So remember that $5 table we found at the thrift store at the beginning of summer? (I’ll wait a moment if you want to catch up… It’s okay I barely remember it either.) It had good lines, but had seen better days when we found it at the 50% off furniture sale at Goodwill.
I decided to paint it white, but add some interest by painting the bottom round shelf and the interior circle on the top a dark gray. These colors happen to match the colors we used on our dresser-turned-TV-stand (its white on the outside, with white shelves, and dark grey on the inside).
While I was painting it, I swore I would never paint anything white again. Why is white such a difficult color to work with? BUT the results are so worth it! I love how it turned out. Even if it took 3 to 5 coats!
A strange thing happened when I switched out the 3 tier table we had in that spot for this $5 table. I liked the living room significantly more! I was contemplating replacing my thrift store find glass lamp but it totally works on the shorter table. Imagine that – scale actually matters! Here’s a side view of the table. I just love those gorgeous lines. (Please ignore the cords. Turns out you have to plug lamps in to get them to provide light.)
I didn’t manage to take pictures from exactly the same angles, but look at the difference between the old (too tall) table and the new (correct height) table. What a happy accident that we found this table for such a steal!
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