Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Something Old...Something New...

If you're like us you've been handed down furniture since your college years. And there's really no reason to turn good furniture down even if it is ugly as hell isn't so pretty. My motto: never turn down free....anything. So, of course, my house has become a hodge podge of peices that work functionally but really aren't asthetically pleasing to my eye.

Recently I redid a table given to me by my mother-in-law. The table was in great condition but I have a major aversion to the honey oak color that it was (everything, and I mean everything, in my house seems to start out this color) . So, I painted it.

Here's the before:

Not so pretty huh? After some sanding, a few coats of ultra white glossy and it's much better:
Better? I thought so.


  1. I love the combination of the green chairs with with white table. Gorgeous!

  2. Definitely better! This is exactly what I want to do to our table, but haven't been able to convince my husband to go for it...