Pedestal End Tables Makeover

This weekend I painted two different but similar pedestal end tables for our living room.

We have been using a round pedestal table on the window side of the couch and I was happy to find a similar sized table with a square top for the other end of the sofa.

The round table needed repainting so I primed both with Zinnser Cover Stain and then painted them with two coats of General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint. Finally I protected them with a poly topcoat.

I like that the side tables are the same colour and a similar but not matching style. I sold the large round pedestal coffee table even though it was a favourite piece. It was too big and heavy for our small living room and three pedestal tables seemed a bit much.

Tomorrow I will post a late summer living room tour. I have some changes planned for Fall and didn't get a chance to share an early summer tour. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can come back to see the full tour.

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  1. Love the white! I have a few small tables just like yours that I'm dying to paint with chalk paint. All best --
    Joanne @ Sea Glass Cottage

  2. Your tables are perfect for either side of your sofa. Love that they're similar but different shapes!
    Mary Alice

  3. Love them! I need to keep an eye out for some similar little tables to use around the house. Looking forward to your tour tomorrow!

  4. I love pedestal tables. I have a few of them myself. They fit in small areas perfectly. I'm looking forward to seeing your home tour!

  5. Elizabeth I love how a coat of paint unifies, dissimilar objects. These look fabulous! I'd love it if you'd share this post at my Five Star Frugal linkup. We share ways to live elegantly for less, and these certainly fit the bill. Love, Mimi xxx


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