These end tables have been with me for a long time. They’re solid wood and were amongst the first few pieces that my husband and I bought when we bought our first home. They were very simple and practical, but totally lacked personality.
When we moved to NC, I decided to give them a quick update and did this. My thinking was to heavily distress them so that it wouldn’t matter if the kids dinged them, but I also wanted, at first glance, for it to look like they could have been plank boards. These were also part of a short lived, “I want everything to be aqua” phase, lol!
Well, I’m a Cancer (lucky for me, as that’s my excuse for our ever changing decor)…any who, they stayed like this and we loved them, but ahem, we did some minor furniture rearranging in the living room and they no longer worked with the new setup. Long story short, a client came to pick up this trunk and happened to spot them. She added them to the collection of other pieces that I was refinishing for her new home.
As a side note, I absolutely love the way she has approached decorating her house. She describes every room as a quilt, where there are many different colors that don’t necessarily “go”, but that work together. Doesn’t that sound so cozy?
She asked me to create each piece to be something colorful and unique. Here’s what I did with her new bedroom side tables. These bad boys are definitely statement pieces (amonsgt several others in her room!) I love that she was so willing to think outside the box and that she trusted me enough to create something awesome for her. These cool faux barnwood tables are certainly a testament to the fact that any piece of furniture, even simple, clean lined end tables, can be made to look authentically aged and perfectly patina’d! I absolutely LOVE them!