{Before & After} Meet James – Fall Inspired Side Table

Remember this cute little side table/ cabinet I said with you last week? I was debating on what color to paint him because I wanted to do something inspired by fall, but I have a difficult time with the color orange and I tend to be drawn towards white and grey. Well I think I found a solution that worked out beautifully!

{Before & After} Meet James - #Fall Inspired Side Table by Vintage Storehouse & Co. #Before&After #PaintedFurniture #Orange

I originally painted the whole thing with Sherwin Williams “Carnival” which is a bright orange color. I had already stripped and stained the top, so I was looking for something that went well with the new color.

{Before & After} Meet James - #Fall Inspired Side Table by Vintage Storehouse & Co. #Before&After #PaintedFurniture #Orange

But once I had painted the entire thing, I just wasn’t feeling it. Maybe it was just too much orange for me – but somewhere around my second coat of orange I came up with the idea to use one of my favorite colors “Navajo” by Benin Moore over the orange to create a beautiful layered look.

{Before & After} Meet James - #Fall Inspired Side Table by Vintage Storehouse & Co. #Before&After #PaintedFurniture #Orange

I tried it out on a small section and oh was I a happy girl. I love the way the colors work together. It still has a really gorgeous rustic, fall feeling, but in a much more “wearable” way.

{Before & After} Meet James - #Fall Inspired Side Table by Vintage Storehouse & Co. #Before&After #PaintedFurniture #Orange

Of course I mixed in VS Chalky Paint Powder with both colors and in addition to the new coat of paint, I also used Vintage Storehouse Antiquing Powder in Roasted Chestnut to give it a beautiful aged & worn paint look. It also made all the details pop!

{Before & After} Meet James - #Fall Inspired Side Table by Vintage Storehouse & Co. #Before&After #PaintedFurniture #Orange

To create the layered look, I just painted the “Navajo” color all over the “Carnival” color until it was opaque. I think I ended up doing two coats of each color. Then I used a 320 grit sandpaper to sand through in some areas to the orange. I used a brush when I was applying the paint, and I wasn’t too focused on smoothing out the brush strokes, this made a really cool effect when I went to sand it because some of the ridges from the brush strokes started to peek through!

{Before & After} Meet James - #Fall Inspired Side Table by Vintage Storehouse & Co. #Before&After #PaintedFurniture #Orange

I also didn’t fix any veneer, I wanted this set to look old and to tell a story. How can it do that if I make it look brand new?

{Before & After} Meet James - #Fall Inspired Side Table by Vintage Storehouse & Co. #Before&After #PaintedFurniture #Orange

I switched out the hardware as well, mostly because I just wasn’t a fan of the small hardware that was on there before. I got this new pull from Hobby Lobby.

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  • http://www.brepurposed.com Breanna

    This is gorgeous! Love the layered look and the pops of orange peeking through 🙂

  • Daena

    Third try to get this posted!
    I’m inspired to revisit a dark coral table I’m not happy with.
    Visiting from MMM
    S

  • http://www.happilyeverafteretc.com Betsy Smith

    So pretty! I absolutely love the layered look… and the lines of this piece! I would love for you to share this gorgeous table tomorrow at our Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!

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