Remember that old coffee table I picked up off the side of the road?
Well, I cleaned it up and now it's a great play table for Vivian!
It turns out this was a great little table. It's solid wood, and I love the lines of it. Because the top of the table already had some weird black stuff on it (I think it was paint?) I decided to just slap some chalkboard paint on. Then, using a coupon I had for a free sample of paint from Benjamin Moore, I picked up some paint in "Pre-Dawn Sky" for the lower part of the table. Seriously, I'm in love with this colour. I still have some leftover from the sample and am desperately trying to find something else to paint with it. It's just the nicest, richest shade of pinky-purple I've ever seen. I love it. There may be an accent wall in Vivian's room in the future.
Total cost of the project really can't be beat - I used a small amount of the chalkboard paint I had from painting my backsplash and cupboard doors (which was only $20 for the can, and I still have loads left), the other paint was a free sample, and the table itself was free. Totally on budget for me!
Have you done any facelifts on freebie/ugly furniture lately?