Thursday, April 25, 2013

I "Eyeballed It" End Table {Stenciled Top}

A few weeks ago I posted that my friend, Martha, called to see if I wanted some old furniture.  Like, is that even a question?  Yeah, DAWG!!!!  Her Hubby Jim later stopped in and dropped off a superb dresser and end table.  Excitement!!!
  Since they got loaded into my house, rather than my barn, I was motivated to actually paint them right away, as opposed to some of the stuff that's been sitting in my shop untouched for five years.  I decided to paint it to match the dresser, since that turned out so good.  In fact, my mother claims it is her favorite piece out of all the ones I've ever painted.
.  Thanks Mom, but I'm not sure I'd go that far!

After I painted it, the top still seemed to need some pizzazz.  I placed several stencils on top and decided it just needed to match the dresser.  Just because.  The funky square it is!  I hate measuring, so I eye-balled it and used the other stencils in the package as my guides to get it spaced right.

As recently as a year ago, I probably would never have dreamed of leaving the original hardware as-is.  But I'm really loving the look of it on this "mystery" blue color.  I've had lots of people ask me what this color is, since they saw it first on my piano.  It was a mistint from a flea market, out of a can with not one single label on it. No brand, no letting me know if it was semi-gloss or flat, nothing.  Nada.  Like I care. :)  Everything turns into flat anyway since I dump Plaster of Paris into my paint to make my own chalk paint.  No need for primer that way, and it's not going to easily scratch off.

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 If you missed the dresser that it just had to match, here it is:

The Shabby NestMy Repurposed Life
TDC Before and After
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  1. Wish I had friends to give me free furniture! It looks great.

  2. Great "eye balls" . I love it. Beautiful.

  3. OH MY!!!! you and I must be on the same repurpose/redo/upcycle wave How about I made over the same exact Identical night stands/end table before how cool is that and yours looks AMAZINGGGGG! :)

  4. What an incredible makeover...thanks for sharing! I love the shade of blue you chose. :)

  5. Great job! I love your choice of colors and that stencil makes it look great!

  6. Wow that looks so sharp! I can't stop looking at it! I'm your newest follower, you seem a lot like me! I'll be joining your link party shortly!

  7. Wow, i wish my Mom would give me some furniture....but this turn ed out wonderful!New Follower and found you on Transformation Thursday.

  8. I know envy is not a worthwhile emotion, so I am having a hard time controlling myself right now... What a wonderful cabinet thingy you have created!!!

    Keep ‘em coming… :)

    hugs xx
    Crystelle Boutique

  9. That turned out great! I'm also a big fan of eye-balling it! :)

  10. pretty table! :)

    love the stencil

    ps catching you!

  11. Awesome job!! I'm visiting you today from House of Hepworths. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat). I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party
    and Friday for Aloha Friday Blog Link Up Party

  12. I would never be able to eyeball something and have it come out so straight! haha.
    The stenciled top really makes this great :)

    You should link this up at DIY Maynia - this week's challenge was second-hand item projects! :)


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