I've been searching at the GWO (Goodwill Outlet) for a small little side table to go between the two wingback chairs in the living room (that STILL don't have slipcovers--don't ask. Ugh.) and couldn't find anything. Well, yesterday mom came with me and she showed me a cute little table, that I liked, but thought it was too short. It was more like a footstool height. But she convinced me that it would work well between the chairs. It was $10 which is kinda spendy for me at the GWO, but it was pretty cute and very sturdy.
Here it is, but I forgot to take a pic before I sanded the top. Just imagine it that same color, but with deep gouges and scrapes across it. When we turned it over, we saw it was from Lane furniture. When I looked up Lane, the prices made me choke! Okay, $10 was a STEAL of a deal! So glad mom convinced me to get it!
I sanded off the varnish on the top and sides and smoothed out all the gouges scraped across the top and spray painted the base satin black. Then I used my same mahogany stain and stained the top and sides. (The flat part of the table took two coats of stain, and with the sides I've learned to cover with stain and wipe off almost immediately because they really absorb the color fast!)
And here's the super cute table now!
I was going to do white on the legs and distress them, but Mr. Measure suggested black and I really like it!
See why I have such a hard time staying out of GWO? $10 and some elbow grease and it's love!!
18 hours ago