Side Effects

Side Effects
Searching for a place to set down that glass of eggnog?  Search no more!  Some sweet side table makeovers are coming your way!  (Tangent: What are your feelings about eggnog?  I think it’s kinda good, but yesterday a friend described it as “like drinking congestion” and now I think I’ve changed my mind.)
Anyway, onward we go to this fantastic drum table Melissa at Shabby Perfection found for a measly $8.99 and chalk-painted into show-off shape! Specifically the color is Duck Egg Blue, by Annie Sloan in case you were curious or just wanted to talk about eggs some more.

And here Better After reader Amber shares her $5 garage-sale find that was in such sad shape it actually appeared to be weeping.  She painted, stained, distressed and added pink crystal knobs, plus a bit of Oil Rubbed Bronze to the brass handle, and it cries no more!


And finally, one of my favorite styles of furniture (although the Gods of Finding-Awesome-Campaign-Furniture-in-Thrift-Stores-for-Like-12-Bucks have yet to answer my prayers, thus I don’t actually own any) gets a fresh and funky makeover courtesy of Emily from Go Haus Go.

I love the gold, I love the green, I love the whole darn thing!

Thanks ladies!



  1. December 9, 2011 / 10:11 PM

    super cool!!!

  2. December 9, 2011 / 10:14 PM

    I didn’t think that circular one had potential but it looks great!

    The last is also my favorite. Love that I spot a twilight cover . . .

  3. December 9, 2011 / 10:41 PM

    Ohhh, that last one is so awesome. I really like that Duck Egg Blue color on the round one, too. As far as eggnog goes, it’s not bad. One part whiskey, one part irish cream, two parts eggnog and it’s much better!! 🙂

  4. December 9, 2011 / 10:44 PM

    I also have to say, that middle one seemed to have zero worth in the before, but the after really surprised me! I want to get cheapo sad furniture and fix it up with an ounce of the style that these entries have.

  5. December 10, 2011 / 12:05 AM

    Oh you crack me up! (Hah, I made an egg pun and didn’t even mean to!) I will never feel the same about egg nog again!

  6. December 10, 2011 / 12:55 AM

    I like how that green cabinet proudly displays the Twilight saga. (:

  7. December 10, 2011 / 6:24 AM

    All three pieces are very inspiring – one can only admire how much it is possible to do with creative approach, paint and patience. My favorite is Amber´s side table. Wonderful color and details!
    Thank ou for sharing them!
    And I love that there are whole three things to be inspired by! 🙂

  8. December 16, 2011 / 2:27 PM

    I am sooo attracted to that duck egg blue, looks great. 🙂

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