hanging above the table.  My grandmother painted it for me as a little reminder of home, and my dad carved the frame.   It's a painting of my parents yard and all of the birds and flowers that we see whenever we visit.

Hall table makeover

 To do this I started by sanding down the pink table.  Next I applied a primer, then painted a coat of Blue-Grey Slate (Glidden tester), and then a coat of Deepest Aqua (Glidden tester), leaving each coat to dry before moving onto the next.  Once it was dry I used a brass wire brush to give the table a slightly weathered look, so you could see a little of the grey showing through.  Then I applied a couple of coats of protective finish.

Tip:  I used a small roller for the final coat of Deepest Aqua on the top and also on the section underneath where the plant is sitting.  This eliminated seeing any brush strokes on these two sections.

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Samantha @ A Little Simplicity July 24, 2011 - 12:25 pm

Love that color! Your stairway looks so cute!

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Rebecca E. Parsons July 24, 2011 - 1:17 pm

Tonya…this is so beautiful (my color indeed)…love you blog look and feel…we need to collaborate sometime…would love to share this proj. on my maga/blog…

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Ellen Christian July 24, 2011 - 7:04 pm

Wow nice job. That looks really good!

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Courtney Velasquez July 25, 2011 - 4:40 am

Love it Tonya!!!

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kathy July 25, 2011 - 8:26 am

That turned out great! I need to pick up a few of those testers for small projects.

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Tonya Staab July 26, 2011 - 9:24 am

I love the testers.  I picked up 12 of them for assorted projects.  I'll be posting a vase I gave a makeover to shortly.

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Tonya Staab July 26, 2011 - 9:40 am

Thank you Courtney 🙂

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Tonya Staab July 26, 2011 - 9:42 am

Thank you Ellen.

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Tonya Staab July 26, 2011 - 9:43 am

Rebecca, that sounds like a fabulous idea :).  Thank you.

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Tonya Staab July 26, 2011 - 9:43 am

We still have a lot of work to do, but thank you.  Unpacking and decorating one box at a time :).

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wheel balancers September 30, 2011 - 5:32 am

The little table looks more attractive when you changed it into turquoise. I wish my table would turn out like yours when I changed its color.

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garage equipment October 21, 2011 - 8:04 pm

That was a great makeover! Hope you could teach me some of tricks and tips how to get those on.

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