Good day! Well at least its a good day where I am, I hope its a good day where you are too!
But how could it not be a good day when you get to complete a makeover? One that took more work then I had bargained for but non the less it was a great feeling to complete the project.
I saved these puppies from a "furniture funeral" and gave them back some life! That's right..another one of 'those' people who have furniture and decide to toss it! GASP!!! Its a good thing I had on my super hero cape and swooped in to save the day. OK maybe that was all in my head but I really felt like I did a great thing when I saved them.
I guess at one time or another they had drawers...I found them drawer-less.
When I got them home and washed off a layer of grime and dirt with my hot soapy water I noticed the laminate on the back was pealing off. I scraped off the chipped piece and filled it with filler.
Then after the filler was dry I sanded it down as even as possible.
I took off the drawer runners and both stands got a coat of primer.
Then they got 3 coats of butter yellow and 2 coats of deep red.
I used this beautiful "French Chocolate Label" image from The Graphics Fairy and hand painted it on.
I then coated the top with a stain and rubbed it off to antique it.
The top then got waxed and buffed to seal the entire design.
I think they came a pretty long way, from this:
A little bit of elbow grease, a lot of attention and the right amount of inspiration can go a long way!