Have you heard that rule that if you’ve worn it before, you can’t wear it again when the style comes back around? Or something like that. Something my mom says.
She also says, “Just because it’s in style, doesn’t mean it looks good on you!” She means that in the most I’m-gonna-keep-you-from-embarassing-yourself-and-because-I-love-you, sort of way. (Good advice, in my opinion.)
My point is, is it the same way with furniture?
I have this thing with step end tables lately.
As a child of the seventies who has already had the step table experience, can I go there again? It wasn’t my furniture, right?
Enter the prettiest step end tables I have ever seen:
Well maybe not yet…
We rolled up to a yard sale on a Friday morning (Love those, they’re like secret yard sales meant just for you!) and these beauties were nearly hidden under
a ton of junk several other well kept, uh-hhmm, items.
Guess how much? You better be sitting down for this one, empty your bladder first if necessary…$1 each. That’s one dollar per table!!! Don’t they suddenly look better?
I thought about it for about a half a second. Then I said to myself, “Self, pay the man and get them in the car as fast as you can!”
And here is their big reveal:
I did keep them neutral just in case I sell them, but I really want them for me!
Even with the little rosette missing, they are so charming.
I used home made chalk paint and Annie Sloan’s clear wax. Waxing leaves such a beautiful sheen.
The tops of them were pretty gross before:
I used a bit more elbow grease than usual to prep them.
You would never know how bad they looked before…ah the power of paint. Paint, I love you!
I love the metal detail on the sides.
My house really wants to be a little oceanside cottage. Wouldn’t these fit in there perfectly? Unfortunately the outside doesn’t say cottage at all… I’m working on a merger…
So that’s my deal of the century, unless you’ve seen what I’ve been talking about on Facebook!! (Go see!)
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