I have an "old to me but new to you" project to share with you. This table was a little project I did back in the spring. I loved making this. The before and after is so drastic but that is what I love most about a project like this.
I first started out by finding this great table at a second hand store. I actually love to haggle a bit and ended up paying $30 less than asking price! Yes, that's right. It was priced that high!
The paint came off very easily when sanding it which saved loads of time. After sanding I washed it down with a lint free cloth.
After cleaning, I primed the end table and let it dry overnight. I normally do not prime (I need to) but I am so glad I did. It made painting it so much simpler.
To make the paper squares, I simply took coordinating scrapbook paper and cut them into 4 x 4 squares with a paper cutter.
I was actually able to use a paint sample to paint the entire thing which was awesome. And I decided to paint it a pale mint color which I am totally digging these days.
Now the surprisingly easy part...making my patchwork with my squares. I did the inside of the little shelf cubby and the inside of the drawer by gluing each individual square.
I liked doing it this way because if I messed up a square, I would just scrape it off and start over.
I had the hardest time picking between these two knobs but really liked the white one the best.
This table sits happily in my craft room. But with a massive color laser printer on it that my husband brought home from work and though we don't have room for it I had to say yes because it all kinds of awesome. Breathe. So let's keep it real. I don't really have room for it in my small house. But it does make me happy when I see it. :)