End Table Transforms from Formal to Freewheeling

Yes, I crack myself up with the puns!  Freewheeling…bicycle…get it??!!

Anyway, I had this end table that I received in trade.  It had some cosmetic damage to the top in the way of scratches, and parts of the decorative legs were missing on 3 sides.  Luckily, the missing parts were saved inside one of the drawers, so repairs were relatively simple.  The end table was nice—and very formal.  One of my favorite things to do is to turn the intended style of a piece on its ear.  I decided to go whimsical and casual with this table by incorporating a couple of unique features.

Formal, traditional end table, before

I repaired the legs and sanded out the scratches on top.  Next, I sealed the wood to prevent the stain and tannins from bleeding through the paint.  I decided to go with a light gray paint accented on the inset panels with a charcoal gray.  Next, I added a whimsical bicycle detail to give it the casual look I was going for.  Finally, I replaced those traditional drawer pulls with antique metal pulls to add another unexpected twist.

End table, light and dark gray with bicycle image

End table, light and dark gray with bicycle image




This table looks like it belongs next to a big overstuffed chair holding a delicious cup of tea and a great book.  It is currently available at The Shop at Amy’s Upcycles.


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