A Table Transformed

Happy Monday!

I have had this table that I picked up at a garage sale for awhile now, knowing that I could do something with it.  I mean, don’t you always have a place for a cute little side table, somewhere in your house?  Well, I do anyway.  Or at least I can find a place for one…

Here is a quick before/after:

I debated about the color and whether I should add some sort of embellishment.  A stencil maybe?  Once I decided I was going to put it in my son’s room, the decision got a little easier.  And when I came across some fun, navy blue gloss spray paint, it sealed the deal.

My oldest son’s room is in the basement, and since he is on the verge of becoming a teen, I have spared you his room (and will continue to do so for the moment).  Pre-teen mess aside, his room is a funky shape, making it a bit of a design challenge. 

To orient you a bit, his room is off the media room area of the basement from the tour I gave awhile back:

There are double-doors to his room, similar to the ones that lead to my office on the other side of the room.  As a result, there isn’t a lot of room for a decent bedside table in his room, so this table definitely fit the bill!

It works perfectly in his room when I shoved the mess aside put it lengthwise next to his bed.

See, a little room to spare when you open the bedroom door.
I had the lamp in his room already, sitting on his desk, so it fit in nicely.

As for the design – it was simple, really.  First, I spraypainted the top of the table in a glossy white.  Then I taped off the square with painters tape and sprayed the entire table in the glossy navy.

It just gives it that little bit of added interest, don’t you think?

What have you spray painted lately?
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    Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    June 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Love it, Jenny! That lamp is perfect on top, too! The "pre-teen" mess continues on ~ just so you know. My son just turned 21 last week and I still have to wade through the clothes on his floor!

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    June 27, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Cute table! I love the spot for it even more. I just refinshed a coffee table http://cbsmallhome.blogspot.com/2011/06/reveal-monday-coffee-table.html

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    Crystal @ Ordinary Days
    June 27, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    That looks perfect in his room! Wow, that media room is awesome. 🙂

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    Kelly @ View along the way
    June 28, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Very cute! It's absolutely PERFECT in that spot!

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    June 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Love the glossy blue and the white stripe is great! I always pass up things like that at yard sales because I never know where I'm going to put them. Not anymore!

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    Jil Casey
    June 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Great job, like it!

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    Ginger Snaps
    June 29, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Love the colors. Great job. 🙂 Following from Not Just a Housewife. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. The most view link will receive a set of fancy rectangle chalkboard labels from my etsy shop. Hope to see you there.


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