Before & After Guest Blog: Lindsay from Everything LEB

Hello Pure Style Readers!

Thank you all for welcoming me on Lauren’s blog today, I’m so excited to be here. I’m not exactly sure how I first found Lauren’s blog, but you can bet I am so glad I did! We started our blogs around the same time and she quickly became a great blog friend that I’ve emailed more times then I can count to ask her things like, what do you think of this color? How about this fabric? Etc etc. I value her opinion because, as you can see from this blog and her STUNNING home, she has the most amazing taste and style. Ok, back to the point of my guest post...my pretty before & after project!


Today I’m sharing with you a little piece from my bedroommakeover that I am in the middle of. It was time for my side table to get a makeover to go along with the new look of the bedroom.
bedroom makeover board in progress
Here is what I have in the room so far: A navy headboard, two Schumacher Hot House pillows, Ikeasheers (that need to be layered with curtains, but those are coming later) and the chair that I recently recovered> in a pretty Ralph Lauren blue and white striped fabric.EddieRoss and this little tool While buying another side table would be nice, I am working on a budget. Because of said budget, giving a face lift to the table I already have was the way to go. I tossed around painting a chevron pattern on top, painting it a different color, or sanding it down and staining it.  But what finally won me over was a little inspiration from


 Here is what I'm working with
 This was the disaster that just happened to appear right after I decided it was time for a makeover project.
After I got my act together and everything cleaned up I took the table down
to the building trash room (there is no where else to work, so whats a girl suppose to do? trash room it was) and went to town with my cute little mousesander.
All clean!
The next few steps I forgot to take pictures of, but that's ok they are boring anyways.  After the sand job and a dust wipe down the pretty little table got two coats of primer and two coats of Benjamin Moore White Dove (OC-17).


Next step was to take the Latex Glaze (see above in the picture) and make my mix for creating the wood grain look. 
1 part glaze and 1 part paint 
and a few drops of black paint to make gray- and that's it


After getting the hang of using the wood grain tool, this is the final result


  The daffodils were too pretty to pass up at Trader Joe's. They make my whole bedroom smell like Spring!
 

Don't mind the bed- the focus is on the table. The bed still needs work :)


  

On the bottom shelf I have a stack of magazines I read before bed and the new book Restoring a House in the City, which is amazing BTW.

  

Up close there are a few things I would change the pattern, but I didn't catch them till after it had dried.  Next time I'll get it perfect.

 
So that's it- I hope you all enjoyed my bedroom table makeover.  The
rest of the room is a work in progress and I'll be posting more of it as I finish projects.


Thank you again Lauren for asking me to do this, it was so much fun!!  It was also the perfect motivator to get this project done and crossed off my list...now on to the next one :)

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I'm always amazed by how fearlessly Lindsay tackles her projects.  (She does upholstery too!)  The wood grain is so cool & I absolutely love how the room is coming together!! (That fabric? mm- mmm- mm!)  Thank you so much Lindsay for sharing this with us!!

xoxo,
lauren

31 comments:

DustyLu said...

What a great guest post! Love how the table turned out! Had fun! ~lulu

Kerry said...

What a great project. I love the gorgeous clock too btw...been looking for one just like it.

my favorite and my best said...

that table is awesome linds!!!
great job.

Marija said...

Love the wood grain touch - totally took this to a different place. (I also really like that little clock!?). The color scheme is great - this room will look terrific! Marija

Belinda - Nest Design Studio said...

I have a little side table that is begging for a makeover.....this better go on my to do list also!

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LindsB said...

Thanks again Lauren for asking me to do this, it was the perfect motivation I needed to get this project done!! xoxox

Morning T said...

I love the results of the wood grain, never seen anything like it! Great job Lindsay.

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Love the colors, the gray and white, and with the wood grain...just great. I think I need to get one of these tools!
Janell

Really Rainey said...

I've been wanting to try that wood grain tool but I admittedly am too CHICKEN! You did fantastic! I'm sure make it look easy too... Its an inspiring post tho!
~Really Rainey~

Tina said...

Lindsay, I love your nightstand! You have done such a fabulous job, I had never seen this woodgrain product before:) Your daffodils are just gorgeous and so is that little white milk glass vase:) Such a lovely post I have really enjoyed it! Wishing both you and Lauren a lovely day ~ Tina x

pve design said...

"Wood" you look at that? Wow, what a clever gal.
I would like to see a smaller lamp, perhaps one with some sort of color, not that you need any ideas.
You rock!
pve

Fran said...

Great post! I like the wood grain with the white! Very nice and I like your clock! Thanks for the tips!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

That is very cool!!! And, I just loved that you used fresh flowers!

Laurie Jones said...

The table turned out especially pretty! What a difference! Great job and fun guest today!!

Abbie said...

It looks fabulous, Linds! You did a great job.

Design Esquire said...

LOVE it! Great job.

jvw home said...

very cool finish on the table...thx so much for sharing!
Jeanette


http://jvwhome.blogspot.com

carlee said...

It looks amazing! Linds is beyond talented! LOVE it! I can't wait to see the rest of your room! I'm coming over!

Jaime said...

I love the wood look on the table- amazing!

lee and erin said...

Wow. I love the look of the table!

shi(f)t said...

Love how the table turned out--would have never thought to treat the top differently. Thanks!

Kristin said...

That nightstand is just lovely. Wow!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I have never seen one of these tools. Your results are beautiful....your room is really coming together! Great job.

paula said...

Looks fabulous! great job.

layersofmeaning said...

Great project! Love how it turned out.

Yansy said...

Lindsey did an amazing job! I can't wait to see the rest of the room.

Haven and Home said...

Okay this is insanely cool. I LOVE this table. Lindsey I am going to have to ask you more about this. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Katie said...

OH WOW! I LOOOOVE this!! I think I need a tutorial!

domestikatedlife said...

Love the idea! Love the outcome! Love Lindsey! Great job :)

domestikatedlife said...

Love the idea! Love the outcome! Love Lindsey! Great job :)