Once upon a time I bought a little wooden side table that had seen better days. The price tag of only $3 and its charm won me over in the end so the little table that could came home with me. Fast forward a month and the table no longer resembles the ugly stepsister but now looks like Cinderella at the ball. Okay, that’s a stretch but I think she’s pretty.
After some glue, wood putty, sanding, priming and painting the table now looks like this:
Yes, it is white. Big surprise there, right? Actually, white was not the first choice! I painstakingly applied primer and a first coat of a color called Polished Limestone (Glidden) only to decide that it was too green and pastel-like. Since I was too tired to try another sample, I decided to go with my trusty White on White (Glidden) that is used on all of the woodwork in my house. I applied all paint with a foam roller or foam brush to minimize brush strokes.
Here she is all dressed up.
Not bad for three dollars! I do wish I had something taller in this corner but this will do for now. I originally wanted an etagere like these…
…but I can’t find anything like them anywhere. If you come across a shelf like this PLEASE let me know where! I will forever be grateful!