Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tray Tables makeover

Colorful leaves floating in the air, deep blue skies, crickets, crisp air and apple cider are just a few beautiful things about autumn. I love this time of the year and wish it would hang around a bit longer!

I am especially enjoying this nice weather we are having since it’s perfect to work outside on the many makeovers I have going on all the time.

You all are probably about tired of these posts all the time but I wanted to share a few more before Friday, the big day of the Farmhouse Fair, in hopes of tempting you to come. :)

My mom found these TV trays or little folding tables at a garage sale and knew it was something I’d want..


Pardon the clutter in the background. :/ The reason I am always so attracted to these little tables is because we love the few we have floating around our home. They are so handy to set up quickly as an end table or even as a place to set a laptop. We have also used them as nightstands. They are just that right size to tuck away, yet easy to get and put to use.


These of course, were screaming paint me! I don’t especially like this yellowish color.

The first thing I did was take the tops off since I knew I wanted the legs a different color than the tops. I painted the legs black, using my trusty sprayer.

I’m not sure what it is with me, but I’m liking some black again. Not too much, but just a touch. I like the combination of stained wood and black so that is what I went with for these.

I didn’t get any pictures of this but I also cut some grooves into the tops with the table saw. I had to set the blade way down and remove the guard in order to do this. I think grooves of any sort give a piece that farmhouse flair.

After the grooves were cut in, I gave the tops a coat of stain. I can’t tell you what color the stain was since the label wasn’t on the can anymore. I’d guess a dark honey color. I applied this using a rag and rubbing some of it off.

Now the fun part of applying some more character with the greatest invention ever, the Silhouette Cameo..

Getting to the point here is the before again, followed by the after..







Sorry to bombard you with pictures like this but I like to play around with different lightings and angles..




Anyway, I imagine if these lil tables don’t get adopted into a new home, I shall keep them for myself. :)

I hope you enjoyed this before and after show and are inspired to give a new look to a piece instead of discarding it!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Monday, October 2, 2017

Changing Table to Coffee Bar Makeover

I am so excited for the Holiday Farmhouse Show coming up this Friday! My booth will be smaller than the spring one, but hopefully people can find something to take home.

Although the fair is a holiday fair, I can’t seem to get into the Christmas mode. My booth will be decked out in Fall splendor. Fall is my favorite season to decorate so I’ll be in my glory getting my booth ready!

Now, for the makeover at hand..

I snagged this changing table for free at a garage sale this summer!


The moment I saw it I envisioned an island or a possibly a coffee bar. Hubby looked a bit doubtful as we loaded it into our already full vehicle but he didn’t complain. :)


It even had a neat little bin on wheels that would make a great trash can.

First I removed the railing..


I wiped the piece with Krud Kutter which is a liquid sandpaper. I then applied a white satin paint with my sprayer. After that was dry, I distressed the edges and gave the piece a coat of Polycrylic, again using my sprayer.

I went through my stash of old barn wood and picked out a few pieces for the top. I added the coffee sign using my trusty Sihouette Cameo.

So, here is the after..





The lighting was a bit hard to work with when taking these pics so I tried a few different angles.





This piece will be available at the fair on Friday..

Hope to see you there!