|Such a cool table|
It was taking up space in between my fabric and our printer so I figure why not get a table for it and actually be able to use it. We went to Savers (great store) and I found a vintage telephone table.
|Can't beat the price|
It was missing the drawers, the price was certainly right, but the color was all wrong. The dark wood just didn't have the look I wanted and made the room more dingy.
Lucky me, I've got a ton of paint. Every time I see an offer for a free pint I snap it up. I have about 6 small cans just waiting for projects like this.
|I was looking for an excuse to use this color|
Before I painted I sanded down some of the rougher spots and gouges that were in the wood. Ben helped paint and then seal the table. He used a clear spray sealer.
|Ben is a faster painter than I am so he helped out|
I found some clear contact paper in the closet and Ben put that on the top so I wouldn't scratch up the table.
|Gratuitous butt shot|
I bought a basket at the craft store that came with a pattern to make your own basket liner.
|I love things that come with patterns|
I used one of the fabrics I bought recently at the Portsmouth Fabric company to make a liner that matched the table.
|Fabric went perfectly with the paint color I chose|
I found a simple basket pattern so I can utilize the spaces for the drawers (I hate wasting space). I matched the fabric to the lining I made for the large basket and used some solid blue for the inside of the basket. The batting I used didn't provide enough stiffness for the baskets so I took a box top, cut it to size and put it on the inside of the baskets. I added some Velcro spots to make sure the box stayed put. It doesn't show from the outside and provides the stiffness the basket needs so it doesn't collapse.
|Oh man I've had this box for a while|
It provides a great spot for all my piping, bias tape and other notions.
It's all done and I love it. What a big change! Now I'm itching to do more furniture finishing projects.