Thursday, October 8, 2015

It's a British Invasion!

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This shapely legged, little table started out its' life as a ladies vanity with a mirror and matching stool. By the time it found itself in my clutches, it was missing both the mirror and stool, the drawer was missing the slide and was less that sturdy, but it had good bones, lots of potential and as an added bonus, it was free! I love it when that happens :D


I started out by taking of the ledge on the back and filling in the holes where the hardware was and the deep scratches. I ended up replacing the drawer slide and the wobbly legs were fixed easily by just tightening up the screws on the underside.


I wanted to try something a little different for this newly converted vanity and figured that a Union Jack would make this table both universal and unique. This table can now be used as a laptop desk, console table or a vanity once again if you had a table top mirror to add. It works perfectly for either male or female and both young and young again ;) I ended up going a little further with my distressing on this because I wanted a weathered flag for the top.

This ended up being the perfect project for using up the last little bit of paint in the can too! I was scraping the bottom of my Annie Sloan Old White can and finished it off and I also used up the last little bit of Miss Mustard Seed Tricycle that I had premixed from another project. No waste and a funky table, now that's my kind of happily ever after :D

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3 comments:

  1. Fantastic job! The table looks great.

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  2. Looking good! I really like the distressing you did. I also finished a union jack desk a few months ago, it is really very popular.

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  3. I love your table! I'm so thrilled you were able to share this at my Making Broken Beautiful party, I do hope you will join in again tomorrow :0)
    Smiles!
    Terry

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