Hello lovely friends,
I am so glad that spring has come early to Michigan and I hope it decides to stay! I'm starting to think spring in my decorating too!
My end tables were the few pieces of furniture that I have left unpainted ~ These tables are the first purchase that I made for our future home right before we got married. I bought them at an antique/second hand shop for $15 each.
They've gotten pretty scratched up over the years with our many moves. I've been in need of some decorative change so it was finally time
I painted the tables in my "go to" color of Heirloom White by Rustoleum ~ two coats
I bought the bird stencil from Hobby Lobby (with a 40% off coupon of course)
The blue paint for the bird stencil is Glidden Antique Silver in eggshell satin which was left over from my word sign project ~ two coats
The glazing is what I've been using lately on everything ~ just acrylic craft paint mixed with a small amount of water
Lots of sand paper and some scraping with a screw driver for the distressed looking areas
I've been wanting to paint with two colors for some time now and I finally got brave enough to try it!
I bought my new lamps at Dollar General for $3.50 each with 50% off coupons and the burlap lamp shades at Walmart for $10 each. That was the cheapest price I could find anywhere, and believe me I searched all over the internet pricing them out. The shades happened to be the best size for the bases and the cutest ones that I could find too!
A closer look at the two paint colors ~ I love the white knobs on the blue drawer!
I also added this cute wrapping paper to line the drawers ~ It was a little more difficult to work with than the paper I used for my dresser/buffet re-do project. This paper was a lot thinner and obviously a much lighter color. I used the same matte modge podge as before, but it didn't hold up as well this time. I actually re-did the drawers with a second layer of paper, but I used double sided tape on the bottom and a very light coat of the modge podge over the top.
The final product ~ for now
I'm currently looking for a matching set of old windows to fill the space over the end tables ~ these long white apartment walls just look so bare! I can't find anything that I like so far. Oh well, the search continues!
Have a wonderful St Patrick's Day everybody!
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