Monday, July 28, 2014

Before & After Times Three

Hello friends...:) I'm sharing a few more before and after projects with you today. It feels good to finally have a chance to get to some of these projects. I have been waiting until we remodeled to refinish them so they would seem new to me. I needed a couple options for side tables in the living room. I didn't necessarily want to use tables, just a piece that would work for the purpose needed. First is this little cabinet.

I wanted something to hold all of our games and since I no longer needed it to hold my tablescaping dishes, I decided to use this little cabinet. It is pretty simple in design. I bought it at a yard sale a year or so ago and paid just $5 for it. I had originally intended to repaint it white, but when I got my black paint out for the legs, I decided to paint the whole thing black. I added glass knobs and called it done. What do you think?

The two games underneath wouldn't fit inside since they were too wide, but I found another home for them, so they aren't there any longer. And you can see below that it holds all my other games with a little room to spare. I was lazy pressed for time, and didn't paint the inside...that's another project for another day.

Next up is this little table. I wanted something at both ends of my new sofa and this was perfect for the job. I bought this piece a while back for just $1. It was pretty rough, but I knew a coat of paint would bring it to life. It's sitting on my paint table here....aqua, coral, and gold have been my spray paint choices lately.

I decided to paint it black as well, but before I did, I painted a white section on top. After it dried, I taped it off to create a faux vintage French grain sack stripe design. Not perfect, but I like it! I think it's pretty cute...:)  You can see a sneak peek of my new sofa here as well.

Many of you complimented me on my aqua blue lamps last week. If you missed them, you can see them here. Well, I had one more old brass lamp begging for a makeover. Seems she was jealous of the new outfits her closet neighbors got. So, I decided to give her a new outfit as well. Here she is before. I love the details on the base of this pretty!

I wanted to add another touch of coral to the living room, so that's what color she got. She also got to wear the spiffy shade I already had. It was Target clearance a couple years ago. I had to add a few decorations around the living room...even though we still have all the trim to finish. Lots of my decor is packed in boxes still but I grabbed a couple things from around the house for now. I truly love the lamp...she is so pretty!

Seems all I have done lately is work on projects. I have been working on school projects as well. I'm excited about everything, but will be glad to get done so we can have a little rest before we start on our master bath. It has been fun though seeing my visions come to life. I have been waiting to do this for so long. Well friends, I am off to bed. It's late and I am leaving early to go to Gainesville with Mama in the morning. Have a wonderful week.

Until next time....


  1. Love your projects - my favorite is the table with those white stripes.

  2. All your projects are great. The side table is now adorable and the coral lamp is so happy!

  3. Love all of these, as usual. Your coral lamp is spectacular!

  4. I think they all look great, but I especially love the coral lamp. Fabulous makeovers Vicky! You're on a roll these days.

  5. You are getting so much done and it looks great. Love the black table with the french stripe and that coral that shade also. It really is all coming together!
    hugs, Linda

  6. Love your projects Vicky, I especially love that you chose black for those two pieces, that will look beautiful... and the little coral lamp... adorable! :o)


  7. Hi creative lady :) As always, your makeovers are perfect! I am lovin' that table and the white strip that you added.

    Enjoy your day, sweet friend. Hugs to you!

  8. It's amazing what some paint will do, isn't it? I love the stripes on the table, so cute! I really love what I am seeing of your new couch. Your floors look awesome, I love the color of them!

  9. Black is very sleek with the glass knobs on the cabinet and the neat grain sack look on the demilune table. I just bet it all looks great with the speed limit sign. Will the coral lamp be near the coral mirror? Hurry up and reveal the whole room.

  10. Love the black game cabinet. New hardware and paint can work wonders. Looks like you've been working hard, enjoy your time away.

  11. This is so fun to see all your beautiful projects. Just like home and garden tv before and afters! I would leave the interior of the game cabinet as is - I think it makes it brighter and easier to see the game titles!

  12. Hi Vicky,
    Just found your blog....Great Before and Afters. Love the coral color you painted the lamp. Can't wait to look around your blog some more. Wishing you a lovely day.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  13. Wow Vicky, you really have a way of making old things look new and updated! I wish I could be that creative when it comes to furniture and things for the home. Have a wonderful afternoon and week.

  14. Love each one of those Vicky! The dresser is perfect in black as is the side table and striping. Love, love, love the coral lamp! What's next?

  15. I love that table! Popping in from the thrifty rebel, anyone Tuula recommends must be awesome!


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