(Not) Chevron Tables

Monday, July 09, 2012

Remember way back to four weeks ago when I bragged about my sweet $2 garage sale find tv tables?


I almost don't either it's been so long.

Oh yeah, those!

Well I finally got around to finishing this project just in time for the Pinterest Challenge! Yay!

Young House Love
Nothing like the call of a challenge to get my butt in gear. When you last saw the tables they had been primed and painted white.

And that is how they sat for three weeks. Because apparently I am chevron challenged.

I've already told you about my love of chevron and I so desperately wanted to bring some pattern into my living room. I watched tutorial after tutorial and could NOT get it right. I used painter's tape, my Cricut, a ruler, gridlines...anything I could get my hands on to create some beautiful chevron action on these tables but alas it just wasn't going to work. And as much as I wanted to purchase a stencil, that wasn't in the budget.

So instead, I present my new striped tables!

I absolutely love them!

They were a pretty simple project too since I had already had all the supplies needed to spruce them up on hand from my desk project. In case you're wondering, they have a coat of primer, two coats of white semi-gloss paint, one coat for the stripes, and one coat of poly.

The boyfriend and I tried them last night and they work perfectly, just the right height to enjoy dinner while on the couch.

 Today, I pulled one over to make a temporary side table.

Love it!

Make sure you head over to Bower Power and YoungHouse Love to check out the hundreds of projects linked up, there are always some projects that just blow my mind. And while your at it check out my other Pinterest Challenge projects:

Crayon Wreath
Pottery Barn Inspired Desk

Anyone else troubled with chevron creation (or is that just me?) Did you create anything for the Challenge? Leave a comment with a link to your project so I can check it out. Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Love the tables! I planned to make a Pinterest project for tomorrow's big reveal, but I just realized tomorrow is the reveal. Maybe the Fall challenge!

    1. If I hadn't already started them I wouldn't have had anything either...some how my summer vacation has gotten busy and I don't like it!

  2. Ohhhh I love them! I like the color you chose!!!

  3. I have some tv trays just like these and I have been dying to make them over. These look so great! (coming over from the pinterest challenge!)

    1. It was seriously easy, go for it!

  4. Love the tables.. I have a set of those that are kind of beaten up after a couple years.. I'm going to have to try this :) Thanks for sharing it!

    1. It's always amazing what a little paint can do!

  5. Oh my gosh I love those! They are so cute! I am so jealous of your crafty skills. I suck at all things thrifting and decorating. It really is a gift and you're lucky to have it! Just found your blog and have loved looking around and getting to know you better. I'm excited to follow along!

    new follower :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Bonnie, glad to have ya!