Quick End Table Redo

I bought these end tables several months ago.  I loved the size of them and the details but had NO idea where they were going to go.  They have been many places in the house but they may have finally found their home in the living room next to my newly re-upholstered sofa! :)  

Here is a picture of the tables before a couple of coats of paint....

You can see dear sweet hubby starting to scrap off the veneer of the top.  It was in really bad shape! I really love the design in the wood but these babies HAD to be painted!  

I wanted a dark blue to contrast the light color of the sofa (and dh prefers darker colors and I had to appease him with something) :)  

Instead of buying chalk paint, I just make my own.  With this project I bought a sample pot of paint from Lowe's.  To this you add 2 T of Plaster of Paris and 2 T water.  Mix the plaster and water very well before adding to the paint!

After painting, distressing and glazing a little bit.  Here's what they look like now...

I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased some new knobs.  Not sure if I really love the red but it matches the rug so for now they stay.

My favorite part though, is the cutie picture of my two baby boys (who aren't babies anymore) being sweet to each other! :)