Pleasant Little Surprises

A friend found a pretty neat little table set for sale and immediately contacted me. She gave me the link and told me she thought I could work with them. How sweet is that? I love that people think of me when they see junk 🙂 She was right, they had great lines and they were already primed! Score!

They sat in my craft room for a few days, while i tried to get the creative juices flowing before I actually started painting them. I still didn’t really know what I was going to do when I started but I decided to paint the legs in a minty green chalk paint. I haven’t done a mint color in awhile so that was really my only reasoning, I still had no plan. When I had them all painted, they looked okay with the white tops. So I thought I would just distress a little with my sanding block and apply my dark wax.

Meh… Why not sand the top and stain it? It couldn’t look any worse. I am so glad I decided to do that. After what seemed like an eternity of sanding( I have no idea what the heck that girl used to paint these tables) I thought I saw a little design or something. So I kept sanding and just look at I what I discovered!

Are you kidding me? Who in their right mind would paint over something like that? Anyway, after sanding, I stained the top with Minwax Gel Stain in walnut.


Awesome. I left the white edges because I was tired of sanding plus I thought it looked cool. I did the same to the other end table an then thought “Omg, I hope there’s a design on the coffee table.”

I just love little surprises like that. With that small little detail my blah project turned into a beautiful set.





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