I have recently become a fan of "DIY" projects. I've had some extra time at home, which has been a nice break from my usual work travel schedule. Now, please note that I have no previous experience in painting, DIY projects, or restoration. The moral of the story is: if I can do it, you can do it.
I had a table that I bought at Goodwill for a few dollars that would make a nice entryway table (i.e. dumping ground for mail and keys), but it wasn't in the best shape. I hid it away for the past year and when I moved in with my boyfriend we realized we had few furniture options. I busted this ol' thing out and decided it was time to put the underused table into actual use. The table is still fragile and wobbly, but I never claimed to have carpentry skills.
Before: Shabby, but certainly not chic.
After: Post sanding, primer, and a few coats of semi-gloss black paint et voilà!
What really made this entryway table vignette pop is the black mirror positioned over top. I had bought this mirror last year and thought it would be perfect over my newly renovated table. Topped with a lightly chipped white bowl that I bought at a garage sale last year for some change, I think my entry way area is looking up!
Outtakes: A few more for effect.
Have you ever given old furniture a makeover?