Tuesday, January 11, 2011

pretty little side table.

Back in the summer I picked up a french looking side table at Goodwill for a great price.

I primed it.

And, it sat. In the garage. Waiting.
Causing me anxiety by being another thing on my "to do" list staring me in the face.

Then Winter came. And we all know what that means. I can't be outside painting, and I don't want to be in the frigid garage painting.

So, on Christmas Day (of all days), while Jack napped and Travis worked out, I painted.
In the basement.

Don't underestimate how good it can feel to paint the old-fashioned way. You know, with a brush and roller. And my little 'two-season' project was complete.

*i realize i may be the last person on the planet to have the amazing and talented Rachel Ashwell's
"Shabby Chic Interiors"
but man oh man, if I'm not, you must buy a copy.

I sat in Barnes and Noble one night on an uncomfortable little step stool and could not pull myself away from the beauty this book holds.

Santa knew how much I loved it. ;)

*edited to add*
The always "i can't believe that" before picture:

Since I got THIS recently, I decided to sell the bookcase that was previously on this wall since I had nowhere else in the house to put it. And although I intended to put that buffet on this wall, I happen to like the simplicity of the little table and chairs there so we may end up using the buffet as our media cabinet as it would balance out our extra large sofa.

We'll see.

I'm indecisive, and seriously considering paying for professional help with our living room.

However, the suggestions you lovelies have are always welcome.


  1. Wow beautiful. I really love the candles in the jars, I've never seen that before!

  2. I am going to tackle my bedroom furniture soon. I like how you inspire me to just do it the old fashion way.

  3. oh you got it! I love Craigs list.

  4. What a great job! I love it. I have one of those 'anxiety' projects sitting in my Mom's carport right now lol.


  5. LOVE the table! so cute. Funny thing, I thought I WAS THE LAST PERSON ON THIS PLANET to purchase Rachel Ashwell's latest book! We are too much alike. Well, technically I didnt purchase it, Santas elves made it for me in their workshop :-) and on the buffet, O M Gosh I am so jealous. I can't wait to see what you do with it. What are your plans for it?

    P.S. You aren't alone in furniture keeping you awake at night. I am tormented by my "to do" furniture list. I also do this with party planning, decorating, sewing, and, and, and....I think I might have a problem :-)

  6. I can't believe it's the same table- looks great!

  7. Thanks for stopping by today! Fingers crossed you have a relaxing weekend soon - hopefully with some antique/thrift hunting included.


    P.S. This little table looks AWESOME! What a difference a little TLC makes!


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