This is new in my shop today! I bought an all wood t.v. table from the 1950’s and decided to paint it in 2 of my favorite colors white and gray. I used my much practiced chevron motif.
This table is a substantial size. When I saw it I immediately thought it could be a roomy nightstand for someone who wants an asymmetrical bedroom design, an entryway table, or a statement t.v. stand. I decided to refinish the original hardware and line the large open shelf with grass cloth. Grass cloth is easy to dust off and feels more luxurious than paper or shelf liners.
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Can you believe it’s mid-week!? I’m preparing some Postcards for this Fine Art Friday.
I don’t care if Monday’s blue…
This week has been such a beautiful one. It started with the misty rain and ended with a sweet redo!
This table used to be yellow with rustic country charm. We had been using it much like a garden table filling it up with plants, watching as it quickly became dusty with soil. This little table is an antique, but was in no condition to be restored. I still liked the grace of it’s lines and the keyholes. A collector once told me it was probably a 1920’s wash table with a mirror attached. I always saw it’s original potential.
I think I like the pale pistachio paper and pink birds even more against the white.
I’ve been building a replacement for the garden, inspired by this tiny photo.
Now, I wouldn’t dare to set a dirty potted plant on this lovely white!
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Happy Friday, folks!
Here’s how I spruced up a small wooden table salvaged from the neighbors.
Looking at it, I could see that it needed a lot of love. One of the drawers needed a stopper to catch it from slipping in too far. A wooden slat with a curious old keyhole had fallen off as I initally bent to pick it up. Would it be enough to scare me away?
It actually only took a few simple steps, two days, and an eye for inconspicuous charm to fix this beauty up. First, I made some minor repairs. I sanded off extra flaking paint and screwed down a metal piece beneath the top left drawer. Next, I fortified the structure of the table with wood glue and small clamps. You can see that I have oiled the wood with lemon oil below and am waiting for the wood glue to dry.
Did you notice the knobs?
They were a fateful find at Anthropologie one morning as I rummaged through the garden section. A fellow designer had pictured the knobs to be black and white. I thought these were great because they are ceramic and have touch of gold that really brings the table back to life. The final product possesses vintage charm and could be used in multitude of design scenarios. I picture it as an entryway table, in a little nook, or even a baby changing table (it’s sturdy!).
in the beginning, I thought about going all the way and painting it all canary yellow, but that would have given it quite a different feel. What do you think? As it is, it really goes well with a beachy, country, or restoration feel. So, the next time you see a piece left out on the curb or in your neighbor’s garden; think about it’s potential as a piece with a story. Then, try to bring it back to life!