Thursday, March 17, 2011

twin tables...

my friend lisa found these less than attractive tables from a seller on craigslist.  she needed nightstands for her bedroom and these seemed like a great fit size and price wise...
except that they were too short to be bedside tables for her king sized bed. so i gave them extensions, leg extensions...as shown on the left side...
i used a small leg that really wasn't a leg, it was some kind of moulding trim but i used it because it was the right diameter. 
i attached it to the table using these
dowel screws that i drilled into the end of the moulding 
and screwed into the table legs
i used a little wood filler to even it out
then sanded and painted.
the color she wanted was windsurf by behr.
after a coat of chocolate glaze and a coat of poly.....
 here they are...




they have two different knobs because lisa wasn't sure which one she is going to use....
in the end, she is using the ceramic blue one...

i have a few more projects that i am going to be starting....
this cute little chair 
was a $5.00 bargain from the lady i bought a dresser from on craigslist.  
i love that you can go to pick up one piece and end up with a few more great things that you didn't expect to get.  i sometimes ask the sellers if they have anything else to sell when i get there and am usually pleasantly surprised.  

i was also pleasantly surprised that when i removed the fabric from this seat and the wrong side looked like this..completely different than the right side.
i think i'll save it for another project.....
i'm off to washington dc tomorrow night for 5 days as a chaperone for austen's school...
have a great weekend!!!!

12 comments:

Pine Tree Home said...

You are genius- you leg grower you.

Musings Of A Gem said...

What a great idea!! Totally genius :)

Have a great trip !!

Stay safe xxx

Tiffany said...

Those little tables are darling! What a cute color choice!

Privet and Holly said...

Cindy, you've worked
your magic yet again!
Love how those tables
turned out....and that
chair is uber-sweet!
Can't wait to see if
after you've waived your
wand....
xx Suzanne

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

That is so creative! I love the color and I especially love the blue knobs. Adding the legs... genius!

Gillian @ Letters to Liney said...

What a timely post! I was thinking of a way to extend my too-short headboard and I think wood screws will do the trick. Sanded and painted you can't even tell that the legs have had implants. Awesome job!

Leslie said...

Smart lady!!!!!
And I love the paint finish!
Clever, charming!
Thank you for sharing at the Nester's!

Kara said...

Very clever and they just look great. Your friend must be thrilled. I need a friend like you.

Megan said...

SO BEAUTIFUL! What a great idea, extending the legs - gives them great character!

Allison@FabRehab said...

At the start of this post, I had my doubts, but you blew me away! Those are gorgeous!

Aimee said...

Awesome! I've been searching for tall nightstands (which apparently don't exist in thrift land). You are a genius!

Ginger said...

See, a pair of heel or stilettos really will solve all the problems! Great paint job!!

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