This little “cutie” was soooo gross when I bought it… it was clearly used for a plant stand and was covered in spider webs and dirt.. YUCK! But can you just imagine how versatile this piece could be?
So obviously I sanded down the rough areas and cleaned it up really good before I started painting (yes… inside if you please)
I decided to paint it in Cream Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, just in case my daughter wanted it for her new room as a bedside table (see her dresser here) plus it’s a pretty neutral “happy” color! I also wanted to try my hand at typography so I added a little Shel Silverstein quote that really resonated with me…
I kept the typography process simple, because I really don’t think I can handle anything more complex right now! I just printed out the quote and used transfer paper underneath of the printout and traced the words with a pencil which transferred it to the top of the table (at this point I had already distressed / sanded, but had NOT waxed it)
After I removed the papers I then went over the words with a blue paint pen, it was very easy, even for my not so steady hand!
I liked the blue but it was a little bold for me… so I lightly sanded the words down to make it “scream” at me less… waxed and buffed the table and I was done!
I put it next to the white couch (just to take the pictures) so you could see how yellow this Cream color is… I love it!
This little table would work great as a bedside table, kitchen or even the bathroom!
It’s just the right size to fit almost anywhere!
I am going to sell this piece as my daughter wants use her current bedside tables in her new apartment… I’m a little sad to see it go, but I seriously have NOWHERE for it (just ask my hubby if you don’t believe me )
Thanks for stopping by… Until next time!!
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