Monday, August 2, 2010

Ryan's New End Table

Ryan moved into a new house a few weeks ago. It was a short distance move, right around the corner. The new house is a little bigger and he needed a few extra pieces of furniture. He knew just the place to shop - mom's garage! It was actually a bit of a trade, as Ryan was feeling creative and made me a few birdhouses. I'll share pictures as soon as I get them painted.


Ryan lives in a cool old rowhouse in Baltimore's Federal Hill neighborhood. It's charming! But the houses are very narrow and scale is important. He found the perfect, well almost perfect, little end table.



It was missing a little piece of wood, but that was an easy fix. Don't you love Gorilla Glue? I only recently discovered it. Not sure how I lived without it.



Ryan's living room has a very cool brick wall and lots of browns - sofa, rugs, and leather chair. A few pretty slate blue pillows really pop in the room, so that was a good color choice for the end table.





I did a light distressing and glazed it with chocolate brown. The pull got a quick spray of dark bronze. And I added a special touch just for Ryan - a map of Baltimore lines the drawer. Ryan loves maps and living in the city. ... I like lining drawers on these small pieces. It just makes them a little more special.




Ryan, I hope you like your new end table!




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17 comments:

Jeralee said...

I love the map detail. Great idea!

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

Aww this is cute! I love those style tables and I saw a dresser not too long ago like that!

And I live right down the street from him! kinda cool =)

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Stopping by from Metamorphosis Monday! It turned out great! The map is a great touch!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it's perfect! i love the color and it is just masculine enough!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That turned out great. I love the map top. You did a great job.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

That table re-do turned out fabulous!
The color, the map, everything.
And yep, Gorilla Glue is da bomb! :-)

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Anne

the cape on the corner said...

this is so great, i can't stand it. love the silver pull, too. coming over from NTT.

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

That table is awesome! What a fabulous makeover!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

That pale blue color is gorgeous! I am just loving that color! The map drawer lining is a nice touch too.

Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden.

Teresa said...

the color is great. Adding the map...perfect.
Happy Day

Lisa said...

Looks great! I love the color! The map to line the drawer is such a creative idea!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

LOVE the blue you painted your side table & the map makes it just spectacular! Thanks for sharing with us at the PoPP.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

this piece turned out great! You did a super job.
I like the lining of the drawer.

gail

Alison said...

WOW! It's amazing what good paint can do. This is fabulous!

decdiva1 said...

cute!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wow, this is so cool! very well done :)

Christine said...

Lucky guy! You did an excellent job...