I bought this little table at DI for $8 and it was my first official redo project. My husband bought me an electric sander so I was excited to start on something. I bought this little table because it was sturdy and made of solid wood. It came with both drawers although I knew I was only going to use one of them and put a basket where the bottom one was. Here's a good before and after:
I started by sanding down the entire piece. Then after cleaning off all the sawdust I adhered some beadboard wallpaper from HD onto the the sides to add a little something extra. Then I primed the entire piece then painted it with a can of oops paint from HD.
After it was painted I distressed the entire surface with sandpaper then wiped on some Dark Walnut Stain. I proteted the surface with two coats of polyurethane since we have lots of little kiddos and I wanted it to be protected.
I found the little basket at Ross to fit in the hole. I store diapers and baby wipes in the basket for easy access during the day. My hubby bought the knobs at WM and I just love how it all came together. I love the end result, what do you think?
I'm so happy with how this all turned out and to share it with you! I finished the gate and knew at once it needed a wreath. I save some twisted looking branches from our last house for a project just like this. I think it's pretty self explanatory but I'll give a few more details on how I did it. But first the final project.
The way I made the wreath is pretty simple. I traced two bowls, differing sizes onto a piece of a cardboard box. I cut the circle and hot glued some burlap around it. This created the base to glue my twigs to. I hot glued the twigs around the circle then started on the rosettes. Here's a picture of the backside of the wreath. The metal ring is to hang on the gate. I just used a ton of hot glue and it's held in place just perfectly. Kind ghetto, but hey, it works!
I was going for a FREE project here so spending money on the perfect blue fabric was out of the question. I was about to cut up a spare bed sheet but my hubby was resistant. I asked him what else was made of blue fabric that I could cut up. He told me he had a couple old work shirts that just happened to be the shade of blue I was looking for! Yeah for recycling! I followed directions from previous bloggers about making rosettes out of fabric and after making enough to cover where I glued my twigs I hot glued them on as well. Here's a close up of the rosettes:
So simple, yet so fun, bright and cheery! I love the end result and that this whole project cost me $0.
Have scrap wood laying around? These trick-or-treat blocks were made with 4x4's cut into square blocks. Paint them black then distress a little on the edges if you desire. Next stencil, or cut out wording with vinyl. Wrap with a white ribbon and you're done! Simple project done in less than an hour. That's my kind of project!