Can you believe they only wanted 4$ for this beauty? Granted, this is what it looked like after I had Cam strip the nasty stain off (I couldn't do it, the paint stripper is known to cause birth defects and cancer in the state of California).
I was having a hard time deciding how to paint it. Finally I decided to make it match a cute wall hanging that my sister-in-law gave us for our wedding that looks like it's been antiqued, which is quite trendy you know. So I decided to paint the drawer that way.
But once I had roughed up the drawer a bit, the rest of the table just looked too modern, so I went back and roughed up my paint job at the corners and added some scuffs. On all the how-to websites I found, they said to beat up the piece with a chain, drill in some holes and chip at the corners, but luckily this table came pre-beaten. One website had lengthy instructions on creating a faux coffee stain... which seemed a bit overkill.
When Cam came home, the first thing he said was, "did you mean for this..." and pointed to the spots that I had scratched the paint off. When I said yes, he replied, "good, it looks great then!" Just wait until I get some good juice stains on there.
Oh- and if you haven't done it yet, you have just a couple more days to participate in my birthday research before I post the results. So if you have a birthday or have had a birthday in the past, you should take 30 seconds to