Meet Lily: The Side Table of my Dreams!

I had a dream about Lily.  Seriously. I went to bed and dreamt about her. Here's the story: after seeing an awful picture of this little maple side table on Craigslist, I knew that I had to have her!  I had e-mailed the owner, but I didn't hear back from him that evening.  So, while sleeping that night, I literally had a dream that I picked up the table and painted it a soft gray.  In one of those rare occasions that dreams come true, he e-mailed me the next morning and I picked her up. I gave her a coat of the same soft gray that I had used for Georgie, but I didn't use any glaze this time around.  I also avoided the sanding block because I wanted Lily to stay simple, sweet, and solid! Lily was the first piece that I tried Minwax Finishing Paste/Wax on, and I have to say that I really like the results--such a soft luster! And who says dreams can't come true?!

Here's before:

Here's Lily now:

I couldn't resist!

As you can see, I had fun playing around with different staging and showing off Lily!

What do you think?

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  1. that is adorable!!! have you sen the little dresser i use as a nightstand? it is the exact same gray and i have those exact knobs on it! :) great minds!

  2. So beautiful and I REALLY like the hardware you added to the drawer!

  3. So cute! I love it! I have never been a fan of grey, but I am changing my mind more and more every day. I just love your little Lily!! :o)

  4. Soo cute. How I wish I had a set of two of those for my room!

  5. Gorgeous! I absolutely love the drawer pull!

  6. It turned out really beautiful! looks so pottery barn esque!!!

  7. I think it looks fabulous!!!

    Much love,
    Future Mama

  8. Lily is precious! I have those same knobs just waiting to be used!

  9. Visiting and now following from Filled With Praise. Great ideas on your blog!

  10. Love your little lily Nicole. Grey is a good color. What I like about grey is that it lets the items on it stand out. That's why I leave my hair grey so that others will stand out next to me.


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