When her future sister-in-law needed a large end table, Ashley from Domestic Imperfection knew she had just the one sitting in the furniture pile on her porch. Ashley got moving on her standard sanding and painting process while her son enjoyed crawling around inside the table. Thus an idea was born…
Why not revamp the table to double as a dog house?!? Ashley removed the doors and threw in a dog bed to make the table into a cozy resting place for a furry friend. What a clever way to save some floor space!
Ashley shows you how it’s done at Domestic Imperfection.
Reeves from The Weathered Door is always on the hunt for a good project. While at a garage sale she came across this beat up, weathered table sitting apart from the sale items. Reeves just HAD to ask about it, and it’s a good thing she did because the owner planned on getting rid of the table and said Reeves could have it.
Reeves had to fix the broken leg and do a bit of other tweaking and a LOT of sanding before the fun could begin. She stenciled the tabletop with white paint and then stained over it for a really cool finish. It just goes to show that it never hurts to ask. You just might end up with a free table!
Get all the details at The Weathered Door.
Living in a house full of musicians, it comes as no surprise that Bonnie of Revolutionaries wanted to create a drum table for their space. She started with a $5 bass drum that her mom picked up for her at a yard sale.
Bonnie added a decorative element to her drum with an allover paisley stencil. She actually traced the design with the stencil and then handpainted it to get crisp, clean lines on the round drum. I cannot even imagine taking on that task with all the intricate detail, but wowzers does it look amazing! Bonnie, you go girl!
Check out Bonnie’s step-by-step instructions at Revolutionaries.
Carrie from Hooked on Decorating received this drum table from her mom over a year ago and recently had the chance to pull it out of the basement for its makeover. She tried more than four different finishes on the table but was simply not feeling the love. Carrie decided to set the project aside until inspiration struck.
When that “Eureka!” moment finally came, Carrie knew some raised stencils were just what the table needed. Carrie says, “This drum table was a labor of love for sure! It is definitely a keeper now!”
Get all the details at Hooked on Decorating.
Stacey from Rendition Road found this lovely little sofa table on the curb piled up with many other items for her local spring clean up. She knew the minute she found it that it had a bright and cheery future ahead.
After the repair work, sanding, and priming were complete, Stacey broke out the sunshine yellow paint to brighten this baby up! It didn’t stop there… a quatrefoil design was also in order followed by a light distressing. Stacey loves the finished product and will definitely have a hard time saying goodbye when the table sells from her shop!
See all Stacey’s steps at Rendition Road.
Ashley from Domestic Imperfection decided to have a little fun with her former kitchen table before she passed it along to someone else. The run-of-the-mill natural dining table had been sitting on her front porch just waiting to become her guinea pig.
Ashley gave this table the five star treatment that included stenciling the top with a paisley design, applying stain for a more rustic look, and then painting the legs turquoise for a pop of color. Isn’t this table fab?!? Ashley says, “I’m really wishing I had done something fun like this when it was in my dining room….everything I do for my own house is boring and white. It’s waaay more fun to paint color.”
See all the steps Ashley took to refab her table at Domestic Imperfection.