The best furniture transformations come from pieces that aren’t perfect but have potential. Don’t look at the pieces for what they are, but for what they could be. If I see a piece of furniture that catches my eye, I stand there for a minute and size it up running through different scenarios in my head. I ask myself…what if I…painted it, stained it, shabbied it, reupholstered it, or changed the hardware??? Would it transform the piece into something I would have in my home or think that someone else would want for theirs? Simple as that.
Last week I found two such pieces. The first was a no-brainer. It was a beautiful round side table with scalloped edges. Nice and sturdy with great hardware. It had me at hello. And the $7.99 price tag with 30% off of that? Yes, please.
The next piece required a little more thought.
It was an older piece and though it had a wood frame, the top and shelf are veneer. Normally I would keep on walking because I prefer quality furniture. But this one really had something. I think it was the criss-cross design in front that sealed the deal. Or it could have been the $5.99 price tag? The potential was there for sure.
It’s hard for me to say no to side tables. To me, they are like shoes…you can never have too many.
I brought them home and painted them with leftover paint from my Project Armoire. The color is Pike’s Peak Gray from Benjamin Moore.
I am on a bit of a blue kick lately. This shade is not blue and not gray, but a gorgeous blend of the two. Very calming. The hardware was spray painted with Rustoleum Heirloom White. Oopsie, I just realized I put this pull on upside down.:)
Here they are as a pair. I’m going to use them as beside tables in our guest room. I like that they are completely different, but are unified by their color. Keeps things interesting!
One more before & after…
Here’s to potential!