Tuesday, May 3, 2011

End Table Update

Hello all! 

I am finally getting back to all my projects! YAY!  I have tons of things that need redoing over the next few weeks.  Why? You ask.  I have a challenge job to do.  I have a friend/client who is moving into a new place at the end of May.  She is starting from scratch with furnishing and wants me to do her living room AND dining room on.... wait for it.... a $500 budget!  Think I can do it?  You bet your sweet booty I can!  I have already found lots of great pieces that will work in her space, but, they all are going to need a lot of renewing and redoing!  So let's get started.

First up, I already had two oval end tables that I found a couple of months ago at a yard sale.  Here they were when I first bought them.
Can you say UGGLLLYYY,  I repainted them when I first found them with a distressed sort of blue/grey painted finish.

But to make these puppies work in their soon to be new home, they need some more work.  So...  I took off the hardware and added a small piece of dental moulding to cover up the curvy design at the bottom of the drawer.

Then I painted the hardware silver. 

I also repainted both tables to a lighter color and did away with the distressed finish.  The new paint color has a little more green in it.  It's kind of hard to tell in the picture

and the finished look.....

Don't they look better?!  These tables cost me $15 for the set.


  1. Yay! Glad to see you here again! :) I love the end tables :) Lucky friend to have you as a friend :)

  2. Hmmm I did both my rooms in under $500 excluding the couch. I believe you can do it :) Especially when you're willing to repurpose and fix up :)

  3. I hope to get 1 sofa, 2 chairs, 1 coffee table, 2 end tables, 1 dining table, 4-6 dining seats, buffet, tv stand, accessories, fabric, and wall art.....out of my $500 budget. We shall see. I always find the budget busters to be things like area rugs and fabric.

  4. You are a busy girl! I can't wait to see the completed room!

  5. I really like these tables, and you show how simple it is to take something well used and make it totally different and beautiful again! Thank you.


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