Flea Market FInd #2
I like this little table but cannot find the inspiration I need, to make it one of a kind. The finish is not good and it does need tightening up. I'll probably wind up selling it since I don't have any room for it. If you saw this table, what would you do with it? Seriously?
How come I never come across great finds like this! I would either sand and refinish, or paint, then place it by the front door (either inside or out). It's perfect for an entryway -- keys etc in the drawer and shoes or backpacks on the bottom shelf; you could even hang umbrellas from the towel bars. Protect the top with wallpaper or decoupaged fabric and top with a potted plant -- instant utilitarian accent piece. LOVE this! Hope you find a great use for this super piece.
I would either sand it down and stain it, or (my favorite) paint it a soft yellow. I have a neighbor that is a great decorator. And in every room of her home, which is all rustic, vintage, etc. she has one nice piece of furniture that is painted a yellow, pink, light blue, etc. In one bedroom, she has a metal bed with a handmade quilt on it, with a soft yellow small dresser. Beautiful rooms.
If you cannot fix that curvy bit at the back, can you remove it? I would paint it in an old white colour and stencil the top and perhaps or the lower shelf. As someone else mentioned it would make a great little drop off station in the hall for all those keys, mobiles, mail and so on. Or a nice vase of flowers.
What about repainting it with chalk paint and doing a French advertisement or design on the top? http://girlinthegarage.net/2014/11/table-make...
How about a "French" baking station? Restore the old wood or paint with a white wash Display beautiful blue and white baking ware or top , inscribe the French word "Pâtisserie" In blue or white on front of drawer Fill in the drawer with rolling pin, parchment paper, cookie molds, measuring cups etc On bottom shef paint a white straw basket and fill up with white and blue floral hand towells and oven mitts. Great gift for any baker in your family or a friend. I would buy it! Best of luck! This is really a beautiful piece