Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Antiqued Black and Bayberry End Tables

These tables were brought to me as a custom piece and I'm always flattered when my clients ask for my opinion on how they should refinish their pieces. 

Usually I can put together some ideas pretty quickly. But with these tables I felt like I ran the color spectrum marathon trying to come up with a classy combination for my clients very colorful home. 

In the end we decided to do a rich bayberry green underneath and a gloss black on top.

And after some very time consuming distressing and dry brushing here is the final product. 

I'm really happy with how they turned out! I've always felt like black furniture can be a little overwhelming, but I love these tables. 

Too bad I have to give them back. :)

Painted in General Finishes Bayberry Green and Lamp Black
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  1. Beautiful in black and perfect amount of distressing!

  2. Gorgeous tables! I've discovered I feel the same way about black furniture. Which is why I got rid of that big black dresser (plus we had no room for it). I painted it black originally because that's what James wanted. How do you and Jake come to an agreement on a color scheme? or does he just let you do what you want? I've come to realize that james and I have very different tastes and I don't know how that's going to work out when we have our own home to do whatever we want to with it...

  3. Beautiful! I love the color green underneath...

  4. They turned out beautifully!They are perfect in black.

  5. So pretty! I love the depth of the paint technique! Thanks for sharing.

  6. really, this blackberry table looks very pretty and gorgeous and one of the antique collections. i really like this. its design makes it differ from others.

  7. Following you from thrifty decor chick-stop by for a visit!!

  8. Truly gorgeous. The tables themselves are so wonderfully detailed and this color is great on them. I have always loved a touch of black in every room for drama but I am with you, I am discovering that too much black or big pieces of black can sometimes be overwhelming. Thanks so much for sharing your work on BeColorful.

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