Dark Stain to Bright White Sofa Table: Before and After

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I seriously think I could paint every stained piece of furniture I own a shade of white.  With hardwood floors and dark furniture I need to brighten it up!  I love this transformation of a sofa table/book case.  I moved it from our master bedroom to the dining room. I love what less than a quart of paint can do to transform.  Here is the dining room as of 3 weeks ago: all the furniture is dark wood.  Check out the before pictures of the dining room here.  FYI.. in this photo the  room looks like 1978 powder blue eye shadow worn by my mother,  but it’s more gray than blue.

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Here is the before table:

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Painting the table in the bathroom.  I was multi-tasking! You don’t want to know! Kidding!

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 In love with my husband’s vintage tool box makeover here.  

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DIY Wicker Chair Update

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Our front porch faces south and in Colorado that  means sun, sun and more sun.  So wicker furniture gets weathered very quickly.  Kinda like our skin without sunscreen!

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I have seen other blog projects on spray painting wicker. I was a little skeptical because there are so many details in anything with the word wicker. It’s like covering gray roots… there is always one that gets completely overlooked and it’s the only thing you see!

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Here’s the World Market version for $59.99 {sale price}:

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And, my version for the price of a can of spray paint from Home Depot. I went with green as a spring, summer and maybe Halloween color???

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Compare for yourself!

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