Brenda brought us this little end table that she snagged at a garage sale. I bet you won't overlook your average homely-looking end table after this post. It's amazing what a little POP of color can do!
Below is the room she plans to put this end table in. Brenda's a girl after my own heart with all those orange accents!! Additionally... am I the only one yearning to own an ottoman like that one? Don't Lie!
Her only request is that the end table somewhat coordinate with the white/orange end table she bought from us a few years ago. This guy is going in that same room!
Noooooooo problem! What could be more fun than making two dramatically different end tables look like a funky matching pair?
First we did this: (the orange color looks a little dark in some of the photos. it's the EXACT same orange as the above end table).
Certainly you know we didn't stop there. Our girl Dana cut us another vinyl to do our thing on the surface of this little gem.
Then we coated it with water-based poly and let that dry for one hour. Then we primed, waited another hour, and finally sprayed it bright orange! The key to this application is to remove the vinyl immediately after painting, while the paint is still wet. Otherwise the vinyl will pull up the paint in places. Which is no bueno!
If you don't like getting your finders icky, consider wearing gloves? Yep.
There's just something about asymmetrical designs that I really dig, like this and this. Maybe it's just a phase. But I feel like it gives things some extra visual interest.
I'm thinkin' this little stinker will look pretty rad in Brenda's family room.
Hope you love it Brenda!