|Really ugly old 70's tables after I started sanding|
I spent all weekend working on a couple of projects, this being one. My grandmother had some of these tables when I was a kid. I think maybe she had square ones but I remember loving opening the doors. Anyway, because I have that 1970 house, I have been dying to add just a touch of period piece to the home. Nothing crazy like green shag carpet or orange counters. I am not going for the Brady Bunch, just a little nod to the homes time. These tables were perfect! They were ugly dark and perfect. Originally I thought I wanted to stain the tops of these but the more I started working with them, the heavier they felt and the more I realized I wanted them light and airy feeling because of how heavy they feel. Something about these tables and the thick, carved, dark wood that made me feel weighted down.
|Light and airy!|
|Hardware back and finishing touches in works|
So what do you think? I love the tranformation. My tables turned out so adorable. These were so simple. The project I am going to share later on maybe this week has been a royal pain by comparison and the piece turned out amazing but it isn't mine. ;(
I know I say this all the time but I just love turning old and ugly into knew and pretty!!!
*By Formal Living Room I mean the space we don't have a TV. This room has the fireplace and originally my thought was 'reading room' but it is right next to the family room and the TV and honestly, very rarely does anyone sit in there. In fact, when I was changing out the old glass and metal tables I had for these, I noticed a layer of dust on the sofa. No, I am not even kidding. :)