most recently we needed an end table beside the sofa in the downstairs den at the mountain house...here's what i chose from the attic stash:
the top was in bad shape
i am not a fan of wood appliques
and the door pulls were maybe the ugliest i'd ever seen!
the inside is spacious...great for storing board games and such
my vision + the husband's talent:
after taking off the doors/hinges and magnet closure, the piece was sanded with a random orbit sander
the top already looks better!
on the doors we removed the applique and the raised middle panel along with the pulls
a coat of white primer is always a necessity!
i chose a red paint to blend with the oriental rug
the husband painted the table inside and out
i am very happy with the doors...when we figured out the raised panel could be removed, i was ecstatic
the ceramic knobs are from worldmarket
|moral of this story: always think outside the box and never judge a book by it's cover!|