Dark Stain to Bright White Sofa Table: Before and After

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I seriously think I could paint every stained piece of furniture I own a shade of white.  With hardwood floors and dark furniture I need to brighten it up!  I love this transformation of a sofa table/book case.  I moved it from our master bedroom to the dining room. I love what less than a quart of paint can do to transform.  Here is the dining room as of 3 weeks ago: all the furniture is dark wood.  Check out the before pictures of the dining room here.  FYI.. in this photo the  room looks like 1978 powder blue eye shadow worn by my mother,  but it’s more gray than blue.

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Here is the before table:

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Painting the table in the bathroom.  I was multi-tasking! You don’t want to know! Kidding!

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 In love with my husband’s vintage tool box makeover here.  

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Interior Front Door: From Stain to White Paint!

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I did it!  A few months  Six months ago I posted my entry way dilemma. That post with pictures is HERE. But here is the abbreviated version and the before photos if you don’t want to get side tracked!  Stained door adjacent to white interior door.  All of our interior doors are painted white. My son would call this “hashtag suburban mom probs.”  I call it maddening!

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I sat on this until this summer.  Because once you go paint, it’s a P.I.T.A. to go back to stain.  Message me if you need the acronym explained.   So the weekend my {first} husband drove our daughter back to college for a summer internship,  I decided to start with the side windows. I started to freak out after I finished 1/2 of one side.  But, I kept going until I got to this stage. The hyperventilating and the swear words continued until I finished both  side panes.   And, then I decided to wait for the boys’ reactions. I got 4 thumbs up and a fist bump by the end of the weekend!  I will caution you that it took me at least a day for me to love it (the stain door in the middle  was a distraction).

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And here is the finished all white interior side of the front door!  I used Behr Pure-White high gloss (between paws,  hand prints, backpacks,  lax gear and tennis bags I know it will take a beating).

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BEFORE & AFTER SHOT:

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DONE & LOVING THE FINISHED LOOK!

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