Everything has a story behind it right? Well this little table resulted in a conversation between my husband and I that resulted in me laying on the floor laughing hysterically and him confirming my insanity. He might have also confused me of secretly trying to paint the carpet white (it was an accident I promise)!!
But yes it’s true. I paint LOTS of things white, not everything though (look away from the curtains)! Lucky me I have my blog for proof! Quite often, I will have intentions of painting something a color and it still ends up white. One point for the hubs. Regardless of my love of all things white, it did turn out quite awesome though right?
Maybe you need to see how ugly it was….
Side Table Makeover
Ok, there is worse out there, but this was a $7 thrift store find. It was missing knobs and to be quite honest this picture makes it look way better than it actually did.
Why doesn’t it work like that for me…I always look way worse. At least I hope that’s the case ; )
I originally painted this a gray color in an attempt to not paint it white. I know… I really went super bold there huh? But it just wasn’t working for me, so I whipped out the Annie Sloan Old White, distressed it, and waxed it (with clear wax).
I don’t have a super detailed tutorial here because all it involves is painting, sanding the edges, and waxing. Yes. Super difficult stuff. You really can’t mess it up, I promise. Grab a paintbrush and get busy! : ) Then you get to have fun with the hardware.
I got these glass knobs at Hobby Lobby. They look aged, and were perfect for me. You know how I love things that are distressed just in case my kids wack it with something… that way it doesn’t put me in the shower crying over hundreds of dollars wasted!
Nobody wants a crying mama!
These knobs came with everything I needed to put them on and instantly improved the look of the side table! I brought it inside one day and my husband said:
“You just couldn’t do it could you? You HAD to paint it white”
Don’t get me wrong, he’s just playfully making fun of me… kind of like how I playfully make fun of him trading and buying and selling all these guitar pedals. I am not a musician but I know all about blues drivers and whatnot. So we would have to name his blog post “I can’t keep a pedal for more than 3 days”.
I digressed a little there… back to my awesome WHITE table. Here’s a little before and after for ya!
So what do you think? Do you like all things white or are you more of a bold color kind of person?
Ok.. now just to prove I use color…. sometimes…..
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