Don't worry. No cows were harmed in the making of this blog post. Hee hee. A cow table, however, was. My friends, I present to you the "before" shot.
Need I say more?
I think you all get where I'm coming from with this one. Talk about needing a face lift. It was a $6.99 Goodwill buy, so I thought what the heck. I'm still in the crash test
cow dummy phase of my painting adventures, so why not practice some painting on a really hideous deserving piece of work? After all, it had nice lines.
See what I mean?
So after Mr. CBD was kind enough to secure one of the legs (I swear it seemed fine in the store....) I whipped out another can of my free Ace Hardware paint (mixed to match one of Pottery Barn's many blues) and got to work. I decided to go with a two-toned look, to accentuate the details The original piece was painted pretty badly and so a girl can only do what a girl can only do. (Without sanding, that is. I'm not a big sander, surprise.) That being said, I think she turned out fairly presentable.
(Okay, I'm going to have to apologize again for the wonkiness of my photos, in other words, the vast differences in photo size. I'd like to make them all "extra large" which is a blogger option when you insert your photos into your draft posts. But when I do, most of my pictures become too large for my already-widened page width. Any suggestions?)
My paint job is far from perfect, but I had fun with it.
I had to show you this dragonfly that landed on the table while I was taking pictures. It was an absolutely glorious spring day here today and I loved being able to be outside taking pictures. So let's recap. We went from this:
I'm thinking of using it in the basement T.V. room (we have a denim slipcovered Ikea couch and matching chair with blue and white striped ticking), or in the tweens' "hangout" room, which we're just about to start revamping decor-wise. I haven't decided yet.
So what do you think of the transformation?
Have a great week, friends.
I'll be linking up with these fine parties this week:
Cedar Hill Ranch Cowboy Up
Someday Crafts Whatever Goes Wednesdays
Free Pretty Things For You Whatever You Want Wednesdays
Ivy and Elephants Whatsit Wednesdays
Restored Interiors Restored It Wednesday
Savvy City Farmer Thriftin On a Thursday
The Charm of Home Home Sweet Home
My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday
Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Feature Friday
French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday
Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Friday
Finding Fabulous Frugalicious Friday