Here’s a great little $5 demilune table that I found on Craigslist. The owner said to me “It’s only half a table and that’s why it’s $5.”I said “No problem – I’ll be right over!” I guess she didn’t know what a “demilune” was. I added some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and a Royal Design Studio stencil – and changed the look completely.
The “before pic” shows what a sorry but very serviceable piece it is. It just needed some color and some imagination! It’s a great little table especially if you have a very small foyer. It’s perfect for putting a beautiful vase of flowers or your keys in a pretty tray on it…or to display some family photos. Place a lovely mirror above it and it’ll look great in your home. You could even use it as a nightstand in a child’s room or an extra little table in the bath or kitchen – to hold plants etc.
I started out by scuffing up the table so it would accept some paint. Then I applied Napoleonic Blue from Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint on the top portion and her Old White on the bottom legs and part of the small apron space on the front of the demilune top. I had that entire space done in all Old White, but it looked too plain, so I went over it with the Napoleonic Blue and sanded back.
For a more modern touch, I added the Chez Sheik stencil (in Annie Sloan’s Old White) from Royal Design Studio for the top of the table as a nice decoration. I sanded back somewhat to antique the Old White portions of the piece. For protection, I finished with Miss Mustardseed’s furniture wax – and buffed!
I may be putting this piece up for sale soon. Let me know if you are interested!
I may do a little bit more embellishing on the legs etc but felt that perhaps it would take some of the specialness away from the top. What do you think? Let me know in your comments!
Click here for a little tutorial on how I changed the look of the accessories you see on the table!