Monday, February 25, 2013

Project List-Two Bed Side Tables

Painting these two tables which have been beside my bed (for years) has been on my project list for months.  They've been on there so long buying new ones instead of painting these has been added to the list.  Months ago, like October or so, I purchased these little sample jars of paint with an intent to paint these.  I just didn't.  Last week, in my effort to get my house in order and situated and tired of looking at Craigslist, I decided to take this project on.  I choice the one on my side of the bed first.  When I bought this little "thing" about 2-3 years ago I intended to paint it then.  It was a pale yellow really only partially painted.  Looks like the top was stained or something.  What a terrible job!  All I did however, when I got it was to glue it where it was coming apart and left it like this.  Lovely right?  Anyway, onward.

I took it outside on the porch to lightly sand and then brought it inside and put a drop cloth down.  Away I went.
So here are the befores and afters.

Creamy white now!

 I bought a pretty little turquoise ceramic knob and switched it out with the old one.

This table had a crack down the center.  I had to add some "wood putty" to fill it in.  Then I sanded that down.  
This little table my great grandfather made by hand years ago.  My grandmother had painted it this, well, I don't know what color it is and then "antiqued" it like they use to years ago.  She painted a bunch of stuff this color???
Better in the same creamy white?

 Here are the tables in place beside the bed (it's hard to see the great grandfather table on the left), the new valances and the newly hung horse canvas pictures.

I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.  They both took about 2-3 hours to complete, including the sanding and painting twice.  I'm pleased with how they look in the room.

I'm still perhaps on the prowl for some white night stands with drawers (to give me more storage) to go on either side of the bed.  However, until I find some, either to paint or already painted, or if I decide not to buy any, these are so fabulously much better than they were!

Yea me...I can paint furniture after all.  I love learning the lesson if I'll just try, I can!

Deuteronomy 2:7
The Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands

Proverbs 12:14
From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of theirhands brings them reward.

Encourage One Another, continuing the journey on fresh paths.

Blessings and love to all, xoxo.

PS  I found and bought a white wrought iron trundle bed for the studio today.  Photos on that room pending pick up and set up and once it's all set.

1 comment:

  1. Love them! I have a dining room table and 4 chairs that I want to paint. I might just bite the bullet and get some Annie Sloan chalk paint, tho. It is a wonderful way to paint without having to prime first. Now if I can just decide on a color!