I love dark, espresso colored wood. BUT, I am sick of dusting it and then it looking dusty 2 hours later (children eating on it does not help!). I decided I needed to lighten things up. The nesting tables I have had for 17 years, bought them at KMart--they have been natural, black and brown. First I painted them cream and antiqued them, but they looked too country for my taste (I forgot pictures of that stage). I decided to sell the cream nesting tables, the details on the legs are not the look I want anymore and I figured I had gotten my 17 years of use out of them and was able to sell them for more than I had originally paid.
So I sanded and primed again and painted the beachy stripes like I had on the previous table I showed you. It looked like a surfboard and a little too modern or something for my taste.
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