April 02, 2012

A Little Twist on an Old End Table

Ah, it's nice to be back to comfy beds, electricity and a cold fridge.
But camping was sure fun :)
I miss the water, sunshine and quiet surroundings.

Little man soaked it all up and it was our first time to take our little aussie, Bentley, with us on a trip.
Our pup is definitely a camping dog.
He loved it!

And it is soooo hard to make yourself return when you know you have a crazy week ahead.
Boo.

But I'm starting the week off right with a bright and colorful before and after.
Those are the best, right??
You might have seen a peek of it when I shared some sneak peeks on Friday.
If you haven't seen the sneaks of my master room makeover, you should def check it out :)
I'm excited!

My friend, Chantelle, recently moved back here with her hubby and she had a ton of furniture she wanted to makeover.
They had a limited budget and needed a way to make do with all their childhood and hand-me-down pieces.
She was thrilled when I told her to truck them over to my garage so we could get to work.

We've already redone several pieces and I thought it was high-time I start getting them up on the blog :)

So this is the first of many!

We started with a, er, well-loved end table she had.


I think most of you would wholeheartedly agree with me that this poor thing needed some serious TLC.
Luckily, we had a lot of that to give :)
In the form of some fabulous aqua paint!!

We gave it two coats of a delicious aqua that Chantelle had picked out.
Then I handed her the glaze and a brush and set her loose.

She was kind of nervous at first that I was entrusting her with what looked like black paint to use on her freshly painted table.
But I guess she trusted me that she wouldn't ruin it and had at it.

Love the effect the glaze gives :) 


We decided it needed an extra punch of something amazing so we tossed ideas back and forth for a while.
We finally decided to add a stenciled 'hers' to the front edge.
Once we find the perfect end table, we'll be doing a matching 'his' for her hubby.
He's thrilled :)

We did the tried and true method of printing out the type we liked,
taping it down with painters tape,
and carefully painting it with some white paint I had on hand.


I'm loving stencils right now!!!
Are you on that bandwagon with me?? 


We went back over the stark white letters with a little glaze too.

To finish it up, we added a cute glassy knob from the Michael's Dollar Spot to the drawer.


Isn't it looking glamorous now?


I love the new knob...totally the romantic look Chantelle was wanting.


I love how the stenciled letters give it a bit more personality than your average piece.
Which is totally necessary in her house.
There's a lot of personality there too :)


I can't wait to show you what else we've been doing with that aqua paint.
But until then,
one more look at the transformation this piece went through...


I can say it over and over but it never ceases to be any less true...
paint is so powerful.

Not only was it wayy cheaper than buying a new piece,
but it totally reflects her personality and makes it a one of a kind :)

Are you liking the aqua makeover?
Have you made over any fun pieces lately?
This week is going to be ca-razy as usual.
I've got a ton of big projects to turn in and present.

And only a few weeks left until Little man's birthday.
I've got tons of ideas but need to get something real started :)

Hope you guys have a great Monday!!

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17 comments:

  1. Great job - it looks so fun in aqua with the HERS letters! Mary

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  2. Pretty Aqua! I love that glaze look too, you ladies did a wonderful job on this piece! I always love seeing what you got going up that sleeve of yours Kelsey, so so fun! That knob adds the PERFECT touch.

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  3. Love the color, it's my fav, and the stencil is perfect!

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  4. This is gorgeous!! I just made over an end table in my living room, but yours definitely turned out much better! Do you put a coat of poly on too?

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  5. Gorgeous! You ladies did a great job!

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  6. That is just adorable! Great transformation - the aqua paint, glass knob and 'hers' are genius!! ;)

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  7. I love the color you used. So pretty!!

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  8. absolutely adorable! I love the "Hers". Now she needs a "His" :-)

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  9. This is DARLING!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

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  10. That looks awesome! I would love for you to share it (and any other creations) at my new linky party- "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  11. What a fun re-do! I never would have guessed it was the same piece!

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  12. Once again, the color is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy! XO

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  13. This is SO cute! Love how it turned out. Such a great idea! {hugs}

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  14. That end table turned out so good! I love the aqua color. I saw your link at tatertots and jello's party.

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  15. So pretty, Kelsey! I honestly don't know how you get so much stuff done! Thanks so much for sharing and I just spotlighted it! http://www.aturtleslifeforme.com/2012/04/sunday-monday-spotlights.html

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  16. what a fun project! I love the "hers" nightstand!
    gail
    thanks for sharing at catch as catch can.

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