Monday, July 22, 2013

:: Forced Inspiration OR ::

...A Tale of Two tables.

Ok...so here is the deal... 
I've been buying sewing machines.
First, I helped my daughter choose one for herself at the thrift store. 
Then...I went back and bought my Husqvarna Viking machine
and then a couple of weeks later, when they still had two left... 
I bought both of them for $4 each.
But, that's not what I'm here to tell you about. 
I want to tell you a tale of two tables... because of the aforementioned sewing machines...

I gave away my table (the one below) ...so she'd have a place to sew when she wants.


Ever since I helped my daughter with her purchase...
the side of my bed looks like this... 
a toxic dump!!!


see how everything is just thrown on top of my shoes...right on the floor?! 
Yes-- see, I've been sewing, painting, wrangling chickens and keets... I can't see this mess when the lights are out...I'm sleeping after a HARD days work.
I looked around at the the thrift for a table...but really I have so much furniture...I didn't want to buy anything else. I knew I'd find something to work beside my bed. 

I read this... :: Cottage Instincts:: 
Cindy has recently started her own business and it always showing some beautifully made over furniture...
including this little number she calls "Tanya" in a lovely green. :) 

van Gogh Paint/Product Review

I was feeling inspired! 
I had a similar table...
including magazine rack! 

Well, that settled it... I was going to take this little table from the living room and add some legs and paint! 



Legs? Yes, legs.
I can't wait to show you what I've done with my little table!
...Or the whole corner on my side of the bed.

I like it!







Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart. ~ Psalm 37:4

 

9 comments:

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

Oh thats going to be adorable! Im also looking for very low to the ground tables to go in my new "woman cave"....LOL while I was at Walmart today they had actual wooden crates painted in black for 16 dollars each. I was going to grab them but was afraid they would be too short since I hadn't measured yet. Should have they'll fit perfectly and they can be painted which I plan to because they don't have any kind of finish on them. So I think I'll be heading back there tomorrow :)

Rhonda Sue said...

Hope it works for you, I love seeing re dos.
We have a similar table to yours, maybe a little bigger and it is by hubbies chair in the living room. His is oak and he would not be amused if I painted it though.

Kelly Howard said...

Can't wait to see it! LOVE your style!

Revi said...

Cool! I love that about blogging...and can't wait to see your table.
-Revi

Art and Sand said...

I love it when I can find something in the house to use instead of buying more.

You didn't mention grasshoppers so I hope they are all gone.

Melanie said...

Love the idea of adding legs! Can't wait to see it when you are finished!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Don't feel bad, my husband's corner of the bedroom looks like yours and we don't have any excuses! I can't wait to see what you do with your table.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh I need to get painting too. My hubby even put out the cans I need for me. Do you think he was trying to say something? I love that blue color. Is that what you are going to use?

Gail Wilson said...

Well, my silly little The Old Reader is NOT working... so I hopped over to your blog today, and read from the top down... which was backwards. LOL I was lucky to see the after first... then read how you go to that cute little table!
Great job on adding the legs. It's a fun way to change things up!
The color does NOT look like a red, but I'll take your word for it.
I too have a lot of firestorm products... they have served me well.
The weather here this week is perfect! 80's and NO humidity. It's going to be a marathon work week in the shop for me!
hop you're having a great week,
gail