Side Table Revamp
BEFORE and AFTER
This little lamp table was in dreadful condition when I found it at Goodwill. I knew with some wood filler, sanding, and a few coats of Rustoleum Heirloom White, the scratches, and hole would be replaced with cuteness.
I can see you shaking your head, wondering why I didn't use chalk paint. Am I the only chalk paint virgin left? I know I need to try it, and I will, but I am still loving the results of the old standbys - Heirloom White, and Oil Rubbed Bronze, not to mention plenty of plain ol' black.
After removing the lamp portion, I taped up the hole's underside, and filled that baby with wood putty. I then went after the deep gouges with more wood putty. Rain prevented me from finishing, so I parked the table next to my dolly, ignoring her disdainful looks, as she wondered how many weeks, or months until I got around to finishing the table. We won't go there, since it is finished now!
The table top is perfect enough for me, i.e., some of you perfectionists might have worked harder, but it looks great to me. I was all set to sand a bit, and go for a cute distressed look, but I was liking the solid color, and put down the sandpaper. Should I go back, and rough it up a bit? Would the knob look better in a different color?
A potted fittonia, which is proving extremely difficult for me to grow, despite taking it in the shower with me for added humidity, is perched upon a gift wrapped book. Dolly Parton's bio completes the look. Dolly P. seems sweet, but I really chose the book for its gold cover.
This room is also known as the Halloween room, ever since a mover agreed with BG that yes, the walls were reminiscent of his last Jack-o-lantern. No, exploded pumpkin was not the look I intended when I chose Desert Caravan by Behr. It looks better at night. It really does. Camels, and sand are often make appearances in my dreams, so perhaps the paint was correctly named.
Halloween 365 days a year.
a sweet reading nook?
Don't answer that, question, please.
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