Happy Friday, everyone! I just wanted to share a quick little before and after with you today. I did this a couple of weeks ago and it just brightened my whole outlook in the livingroom. 🙂
Back in the day, about 8 years ago when Kennedy was a baby, Chris used to build a lot of basic furniture pieces for me because, well, we had none. This was back in the day before I even knew what a blog was or that other people did this too! I really wanted a console table for behind the sofa, so Chris put this one together for me for about $40. If anyone’s interested in a tutorial on this one, let me know!
Well, it’s seen better days, but I’m still not quite ready to get rid of it. But I thought a paint job was in order. In fact, one day I suddenly found myself really really wanting to paint it and nothing could be done to stop me! It was about 9:30 pm on a Saturday night and this. was. happening. It was such a great, quick project to do because I really only had to paint part of it to get the look I wanted.
Bam! What an update right? I left the top as stained wood and just painted out the bottom parts. I would really like to strip the top and restain it in something a little less reddish, but I’m feeling like harsh chemical strippers are probably a bit of a no-no right now with the baby on the way. Even with the reddishness though, I really like it so much more now!
It really brightens everything up in here when you walk into the room from the kitchen.
Sometimes taking the lazy road and just doing half a job is the way to go! I don’t think I’d like it quite as much if I had painted the whole thing.
And just in case you’re wondering… No. It doesn’t always look this tidy and perfectly styled.
It’s really mostly just a home for legos. It’s perfect for that too though!
Have a great weekend, everyone! If you get a few free moments late this Saturday night, why not half-paint something and see if it brightens your day!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.