Lately I've been loving bright, mustard yellow. I think it started with a scarf I got last summer and now it has resulted in a little table transformation in our living room. Scott and I originally picked up this sturdy end table a few years ago from friends who were moving and I refinished it in a creamy white. I pretty quickly realized the white was too "antique" for me and the table just looked blah.
After collecting some images of little French tables on Pinterest and mulling it over (secretly) for quite a while, I decided to paint it a bright mustard yellow.
Scott said, "It's very yellow." I said, "Trust your wife."
Next, I sanded off some of the new paint, revealing some of the old white paint
and the pale bare wood underneath.
Then, in order to give it a more aged look, I stained the exposed wood.
A final coat of wipe-on polyeurethane finished the job and gave it a hard, durable seal.
The whole project took just a few hours, with most of that time spent waiting for the paint to dry. I bought only a little sample jar of Valspar's "jackson square" paint (from the allen + roth collection at Lowe's) and that was plenty to do the job. The stain and polyeurethane were leftovers from other projects.
And now I have a much more interesting little corner in our living room.
I'm pretty sure a lot of people would think this kind of furniture refinishing is rather unfortunate--
who would want this garish, mismatched table in their home?
Well, call me crazy, but I do!
So what do you think?
Love it, or hate it?