Fern Stand Table

I found a rather yucky fern stand with great lines and a cheap price...



 so I knew that I couldn't pass it up.

This is the before picture...
Yucky right? Well, I did some painting & creating and this is the shabby outcome of my efforts!
Now, it's just a sweet bedside lamp table. After a new top, I painted black and white check on the inside only of the legs and added swirls to the bottom.
Sweet, shabby, simple!

A cute hat lamp shade from Hobby Lobby and I added the teacups since this is the room with the teacup chandelier that I made last year. You can read more on that HERE.
Before & After


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  1. I Love it! That bed is so cute, such pretty soft colors and that sham fabric is really chic! Oh, and of course the table is adorable. Perfect size for the cotage-y room.

  2. That is really nice!!! Great job on the table and the bed is beautiful with the soft colors and special pillows!!!

  3. Terry - it's really gorgeous - the whole room is beautiful!

  4. The room is just like a fairy tale!

  5. I love it! Everything is so beautiful!

  6. Great find and it looks so pretty, especially with your clever lamp sitting on it! I am back from an extended blog break, and so is Potpourri Friday! Would be delighted if you would drop by and link up!

  7. Terry--this is gorgeous! Beautiful painting job you did on this lovely piece.

  8. What a great makeover - Was it hard to get the original top off the base? And you KNOW I love those checks!

  9. Cute, Cute table, especially after your fabulous transformation.
    Mary Alice

  10. Hi! Dropping back by to say thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday!

  11. Wow, great job! We have one very similar, it even has the crack on the top! I need to add this to my project list. <3


  12. What a great table! The checks and swirlies are a nice touch. Lovely!

  13. Terry, This is such a BIG transformation! I love the cheeky checks! WOW!
    Your project would be perfect to share at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my new weekly linky party! It is live every Wednesday evening at 8:00. Come on over and join in!

  14. I dont think you can beat a dollar can you? Not for what you turned it into. Looks great as always.

  15. Love the black and white checkerboard......what a neat addition. Great find at only $1.00.

  16. It turned out adorable! Loved looking at your blog. You have some many cute and clever ideas!

  17. The price was right and the transformation awesome!! I am guessing you copy and paste that list of link parties. Where do you keep it saved that the links stay active? Do you use a word document or do you have another trick. I like it!!!

  18. The price sure was right - how could you go wrong, and you certainly didn't. It turned out adorable. The checks fit right in! Did you hand paint the swirls? So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

  19. Oh, my Lord, Terry! This is adorable. You have such vision. I'll bet you a dollar I would have passed up this little stand! I would have never thought of adding a new top! You're smart too. You know how I love your painting and the little checks on the insides of the legs is genius. Your bedroom is adorable too.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  20. Came over from White Wednesday. Cheap has become classic. The distressed painting, the swirls and especially the check detail inside the legs all make the table so special!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  21. the checkerboard detail inside the legs is so fun! what a great idea!

  22. What an amazing transformation. It really looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  23. NIIIIICE!!!
    My favorite parts are the checkers, the swirls, and the teacups! you are ONE talented girl!

  24. WOW!!! Great transformation! Love it!!!

  25. Fabulous makeover! I like the checkered legs. Thanks for sharing!

  26. You are featured today at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  27. How adorable! I will feature this today! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  28. this is so cool. love how that came out. i also like that pocket pillow... really useful. if you want to guest post about how to make a pillow like that, let me know.

    Meanwhile, I would like to invite you to show off your wonderful before|after at our linky party: http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ . Thank you in advance for joining in!

  29. This room is so inviting and girly. I love the teacup chandelier and the lamp with teacups. You are so creative.

  30. LOVE your style of decorating!!!!! I am visiting from the sassy sites link party. I am you newest follower! I blog over at http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ I hope you will stop by and do the same. I also have an awesome giveaway going on with a Cricut Machine! It's only got a few hours left on it so hurry over and enter!


  31. Love it! Thank you for linking up on homework. I featured your wonderful project today. http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-inspiration-board-link-party.html

  32. Oh, this is a great one! Love the curves and those checks. ;-)

  33. WOW!! Fantastic shape and transformation on that little cutie! Showing you off on Facebook today: http://www.facebook.com/iGottaCreate
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! You'll be a STAR tonight on the blog.
    <3 Christina

  34. Hi Terry!

    What a darling room! And I love how you painted the darling fern stand and repurposed it. Fabulous! The checks & swirls are just enough to make is eye-catching.

    Hugs, Edie


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