Monday, June 7, 2010

Lighten Up!

A while back we gave you a peak at our entryway (foyer if your fancy!) and the initial transformation it got last year. Check it out here.

We felt it was time to add a little more pizazz to our welcome area (and I'm sure in the future we will add/change more -- that's the beauty of home improvements!).  Our first project was the best kind of project -- a FREE one.  We took this little stand/table/whatever-thingy and gave it a new look.


BEFORE:



This was one of the first pieces of furniture I ever bought when I first moved out of my parent's house (our current hand-me-down) and out on my own.  I got it for $10.00 and my hubby (back then the boyfriend) put it together for me.  I would have never imagined changing and painting this little table back then, but since I've started blogging and being inspired by all the great crafters out there, I couldn't imagine NOT changing it.


AFTER:






Brighter, cleaner, and definitely lightened up!  I'm in L-O-V-E with the finished product!  The hardware got painted black, the base is semi-gloss white and the top got a lovely coat of rich stain and varnish.  Ahhhhh -- gotta love a good (and free!) makeover.

Linking up to the DIY Showoff & CSI Project today:

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8 Hand-Me-Downers Shared:

Katie said...

I LOVE the dark, stained top! I am in the midwest, too - central Iowa!

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

This is gorgeous! I love the handles! Great Job!

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

Wow it looks like a completely different piece now.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Now this is fabulous~ Well done!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

You did an amazing job with this! I love the two tone look and the "new" handles make a huge difference. Great work!

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

Amanda! You and I are on SUCH the same page, yet again! :) Wait until you see my next post today. This little table would go so well with it!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

What a great transformation! I love the contrast of the wood and the white.

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

What a difference. It looks so crisp and white.

I love white. :)

Sarah

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