The New Apartment/Table DIY

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Table Makeover (Again) 

Several years ago in Los Angeles we found this adorable/busted bistro table on our neighbor's curb. We took it in, cleaned it up and have been eating breakfast on its strange, wobbly, wooden top ever since. My first fixer-upper attempt was weak at best (though at the time I was quite satisfied). I left the base as is and covered the top with fabric. Here is how the original make over went down:

 

The truth is I've always disliked the color of the table base. It was a stupid yellow. So what did I do? I lived it with for nearly 2 years before changing it. But during my most recent/current home improvement manic phase no piece of furniture is safe. So I did what any sane person would do. I started ripping out the fabric staples at midnight one evening last week. When the fabric and staples were history I whipped out my drop cloth and just white washed the entire damn thing. 

Immediately, I was all like "OH MY GOD! THIS LOOKS SO MUCH BETTER!! WHY HAVEN'T I ALREADY DONE THIS?!?! LIKE A MILLION YEARS AGO???" 

Then upon finishing the midnight paint job I was like "OHHHHH. I know why I haven't already done this... BECAUSE WHITE LOOKS STUPID TOO!"  

So yeah, there you have it. I didn't like the white version of the table either. I'm typically very on board with all white everything, but in this case I was just left wanting more. So....same table, different paint color. 

I think I like this pale orange version of the table enough to leave it like this for a little while at least. Even though (as Alex pointed out) we are now stuck with a kitchen table that looks like a giant, decorative cake stand.  Good thing I like cake. 

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