I mentioned yesterday the tables in the living room got a bit of a face lift. I have been wanting to replace our coffee table for about 6 months. I have been living with it, thinking that with the next check, I will get a new table. Well, 6 months later, I have found other, better uses for the money. And yes, I still want to replace the coffee table. But until then, I thought I would make it less of an eyesore. I mean really, who knows when I will ever actually buy the table?
So here is my before picture...
It was also looking worse for the wear.
After I primed the piece I decided to fill in the cracks and give it a smooth top.
The white lightens it up, solving the problem of being top heavy. You can now actually see the shelf. I choose to use chalkboard paint, because of the texture and the color it gets once chalk had been erased. I haven't let the kids use it yet, but I am sure they will start having fun.
I also tweaked the side table. This table is not in the best condition, but being the sentimetalist, that I am I can't see not having it. It was my grandmother's after all.
Here is the starting point...
Now I just need to decide what to do with this piece...
Total cost = Free