Sunday, July 8, 2012

Be My Guest #1: Elegant End Table

I am so excited to feature my first guest post to all of my readers.  My husband is just as much apart of my blog as I am - even if it is behind the scenes.  He tells all of the "guys" to read my's so freakin' cute!  That's how my first guest post came about.  George was telling his friend John and his wife Sarah about my blog and John was inspired to start a project of his own, and I couldn't wait to hear all about it!  To my surprise a few weeks later, I received an email with pictures of the final product.  I love it!  It looks like a $300 piece.

John and Sarah do not have a blog of their own, but this is definitely a project that's worthy of being shared with others!

It all started with a table that was being stored in his parents house...unused.

Then John used an electric sander to sand down the entire table.  After a few coats of paint and some gorgeous hardware, this is the end result....

Here is what John said about his project:  "Very simple project. I just found an old end table that was not being used. To get started I removed the old hardware and sanded the table. From there I primed it and followed up with a flat black paint. I specially ordered new hardware from a local store (Pleasants Hardware) and installed them. The most tedious part was the sanding, that took a few hours."

This table turned out beautifully!  Let me know what you think about John and Sarah's new end table.

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  1. I love love love the elephants! In seriously obsessed with elephants! Great work!

    1. Aren't they so cute! I would have never thought to use this type of hardware, but his wife loves elephants and he wanted to customize the table for her.

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  3. Really, really, love this! go elephants