Today my friend Bre is sharing her most recent project with us. Be sure to check her other posts out at Brepurposed!
Hi everybody! I’m so happy to be over here guest posting for Rachel while she’s in the middle of her big move. I was so excited when she reached out to me and even more excited when she said she was starting to get into repurposing old furniture 🙂 My kinda girl for sure!
Today I’ll be sharing with you this lovely little table that I found at a moving sale for $5. I obviously couldn’t pass it up even though I had no idea what I was going to do to it. That’s pretty much how every piece of mine starts. I buy a bunch of furniture, it sits on my front porch, and then I just let the ideas come to me! It’s very rare that I already have a plan in place.
The only plan I did have was to use some fabric on the shelves. I love a good solid painted piece of furniture but I also love adding fun accents. I started with the fabric first, and found the perfect one after browsing Jo-Anns for probably an hour. Yes I am very indecisive. I love the simplicity of it and of course the colors. It’s called “Sweet Baby” in case you want to track it down 🙂
So now that I had my fabric it was time to pick a color. I went back and forth between a light yellow or a dark blue/gray. I went with the yellow because I thought about sanding and re-staining the top of the table and thought it would be a nice contrast against the lighter color. That clearly didn’t happen. I didn’t like the way the wood looked when I started sanding it down so decided to just paint the whole thing.
I tried a homemade chalk paint recipe I found here. I used the one with Plaster of paris and it was SUPER easy. It turned the paint into a texture that looked very whipped; almost like a dip. Don’t worry, I didn’t try and eat it 😉 The color was Valspar’s Soft Focus. I put on 3 coats and sealed it with some clear wax.
I guess I’m on a bird kick lately with my drawer pulls, all thanks to Hobby Lobby! I used another one on this project and just think they’re the absolute cutest. Wouldn’t this be so darling for a nursery or a little kid’s room? I hope it finds its way into a good home!
Thank you again, Rachel for letting me guest post for you! Hope you all have a fabulous day!