I bought this little side table several years ago at Habitat for Humanity. I don't think I paid a lot for it...brought it home, removed the old finish, evened it out with a little stain and coated it with tung oil....
It has been sitting in my den since....kind of nondescript...ho-hum...not terribly interesting.
So I decided to give it a little "makeover." I'm not real fond of the table other than it serves a purpose (the drawer comfortably held THIRTEEN remotes) and has simple "bones." That I like....
So I did a little gel stain number on the top and painted the bottom....I even spritzed the knob with black paint!
I like the darker stain on the top...but I'm not really sure I am all fired up about the off-white. Seems a tad stark in this room filled with "warm" colors. I'm thinking I should have painted it a khaki or rust or something along those lines. I would do black, but I have a black chair and ottoman, black marble surround on the fireplace and of course the tv is black...and last year I painted the interior doors black...just too much.
But in my opinion, it is better than it was....and if I decided to change it sometime (maybe in another 13 years) it will be easy since I have already done the top and prepped and primed the bottom....just another spritz of spray paint!
Remember, before you haul it to the curb or sell it in a garage sale, hit it with a coat of paint...what's the worse thing that can happen. So you still don't like it...you're still only going to get a few pennies for it at the garage sale!
And while I was reupholstering the ottoman this week I made a few decorative pillows for the couch. The ones I had came with the couch 13 years ago and were pretty rough! I used the same fabric I have on my dining chairs because I couldn't find anything I like better that would look good in here....
I absolutely love this fabric. It has every color I have in my decor, and more....blues, taupe, greens, rust, pink, teal, and a touch of purple...so it goes with anything in any room! And the base color looks almost black, but it is really a deep chocolate brown color...totally awesome!
A freshly painted table and a few decorative pillows...nice little facelift for my den!