This side table above is from AC Moore which I bought a few years ago as a night table for my son's room. It came unfinished with two drawers. I first sanded the piece completely using a 220 grit sandpaper. I next painted it using leftover paint from a bed we had painted. It is painted a navy blue. It came with basic knobs which I replaced with the baseball knobs. I got the knobs at Target. In less than an hour I had a great little table using left over paint. Total cost was under $30.
This is my favorite little table. I made this table when my daughter was a few months old. I sanded it, and painted it white. I would suggest using a primer. I didn't and after a few years the yellowness of the wood underneath is seeping through. I may be re-doing this piece in the near future. For the top and little shelf below I used a checkerboard stencil. For my daughter's first and middle name I again used a stencil, but instead of paint, I used colored pencils. I actually couldn't believe how well the pencils worked. I wanted some flowers and butterflies on the piece but wasn't that confident in my ability to paint them. Instead I bought rub-on decals (the kind they sell in Michaels/AC Moore where you use a popsicle stick to rub them on). It looks like paint, even up close.
|View of the top of the table|
How about making shelves to match your child's decor? These were so easy. Again, I sanded and painted a base coat (one was pink and one was white). I then used blue painters tape to tape off the stripes. Again I used the rub on decals for the flowers and butterflies.
Hope you try one of these projects at home. Please forward me your pictures. I would love to share them.
I am joining Debbiedoos for her before and after party. Come take a look.