I have a li’l table with a small basket sitting outside of Mini’s bedroom. It is essentially a catch all for the toys and books she bring out during the day that don’t get put away. Having the basket there allows me to still pick up at night, without going in her room and accidentally waking her up (I learned the hard way).
It was definitely functional before, but notsomuch pretty. My OCD hated the way the picture frames were black & white, and the basket was so “blah”. And I do not do well with different colored woods, and there is nothing else in the area that is the color of that table.
So, to incorporate the table into the rest of our home (this table can be seen from our bed room and the kitchen/dining room), I gave it a quick coat of my favorite trusty spray paint (RustOleum’s Heirloom White). It took 2 coats to completely cover it up. For the top, I took 2 pieces of scrapbook paper that coordinated well with the space and quickly modgepodged it on! I added a quick coat to the top to seal it well.
For the basket, I simply removed the washable liner and gave the basket 2 quick coats with black spray paint (for something like this, I find that the cheap paint works okay).
And that’s how this li’l corner table basket became functional and pretty, which is how everything should be!
Here’s a quick before, from our bedrrom
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