Monday, November 8, 2010

Beachy Striped Side Table

Gosh, time really gets away from me sometimes! I am sorry for not posting more often, I've just been crazy busy these last few weeks. This last week I had some insane planning to do for a Halloween party me and my friend were throwing. We spent 11 hours one day planning for it, and were up until 1:00. The party was last Friday, and needless to say, after it was over I was just exhausted. I spent basically the whole of Saturday just sitting around. I had absolutely NO motivation to get ANYTHING done. I eventually got myself to go out and work on the end table I had started earlier in the week though, which I just finished earlier today.

The side table is one we got from my Grandma's house after she passed away. We really only got it (and two others) because we knew of a local summer camp that needed side tables. Unfortunately (or, fortunately, I suppose!), when we contacted them about it, they never got back with us, so the end tables just sat in our basement. Well, because I was having some problems with another piece I was doing, I decided I wanted to work on something new, and those side tables are about the only thing we have.

Here is a picture of the side table:


Just look at that swirly laminate wood. Is that not the grossest thing ever? Eeeeeeew! As you can see, I got a little too eager to start stripping the laminate off the top, and forgot to take a "real" before picture, but this still shows how ugly it was.

Here is the after:


I'm quite pleased with the finished result. I wasn't sure how it was all going to come together when I was working on it, and almost decided to change my plans, but I stuck it out, and I'm glad I did.




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12 comments:

  1. I've seen so many of this same style side-table out in Blogland. They must have been really trendy at one time. Yours turned out fabulous! Really has a beachy feel to it with the stripes! Great job!

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  2. Wow, that is an awesome transformation! I see these tables on Craiglist alot and I thought they were unsalvagable (is that a word?) But I was wrong! Your table looks so great!!

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  3. I think you might just be the next Nate Berkus. I LOVE the stripes! Great work.

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  4. I love all things painted and this is no exception!! Great job, love the stripes!

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  5. That is awesome! I would love for you to link up at my Strut Your Stuff Party!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

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  6. oh so adorable! you are way imaginative! :)

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  7. Great job! It looks fabulous now. Love the striped top.

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  8. this looks so great! i adore the stripes on top. the colors are beautiful!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful. And I love that you kept the original hardware, freshening it up!! Thanks so much for sharing it at SFS!! -shaunna :) (oh, and i got your email about the holiday post...be in touch!)

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  10. I love your table, the stripes really make it different. You did a wonderful job with the hardware!

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  11. Oh my goodness...you are so talented. I wanna hire you to decorate my house! Did I really read that right? You can't possibly be 17?!? You should be very proud! You are truely talented, and I am so impressed by your openess about your love for Christ at your age! I am awarding you with the Stylish Blogger Award. Drop by my blog to grab your award.


    http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2010/11/little-happy-dance.html

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