Asked on Jul 10, 2018

How to update these 2 stands that my father gave to me?

Gayle DeasJJLbr24389409


I have these 2 stands that my father gave to me. I believe they are some type of sewing table. I am not quite sure. Anyway I am using them as end tables in livingroom. They are so dark and old looking. I would love to update them. Something beach inspiring!

q i have these 2 stands that my father gave to me i believe they are so
The top opend and storage is inside.
4 answers
  • Johnavallance82
    on Jul 10, 2018

    Hello Jean, Well they look as if they have been given a new look before at some time, so why not go for Beach look this time! Paint - Decoupage - Cover in Fabric.

    the world is your oyster, Maybe Sea Shells........Have fun............

  • Lbr24389409
    on Jul 11, 2018

    I would do a chalk paint finish. I just painted a dining room table and the finish resembles driftwood. Started with a white base then did some dry brushing and glazing in different greys and taupes. If you go with a painted finish have glass cut to size for the tops to avoid marring the finish. There are tons of youtube tutorials on how to get the look. I am chalk painting my bedroom set next !!

  • JJ
    on Jul 11, 2018

    I love the chalk paint idea that others suggested. On top you can lay down and attach a framed mirror. Most Dollar Stores carry them. Don't be turned off by how inexpensive they look because once it's painted either to match the rest of the piece or an accent color it changes the whole look. It's a pretty accent and great for placing your watch or cellphone for a charging station. Post photos of your final choice. Have fun with it!

  • Gayle Deas
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Oh my goodness, the possibilities are endless! One wonderful thing about paint....if you don't like it, it's easily redone. It's hard to tell your colors in the photo, but beachy says to me, shades of aqua & blue, sandy beige, and driftwood grey. There's so much to choose from. Share your finished project! Have fun.
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