Side table transformation

I know I said I was going to post last night but I was sidetracked by designing my business cards and next thing I knew its 10pm. 

With sanding and painting and sanding and polishing I made over this side table in two days. I like the simple look and a ruggedness to it.  When I saw it I knew it would work next to the sectional in our living room. When I rearranged our living room I moved the sectional in the middle and separated the chaise lounge to the corner so there's no arm on the side and we needed a place for drinks and what not.

Here is what it looked like before

It was polyurethane and they used a green stain

and here it is finished

ahhh much better

I really enjoyed transforming this table, after sanding it I applied a thick coat of this blue opps paint from BM and when it dried I sanded it down again. Then I dry brushed the white oops paint , the same paint as I used here for the cabinet
Then I hand sanded it with a 300 grit sandpaper and rubbed a glaze all over it with a cloth and when that dried I applied Minwax Paste wax.

here are some up close shots so you can see the detail

I like the dry brushing affect and this piece is a new favorite of mine now.

a great place to stack books and hold my coffee.

Here it is against my couch

please dont pay any attention to my ugly carpet....I'm trying to talk my man into ripping the carpet out and maybe painting the subfloor until we get new flooring....hes not responding to well to my ideas

I get the West Elm catalog in the mail and saw this modern side table/bookcase
I'd really like to recreate something like this using the side table, it would be different but we need something to go behind the couch and I just love this idea. We would probably have to shorten the table because it is high.  But I'm very happy with the my new side table!

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