This is one ugly duckling, but it was free. F-R-E-E that spells free, opps sorry I got off track. Back to this poor ugly thing. My parents have rental properties and someone left this poor thing behind, I can't imagine why.
I think these corners are beyond rustic.
I don't know what happened to this, but it wasn't love, thats for sure. But I have a plan and this little table is going to get all the love it has been missing.
My plans start with removing the doors
and the hardware.
Then I did some night time sanding, I think the neighbors love me for this.
So I am going to let you lovelies in one one of my little secrets. I mix my own paint colors and you can too. To do todays color I used some left over Behr paint samples from when we where tring to find the right color for the kitchen. I poured both tubs of samples into an old coffee container and then started adding craft paint until I came up with the color I was looking for.
I was trying to match the spray paint
I was happy with how close I got, it just takes a little trial and error but you too can do it, I promise.
Next is where things went a little crazy. I had a great idea to Mod Podge some cute paper onto the inside.
Once I got the paper on I noticed how thin the paper was and as it dried it started to look like this.
The wood showed though and looked like mold, YUCK. So I started stripping it down, it was a lot like stripping wallpaper. Lucky for me I have had lots of experience stripping wallpaper.
Now, those are words I never though I would say.
Next, I added finals to the bottom to make it taller and a bit more feminine.
I spray painted the hardware and put it back on and this is the end product.
What a beautiful swan she has become, it's amazing what a little love can do.
By the way I painted the inside, after all the scrapping was over.
So have you love something back to life lately?