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Repainting Entryway Console Table with Classy Style | Behr

Repainting Entryway Console Table with Classy Style | Behr
Console Table
Kristin / Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Alicia designer stories
From Drab to Classy, A Console Makeover
Makeover An Old Piece

Our console table was in need of a little TLC so I took it from drab to classy in just a few easy steps.

BEHR color palette
Dark Granite

Dark Granite
Color Details

Our home has a warm color palette but I don't let that scare me from using modern colors, especially gray.

I love painting furniture, it is so much more cost-effective than buying a new piece of furniture. When you makeover an old piece, chances are that piece of furniture has a story behind it, which makes it even more meaningful.

Over the past few years I have been softening items in the home with paint. The bones of the home are very dark (wood floor, iron stair railing, iron door, etc.) so I try to keep the items that are brought into the home light and airy.

I love that when I make changes to a room, I can take out my paint brush and easily change pieces to coordinate with a new color scheme. When people ask what my style is, I tell them it is rustic-elegant. I love it because I can mix old with new.


First, take off the handles and give everything a good wipe down with some warm soapy water.

Since this piece had already been painted before, I did not need to sand it. However, if you are working with raw wood, I would want to make sure the paint would adhere well by sanding it down first.

Paint the first coat of paint onto the table. I used the 2" angled paint brush for the spindle legs and the mini foam roller for the table top and sides. When using the paint brush, I simply smoothed it out with the roller where needed. Let it cure for 4-5 hours.

Apply the second coat using the same process as for the first coat. Let dry overnight.

“Gray can be so tricky when used in an area with warm colors so I was so glad when I ran across the color Dark Granite from the Behr Premium Plus Ultra line.  It was the perfect gray to compliment the interior of our home” - Behr Dark Granite
"I loved that the line is a paint and primer in one since I was painting over black."
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  • Roller
  • Angled brush
  • Painter's tape
  • Paint tray
  • Drop cloth
Curing Time

Paint can take up to 21 days to be completely cured so keep that in mind before you start using it.

BEHR color palette
Dark Granite

Dark Granite
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"Since it will be in a pretty high traffic area, I finished it off with 2 coats of Polycrylic which left it with a sleek appearance and it dries to a nice hard finish!"

I simply applied 1 coat of the protective finish and let it dry for at least 2 hours. Repeat this process with 1 or 2 more additional coats.

BEHR color palette
Dark Granite

Dark Granite
Color Details

I love how smooth and uniform the finish is, so much more classy!

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