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New Life for an Old Table + 31 Days of Color Inspiration and a Sweepstakes

March 11, 2015

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DIY side table makeover! WOW! Update a sad table with paint and nail heads for next to nothing! Full details from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #sponsored

Hi there!  To date, there have been ZERO photos of our guest room on the blog.  Admittedly, we have not done much in the room, other that put furniture in it and hang some curtains and random art.  But, I hope that will change over the course of 2015–we are not going to rush it.  So I have decided to tackle small projects for the guest room as I have time.

I was excited to get a little motivation to complete a paint project in the guest bedroom as part of Ace Hardware's 31 Days of Color initiative!  You can learn more about it at the end of this post and/or by visiting ThePaintStudio.com.

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There is NO better way to bring a new look to a room or piece of furniture than with paint.  And with the wide variety of Clark+Kensington and Valspar colors available in the Paint Studio, it's easy to find tons of color inspiration.

The entire month of April, Ace Hardware is designating a daily Color of the Day!  Today's color is the STUNNING color, Enchanted Evening by Clark+Kensington.  Isn't it gorgeous?

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It's a beautiful color that we see in some of the finest bits of nature, like the ocean and gorgeous succulents.

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I knew it would be perfect to use on an accent table for our guest room.  For years, I have had a lovely antique table sitting in my attic.  All it needed was some TLC,  some color and a home!

We brought it down from the attic for me and did some minor repair work.  The top tier was a bit loose, so Joe glued and nailed it until it was sturdy again.  Join the 31 Days of Color Initiative with Ace Hardware! #sponsored

Once that was done, I cleaned it off and then got started painting.

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As soon as my first brush stroke of Enchanted Evening was on my table, I knew it was PERFECT.  I love painting, especially when I find the perfect color on the first try.  You may have seen this post on my Instagram a while back.

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It did not take long at all to complete two coats on my gem of a table!  Then, I added some brass nail heads to the top for some added interest.  And then I moved her {yes, I think my table is a girl} into our guest room, where she looks FABULOUS!  Take a look for yourself!

DIY side table makeover! What a beautiful table transformation using Enchanted Evening by Clark + Kensington! Full details from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

What a beautiful table transformation using Enchanted Evening by Clark + Kensington! Full details from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

What a beautiful table transformation using Enchanted Evening by Clark + Kensington! Full details from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

What a beautiful table transformation using Enchanted Evening by Clark + Kensington! Full details from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

What a beautiful table transformation using Enchanted Evening by Clark + Kensington! Full details from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

What do you think?  I am soooo in love with it!

To follow along with the 31 Days of Color, just visit ThePaintStudio.com starting at 12pm EST every day in March to uncover the Color of the Day from Ace’s exclusive Valspar® or Clark+Kensington® paint lines, along with expert tips and inspiration.

Now, are you ready for an EXCITING sweepstakes?!

Enter to win the 31 Days of Color Sweepstakes–one lucky winner will win a $10,000 home paint makeover!  Plus, daily $50 Ace Hardware gift cards will also be given away to some lucky folks who enter the sweepstakes.  Ace will also be giving away free samples of the Color of the Day to the first 1,000 online entrants at ThePaintStudio.com.  You can enter the 31 Days of Color Sweepstakes daily! What are you waiting for?!  Head over to ThePaintStudio.com and enter for your chance to win now!

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WOW! Update a sad table with paint and nail heads for next to nothing! Full details from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #sponsored

I have LOADS of exciting projects to share with you in 2015 as an Ace Hardware blogger.  Be sure to subscribe by email so that you never miss a post!

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I am a member of the Ace Bloggers Panel and Ace Hardware has provided with the products used within this project. I was also compensated for my time and this blog post. All opinions and positions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.  

 

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  1. […]  I have already fallen in love with many of the OPI colors, which you can read about here and here.  But I needed something more colorful and lively for this project and the brand new The Natural […]

  2. Kathryn A. Agruso says:

    I just love that table and also what you have done with it. It reminds me of a table my Mom had that I just adored. It is an heirloom that one of my sisters is now using.

  3. Gilmer Gal says:

    I have the perfect table for this! Now I can’t wait to get it started. Thanks so much for the inspiration

  4. Tarry Rye says:

    This might sound like a stupid question but, did you nail the nail heads or did you glue them? What a cute idea!

  5. Jill says:

    For some reason I keep getting an Error 404 message when I try to click on ThePaintStudio.com

  6. so pretty! i love the color and the trim you added!

  7. Stephanie R says:

    It turned out so cute, I never would have though to use gold embellishments but they look great on it!

  8. Leslie says:

    What a pretty color you chose to paint it. I love it! It’s so easy to give things new life with some new paint and things. Thanks for sharing!

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