Truth be told, nesters Jill and Craig Logan did most of the dirty work, peeling off layer upon layer of wallpaper in the bedroom of their 1920s Cape, then refinishing the floors and painting the walls Grey Owl from Benjamin Moore, one of my absolute favorites.
As usual, money was tight, and without a lot of furniture of their own to transform, Jaithan and I scoured flea markets and second hand stores until we hit the jackpot—a junk shop in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where I was giving a series of presentations on color.
These nesting tables had great lines but a dingy, dated finish, so to freshen them up, I roughed up the surface with steel wool, primed them with Zinsser to lock in the stain, then gave them two coats of high gloss white.
On the smaller tables, I used a wood grain tool to create a faux bois finish in a contrasting blue, while on the large table, I had a piece of mirror cut to give it more glam.
Now here was an easy, inexpensive transformation with plenty of wow factor. And how cute are Jill and Craig on their wedding day?
Pair it with ginger jar lamps from the Salvation Army.HomeGoods with pops of red, inspired by the horse print. Now, see that sparkly steel headboard? It didn't always shine so bright.
The Nest for bringing me on board and also to Lauren De Bellis for mentioning the makeover on shelterpop. And thank you, everyone, for the time away. It's great to be back!