Now that the floor in the front room is pretty much finished. Just wrapping up the floor board trim now, I realized that I have really crappy furniture for that room. Actually I have a very sturdy couch that I love the style of. It's a sleeper so moving it isn't fun. It used to be a lovely sage green but here in Colorado, if you move anything by a window, it's going to fade. And my lovely sage green sofa has a nice faded, pukey color running along the back cushions. Oh well. I'm remembering a post I saw somewhere where they painted a chair! Could be in my future!
But more importantly, I don't have any end tables. For awhile I used an antique child's desk and chair but I gave that to my grandson for his new big boy room. Money is tight right now - no running over to Home Goods to see what I might find. Instead, I go somewhere better....the thrift store!! Where I found this poor little thing.
Boy if that doesn't scream 1980's I don't know what does. It may as well had shoulder pads on! It was $12.99 and blue stickers where half price so she was only $6.50! How could I leave her? I had no idea what I would do with her once I got her home.
I knew I needed a pop of color in that front room. I'm loving all the aqua I see every where. And the yellow is fantastic. Maybe tangerine? I just couldn't figure out what to do. Those colors just don't fit into my sage green, smokey blue and taupe house. Then I saw this on Pinterest.
Lisa over at Before Meets After had a little thrift store find that she painted Avocado. That's right, AVOCADO! I saw that and knew exactly what I'd be doing to my little table. Rewind from the 80's back to the 70's!!! I grew up with Avocado appliances in our house and never in a million years would I have thought I'd have ANYTHING in my house as an adult that was Avocado. Well, other than the kind you eat. How much do you love that table????
I went digging through all of my oops paint and found THE PERFECT color! It's a Valspar La Fonda Olive. Looked avocado-y enough for me so I went with it.
I was going to be really lazy and just start painting but I thought better of it and actually sanded her down a little and then gave her a nice primer coat using Gripper.
After painting the primer, I'm thinking that's a pretty nice color by itself. But it's gray and gray doesn't go. I always have them tint the primer because I'm lazy like that.
Originally I thought I'd ditch the glass top - do they even make those anymore? - and cut a piece of plywood to pop in it's place. Then the extremely
lazy butt creative person that I am took control. I'm just gonna paint that glass. You can paint laminate, so why not glass? Of course I would prime it and everything. Then I remember seeing this on Pinterest.
This was painted by a young lady named Tracy Duffield. I don't believe she is a blogger - at least I couldn't find a blog. But she is on Pinterest and she has some pretty amazing stuff on her board named "My Creations". Can I just say right now "God Bless Pinterest"? How did we ever function without it!?
I thought this type of design would look so cute on my table top. But here again, being the
lazy butt creative person that I am, I thought it would be a great idea to paint it underneath the glass. Then I wouldn't have to worry about a kitty claw rearranging the entire piece of art! I painted the design on the bottom of the glass, using plain old acrylic paint.
Then I used the same paint that I painted my little table with to paint the entire bottom of the glass so that when I put it in the table, it looked like this.
I cannot tell you how pleased I am with how it turned out. I figured if I hated it, I could either cut the plywood like originally planned or just scrape all this paint off and go with clear glass.
I know, I stuck her in the corner. And nobody puts Baby in the corner! (ha - name that movie!) but for now that's where she'll stay until I finish getting the rest of the room situated. BTW, this was that same room back in July.....
I never thought I'd live to see this day!
So what do you think???? Love it? Hate it? Anybody else out there do something completely
lazy outlandish to their furniture????
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