Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bed Side Tables

It has been almost 5 months in the house and our bedroom has yet to be pictured. 
I painted it the first week we moved in. Hung curtains, placed furniture and everything within the first 2 weeks. But everything we had in there just looked like it was so random! 
Today I decided that I would fix that! 

Our house is pretty low budget. So instead of purchasing new side tables or even buying  materials to build side tables I just refinished the ones we had already.  
Here are the "before" pictures. 

First thing I did was mix up the paint color I wanted to use to tie both tables together. I couldn't handle the mix match wood and bright orange tables!
A few days ago I posted about some home made chalk paint, check it out here. I used the same can of paint with the left over DIY chalk paint and just added some black until I got the desired gray.

For the wooden side table with the drawer I sanded it just a little and painted two coats of my homemade gray chalk paint.

But the orange side table took a little more. 
First it was originally to low. Fortunately I had 2 of the tables one in our bedroom and the other in the guest room. So I stacked them! Obviously, that made it too tall. So I took the tables apart and headed outside to the "studio". 

I measured the legs and made sure to cut each one evenly. Sanded each piece of BOTH tables a little bit. And painted painted painted away :) 

Now both Reed and I have a side table with our own lamp and place for books and other things :)
I'm so happy with the way they turned out and how well the gray went with the wall color! I didn't try to get the same gray but dang I sure got close!

Now our room is mostly done. Still need to put some finishing touches on things so I can't do a tour just yet, but it is in the near future!

PS. That lamp isn't finished yet, I made it today while I was working on the tables and I love it. Which means I've got to find a special lamp shade and add some "spark" to it :) Be looking for a post about the lamp base and the shade soon! 
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  1. Looking good! I like the muted colors you chose. Don't forget to sign up for my pillow covers giveaway this week! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/10/pillow-covers-giveaway.html

  2. Awesome job!!! I especially love how the table with the drawer turned out.

  3. Me ha gustado mucho todo lo que he visto . Las fotografias son muy bonitas, te invito a visitar mi bloc, Felicidades
    por tu bloc

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