I’ve had two pieces staring at me for months waiting for some TLC and R-E-S-P-E-C-T, so I finally decided to give ’em what they want…some refurbishing and repainting 101. and now that I have my sweet lil side kick Wagner Flexio 590, I’m wondering what took me so long?
The first project I tackled was a side table I scored at a local thrift store for only $10! We were using a small (& short!) ottoman next to the couch to house our pear shaped lamp. Every time one of the boys would excitedly whip their tail around anywhere near that area my heart skipped a beat. (well, partly for their cuteness and partly because I really like the lamp) So when I stumbled upon this little side table I thought it’d be a perfect solution to my vertically challenged problem.
Here she is…
The piece was in great shape, so there wasn’t any need for sanding. So I just slapped on a coat of primer and spray paint. This project was so easy and only took a total of 1 hour, including dry time.
I chose Valspar Tropical Foliage for the color. I was looking for a color to pop against our gray couch and bring out some of the green tones in our throw pillows. I also used this color on a ‘serving tray’ project I’m finishing up.
Primed, painted, and photographed. I really loved the claw feet this piece already possessed, so to highlight them I painted each one with Folk Art in Metallic Gold. It took a couple of coats to give it the pizzaz I was looking for and I really like how they came out!
Ahh, the lamp can now confidently cast light with no tail-wagging worries…
I’m thinking either the table is a tad too small or the lamp is a tad too big-boned for the table. Either way, they’re staying put for now. I figured just as our home evolves so can our furniture pieces and home accents. 🙂