Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Table Re-Do

Ya'll know I hate to paint, right?

Well, I've got a list a mile long of things that need to be painted. The largest items on that list include most rooms of my house and the exterior of my home. Well, since both of those projects leave my wallet on empty and me wanting to crawl under my bed, I thought I would attempt something much easier.




(The drawer is holding my sandpaper. I didn't want it to blow away.)

We've had this piece of furniture since we moved into our home. We paid a little extra for our house to have some of the furnishings, curtains, ect... Bad move because this table is all that we have left from that transaction. Ok, not entirely bad bc I sold a bunch of the stuff in a yard sale last year, but who's really counting.

Anyways. This sewing table has been the thorn in my side since it became "mine". First of all, I think it's ugly. It's in rough shape. The drawer isn't really a drawer at all. It affords no storage. The casters drove me crazy. And I never had a place for it. I had the intention of selling it at my own yardsale this summer....but then I got a wild hare/hair (??) and decided to paint it.


I chose one of the most windiest days of the season. I like to live on the wild side.


I decided to try and sand the sucker though the sound of sanding puts me through the roof. I remidied it by putting in my IPod and cranking it right up.

I then painted the table up. I used super cheap-o Walmart paint - decided never to buy that again.

Three quarters of the way through, I ran out of cheap paint. What's a girl to do? Get creative and use chalkboard paint.

Yep, I did.


In the end, I love how it turned out.

Here it is set up next to our front door. And just so you know, I've since painted the baseboards and the curtains have been changed out. Yikes.




A basket holding our keys disguised by this grungy heart.






My hubby is a bit of a mess with his shoes and hunting "stuff". So, I decided to stop trying to beat him and join him. His boots get a place of honor under the table. And don't tell him....but I like how they look.

23 comments:

Small House said...

WOW...It looks great. And, I even like the boots underneath. You'd never guess that black table was once the before table. (make sense?)
Have a good day.
Sandra

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

I love it!! I have begun to really like black pieces - it looks great, Mandi. (And I think the boots are a great accessory right there!) :)
xo

bec4 said...

It's fabulous! See, painting isn't so bad.

Lucy Marie said...

It looks great and I like your idea about trying to incorporate the hubby's hunting things into the home. It's too hard to always try to hide his stuff all the time, I might need to think of some ways to be creative with his stuff like you are!

Are you in the throes of turkey season right now? (not sure what your hubby hunts...)

Tracey said...

I Love how it turned out. Very cottagey and looks great. See when life hands you lemons, make lemonade!! You did a great job and great ingenuity! Keep on Painting!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I love it! I just picked up one of these from the neighbor's trash a couple weeks ago! It's waiting to be refinished, once I get the massive Singer out of it!!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

The table turned out so stinkin cute, and I am in LOVE with those boots underneath it! I love you for doing that...what a good wife you are! Now that really makes a statement.

Oh, and BTW...I have blue toile also. I could make a "shhh" sign minus the flower of course. and I would ship it to Canada just for you sweet Mandi! Thanks for your sweet comment. I sure do love my bloggy friends.

~Amanda

Stephanie said...

I can't tell you how much I am in LOVE with that table and need it. I really do!! So jealous.

Holly said...

I love how that looks, the whole set up, including the boots. Great job!

Dawn said...

It looks wonderful! I have a stand that looks like your only it's mint. Hoping it will come back. You all know what they say......every 10 years! Love the boot thing, it's extra special!

Mandi said...

Great job Mandi! I love that you painted it black, and it looks perfect where you put it. By the way, I like hubby's boots there too!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Very cute Mandy! And I thought you would be the problem child with the boatload of shoes that you own :D

Danielle said...

Thanks for the sweet comments about my living room! I LOVE what you did with the table! Where is the chalkboard paint on it? I don't see it. I like the base of your lamp, very unique!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I have the same sewing table...ugh! Yours looks so awesome painted black. I may just have to help mine out a bit with paint. It's pretty old and u.g.l.y about now. Thanks for sharing yours all pretty....makes me want to paint..smiles!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love how the table turned out! Way to walk on the wild side with the windy day, you crazy girl!
Carrie

~Linds~ said...

This table is ADORABLE! 'Nuff Said! lol

Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista said...

Love the table...and you furnished it so beautifully! Love it!

Tara said...

That turned out so good! I'm with you...when in doubt, paint it BLACK! The lamp & stars really finished it off nicely!

Dawn said...

Your table looks great! I'm new to your blog, and I think I'll stick around a while and take a peek!!!

Lori said...

I think this looks great !! What a difference a paint job makes !!

Lisa said...

LOL! I like the boots there too! Great job,looks fantastic!

Jeanette said...

You've gotta love paint! Looks great!

Vanessa said...

Love the way it turned out! It looks great! I hate painting, too sometimes, but I know the transformation a coat of paint can make!!

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