I was driving home from Target one afternoon after loading up on the usual diapers and such when I'm pretty sure my car came to a screeching halt and pulled itself over at a yard sale because of this little table. I had never seen anything like it and I knew I had to have it.
Not having any cash on me I told the nice old man I'd be right back. So I flew to the ATM and quickly returned...he told me he was surprised I came back. I thought to myself really guy, really?! Don't you see the potential of this diamond in the ruff....of course I'd be back! So I loaded it up and off I went!
It was an old dark wood table but with the pedestal base and square top I had never seen anything like it before. I knew right away I would refinish it for a friend as a house warming gift (Hi Vicky!) I wanted to keep it somewhat neutral but still young and funky as this was their first house and they don't really have anything that is "theirs" yet, just things that are borrowed and hand me downs.
I think grey is such a pretty neutral so I mixed up my own soft shade and created a chevron stencil pattern for the table top.
I lightly distressed the base by hand and used the electric hand sander on the top to create a soft weathered look.
I love the outcome and I think it is such a unique piece that no one else will have in their new home!
I apologize for the not so great photos I literally snapped a few as we were headed out the door to the party today. As others arrived with cards and gift bags I walked in holding a table...that's normal right?!