Every now and then I take a little drive through the alleys near my apartment on the way home from work. Usually it’s when I can’t stop listening to some story on the radio or when I’m chatting on the phone (with an earpiece, promise) and don’t feel like hurrying in to dog-walk/clean/cook. Sometimes it is because I have a nagging feeling in the back of my head that I’ll miss out on something really good if I don’t at least make a cursory pass through my favorite alleyways. That feeling gets stronger towards the end of the month when I know people are moving and too lazy to put their stuff up on Craigslist or Freecycle.
Last month on one of those drives, I found this little beauty just three doors down from my backyard. I liked the detail on the base and knew spray paint would brighten it up simply. Tucked underneath my porch, it sat for weeks until Sunday afternoon when I decided to use the last of my gray paint.
A bit of sanding with my trusty sandpaper sponge, a lot of can shaking and twenty minutes later: done.
Excuse my shoddy attempt at trying to “stage” the table! It will live in the guest room (RWTGTD) as a bedside table. Like all of the bedrooms in our home, this one is so dark that I thought it better to photograph outside with some daylight. I’m pleased with the table and its pricetag: about $2 for half a can of spray paint.