About two years ago I got the sweetest little table that I planned to use as a vanity in my bedroom. Being the DIY/furniture redoer newbie that I was, I made a huge mistake. It had been in a basement for who knows how long, so I put it outside. I just wanted it to air out a bit and let some rain wash away the dirt and spiderwebs a little. Can you blame me? Apparently I let it sit a little too long. The paint started to chip and peel as well as the veneer on the table top. :(
The top was beyond saving and with a three year old running around I wasn't risking leaving the chippy paint as is. So the little table that I planned to do absolutely nothing to got a complete makeover. My plans also changed on where it was going to be used. Like I said, it was going to be a vanity in my room, but my mom gave me one that belonged to my grandmother, so it's now being used as a desk in our living room.
This is the "left outside and neglected" shot of the desk.
This is with one layer of veneer peeled off. The other layers were bubbling and beyond repair.
So, we completely removed the top.
And here's the chippy paint in all its glory. Love it but too nervous to have it around my son.
After getting a fresh coat of paint and a new fence board top, that sweet little table is now a useful desk!
Love, love, love!!!!
I had to include this ^ picture. It was taken by my three year old son. :)
Flower frog turned pen holder
Old knobs from my stash
Weathered fence board top!! <3
Sometimes great things come from Plan B!!!!