Sometimes I'm really slow in the head. With this table, it was several things. First off, my friend at church asked me if I was interested in an end table she was getting rid of. Of course I said "sure" without ever seeing the thing. When the Mister loaded it into my car in the church parking lot my first thought was "why did I say yes to this ugly thing?" First mistake was that thought. My vision must have temporarily flew off to la la land.
I can't believe I don't have a before without a child popping their head out of it.
We played hide and seek one day and for the life of me I couldn't find my little girl and lo and behold she was sitting quietly in this table. Like for a really long time.
So then my kids decided it was funny to scare mom and pop out of it when I walked by.
Yup, it was totally 80's, the cheap plastic stuff. I thought maybe I could blend in those scratches on top with my magical Old English Stain, but pfffft. Nada. So instead, I sanded it to take some of the shine off and painted it with an almost-black-with-a-hint-of-brown mistint.
Since the bottom was round and matched the top, it looked funny unpainted, so I did that too. And the side "post" things. For lack of a better term (I'm being slow in the head again).
Now for handles. I sure wasn't going to put the dated ones back on. Those are fine for some pieces, but this table needed to get rid of it's 80's past in a bad way. This is where I was slow-in-the-head for the second time. I had cup pulls I wanted to replace them with. The screws weren't long enough. I searched high and low in my stashes and nothing worked. I tried other pulls. I did lots of head scratching. This was supposed to be a quick one-hour do-it-all-at-home project. And then after ABOUT AN HOUR the light bulb turned on. HELLO, KAMMY! I JUST USED A BELT ON TOBIN'S DRESSER FOR PULLS! (Click HERE to see the dresser, which was featured on Hometalk!) It was the same two tone wood/paint look AND I still had just enough of the belt left for two more handles!!! Wow, sometimes I really annoy myself and then pat myself on the back all in the same minute.
I must say that I adore it's new look and a owe a big thank you to Dave and Eunice for my "new" awesome table! With an added bonus of storage inside. Win, win!
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