I’m still chipping away at the baby’s big boy room! I started with two mismatched size tables that I liked for their height and similar sizes. Unfortunately, that’s where the like ended. The white table was picked up at an antique store (though it was more “junk” than “antique”) and the demilune was in my foyer many moons ago.
Last week the baby “helped” me chalk paint the tops of these two tables in Annie Sloan’s Old White and coat them in clear wax. We then stapled on a few yards of burlap to cover the mismatched legs. The whole thing took a couple of hours…but I’ll be the first to admit that we didn’t do the most precise job (see the size of the pleats, for example.) Mother will laugh at the fact that my “good enough” quickly went downhill to just “get it done” in the matter of about fifteen minutes. The whole thing took place on our front porch seeing as it took nearly all my energy to just carry the two things down the stairs and this was the closest exit. I’m sure the neighbors wondered what kind of hair-brained idea the crazy girl and her baby were up to this time :-)
This is officially the very end of burlap skirted tables around these parts. Clearly I’ve an unhealthy obsession – it’s just that they are cheap and easy and pretty darn good looking. Hold me to it, y’all!