Warm Wood & White…

This change in our house has been a long time coming.
A year ago when we built our house, 
I bought all of our new furniture on a whim & didn’t really
take the time to plan out each room individually.
So we ended up with all new furniture with a dark black finish. 
Don’t get me wrong, I love our furniture, but 
why I chose black, I will never know. 
It’s just not my style & did not fit into my vision for our home.
Lucky for me, I am passionate about redoing furniture.
So, now I am started on this long journey of making
over the pieces in our living & dining room.
A very long journey…
I chose white finish with a natural wood top for the
end tables & coffee table in the living room.
Before…
This picture was taken a while back, but you get the point.
Black coffee table. Black end tables. 
After…

Notice the black in entertainment center in the background..
It’s next… dun dun dun.
{Yes I still need a rug}
It’s hard for me to pick a rug for some reason,
but I think it will be easier when we install the 
wood floors.. 
I love the contrast now between the warm wood & white.
By simply removing the top of the coffee table, painting the base,
& adding natural wood that I had stained, 
I had a completely new 
coffee table!
The white on the furniture really 
brightens up the room & adds just
the right touch I was looking for. 
I love the rustic look that these tables gave the room.
I used the same process for the end tables. 
I simply removed the tops & replaced them
with natural wood.
I attached the new rustic wood with the same screws
that the original tops were attached with.
Very simple.
You can see in this picture the black bar stools, table, &
entertainment center in the background. oyyy. 
More on the plan for those later…
Materials…
I used this awesome set of Purdy brushes for this project.
It’s truly amazing to me what a good set of brushes can do for your projects.
You can definitely tell the difference in the quality & how smoothly
they make your projects. I would for sure recommend a good 
set of brushes, like the Purdy brushes, to anyone wanting to paint.
Visit You can Save The Walls to see where you can 
find these awesome brushes & also get some
amazing paint tips!!
I also used lumber from Lowe’s
which I stained {Walnut}.
& the screws that were in the original
coffee table. 
I also switched out the hardware on the end tables
for bronze hardware. This may not be permanent,
but for now I like it. 
How do you like my new tables? 
I am really loving them & how they turned out. 
I love the comfortable, casual feel that 
they give the living space. 
I hope you all are having a fantastic labor day weekend!
I am thoroughly enjoying my relaxing weekend
with my husband.
Head on lover to Liz Marie Blog Facebook page
to share some projects you are working on this weekend,
I would love to see them!

9 thoughts on “Warm Wood & White…

  1. Morgan

    I just have to say I LOVE your table! I was wondering what kind of paint and sealer did you use?

  2. Julie

    How difficult was it to remove the top of your coffee table from the base/frame? Was there glue involved and/or what did you use? I found a dining table at a thrift shop that Id like to do the same with. Thoughts? Worth it?

  3. Em O

    Hey Liz! Love this redo, wondering what brand and color stain that you used on the natural wood because it is beautiful! I can’t seem to find a good stain that isn’t going to leave the wood with the red/yellow color that I hate!

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