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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wasteless Wednesday- Don't Trash It

We have this ugly side table. This is something you could easily find by the trash. It has functioned in Josh's fraternity room as a beer table (pre-Jen). Served as a lamp table in various apartments we've lived in. Finally it has been a printer table next to my computer for the last couple years. It's hidden in a corner no one really sees except for me when I am on the computer. (Which is more time than I will admit)

Not very attractive! Instead of trashing the table I painted it. Much better! I primed it first then spray painted it black. Total $6. I also spent some time cleaning out my desk = FREE

I would like to pick up some black frames and put some family recipes above the printer table.

This is what the desk area looked like before we bought the house. I removed the wall paper. Then textured and painted the walls. This teal and white look was so 1990!


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6 comments:

N. said...

Awesome job!! When we lived in our other house, and were needing an update, I did that to our kitchen table and chairs. Black looks so awesome! I also transformed a brass chandelier by spray painting it black then flecking it with copper paint, changed the shades and voila! It looked like a new dining room for about $10.

Maroney's said...

It looks great! Was that your test run and now you'll do the TV cabinet?

Thoughts on our lives by Tammy said...

Black spray paint is my favorite decorating tool! I wish I had taken before pictures BEFORE I spraypainted all my frames and my kitchen table and chairs black. I have always spraypainted old cheap silver looking platters red and black and they make very cool accessories! You go girl!!!

Tonja said...

That looks so good! I need to start doing things like that instead of asking for somthing new. I have an old dresser that is venner..I think I am going to find a way to spraypaint it black to match my bedroom. I love your desk too!

Stacia Howard said...

Great job! Don't ya just love spray paint? I can't get enough of it! Cheap and totally changes the look. Trash to treasure!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

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