Table from the Tundra

Tundra Table

Hey! How are ya?

The sofa table is finished! But, I  have to get into the groove of taking before shots of my furniture. I get so excited to just get some paint on each piece that I forget the “before” is as important as the “after”. I can, however, describe to you what she looked like. She was a typical 70’s piece-orange brown stain with the dark brown speckles all over. {Blah} Cheesy hardware. In need of a good cleaning. BUT, her bones were solid. She is heavy. Built to last. A Craigslist find at $20. Her previous owners even had a custom piece of glass cut to keep her top protected. A piece of glass alone would cost more than $20! Score!

sofa table accessories

Side note, do you love my cute little industrial stool? The seat is made from reclaimed wood. I still need to decide whether I should leave the worn metal look or give it a face lift with paint. What do you think? This space will be functioning as a desk area as well, so it is the perfect combo!

table hardware
I chose  hardware with a branch detail. I love bringing nature indoors, so this was a great way to incorporate that simply on this table.

table foot
I applied several different colors to this table. I had some black latex paint in the basement and started with this as my base. I then moved on to using CeCe Caldwell’s Young Kansas Wheat. Next, I applied CeCe Caldwell’s Alaskan Tundra Green. Finally, I finished with Smoky Mountain Gray. I wet distressed to bring out all the colors.

color scheme
Where did I get my color inspiration from, you ask? I had another Lucky Duck Day at TJ Maxx a month or so ago. I picked up a set of pillows for $15. I fell in love with the colors-sea green, taupe, historic blue, cream. My living room will be redecorated in this color palette. Here is a close up of the pillow.

pillow inspiration
If you love coastal cottage style, this is a very soothing, relaxing color scheme to incorporate in your design. Here are a few other accessories that will link it all together.

vintage books
Accessorizing with vintage books adds a collected over time look. The colors of the covers can be fantastic. Here, I have a teal green and a taupe book stacked on top of each other. Tip: vintage books are so inexpensive! Check Goodwill and Thrift stores. I am a book collector, so I am always on the look out for these.

chunky candle holder

Chunky wooden candle holders are also a great way to bring that coastal cottage feel into your decor. Wood toned accessories give the room a very warm feel, especially if you have quite a few painted pieces. It gives the room balance. You can even play off of the wood tone on these candle holders by linking  together a coffee table or chairs with the the same wood tone on their legs or arms. Just remember, repetition of elements to tie it all together.

side detail of table
A few more details of the sofa table.

table side detailstable details
Are you ready to get started on giving one of your furniture pieces a makeover? I am always here to help you, if you have questions! You can leave a comment or send me an email: Take care!

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  1. I love the lines! The price was fabulous. I bet if the person who sold this could see it now, they would be kicking themselves. The color is lovely.

    • Julie,
      Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my post! It means so much that you took time out of your schedule to visit. I love how the table turned out. I am drawn to chunky pieces and I saw the potential in this one. Hope to talk with you again!

    • Thank you Maureen for your input on the stool! Thank you for the compliment on the table. It was so fun to paint on the layers and distress. Stop by again soon!

  2. I forgot to say that I also love what you did with the table. Nice job.

  3. Love this!! I have one of those cool little lightning insulator things too. Found it in my great grandma’s yard buried in the dirt 🙂

    • Jessica, hey!
      Digging for treasures in your grandma’s backyard…how cool is that! Did you find anything else?

    • Lauren (CeCe Caldwell’s Paints), thank you so much for stopping over to the blog. I enjoy using the paint so much. The possibilities are endless!

  4. So cute!! Thank you for sharing at Redoux, the color is gorgeous and looks perfect with that adorable stool.

    • Karen,
      Thanks so much for stopping by and honored that you were here. I love all your creations. You are such an inspiration.

  5. I love what you did with this table! It’s funny. I laughed when you mentioned that you got so excited to get started that you forgot to take before and after pictures. I’ve done the same thing! Looking forward to getting know you better through SITS!

    • Eventually I will get into the groove of the before and after routine. I am glad I am not the only one! Thanks for stopping by Arianne.

  6. So pretty! She looks perfect there. I LOVE the color and that little stool too! Thanks so much for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x


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