I bought this beeeeeeeauty off of Craigslist with this bench for $60 all because of it's amazing legs! I fell in love with "The Nester's" office over at The Nesting Place and have used her office as my inspiration for my own office/craft room. My husband thought I was crazy when I looked at the guy and said "we'll take it"! The previous owners attempted to redo the table by sort-of sanding it down then putting a few layers of stain on it. In the end, it was a sticky mess! I simply loved the beveled legs!
Nate helped me by sanding down the multiple layers of stain:
Then I sprayed a few layers of primer (I did it the lazy way and used a spray can):
After a few layers of white paint, my table was done!
The table was the final addition to our formal dining room converted into a usable den/craft space.
All of my craft supplies are stored in the armoir (that I scored on craigslist for $0!).
I brought down a desk from our guest room. This is where my husband works.
We love this room for many reasons...
1. Nate has extra space to spread out work if needed.
2. I can do crafts in there and leave them for a few days until they are complete (and not on my dining room table)
3. When we need an extra table, it can be converted back into a dining room table using the 2 chairs and the bench (which we did this past weekend for Nate's birthday party)!
4. Forget that formal living room that never got used! This room is used all the time!
Oh and just for the fun of it.... here is the "before" photo of when we bought the house :)