Favorite Wilde Quotes

~I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.~

~Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.~

~I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know
anything about.~

~Oscar Wilde



Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Before & After -tiny corner table

Our front entry, is has a large floor space, but not a lot of "usable" wall space. Even if I had a lot to work with, I would have to be creative. Why? A lot of soccer playing happens in this space! The 2 front doors are one goal, and the entry into the kitchen is the other goal. If the ball bounces down the step into the living room, it is considered out of bounds. Then there is the closet side, and stairs leading up, which usually keeps the ball in play. :)

So, I was tired of the look my little table came with, and gave it an update!

Here is my After:

I cannot really have anything breakable in the front entry, so I used my shiny red bucket for color, and a butterfly for some whimsy! I think the butterfly is actually from the garden center and actually "goes" outside.

I used products inspired by THIS Hutch Redo from Traci at Beneath My Heart.

I gave the table a light sanding, 2 coats of the Valspar Premium Enamel -Satin Black (Latex Enamel, interior/exterior) and 3 coats of the Zinsser Polyurethane, Satin, oil-base, on the table top. And, a little more sanding.... The inside drawer is a fun turquoise (Rivers Edge, Behr/Home Depot.)

Your turn to find something just the right size to update!
Linked up to the Before and After Party: Debbie-doos~
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  1. Looks fantastic! I love classic black furniture with the distressed look. You did a great job. Thanks for joining me. Enjoy some of the other participants too:) Have a great weekend.DEBBIE

  2. I agree with Debbie and I just love the black with the distressed look to it!!
    Great job!!


  3. Love your table. Very good use of colors too.

  4. Good choice of color. I like the butterfly on it also. Love your pug. One of my friends does pug rescue so I'm always partial to them (not saying your other dog isn't cute too).

  5. it fits perfectly with the frames above it now and all looks very unified.
    and yes, that buterfly is stinkin' cool!

  6. I LOVE distressed black. When in doubt paint it black I say! Looks fabulous.

  7. What a cute little table! It turned out great and i love the colours.

    Tnx for linking this up at my party this weekend! :)

  8. Would you mind sharing where you got your table? Super cute and would work perfect in my corner. Thanks!


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