I found this sturdy little table at a yard sale (of course). We used it for a bit in our family room to test out the size and shape. We have two comfy chairs and a table in between. I hope to find a larger round table, but until I do, this is our best option. It's surprisingly heavy. It's very well made. It just isn't very attractive. The style is not my favorite, but I appreciate the quality.
After a coat of primer and two coats of Sherwin Williams 7616 Breezy, this little table has a new lease on life.
This is the front view. It's hard to tell the color from this picture. It sure would look more attractive with a little merchandising - a lamp, a knick-knack or two. I know how to merchandise - really I do! But our world includes a dog who is a thief - he steals things off of tables. The wooden basket on top of this table is where I hide my reading glasses from him. We have cats who, for no apparent reason, like to freak out and make a mad dash through the house knocking over anything small and pretty as they go. We have a very refined, elderly dog - Lucy - who is a tad clumsy and doesn't see well anymore. Her favorite place to lounge is behind this table. I tried a lamp here ages ago, but the cord was in her way. We love Lucy and the lamp just isn't that important. I thought about running a cord under the rug and up through a slit, but changed my mind. Maybe if I find a larger table I'll do just that.
Here's a view of the table from behind. This comes a little closer to the color, but is still not right. The color has a little more gray. My better half loves the color. I was very surprised. I thought he'd accept it, but he actually has commented several times on how much he likes the color.
I chose the color to bring out the blue in the fabric I purchased for slipcovering a chair.
I am completely smitten with this fabric. The blue table matches the blue in the fabric. Again, this photo is not getting the blue right. I haven't been in a hurry to make the slipcovers because the chair in question needs to be painted. It's on my to-do list - hopefully it'll get done soon. Stay tuned!
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