Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New paint for my new end tables!!

As most of you know we were supposed to make a cross country move to Houston this May. I say supposed to because our plans have changed and Joel's conflicting school schedule is keeping us here until December. Awhile ago we had picked out colors for what will be our new bedroom. I had begun putting together this room in my mind with colors and furniture, and since we recently found some of the key pieces to what I have in mind I decided to keep putting the room together like we were moving. The main colors that we have picked out for our new room are gray with a white accent, we also picked teal and purple as our pop colors. Our new found end tables are going to be our nightstands in our new bedroom. I really love the shape of them, and they have so much room for storage that it's ridiculous! So last night after Joel got out of class at 10 we made a walmart run for spray paint. We wound up getting some Kylan duel spraypaint, it has primer and paint, we went with white, boring I know but I love how it turned out. We knew that the end tables needed a little bit of sanding,so that the paint would stick, but that they wouldn't need to be completely sanded. Since we had some sanding blocks at home we didn't buy any. I started this project by taking the hardware off of the tables, and removing the door from the tables, when I say I did this I actually mean that Matt did this :] I started by lightly sanding the doors, then I gave them a gentle coat of Krylon Dual spraypaint. I also lightly sanded the tables and gave them a few gentle coats as well. Amidst my coating I ran out of spraypaint so I ventured to the store to get some more, and I might have gotten a Diet Cherry Coke from Sonic during Happy Hour. When I got back I finished spraying and went to a meeting. After my meeting I painted the pops of color on the tables. This took forever to dry and I feel like was the most time consuming process in the entire project. Once the pops of color finally dried, it was time to glaze. I was most excited to glaze and to finally have my side tables done! Below are pictures of each step! Now to figure out what to do with the hardware. My tables, prior to transformation.
Prepping to paint.
Pop goes the color!
Glaze and Amaze!
I think it's fair to say that I'm just a tad excited to finally have them, and for them to be painted. I had the best time painting my day away!The darker color is purple in real life, the same color as our cross candle holders, I'm not sure why it's turning out so dark in the pictures. I really love how they turned out! I feel like our new room is starting to fall into place, now if I can only find gray paisley Hillcrest king sized bedding my life will be complete! Ok...maybe not my life, maybe just my dreams... I think for now I'll stick to trying to figure out what I want to do as far as hardware goes.

Monday, February 6, 2012

At last my love has come along...

Ok so I know that my love has been apart of me for the past five years...the love that I am referring to is my new end tables. Anyone who knows me knows that I have been stalking craigslist, thrift stores, and even peoples homes for hexagonal end tables. You know the kind that were a household decorating staple in the 1970's? I have even had end table jealously, my wonderful Mother in Law, and my Nana have a matching set. I have even recruited dozens of people to aid in my search, but alas my years of searching is over. I have finally found a matching set!!! I was scouring craigslist this week and came across a posting that was a few weeks old for the end tables that I have been looking for. The posting was only asking for $5 for one and $10 for the set. Even though the posting was old I said a quick prayer and sent out an email inquiring if they were still available. I spent the next several days obsessively checking my email. Then last night right before bed I check my email one last time and saw a miracle! The seller replied that they were indeed still available and that for the astronomical price of ten dollars they were mine! So today during my husband's only break from class he came home and went with me to pick them up! I am just going to take a minute to brag on just how amazing he is. The man has class from 10am-10pm and he used his break to go get my end tables, because he knew they were so important to me, I am a blessed woman! So without further ado let me introduce you to my loves! Please excuse the pictures, I only had time to snap a few quick shots on my cell phone since Joel had to get back to school!
They are so worth the wait! I cannot wait to get to work on them,in fact I'm headed out to get paint now! The next time you see them they will be even more wonderful!