This isn’t one of those blog posts where I show a picture of a fugly piece of furniture and then a the beautiful after picture and say “ta-da, look what I did!” That’s not my style, so this is a straight up illustrated story. It all began one day when I found a beat up end table at a estate sale for five bucks. I’ve been on the lookout for some tables for awhile, we need two for the living room and two for the master bedroom. Currently we are using extra chairs as nightstands in the bedroom. Classy, I know. Perhaps one day I’ll show y’all a picture when I get around to decorating the master bedroom. Anyway, here’s the table. It’s in rough shape, but pretty sturdy.
Also, if you don’t have one of these spray paint trigger things, go and get one. There like $3 and save your fingers. Gone are the days of cramped and permanently indented pointer fingers (then trying to use your thumb…anyone else?).
The big tubes of caulk just don’t cut it for little projects. They are messy and if you don’t use the whole giant tube (you won’t) then it always dries out and I end up having to throw them away. These little tubes are more expensive, but there clean and easy and never dry out. Which actually makes them cheaper, because you get to use the whole thing.
So I repainted it and re-distressed the top. Blah….it’s not quite as much fun the second time. Almost done though! All that was left was to add some knobs (picked them up for $2.50 a piece at Hobby Lobby) and slap a coat of polyurethane on.