Pink has always been my favorite color–I remember wanting a pink car when I was a teenager. And while my decorating taste is usually much more traditional and neutral, when I found this small table at my favorite local thrift store, I decided that a shot of color would be just the thing.
Here’s how this girl looked when I saw her in the shop:
I call her “she” because I think her shape is decidedly feminine–and I can’t imagine this piece in a man cave!
The only flaw I found was a crack on the table top, and the left side lid needed a hinge replaced.
I did a little research and learned that this is an old sewing box, designed to hold sewing supplies. I also found a needle in one of the drawers. Here’s the stamp in the top drawer:
I decided against stripping her and staining her because I have been wanting a bright pink piece…and this table is just the right size for my office.
I pulled out my wood filler to take care of the crack:
I moved everything outside in preparation for painting.
I gave the entire piece a light sanding and then wiped it off with a cloth.
Two coats of Rust-Oleum’s 2X paint in Berry Pink gloss did the trick. I was so pleased with the color–it’s a perfect bright pink!
If you haven’t used their 2X spray paint, it’s my absolute favorite and I won’t use anything else.
I decided to give the drawer knobs a coat of gold metallic spray paint. Check out how I used floral oasis to keep the knobs positioned for painting (styrofoam works, too):
I like to use a layer of clear coat on the gold as the last step to prevent smudges from fingerprints and other use.
Here’s how the piece looks in my office now:
The gold mirror is another thrift store find (same store); it was only $10 and I love its shape.
The gorgeous blue and white lamp is from HomeGoods, and I wish I had bought two! I added the gold Greek key ribbon to the shade.
The blue and white soup tureen was another thrift store purchase, and because it didn’t come with a lid, I figured it would make a nice flower pot. I had tulips and hyacinth bulbs in it for awhile, but they don’t last for very long so I switched to a fern.
The wire basket that holds my wrapping papers is from HomeGoods, and the rug is from that same thrift shop. It was $30 and in perfect condition (it’s at least 8 x 10) so I was pretty pleased with that.
I’ll have to show you the rest of the office soon. It’s really fun and cheerful with all the pinks and greens. I love working in it!
What do you think? I don’t normally choose bold colors for furniture, but I have to say that I love the pink–of course1
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