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Side Table With Cork Inlay

While perusing the goodwill the other day, I came upon this solid wood table. Though it didn't look like anything special, it's lines were perfect for just about anything. So for 8 bucks, I drug it home and plopped it in the garage.

A couple days later while waiting for the paint in my hallways to dry (more on that to come) I mixed up some homemade chalk paint using a sample I got from Lowe's a few years ago. Because the table had so much polyurethane on the legs, I went ahead and gave it a coat of water base primer, then two coats of the home mixed paint. 
Right away I knew there were a couple issues I needed to address.
1. The holes that were drilled into it to accommodate for what I'm assuming was a docking station
2. Worn out areas of the table top
3. bubbling wood from over use  and probably water damage. 

That's when I thought the best solution was to make this side table with cork inlay. I love how the edges are raised to accommodate for something like that. So after applying a layer of contact cement,
I covered the whole top with a layer of rolled cork that I purchased from our home improvement center for just under $10.
Using a sharp pocket knife, I cut the edges while following the lines of the table. 

To address the issue of the holes, I decided to put a layer of cork inside, and on the back, as well. I cut the larger one open so that it could still be used to accommodate a docking station, 
while hiding the other holes that were pretty unsightly.
I had a basket I'd purchased previously that fit perfect inside like a drawer. I love how it matches the cork and looks like they were made to be together.  
I've used this paint color on other things before and never tire of its fresh spring look. I loved the clean look so well that I did something I rarely do... 
I didn't distress it. 
I love the almost beach cottage vibe from this piece. 
I can just imagine it sitting next to a white linen topped bed with an open window while a breeze flutters some breezy curtain panels next to it, can't you?

Do you have a furniture re-do you would like to share? Please join me and 5 other bloggers Thursday for our next Project Challenge and link up your latest furniture piece!
See you then ;)



Bicycles for Rent--Spring Blog Hop!

Welcome to our 2015 Spring blog hop! I am joining up with 3 other great bloggers to bring you some fun ideas to welcome spring, so don't forget to hop on over to their blogs at the end of this post and check them out as well! 
I'm excited to share a project with you today that I had so much fun making!

Guest Posting at Country Chic Paint!


Today I'm guest posting this adorable drop leaf table at Country Chic Paint. I hope you'll ome on over and see how this project all went down. The before and afters are worth the click!
See you there




$800 Giveaway!

Hello?! Who's up for an extra $800? What would you do with it if you had it? 
Renovate, 
vacation,
 treat yourself like you never would otherwise?
 Where to start, huh?!

 Head on over to my facebook page and give me a like if you haven't already then follow the link for further instructions. The giveaway ends soon, so don't miss your opportunity to win! What if you didn't, but what if you did? 5 minutes of your time could be the only thing sacrifice standing in your way. 
Good luck, I hope it's one of my awesome readers!! ;)

Project Challenge #3 Linky Party-Linen and/or Leather

Hello my lovely friends, I'm so excited to be participating in round 3 of project challenge! The best part about it, is this time it's a LINKY PARTY too!! Yes, you get to participate along with us and share your projects on all six blogs! So what is project challenge? Every month we will be given a type of material to work with and have to create something with it, so at the end of this post, add an existing post you have or get busy creating a project using Linen and/or Leather and come back here to show it off. We can't wait to see what you come up with! 
So, are ya ready to see mine?

Reupholstering a Chair Cushion

Come see my post on Ask Anna on how to reupholster a chair cushion. The before and after alone is worth the click. 

Plus, don't forget to come link up your projects Friday for the Linen and or Leather Project Challenge!
See you there,