I love picking up these little old sewing tables. They make such fantastic side tables in a living room or bedroom, with the added benefit of some hidden storage. So when I spotted this sweet piece with it’s fantastic legs at my favorite thrift store for a pittance, I of course snatched it up.
If you know me or have followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I am not afraid of color. But as someone who has to sell my furniture revamps, I can’t go bold and bright on every piece I do. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, so to speak. So, on this little cutie, I decided to mix up a soft, buttery yellow. It’s color without being in your face or obnoxious.
I hand-distressed this piece with some 80 grit sandpaper, then went over it with a fine 220 grit to smooth it out. I love how the distressing brings out all those fantastic details.
But here’s where this project gets fun! You’ve been saying to yourself, “Sure, that’s a pretty yellow, but where does this ‘Color Pop Surprise’ come in?” A completely reasonable question. Well, I couldn’t let this one go without adding a fun, surprise element.
I love the yellow and turquoise combination, don’t you? I left the hinged top functioning and the little compartment that used to house the sewing machine is great for some hidden storage. It also has storage in the door. I could totally see these being used to hold the remote controls.
So now, this little lady can be a mild-mannered sophisticate by day…
…all the while concealing her inner wild-child.
What do you think?
This is a great way to incorporate of even just try out some bright and bold color in your home without having it starting you in the face all the time. Paint a fun accent inside the drawers of an otherwise subtle and mild-mannered dresser…
Or you could go to town on every inch of the insides of an armoire, like I did on this fun project…
So your summer mission (if you choose to accept it) is to incorporate some bold color in your home. Don’t be scared!
from Twice Lovely