6/14/10

From this to that

I had the best time redoing these tables over the weekend. These are a pair of early American maple end tables that my Mom bought in about 1976. They were perfect with the LR furniture she got that year. And, they were basically in use in her house until the late 90's when they came to me, first one and then the other. We've been using them as bedside tables since. And, they had seen all the better days they were going to see as early American maple end tables. They are veneer, so not worth refinishing, but they were too cute to discard. And, they hold a lot of family history.

I've been painting furniture lately and walked out of the bathroom the other day and saw the poor table on my side of the bed and I had an idea. I thought about it for a while and then talked to Rob about it and he said okay, but reminded me that he ultimately wants to build us new tables to replace these. I couldn't wait.



So, a trip to home depot and a few hours in the garage and here they are, on their way to a more life as bedside tables.


I am enjoying them very much and they still catch my eye when I go around the corner and see them. Before, they just disappeared. Now, they make a statement against the red bedroom walls.

Y'all take care and have a great Monday. I got lots done over the weekend, so more photos coming soon. But, I'm so far behind reading blogs. I'll catch up as I can. Lane












8 comments:

Becky said...

Well THAT turned out beautifully!! I like the different colored spindles! Good job!

Coloradolady said...

Wow....I so love this Lane, and I see these all the time and just pass them by at thrift stores. A little paint and creative work makes all the difference!!! Love these.

Hazel said...

You have my vote ,very creative with the painting .

Michelle said...

That is one awesome makeover! The painting on the spindles, makes these tables very original. Even when Rob makes new ones, maybe you'll be able to find a place to continue to use these.

Shirleymac said...

Great job. I love the rings of colour on the spindles.

Quiltluver said...

Those turned out great!

Cynthia L. said...

Using the different colors on the spindles makes me think of Victorian houses and all of the colors they use on them. I think they came out really great.

Elizabeth said...

Those turned out really nice! :D.