When we bought our coastal home we tried to have some of the furniture included. I especially wanted those Maitland Smith chairs. The homeowners, as I expected, said no to most of our requests but they did agree to throw in this cocktail table and the sofa. These two pieces were in the living room then but after we bought the house we moved them into the family room.
We are hoping to achieve a slightly coastal look. I didn't want a house dripping in beach signs and fishing nets. That is a whimsical look that I'd rather leave to the true seaside cabins and bars. Instead, I chose to subtlely introduce a bit of classic coastal flair with this nautical inspired navy and white striped rug.
I am all in when it comes to mixing woods but somehow I just didn't care for how this glossy finished table was pairing up with the more rustic entertainment center and end tables and I felt like the lines of the table said, "formal".
So, my go-to solution when something isn't working is to paint it, and that is exactly what I did.
I began with this undercoating primer from Behr Paints that is available at Home Depot.
Then I threw on some pizzaz with Sherwin Williams Ravishing Coral SW2612
It took two coats and in some places three coats to get the look I wanted.
I used an ultra soft mini roller for this step to get an extra smooth finish.
Now I have a tradtional table in an unorthodox color. I've always thought that every room should have that one unexpected statement element.
For this room, it will be this cocktail table.
Hmmmm, now that's done, what's next?