This tray/table always seemed too high to me. I’m sure it would make a great little statement somewhere, like a fabulous little bar or something, but where we need it to be, it’s just ridiculously proportioned. A resting cup of coffee often got knocked before it actually got to the resting spot and that led to other problems like a smelly sofa – even though normally a cup of coffee smells like heaven to me. Not so good a few days later.
I had the hubs cut down the feet about 2″. I would have asked for more, but the cross bars were there and they are needed. It’s still a bit high, but I’m much more likely to swing that cup on top of the tray instead of into it.
I painted the tray high gloss white and the legs Metallic gold – both with Rustoleum spray paint which I got at the Home Depot. Silly me, I didn’t take a good pic of that process, but I’m pretty sure you know what that looks like anyway. If you don’t, you need to get out more. Just saying.
I really wanted to go all out with this make-over and cover the tray with some snazzy tile work, but pricing out the tile, thinset, grout and rental of the tool to cut tile to size just added up to too much money for this project. Another time perhaps.
Lovely daughter number 3 had some fab wrapping paper which I absconded and called my own. I glued it down so it wouldn’t curl up or shift over and eventually I will get some glass cut to fit in place. Don’t roll your eyes! I will so do it. Because that way I can slide some photos or postcards or book pages under the glass that can be changed out whenever I want.
Next I got out the lamp that needed vamping up and used the same spray paints as I did on the table. Thanks Rustoleum. I love you so.
I painted a thick raggedy stripe with gold craft paint on the top of the shade. I liked the raspy look of that. I could have used the spray paint and you can if you prefer a clean line.
Notice the beautiful artwork? I was so excited when I saw it in all it’s glory when we were lucky enough to visit Paris this past September. It was a quick 3 day visit, but luckily our second time there and so we focused on the Montmartre area only. We stayed at an adorable AirBNB which was very tiny but packed with charm that only the French seem to be able to pull off no matter what they have to work with, with such ease. this painting was in the Artist’s quarter where many mini booths were set up with their interpretations of their city. Hard to choose from but I knew from the second I saw it, it was mine. It’s of the Sacre Coeur which we stayed just a few steps from. Here are a few snippets of the glorious trip:
That woman is posing like she knows me, but she doesn’t. I like the idea though. Makes me seem cooler. Like, I KNOW French people.
You probably noticed I have a lot of cafe’ shots. It’s a great place for coffee and food, Paris. And so am I…
these 3 above are from the Montmartre museum and they are also the actual studio of Renoir! I stood in that room in awe, which could account for this blurry picture…
The last two are from the AirBNB. Tres Bon!
And yes, you could see the Eiffel tower from the Sacre’ Ceour, and yes I took pics of that, but I’m sure you’ve seen that one billion times in your life already.
All that writing this post did was make me miss Paris. If you haven’t been, I would still recommend it. And if you go, tell me when…Maybe I’ll join you!!