Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tray Table Makeover

Sorry for the lack of posts for the past few days.  My mom had some surgery and I spent a couple days with my parents helping out.  They have dial up so posting was not really an option without extreme frustration.

Now that I'm back home and have unburied my driveway and dusted off the laptop, I wanted to share my tray table makeover.  You'll recall this post where I mentioned that I had decided to use some of the glossy black paint purchased for my mirror makeover on my old Pier One tray table.

Here is the made over version in my dining room:

The hardware change is my favorite part of the makeover.  Here is the BEFORE:

The hardware I really lusted for was this drawer pull from Anthropologie, but at $24.00 each it wasn't an option.

So, one trip to Home Depot later, I bought these simple pulls for $4.00 each.


 My only caution with the glossy paint is that it picks up every flaw on the piece (as you can clearly see), but flaws don't bother me.  As The Nester always says, It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.

Monday, February 8, 2010

My Mirror Makeover

A couple weeks ago I showed you the mirror I scored at Tuesday Morning for $25 for my dining room makeover.  Three coats of glossy black paint later it's hanging on my newly striped dining room wall and I LOVE IT.

I will show you the completed Dining Room as soon as I get the seagrass rug down (it arrived today -  but I need to buy a rug pad for it first) and then things will be complete. In the meantime, here is the mirror's before and after makeover.


And the AFTER...

Soooo happy with my mirror.  Now go find yourself a bargain and feel the love :)