diy · diy: furniture

diy end table

There’s a corner in our living room that has never felt quite right to me. Now, this could be simply because I wish the window in the living room corner was bigger. Nonetheless, I’ve settled for a floor lamp as a filler for several months. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love this floor lamp! But it has always seemed that it would be better suited in another room.

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My desire has been to fill that corner with an end table so that our guests have somewhere to set their drinks, and so that I can re-introduce one of my favorite table lamps of all time (okay, that’s a bit extreme… but I do really like this table lamp). I started in on my quest for a new end table about five months ago. I knew I didn’t want to spend a lot, and I also knew that when the perfect table for that space came along, I’d know it. So, of course, I was strolling through the aisles of Goodwill about a month ago (I’d been to this Goodwill a couple of times prior with no success), and there it was. I realize that something like an end table is just a temporal item (meaning, it’s not going with me to heaven!), but I’m always so thankful to the Lord when He allows me to stumble across something that I’ve been looking for that is not only well suited for the space, but super inexpensive as well. This end table was only $14.99. BOOM!

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It’s already a shiny gold, which I wanted to keep. It just had a few rusty spots. So, I grabbed a can of Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold spray paint from Home Depot and went to town on the rust. 

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I really, REALLY love the result. It’s perfect. It’s functional. It’s here to stay for years to come.

diy end table

Thus Solomon had all the furnishings made for the house of the Lord: the altar of gold, and the table of gold on which was the showbread; | 1 Kinds 7:48

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