I finished this little table almost a week ago but life has been so busy I kept putting off the editing of photos. We’ve been having the perfect summer days broken up with lots of rain. So I’ve taken advantage of the sunny periods to keep up on the yard work and enjoy a bit of relaxing. Boy how those weeds take over when they have lots of rain.
So back to the side table.
Here’s the before of the table that was left behind by a tenant.
The top had the most damage but the whole thing needed a good cleaning. I sanded the entire piece down starting with the top. I loved the natural wood I found and decided then and there to showcase the natural color and give it a clear coat to protect it.
If you look closely, you can probably see a couple of dings and scratches that were too deep to sand out. I wasn’t worried about it because I believe those imperfections give a piece character.
Since this table was going into the girls’ room I wanted to tie this table in with the other stand I found for the room. this way both girls have a night stand that is similar yet not identical. Hence, the white. I like to leave part of any piece I do for my home natural, or at least emphasize the grain, because the children love to compare the different woods and are learning to identify the trees they come from.
This white is more of a pure white while the end table has more of a creamy color to it.
The white shows off the details like these on the corners of the table.
One of the girls has seen this and loves it, she wanted it by her bed so that’s where it is. She runs her hands over the top and remarks on how pretty her tree is. 🙂
I have to remake the beds and then I should be able to show you the finished room.
Live and Learn, I hope this gives you some ideas for that spot you want a similar table.