Our fancy new fire engine red sofa was in desperate need of some end table friends…so I put on my thinking cap and headed down into our spooky basement storage room for a rummage where I discovered this beauty:
…another freebie from Tante Uschi that had definitely seen better days. I lugged it upstairs and in a quick 48 hours (with a bit o’ dude-help) transformed it into these:
über cheery funky folksy end tables to keep the sofa company!
Here’s what we did:
this was Tante Uschi’s turnable-tea-table – how neat is that? We would have kept it as it was but unfortunately it was just too rickety to be of any use…
first, we removed the top section & shelf (I have awesome plans for these 2 lovelies, too!)
…then cut the table in half
chop, chop, chop!
…created some new legs out of some scrap wood
screwed ’em on & voila! 2 tables from 1!
Then we sanded the crap out of them…
spackled all of the holes, chips, nooks & crannies…
gave them a few coats of lovely yellow paint (leftover from our kitchen) and…
I grabbed my €1 acrylics, gave them a folksy owl & tree (+ some Q-tip polka dots for extra fanciness) & finally four coats of varnish.
the end results are fantastically adorably perfect!
2015 Update: The tables are still looking fab and going strong!
Here’s a peek at those fab tables in action in my groovy vintage DIY living room tour: