Monday, April 8, 2013

Cottage Country End Tables

The last couple of weeks have left me in a tizzy. So, the entire refurbishing of furniture thing has taken off way faster than I thought, I've let some of my blog posts and linking fall to the wayside, and my children are in a nightmarish stage.  I really don't think it has much to do with their autism or ADHD or anxiety. Just typical, out of control sibling drama and bad attitudes. The combination of two boys ages 9 and 11 is just not working for me lately.

Anyhoo, I won't even tell you the ridiculous price we got these end tables for at the Goodwill. They were clearly mismarked and we snatched them up quickly. Well, that's not entirely true. Martino and I walked into the Goodwill about 5 minutes before closing, panicked because we couldn't make a decision, left without the tables, obsessed about them all night and then got to the store before they opened the next morning and bought them. Craziness.

It was Martino's idea to refinish them in a cottage style. I've been painting so much black lately that this was a refreshing change.

Here is the before shot. Clearly a bit beat up, but structurally very sound and heavy.

 My helper (Antonio) gave the tables a good sanding and I painted them two coats of Picket Fence (white) by Martha Stewart.  We had a couple of really nice weather days this past week so I was able to bring the tables outside to work on them (such a nice change). When the white paint was dry I rubbed on some dark walnut stain to age the finish and give it more interest. Lastly, I gave everything a light sanding.

I just love the shape of these tables and the storage from the large drawer.



The best part of this entire makeover is that they were sold almost immediately to a good friend of mine. We never get to see each other so I am super excited that she is the one getting these awesome tables and that we'll get some time to meet up!



Linking to: 
DIY Show Off Mod Vintage Life My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia52 MantelsBeyond The Picket FencePhotobucket A Delightsome Life vif187 Boogieboard Cottage”Fall

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