Once upon a time, when I was in college, my parents were going downtown for a New Year’s Eve party and
for some reason welcomed us to have a party of our own at the house. It was a “WILD party” complete with a garbage bag balloon drop and a few rounds of Catchphrase. I know. We’re just that wild and crazy.
My best friend in the whole wide world, who weighs all of 100 pounds, went to join her [now] husband and his brother to sit on the coffee table. Apparently, her little body was the straw that broke the camel’s back, and the whole thing collapsed. I had to call my mom the next morning to tell her about our hard-partying ways. She was secretly excited. She hated that table.
That story really has nothing to do with what I’m sharing with you all today, except that the coffee table’s relatives survived and were later given to me to do whatever I please with. And picturing that table completely fall apart still makes me laugh.
My baby sister [Katy] and I decided to give one of the tables a fun, bright makeover that would pop in her new cute room in her new cute apartment.
To start things off, we gave it a good sanding before giving it a zap of sunshiney yellow. The color is called “Mellow Yellow” by Behr [in semigloss]. But there is really nothing mellow about it. I’m a lazy DIYer, and didn’t prime beforehand. Laziness = many, many coats of yellow paint. Lesson learned. Maybe.
My favorite part of the table is this inside of the drawer. We painted it with some leftover blue paint I had from another project that matches her desk [which has very similar lines to the side table]. I love unexpected details like this! They can make a great project even better.
Even ugly, beat up, unwanted little tables can be something beautiful with a little bit of love. And a LOT of yellow paint!
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