Saturday, March 27, 2010

My latest project...

Today I share with you my latest project, a simple side-table makeover. I bought this three-tier shelf years ago. It was actually part of a closet organizing system. At the time I got it, my daughter was quite young and in need of a small table for her bedroom. It seemed to be indestructible, and the price was right (I think it was about $27.00). Over the years this thing has been in several rooms of the house, serving various purposes. I have kept it around because it is quite a handy piece, although, I 've never been happy with its appearance. Most recently the table has been used in the living room between the sofa and an oversized club chair.

Let's take a look at the before and after pictures, along with some shots that show how nicely it now fits into its my living room.

Before: the shelf unit in its original state. It is made of white oak slats, and is super sturdy.

After: I added some ceramic tiles, which were custom cut to slip into place. After a coat of paint, summer white, my favorite from Sherwin Williams, and some faceted crystal globe finials (actually cabinet knobs), this table has become as sophisticated as it is usable.

Here is the made-over table in back in its old spot.

My home has no formal entry, so this table and the coat tree are the places where outdoor gear, keys, glasses, etc. get deposited. Daffodils from my garden bid welcome to all.

The second shelf holds a divided serving tray that corrals the trappings of our everyday living.

Yellow and green accents add cheer.

I like the angles of the porch gable, as they are seen through the lights of the front door.

The view from the kitchen into the living room. Whiskers, my oldest cat, remains steadfastly perched on the back of the couch.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my project. It's been fun for me! Maybe this will inspire you to take up a simple project of your own.

Until next time...



  1. Wow, what an amazing transformation, you did a wonderful job!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today, so great to meet you! Have a great day!

  2. Hi, Kristin,

    Thanks for the kind words!! I am honored that you for stopped by my site today!

    So nice to meet you!


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