Hey sweet, lovelies!
Spring Break is officially over so me, the hubs and our pinks are back to the old routine. We had such fun relaxing and doing family stuff over the last week.
I was so happy to even have the time to work on two, dejected little tables. I endeavored to save them from an empty existence in our attic due to my best intentions of a makeover never actually happening outside the part of my brain overflowing with ideas.I have hung on to these tables picked up from Wal Mart several years ago because we needed end tables in our bedroom. I have not used them in years (I'm kinda not a dark wood kind of girl) but figured I could give them some love and sweet talking to make them happy, useful tables again. They are sorta dark with this rattan thing in the center that chipped stain very easily. But they were cheap and I needed to put my lamps on something. :)I wanted to go light and bright with a cottage feel. We had leftover bead board from the previous owners so I figured we could cut some squares and attach them to the recessed part of the table.
So first things first...I sanded those bad boys.
Don't you love the simplicity of that sentence even though the reality is that sanding takes forever, reveals sweat glands you did not know you had, and did I mention takes forever?
Then some painting. Much more fun.
I picked Martha Stewart's Driftwood Gray. Such a pretty color.
I decided to add castors to create height for the table. These don't have brakes and at first I was afraid I would set a drink on one of these and I would go to reach for it and the thing would be skating across the living room. But they stay still even on our wood floors. They are really easy to install...just drill a hole, insert the little casing, hammer it in, and then snap in the castor.
My poor husband and I could not perfectly cut that stuff to save our weary souls and my man was about to heave the thing into oblivion. So I told him as long as it fit inside, I did not care if it was not perfect. I just filled the gaps with wood filler and left it at that.
I love a good before and after. :)
What do you think?
Does it have the second chance now at being all kinds of cottage cute now?
I'm pretty smitten with them.