Monday, August 22, 2016

Makeover Monday: End Table

A couple weeks ago, my friend Theresa picked up one of those old-school two-tiered end tables for me.






It was out at the curb, and she figured I could make one of those Pinterest Lego tables with it.




Or something.

After eyeballing it for a bit, I decided I was too lazy.

I was going to just paint it, but I thought maybe that would be too boring.

I wanted to do something that would make it stand out a bit, and yet still be functional as an all-purpose end table.

I had picked up some maps from a flea market, and after looking through them, I decided to go with an interesting map of Mount Everest.  I loved all the blues and greys, and thought it would go well with the Annie Sloan Paris Grey I used to paint the table.

After decoupaging, I still thought it needed a little something.  Something for the top.

Explore!  

"Explore" with an arrow built into the word would be just the thing.  I painted that in black and was finally pleased.


The only work that remained was to distress it with my orbital sander, and then add a coat of clear wax.

All done.  I like it!




Do you...?



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15 comments:

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    1. Thanks! I always planned on making one like the red one once I found one, but when I finally got one, I lazied out, lol!

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  2. What a great makeover! I have one of these tables that has been sitting for year, just waiting for something fun like this!

    ~Trisha

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    1. Thank you, Trisha! I hope you share your before and after when you're done with it!

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  3. What a great makeover! I have one of these tables that has been sitting for year, just waiting for something fun like this!

    ~Trisha

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    1. Thanks so much, Rhonda! I just love soft greys....

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    1. Thanks! I'm happy with the way it came out.

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  6. I love how it came out! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

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  7. Hello, thank you so much for visiting my blog and connecting thought the SITS girl community, I love the work on your blog and have shared it on my facebook page. Have a lovely day

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    1. Hi Lindi, thank you so much! I appreciate the share!

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  8. It looks great, and adding "explore" is just the right touch. I can imagine myself sitting looking at the end table and getting to know Mount Everest a little better. Lovey makeover.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I'm happy with the way it came out, glad you are, too!

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