Saturday, March 26, 2011

End Table: Before and After

I've been scouring my favorite thrift stores for furniture to fix myself.

I adore 'Shabby Chic' with a touch of French Provincial. 

In case you are wondering, Shabby Chic is a design style in which furniture is given a distressed, aged look, on purpose.  French Provincial is a design style incorporating rustic formal French furniture.

Well, I have a number of great thrifty finds to share, but while I am in transition, photographs are yet to be taken.

A number of months ago, I found the greatest, practically new, oversized couch, thrifted for $100!  I am in love with it, and it has served as my inspiration for all the other bits and pieces of home decor.  I don't have a picture yet, but I will once it's moved and in it's rightful place in my living room.  (Right now, it rests peacefully in the garage, covered in a plastic tarp).

I do, however, have a picture of a cute little end table I picked up for $15 (thrifted).  It was in perfect condition, except for one minor detail:  when it was placed by my couch, it was too stark. 
The white had to go. 



I spray painted it with a satin finish light aqua, then sanded the tar out of it. 
I painted a very simple design on the top, (using acrylic paint), painted the drawer pink,
and left it 'unfinished' looking. 
I really like it, especially with the streaks of white showing through.
 It seems much warmer now, doesn't it? 

1 comment:

Margaret said...

I love it! How did I miss this?? Super cute! Congrats, again on the new appt!