Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Repurposed End Table from the 70's

I recently bought a set of 3 end tables. Two were identical and one was part of the set, complimenting the others. I recently finished the identical pair like this:




So when it came time to paint the 3rd one, I thought I'd try a darker wax over the same paint.

FAIL. You can't see how bad it is from this picture, but trust me.



It was so bad. And I didn't feel like stripping the top. Call it laziness, whatever...but I'd seen this idea on Pinterest:




So I unscrewed the top and went to town. I totally changed up the color, bought a dog bed and finished it up today!









Zelo sniffed it out, but her 60 lbs wouldn't fit in there...and she knew it. It was fun to do something a little different than my norm. Hope you enjoyed it!

~Allison
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19 comments:

Nadine @ Chic with the Kool-Aid Mustache said...

Turned out great! You could even personalize the back panel with a framed picture or name-plate.

I see these all the time at our ReStore. I made one from an upside down end table for a friend with a dog so hubby would never let me get away with one like this too since we don't even own a dog!

Kalamity Kelli said...

Outstanding! I love to watch you make something drab go to something cool. I have what is probably an elementary question but painting something a light color and then waxing it with a dark colored wax gives it that antique look?

Love the dog bed

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love it! so cute! i was looking at the pic of your dog and thinking..... hmmmm..... i don't think it's gonna fit! ;)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You clever girl! That's a doogie bed fit for a princess!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh No - not another piece of furniture that I absolutely have to find LOL - this is just fantastic and would fit my baby perfectly!!!
Brilliant!
Visiting from Shabby Creek,
Hugs,
Suzan

Lisa said...

I have been planning to do this for when my family room addition is completed. Great job on yours! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.
xo,
Lisa

the cape on the corner said...

super cute idea for the table. too bad your pup can't use it!

Mary Dodge said...

I love this idea!! I am going to pin this and add it to my list of things to do. My little doxie will love having his own fancy bed :)

Jen @ Girl in the Garage said...

It turned out so well! It's perfect for a pampered pooch. I was laughing that your dog wouldn't even fit in it- ha! Jen

Sheila said...

Happy Friday!
What a CLEVER idea...I just love it, have a great weekend!

Smiles,
sheila

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

Brilliant solution! The last pic of the disappointed dog is the best. I can see the caption...."is this your way of telling me we're getting another' dog?"

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

Great job! Love the creativity....if I thought it would work I would so run out today and buy a old table. Hubby and I sleep on a sliver of bed, or 12 lb baby dog sleeps on the rest of the queen bed! Thanks for sharing.

Lindsey Domer said...

Love it! I had the same dog bed/table pinned... and I have been on the lookout for one of those tables ever since. What a great find and fantastic transformation! :)

decoratewithalittlebit.com said...

So cute! I'm pinning too! Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

Allison said...

Too cute! I think it turned out great, even if the dog doesn't fit. lol

I hope you'll come see My Daughter's Master Bath Redo. #83 at Met Monday.

Allison
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Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Super cool idea! I'm featuring it the PoPP Spotlight this week. Thanks for linking.

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Great idea! Love it.
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Gail Wilson said...

super project allison! I think cats would love it with the top still on. :)

gail

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