You guys are in for a treat. TWO furniture makeovers in one week. Not quite sure how I pulled that off. You can check out the cute little mint table I completed for the nursery here if you missed it!
You know the drill for TFMD. One theme, tons of fab furniture flippers. This month was Black. I don’t think I’ve ever painted a piece of furniture black to be honest. I’m just not that into the solid black look. I prefer it as more of an accent color. Which is exactly how I used it on this piece. I promise, there is black.
ANTIBES GREEN SIDE TABLE
I didn’t have a piece for this month’s theme until a couple weeks ago. The only thing I knew was that I was going to use some gorgeous removable wallpaper that Audrey from This Little Street sent me. She recently launched this amazing collection of patterns in collaboration with Spoonflower and asked some fellow bloggers to help spread the word about it.
I chose the Grid pattern and knew the peel and stick feature of the wallpaper would be perfect to line some furniture drawers. So that would be my black 🙂
Now for the piece of furniture. My parents were visiting a couple weeks ago and my mom found this cute little table in my favorite antique shop. I told her I’d paint it for her as long as I could use the wallpaper on the inside. Done and done.
This little devil is deceivingly heavy. Great bones and perfect working drawers, make my job that much easier. She wasn’t sure which color to go with but I wanted to try something new, so I swayed her towards Antibes by Annie Sloan. I knew the bright green would look awesome with the black and white paper.
Two coats was all this guy needed, then I gave it a light distressing and sealed it with dark wax to tone it down a notch.
I thought about keeping the original hardware and spray painting it black, but then I found these knobs I had bought a while back. I may have done a little happy dance when I put them on. How perfect do they look??
Finishing touch was adding the paper to the drawers.
Cutting each piece to the right size is so much easier when you have straight lines to follow 🙂
And I LOVE the peel and stick! One less step of using spray adhesive like I usually do! Even better, it’s removable, if my mom ever wants to change it out.
I know the paper is pretty modern and geometric, while the table itself is more rustic and shabby chic, but that’s what I like about it. I love the contrast of the two and think they actually pair pretty well together. What do you think?
There are so many different techniques for painting furniture. If you want to see some more tips check out this No Fuss Guide to Painting Furniture.
Sine I won’t be giving this to my mom until I go home next weekend, this is the first time she’s seeing it. Hope she likes it! And I hope my use of black is acceptable for this month’s theme 😉
Don’t forget to check out all the other fabulous makeovers below!
Love what you created, want to know I have a old house, and the doors of in my bathrooms or very old, but cost to much to change, do you think I can do the same thing on the doors that you did on the side tables… I though of mud pog, but not sure , could you give me an idea ??. please
thank you Bre
I am so glad I found this post. Because I spent HOURS browsing spoonflower’s wallpaper a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been wanting to buy some, but I’m having a little trouble committing. How sticky is the peel and stick option? I think the other alternative is the one that requires water to adhere, right? Do you wish you had gotten the other adhesive, or is this sticking really well? I linked my blog post about the table I want to use it for, to this comment… do you think that peel-and-stick would work well for vertical surfaces, or does it need to lay flat, like in the bottom of a drawer? I want the flat surfaces to be mint and the vertical shelves in between the first and second tiers to have a patterned background. The shelves will be filled with books, and I would love to have some visual interest behind them!!
I found a cute little black end table that I want to make over. It went really well with our room until we changed the theme and got rid of our old couches. So this would be a great idea to get it to match our room again!
What a vibrant color! Love it! What a classy little table it is!
Hope you have a great day!
Thank you Terry!! 🙂
Rachel (Lines Across)
I love it! And I agree I love the look of the furniture with the modern drawer liners.
Lucy @ Patina Paradise
I love green and the knobs are just perfect for the piece.
Incredible! I love love love the colour!!
Thank you so much Krista!!
Jen @ Girl in the Garage
Antibes is such a fun color for this piece- and those knobs are divine! It’s funny how several of us decided to line the drawers on our pieces this month. 🙂 I hope your mom loves this cute little table’s new look!
Thanks Jen! It was so fun seeing how everyone interpreted “black” 🙂
Bre @ Average But Inspired
Love love love it!!! Makes me want to try Antibes!
Beautiful detailed piece Bre. The paper goes with it perfectly. I can always count on you to throw in a surprise.
Thank you so much Kathy!!
I love the shape of this piece and the new look that you’ve given it. The lined drawers are an added bonus!
Lindsay - Shrimp Salad Circus
This green is gorgeous, and I love that little hidden pop of pattern inside the drawers!!
Thanks Lindsay! I know I’ll be using that paper again 🙂
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer
Love this color with the wood showing through! I know your Mom had to be thrilled with it! 🙂
Thanks Christy!! She loves it 🙂
Marie from The Interior Frugalista
Love Antibes Green, especially when it’s distressed to show light wood underneath and bathed in dark wax to deepen the color. Your gorgeous side table reminded me of this – just love it Bre! I bet your Mom called you immediately after setting eyes on this beauty today!
It’s such a beautiful color, I can’t believe it took me this long to try it! And she absolutely loves it!
Amy | Canary Street Crafts
Such a cute table, Bre! Love the color you chose and the distressing is perfection. Your mom is going to love it.
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule
Love Antibes, pretty cabinet! I considered adding black this way too but decided to do my little table instead! 😉
I can’t believe it took me this long to try Antibes, it’s so pretty!
Amy @ Highstyle Restyle
I wouldn’t have thought about using green but this piece pulls it off perfectly! It’s fun & funky!
Thank you so much Amy!!
Beautiful! Such a great color and I love the grid paper in the drawers!
Karin Chudy (ART IS BEAUTY)
Bre, I Love this combination. Normally this is how I like to incorporate my blacks into a piece too. 🙂 Those knobs are awesome! It turned out perfect!
Thank you so much Karin! Subtle pops of black are the way to go 😉
Oh my goodness! LOOOOOOVE this Bre! Seriously, that green … it turned out perfectly!
Thanks girl! I don’t think I would ever have something this color in my own home, but it’s so gorgeous!
That green color is stunning. What a fun little piece !!
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
That’s a sweet piece, Bre! Love the pulls and the pop of color. 🙂
Thank you so much Larissa!