On a recent trip to Goodwill, I bought an ugly table.
Actually, I first passed it over. I went in looking for a project but didn't see anything that caught my eye. I bought 4 folding chairs for $20 and thought I had scored! I'll use the chairs at Earth Mamas when I teach art classes. I kept looking at that ugly table but left without it. But, all day I kept thinking about that table. Different scenarios of how to paint it kept creeping into my head.
When my daughter got out of school that day we went up to see my son at college. It's about an hour away and I told her about the table. On the way home, I told her we were going to go by the Goodwill and if they were still open and if the table was still there, then it was meant for me to have it. Well, it was still there! My daughter said it was the ugliest table she had ever seen in her life. She also said that she trusted that I could turn it into something fabulous. I paid $10 for the table and used paint that I already had at home.
Here is the before...
The table is a mid-century modern style and I felt that a masculine feel would suit it best. So, I painted most of the table with Sherwin Williams Light Raffia. I painted the drawer gray using paint that I mixed using the Light Raffia and a little black. I painted the area behind the drawer and the legs black. I gave the wooden drawer pull a metallic silver finish.
I love how it turned out! I'm so glad that is called me back to the store!
It is now at Earth Mamas as part of my display (and for sale).