Saturday, March 26, 2011

Furniture Rehab Addict

If only I were a more patient person... I would do projects like these all the time, and spread them out over months. The problem is I just can't wait to see the finished product. I knew I wanted a cute bedside table to finish myself, but could never find one that I liked very much. Finally, Furniture in the Raw had a 50% sale, and I bought this:

I wanted to replace the old bedside table I have had since my childhood, but at the last minute I just couldn't bring myself to throw it out, and decided to play around with re-finishing it at the same time as my new table. Here is a before when I had already started treating the top.

I wish I had thought to get a picture of all the damage to the top and sides, which is part of the reason I decided to paint it. You would never know now!

The top came out fabulously despite the multiple problem spots. There were so many areas of damage from years and years of never using coasters.

And how's this for an Easter egg: I found this little note from my childhood. Oh the 80's and the whole "was here" trend. A young rapscallion and already graffiti-ing everything. Not to mention the horse sticker! I'm pretty sure that's vintage Lisa Frank.

I love it! I can't believe I was about to throw this out.

For the new side table, I knew I wanted to do something nifty using my silhouette to make a stencil. So here is what I came up with:

Tra-la! Look at the cute paper liner!

How cute are those knobs?

For the last week Barb over at Design Sponge's tutorials have been my bible. If only I had the patience she had, maybe I could make things as amazing as her! For now, I'm pretty happy with these.


  1. HI :-)

    I still just cant get over your work and you do furniture so cool. I was so excited to see you in the silhouette store, I have the unlimited subscription so I am downloading all of your stuff :0) If I was a kid I would want to grow up to be like you, but I think im older than
    Have a wonderful day you are way cool

  2. OMG I was so focused on looking at the furniture yesterday that I did not see your dog in the basket, so cute!

  3. Haha, thanks Angela! He is the perfect prop. And never grow up! I'm not. :)

  4. I did not see a link to email you but I just have to say I love the vintage retro decorative elements In the Silhouette store, keep them coming

  5. I love your dog..
    I want it


  6. That is awesome! Nice vision for beauty:)

  7. That's some fancy woodwork. Do you do patio decks?

  8. Thanks! Do you mean do I paint decks, like a mural?


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