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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Weekend Furniture Re-do's

I found this wood table out thrifting and knew I had to have it.  
For $9.99, I could turn it into something special.  I have plenty of luck selling sofa/entry tables. 
I wondered what color I should paint it.
While at the paint store, I browsed through the yellows and found an amazing color.  I thought it’d be perfect for my table.
I came home and started painting, but to my dismay, it looked horrible.  
Later that day, on a walk, I noticed the stripes on the road and the color of the street signs.

And the yellow lost all its appeal.  Had I really just painted my table the color of road stripes?
The table sat in my garage for a few days, until the counselor and I went out on a date.  Like usual, our date ended at Wal-mart to pick up a few groceries.  Browsing, I looked through the spray paint colors and picked up metallic silver.
Now the table sits in my kitchen, just where I never knew I needed it so desperately.  I have no pantry and very little counter space, so this table works great for cookies sheets and big bowls and anything else I need to use it for. 
When I purchased the dresser for $30 at my local thrift store, a lady who was also browsing the furniture section actually stopped me.
“What do you plan on doing with that?” she asked.  “It’s in really bad shape.”
“I plan on re-doing it, maybe a cream or white.”
“Really,” she said.  “I’d love to see how it looks when you’re done.”
So, I gave her the name of the blog and maybe she’ll be checking it out today.
Yeah, this piece was in really bad shape.
With its missing front panel.
Dinged up corners.
Dog-chewed foot boards!
Could she be beautiful again?  After all, she had great bones and was solid wood.  A little sanding and some paint and I’m really happy with how she turned out.
We all need a little fix-up now and then, don’t we?  
I sprayed the fixtures the metallic silver I used on my table. 
And the little cubby can be used for any cute little thing.
Lastly, I found this little bookshelf at the benefit yard sale last week Leah Lowe's family held to help pay for her funeral expenses.
In honor of Leah, I wanted to make it beautiful and share it with someone special.
I paint it red and take it to a friend's baby shower.  My friend's isn't sure if she's having a boy or girl (didn't want to find out), but the theme of the baby's room is western.
She already has ideas of how she'll decorate it in her space.  
Isn't this cute!  I can't wait to see the rest of the room.


  1. Wow! Great job on the corner repair for the dresser! Do you have any tips? I don't mind painting and getting dirty but missing corners is something that will easily deter me from a potential project.

  2. Nice, Laura!

    And sorry again about Leah Lowe. Her family must miss her terribly! I'll be praying for them.