Friday, August 10, 2012

A little love for a tiny table

{ a new addition to our family room }
 

I saw this table at Goodwill a few weeks ago. It was only $4 and what drew me to it initially is that even though it is very small, it is tall! Not many old tables are tall enough for today's furniture, so even without a spot in mind I carted her up to the checkout and brought her home.

 

I didn't have the motivation to get it done until Ann Marie from The Hob Knobbery (one of our sweet Etsy shop sponsors) sent me a special little parcel. Inside the parcel was one of these pretty calcite knobs. I have to say, the gal knows my weakness: pretty hardware. I just can't say no to it even when I don't have a project lined up... reason #1,203,438 I stay away from Anthropologie sale racks unless absolutely necessary!

{ I got to work pretty much immediately after opening the mail }

ps- I took A LOT of pics to FINALLY get our Verathane step covered in paint perfection. Look for that post next week!!
 

All done, knob installed, I found a little spot in our family room for it.

Isn't that knob lovely? I love the texture and natural element it brings to the room. 
 

When it comes to white/neutral rooms, the thing that you need to pay the most attention to is making sure you layer textures throughout. Rough, shiny, smooth, plush, worn, soft, you need to have it all. I find this is the area that does not come as easily to me and I need to make an effort to keep it varied. 
 

Thank you so much Ann Marie!! I am so in love with this little table and it is all thanks to your special knob~
 

It is nice to have a spot to put a drink when I am sitting at the sofa now.
 

Also, I want to thank my Aunt Carol who has increased my little antler collection recently. I particularly love this old, bleached, worn one.
 

The drapes seem to be closed almost constantly these days. A necessity with the heat. I voluntarily took down the ugly, old, brown venetian blinds last year during the ceiling/kitchen reno in here. I haven't looked back or missed the darker, yet cooler room it brought. Simple is usually best in my world.


21 comments:

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

Looks fantastic Holly! Just what I had in mind when I designed this line of rough gemstone knobs, for sure!! Glad you liked it!

Natalie said...

Love it!!!

Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

Love that cute little knob!!

Kacey said...

Cute table and cute knob!

Melissa said...

I LOVE those pillows! Where are they from?

Heather Davidson said...

such a pretty table and very impressive!

-heather
http://limeandsaltplease.blogspot.com/

Michelle Richardson said...

Lovely corner as always! Ok question Miss Holly! What in the world do you find for Wren to do while you paint?

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks so much!

Melissa, the pillows are from Superstore!

Michelle, I couldn't imagine staying focused and keeping her occupied so I only paint when her daddy watches her or she if she has a date with her grandma LOL

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

What an adorable little table and how nice that she sent you the knob. It finishes it off perfectly. I am slightly jealous of your Goodwill prices in Alberta. Here in our part of Ontario broken down little tables made of laminate go for $15 or more. I will keep looking.

Brie said...

Yay! So excited for the final installment of paint perfection :)

Also, I adore those pillows. Can't believe they are from Supertore!

Lovey Dovey Darling said...

Wow, what a find! That little table looks like it was meant to sit next to your sofa. I have a post request for you - I have a Canon Rebel and would LOVE some pointers on how you shoot such pretty photos. :)

Happy weekend!
Elizabeth
http://loveydoveydarling.blogspot.com/

{ L } said...

What a four dollar find, and what a transformation! It looks great and the knob is fabulous.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such a simple little table, but your styling makes it look amazing!! Sigh...your photos are so gorgeous!

Michelle*GB said...

Love that table! It's just what I've been looking for to put in my bedroom. Love the knob!

Annie said...

Holly, you're so talented! You can easily turn something ugly into something so beautiful. I love your white curtain, can you tell me where you got it from?

carli said...

Looks SO fantastic! I have similar side tables currently, in dark brown...and have been deliberating how to paint them. Love this look, and the rough, natural handle is TOO perfect! Also have to agree with you, my soft white curtains, while they do very little in the 'keep the house cool' dept., make up for it in the 'make my heart sing' dept. Besides, it's summer in Alberta. The heat will pass soon enough :)

bec said...

$4.00 ? that is amazing, you have done wonders on this little table, I am looking for something exactly like this for a very narrow bedside space.
Bec x

Ché said...

I just found your blog via Gardeners 2 Bergers..and SO glad I did! Love you style and am inspired by so much of what you've done. Then I saw that you are from Edmonton (at least, someone mentioned it in a comments, I think) and love that you are Canadian. I am from the Sunshine Coast of BC, Powell River. Just got back from Edmonton too where I discovered Anthropologie, which I thought was only in the States...and I'm hooked. Came back with bags of cabinet pulls and knobs...lol. My weakness...:)
I'm adding you to my blog reader...looking forward to more!

28years said...

That drawer pull is awesome.

Velud'arte said...

It was a beautiful transformation! I love the colors in your room. The Knob is wonderful! the perfect finishing touch!
I'd like to have your opinion on the transformation of my hallway:
http://veludarte.blogspot.pt/2012/08/mudei-cor-dos-moveis.html
Kisses

Ivy said...

Looks great and super relaxing!

http://eviestearoom.blogspot.com/

 
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