5. Before and After: Tiered End Table

I found this little beauty on Craigslist for only $15 (please excuse our horribly messy kitchen):


The owner, Michelle, had purchased it in hopes of giving it a coat of white paint and distressing it, but unfortunately she just didn’t have the time to tackle this project.  I thought her idea was fabulous, so I decided to carry out her design.  The white I chose is called “Popped Corn” by Behr.  I chose the all-in-one primer/color/protectant in a satin finish, and I love how it turned out!






This table is currently in our living room (in a corner between two sofas), but I may move it to another room later on.  It needs to be showcased!

Happy Monday!



UPDATE (8/5/13): Here’s a nice “before and after” perfect for pinning. 😉



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4. A Descent into the Maelström

Yes, the title is another reference to literary fiction.  You’ll find I’m never lacking in that sort of thing!  I will let you be the one to look this one up and find out who wrote the short story bearing this title.  Hint: NEVERMORE.

Anyway, I’ve been MIA for quite a while.  Although it would seem, given my lengthy absence, that I should have gobs of photos from finished projects…alas, I do not.  But dry your eye, my dear friend, as there may be lovely things in the very near future!  I currently have FOUR ongoing projects.

1. A vintage metal cabinet that I am in the process of stripping and refinishing to add much needed storage in our kitchen.

2. An antique china cabinet I will be painting and using for storage in my craft room/office (which is currently piled high with items I have “no place for”).

3. Matching “cheapy” nightstands that I need to paint to match our dresser…which is also unfinished.

4. Unfinished dresser set (one is in our bedroom, one is in the hallway).

I bought all of these items from Craigslist.  The grand total?  $127.  Yep, you read that correctly!  One hundred and twenty-seven dollars for two dressers, two nightstands, a large vintage metal cabinet, and a large antique china cabinet.  Most of my friends and family know that I am the champion of getting the best deal possible.  I did, afterall, plan our entire wedding for under $10,000 (and it was a “regular” wedding, not a cheapo one)!

The next items on my shopping list include a sectional sofa (I found a beautiful vintage one from the 60s, just waiting to hear back!), a bigger dining room table and 8 chairs, a piano, and some sort of storage cabinet/shelf for the bathroom.

A whirlpool of furniture awaits me!




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