I am so so so very excited to share this project with you guys. But first, let me tell a little story.
Last Saturday my husband came home from the store and said "there's a garage sale down the street and I saw wooden stuff." He had me at wooden stuff. Minutes later we were in the car headed down the road.
I found this really cool old mirror with a $10 sticker on it, talked the lady down to $5 and was a happy little camper. We stopped at another garage sale on the way home and I found this neat little table that looked antique sort of, and got it for $15.
Well, a couple nights ago I decided I wanted to paint the mirror. I had the PERFECT spot for it too, couldn't wait. So, I took the back off the mirror and started pushing the mirror to get it out of the frame. I knew I should wait for my husband to get off the phone to help me, but I'm so impatient and the spray paint was CALLING my name, I couldn't stop. Sure enough, my impatience caused me to BREAK THE MIRROR!!! WAAAAHHHH!!! I couldn't believe it happened, I just stared at the mirror for a minute straight thinking "I'm such an idiot. Really?" UGH!
So... bye bye mirror. I have the frame still and have another project in mind for it later, but BOOOO I wanted it to be a mirror. Hmph.
I walked over to the couch and sat down to pout for a few minutes. My husband came downstairs and I told him what happened in my most grumpy voice. "Paint the table then." He said. Hubby always knows the right thing to say. :) So, I got out my power sander and started sanding away!
Here is the table before:
You can barely see because the pics came out so dark, but there is a handle missing on the front left door.
After I sanded the table (not COMPLETELY sanded it, just enough to give the paint something to adhere to) I brushed off the dust and started spray painting it. White of course. :) I ran out of paint and so the next day (which was yesterday) I went to Home Depot on my way home from work for more paint, and new knobs. When I got home I finished painting it, sanded the edges a bit with some sand paper, put on some wipe on poly, and put on new knobs when it was dry. So easy and fun!
Here it is NOW:
I loooooooooove it!!!!!
And again, with my poor picture quality you might not be able to see this, but the edges are slightly distressed:
The hard part is deciding where to put it. I think it will end up being a night stand in my Shabby Chic/Glam bedroom, but for now I really need something downstairs by our side door until I find the perfect sideboard table to refinish...so here is how it looked in that spot before:
Such a CUTIE little table!!!
Okay I'm done with the pictures now, I promise.
How do you like it?
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