Thursday, June 30, 2011

{Shabby Chic} Side Table

Here is the side table project I did for my guest post over at Lemon Tree Creations. I forgot about posting it here too! Here you go.

I finally decided that I had this little side table sitting around for far to long in it's old ugly original form for way to long (bought at a local thrift store for $10 about 2 or 3 years ago). It was doing nothing for my daughters room with the way to dark color on it.
But, I loved the detail on it!

After:

Before:



I tried to sand it down a bit but I think it has veneer on it. The legs sanded pretty good though.

Then I used Krylon White Primer Spray Paint. 
Couple coats of that.

  

Then Krylon Satin Ballet Slipper pink for the top coat.



This is when it was done with Spray paint, before any stencil or distressing.



Bought the Stencil at Hobby Lobby. I just used a white craft paint and just dabbed, rather than brushed.
I just wanted it in the two opposite corners from each other.


It turned out a little sloppy even though I 'dabbed' the foam brush. But I sanded it down a little.



THEN, I got out the little hand sander and went to work distressing it! That is the funnest part.





Ok, So I put this picture in because even though the table is so pretty out on the green lawn with cute flowers on it, the reality is that is will go in my daughters room to be used for who knows what. To have plastic kitchen food line up on it, All the farm animals from the Little People set corralled there, Stacks of books piled on top. So I'm just keepin' it real for you and just threw in the naked baby for kicks!
I hope you feel inspired to check out your local thrift stores and yard sales, and when you look at a piece think to yourself if you would like it if it had another color on it?!

Thanks to Erin for letting me guest post here at Lemon Tree Creations!
What a beautiful and inspiring blog!

I sure hope you will all come over and check me out at First Lady of the House.
Ciao!

6 comments:

Tanya said...

That is adorable!

Kellie said...

This is adorable! Perfect for a little girl's room.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

OH I LOVE THIS!! Adore the pink and the way you distressed it -- just too too cute!!

Chrissy.Barile said...

What a perfect little table now! Looks great!
I'm hosting a link party today over @ For Mamas. I'd love it if you stopped by & linked up!

Chrissy
www.formamas.blogspot.com

A Lived in Home said...

Love the paint color. What an adorable baby too!!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

New to your blog here your lil pink table is just adorable!

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