I know a lot of people find or are given furniture, but this is my first piece of free furniture. A lady posted a brass piano lamp on Kijiji and this free little side table. I quickly called her and told her I wanted both. On closer inspection of this little table I noticed that the top really didn't go with the style of the bottom. ( Being a different colour and type of wood were clear indicators....I know, I have good observational skills), but I didn't hate it and hey it was FREE. Whoever replaced the top had SOME skills as it fits snugly.
Well I thought for sure that painting it would unite the whole piece, but before I could do that it had a little problem. Can you see it? The top drawer's front panel is crooked. I had to take it off, redrill the holes and put it back on straight. I know the little thing appreciated that, it had gone it's whole life lopsided. I then sanded, primed (KILZ) and painted it aqua (RUST-OLEUM). I then sanded the edges and glazed the whole thing. I added an extra metal embellishment on the top drawer and painted all the hardware hammered black (RUST-OLEUM). I think it looks much better....... it's even smiling now!! (ha ha)
Love the sanded and glazed edges.
I thought I would line the drawers with fabric even though they were in good condition ( love quatrefoil right now.)
I hope it finds a good home.
I thought the black hardware was too much of a contrast so I repainted in hammered silver.