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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

They Call Me Mellow Yellow...

This summer I scored a super cute side table at a yard sale.  The poor thing was sitting in pieces all by itself.  I thought even if I couldn't fix it, it would only be a $2 loss.  I snatched it up along with Harry Potter Scene-It.  Best $4 I ever spent! = )

A few months back I found this adorable little seat over at Perfectly Imperfect.  I fell in love!  I knew I wanted to do something in my house yellow, but what?  Then I remembered the cute little side table I scored during summer yardsaling!  Here she is in all her before beauty.

It was nearing the end of the semester, AKA final exams and projects, so I needed to get this bad boy done quickly!  Spray paint it was.  If I haven't mentioned it before, I'll mention it now. I HATE SPRAY PAINT! But I needed a quick fix.

I began spray painting, and much to my disgust the table sucked it up.  That's right, sucked it up.  It was like something off The Twilight Zone.  I could see some of the yellow sticking, so I left it overnight and bought a more heavy duty version of the spray paint the next day.  That did the trick.  A little spray paint and glaze later I had an awesome side table!

Like that wedding photo? Haha!!  Almost four years later and I still have the generic wedding photo in it.  *Sigh*  One day I'll get a photo of me and the hubby in it.

I love the detail on this table.

My favorite part of all?  It was so cheap!  I love it in all its imperfectness (is that even a word?)


  1. i am with you- i don't like to use spray paint, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do! it looks fabulous- yellow always brightens things up!
    and btw, you look gorgeous in your wedding photo! ;)

  2. What a great piece, and such a deal! Looks like the perfect size for that spot in your home.

  3. cute little table love the yellow

  4. What a sweet little table! It looks just perfect!

  5. Great find and great job! I love the color you picked, you added a pop of sunshine in your living space!!!


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