Hi Cottage Friends.
So, I took time this past week to do some furniture painting, starting with my little $3.99 Goodwill patio table. This is how it looked before.
Not too exciting in its original state, but after applying a can of Rustoleum Antique White spray paint, it took on a whole new personality. Not only does the white bring out all the pretty details, but it brightens up this spot, too.
Another one of my thrift store finds got a makeover this week. While nosing around Habitat for Humanity recently, I found this little table with no price on it.
A nice young man who works there told me I could have it for $7.00. Needless to say, I happily took it home. I knew it would be perfect next to my chair and ottoman.
I didn't want a large table, just a side table big enough to hold my coffee while I have my morning devotions. (Right now I'm enjoying online Morning and Evenings devotionals by Charles Spurgeon. Spurgeon's wisdom and ability to articulate biblical principles with heart and candor inspire me.)
I debated about how to paint this table since it sits in front of my floor lamp (new from the days when I worked at Pier 1) which has a lot of distressing. I love the lamp and didn't want my table to compete with it. Then I came across a pin on Pinterest that inspired me.
I wondered what would happen if I sanded the finish off the top of my little table. Would I end up with the same natural color as the inspiration table? It turns out my intuition was right and that the original wood is very close to the color of the wood on the inspiration table. Painting the rest of the table white was easy peasy. I still need to put a protective wax or poly on the top, but I'm happy with the finished product.
I took my granddaughter to brunch today to celebrate her 19th birthday. Her birthday was actually last week, but between her work schedule (she's a CNA, working her way through nursing school -- I'm so proud of that young lady) and my work schedule, we had to postpone our date until today. We enjoyed eggs benedict and lots of girl talk. When we got back to her parents' house I hung out with everyone for awhile and then headed home. On the way home I stopped at one of my favorite thrift stores just to look. I really didn't plan on buying anything. However, I did find another table for my living room; solid wood priced at $15.
You know I'm going to change it up, don't you? Any thoughts on what I should do?