Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Curing Olly's book table blues....

Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday to y'all! First let me start out by saying thanks so much for the sweet comments & emails in response to yesterdays post. You guys seriously are the best and I just appreciate all the love. You managed to make me feel at more peace with my decision and for that I thank you.
Now on to today's "Courtney doesn't do complacent well" project, haha. I seem to always be re-doing, re-purposing, or re-arranging something in my house and especially Olly's room. Lately I have been staring at a dark table that's next to his reading chair (which houses all of his books) with such dislike. It's just such a bland & uninteresting table....ickkkk so blah.
Do you ever feel that way? You know, it's the piece of furniture you hate to get rid of but you almost forget that you can do something to it to change its appearance? Well, maybe I am the only one, haha. I completely "forgot" that changing it was possible. Sometimes my creativity does stay inside the box until I remind myself that anything is possible. So I was determined last week that this was going to be a bland table no more! So I looked around the house and saw what I had to work with instead of having to trek into town to the nearest Home Depot. I had some spray paint, a sanding block, and an unused stencil hanging around, so I quickly got to work before the motivation wore off.

Here are a couple of before & after shots.

I really like the little extra texture the stencil offers and the pop of the green. I already used this shade of green around his room and this just made it make more sense in the overall design. I only used the stencil on the top of the table because the rest of the shelves would cover it up with all of his books and bla bla's. That kid loves those dolls.




I think it's much more interesting now and it made me feel good to tweak something improve an eyesore... for free and in one afternoon. Olly hasn't really noticed a difference so this didn't earn me the awesome momma card like last weeks donuts haha. But I feel better and my eyes thank me every time I am in his room.
Tell me I am not the only one who cannot leave well enough alone and I'm not the only one who creates projects for myself?! And if there are any others out there, just know its just an extra added layer of design flair to brighten your day...the jewels of the room if you will. Have a great day you fantastic readers, see you crazy kiddos tomorrow!

7 comments:

  1. You did an awesome job on that. So much style-whether Olly knows it or not!!Btw,from yesterday's post, I want to encourage you as a part of your blog family. You are a beautiful woman.What stands out to me is that no matter what weight you have been,you have a sparkle in your eyes that reflects your spirit & that is what draws others near. Good luck & God bless, Sherri

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  2. It looks great! Tell me, please, where did you get that blue dachshund on top? I have a real life dachshund and feel like I desperately need a tabletop version!

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  3. This is fabulous! I love the little weiner dog print and statue as well! It's so cute!

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