Then we moved a week later to a new home on base- which I LOVE more than our last! Side note- how do they get the carpet like that!?
And now The Design Cottage has their Holiday Open House this weekend so I was trying to get pieces done for that.
But let me say, being featured on Redoux Interiors made my month!
I'll do 3 separate posts for each!
1st up - Vintage Gray Side Table. I found this piece on CL for oretty cheap and it was adorable!
It was a bit wobbly on its feet and the bottom table shifted around a lot. I started by mixing up my own paint. I used Valspars Mountain Smoke and mixed with a bit of Calcium Carbonate to thicken the paint a bit. I sanded the piece a bit, primed in white (had to due to the water marks that I knew would bleed through) and got to painting!
This is in between coats. Also a piece of trim on the drawer fell off. So I sanded the drawer, stained it (and the wayward piece of trim) with Minwax Espresso and wood glued it back on with Gorilla glue (a little goes a long way). I also did not like the hardware- BORING! I got some clear knobs from Lowes and some vintagey looking scrapbook paper from JoAnns to line the drawer. After two coats and a light sanding, I sealed the entire piece with Minwax Wax Paste. It was my first time using it and I wanted to wax everything in my house! I love the finish it leaves.