A Bright Mini Table Makeover!

Here is another side table over haul.  Doing a smaller piece of furniture when you are just starting out in revamping older pieces is definitely a good idea. It doesn’t take as much time to make an impact and you learn lots along the way.

Its important to clean the piece first.  That may mean using some elbow grease.  This table definitely needed a little TLC.  Murphy’s Oil is your best bet when doing this because it cleans the wood safely and effectively

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The side table felt like it may suit a child or a young adults bedroom so we decided to go for a bold, bright, fun colour.  Some tips when picking your colour.  First have an idea of what colour palette you may want to go with before heading to the store.  We all know there are so many possibilities out there today!  But if you don’t want to peruse for ages, have an idea of what you’d like to see, otherwise it can be very overwhelming when trying to decide.

Second pick up some colour swatches at the store for possible choices. If you are like  my sisters and I, we  tend to get distracted by  all the colour options.   At least we ended up taking home some  swatches for future projects.

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We ended up choosing a  latex interior furniture paint by Para in sea grass found at Lowes. After a lot of sanding because of the poor paint job done previously, this beautiful colour was applied.  This  paint really worked well for the project!

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And of course the drawer had to be beautified as well.  This wall paper we found at a discount store.  It adds a bit of a country feel, but I also think it complements the whole look of the table.  Lets not forget to mention this updated knob we found.  Also at Lowes on sale!  Its great when you actually find something that will work…. and its on sale!

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This bright tropical colour has helped to chase my winter blues away!….

For now!

DIY Cake Stand

This is an easy but elegant DIY project.  Great for displaying your baked goodies or even just the store bought kind!  All you need is a candle holder you are not using anymore and a pretty plate.  On a trip to the thrift store we picked up these great finds that worked perfectly to achieve the look we wanted.

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A little hot glue gun action and you have your very own unique cake stand.

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And then muffins will magically appear!

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The Revamp Of The Dingy Brown Table

We could hardly believe our luck when we came across this little gem. Can you believe its former owner was able to part with it?

I mean, the potential in this piece is immeasurable, it just takes a savvy eye to see what this could become.
Once the remnants of the old finish had been sanded off it was time for the makeover to begin!
Now this piece is ready for it’s close up. A new coat of paint, wallpaper and a new drawer pull all contributed to a successful makeover.
The added bonus of this project was learning how to wallpaper, we are in love with how it adds a touch of elegance to this.  This wallpaper will definitely be showing up in future projects, and not just because we have a whole roll of it leftover!
 See what we mean about potential? Is there anything greater than finding the pretty in a discarded piece of furniture?