Hallway Table Makeover

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A while back, when I was looking for a large cabinet to hide our tv, I decided to check out a local antique mall that I hadn’t been to yet. That day, the thrifting gods were definitely on my side. I ended up finding a cabinet for the tv within 5 minutes and then halfway through the store I stumbled across the cutest little table. It was the perfect size for our hallway and I loved the bamboo detail on the legs. Oh, and it was only $30!! At that price, there’s no way I was leaving it behind!

Originally, I wasn’t going to paint over the wood, but after seeing it in our hallway for a while, it was looking a little too drab for me. It needed some color. Today, I’m sharing the before and after of this darling table.

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Overall, the table was in pretty good shape when I got it, just a few nicks here and there, but isn’t it so much better green?? The new color makes our hallway so much brighter, I love it!

Here’s what I used:

Hallway Table Makeover | sincerelysweetpeablog.com

KILZ Premium Primer (1 Quart) | Behr Ultra Sample, Color: Pine Scent (Satin Finish) | Wooster Shortcut Brush

Since I was painting over a darker wood, I decided to do two coats of primer before applying the color. Applying primer, especially before painting a darker piece will help reduce the number of coats of color and give you a better overall finish. When I don’t use spray paint on furniture, I always like to use the Wooster Shortcut paint brushes. Out of all of the brushes that I’ve tried, they give the smoothest finish.

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Art | Ginger Jar: Hobby Lobby

Hallway Table Makeover | sincerelysweetpeablog.com

Hallway Table Makeover | sincerelysweetpeablog.com

Isn’t it amazing what a difference a little paint makes? I love having this little table in our hallway. It brings a little life to an otherwise boring space and is the perfect spot to drop our keys when we get home!

Do you have any pieces in your home that could be reborn with just a coat of paint?



  1. April 4, 2018 / 2:23 pm

    Absolutely love this and I am cray cray for that color. Thanks for showing the paint too. So glad I am a follower of your blog.

    • kalynabrams
      April 4, 2018 / 7:22 pm

      Thank you so much Pamela! You’re welcome, that’s the paint I use for all my projects, I love it! It’s affordable and covers well.

  2. April 5, 2018 / 12:24 am

    So cute! I love that you changed the color, but kept the original hardware!

    • kalynabrams
      April 5, 2018 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you so much McKenna! Yes, the original hardware was in pretty good shape, so I just kept it. I think the gold stands out so much more against the green.

  3. April 5, 2018 / 1:13 am

    I love this! It’s amazing what just changing the color of something can do to it.

    • kalynabrams
      April 5, 2018 / 5:11 pm

      Thanks Becky! It really is! Paint is amazing!

  4. April 5, 2018 / 1:47 am

    This is such a great idea! I love the color and it looks so expensive!

    • kalynabrams
      April 5, 2018 / 5:12 pm

      Thank you so much Leela!

  5. April 5, 2018 / 3:43 am

    This is so fun! That’s such a pretty green!

    • kalynabrams
      April 5, 2018 / 5:13 pm

      Thanks Courtney! The green is my fave!

  6. April 5, 2018 / 4:41 am

    I love how it transformed it with a little coat of paint! I had a kitchen table I got at Walmart about 10 years ago. It was an ugly light wood color, so my husband sanded it, primed it, and stained it with a dark stain. We love it now!

    • kalynabrams
      April 5, 2018 / 5:15 pm

      Yes! Paint and stain can do amazing things for a piece!

  7. Erinn
    April 5, 2018 / 7:40 am

    The colors are AMAZING! Very Lilly P and I love it !

    • kalynabrams
      April 5, 2018 / 5:16 pm

      Thank you so much Erin! That is such a great compliment, I love all the bright colors of Lilly Pulitzer!

  8. April 5, 2018 / 11:38 am

    This turned out beautifully! I would never think to paint it green but it’s gorgeous! I need your help around my house… ha!

    • kalynabrams
      April 5, 2018 / 5:17 pm

      Thank you so much Lindsay! I didn’t think to paint it green at first either. My advice when painting furniture, especially a bright color, is to live with it in its original state for a while and then decide. And I’d be happy to!

  9. April 5, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    Wow! I love this so much. The colors of the entire setting are amazing, and you did an awesome job painting it. Looks great!

    • kalynabrams
      April 5, 2018 / 5:18 pm

      Thank you so much Heather! I love walking past this bright little corner now!

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