Side Effects

Three random asides:
1.  I don’t like Coke and I don’t watch The Bachelor.  I sometimes think this makes me half of a woman.
2.  Can we please eradicate the word “noshing” from existence?  NO ONE uses this word in real life.  I only ever see it in magazines describing what famous people ate at other famous people’s baby showers.
3.  There is a guy in my neighborhood who likes to drag race down the street my bedroom window faces at about 1:30 AM, EVERY NIGHT, just to get to the end of the street, turn around, and do it again. I’m sick of that guy.

And now, three not so random asides: side tables! HA!  Ha!  Ha?  (I … haven’t been sleeping well).  Anyway.  Here they are.

Jen at Girl In The Garage recently revived this dried up little side table with a coat of blue and then a light coat of gray over that.  She lightly distressed it which shows off those lovely legs nicely, plus the lip on the edge makes it perfect for a puzzle, like she has displayed here.  I like the idea of having a puzzle out so guests can work on it as they please.  Or flush pieces of it down the toilet, which is a more likely scenario in my house.


Don’t be fooled by her name, Melissa, aka The Friendly Stripper is neither friendly, nor a stripper.  Just joking, she is one of those.  I’ll let you guess which one.  OK, fine, she is friendly.  And the only kind of stripping she does is paint stripping, which is exactly what she did to this old side table that had experienced so many coats of paint, it looked like it was still drying.  Now it’s another side table/fun station with a checkerboard top and a happy coat of deep red.

 
And here’s one more from Melissa, who revealed the beauty of this table’s wood surface by using different colors of stain, then a kicky green on the sides to keep it fun.  It doesn’t feature a puzzle or a game board, but I suppose you could rig up a tiny version of skee-ball if you got creative, don’t you think?  
Check out more from Melissa at  The Friendly Stripper

 
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Comments

  1. You are hilarious. I love to read your posts as much as looking at the pictures. I look forward to your memoir someday. :)

  2. This was the perfect laugh-out-loud for an otherwise kind of stressful mornings. Your comments are every bit as good as the makeovers! Thanks!

  3. Call the cops on your drag racer since you know where and when he’ll be every night!

    And lovely re-dos on these pieces! I can’t wait to work on some of my stuff this year. Gotta wait for warmer days to paint.

    Get some sleep. :)

  4. Just a wee point: if your family has Yiddish speakers in the previous 2 generations, you will hear and use the term “nosh.” Just sayin’… :) However, your humor attracts people to your blog as much as the before/after photos. Thanks for the chuckles.

  5. Hahahahaha #2 is the best, it is only used for celebs eating!!! Too funny

  6. Love all three of the makeovers -
    I just did a random post a couple of days ago lol – 10 random thoughts – I’m more random then you I guess!
    I still hear Nosh from time to time lol!
    xxx

  7. When I lived in New Jersey, I heard nosh used IRL. I also heard f-bombs used as nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs, so that’s something else you might not know about! :)

  8. I love all three but the game board table is something I’ve always wanted to try and that is one gorgeous example of doing it right.

  9. Love these redos but seriously- I come here for the laughs. I have literally laughed out loud at your blog at inopportune times a few too many times. Also- I hate coke and the bachelor, but I think I’m still a girl ;).

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  11. Speed bumps or whatever they call traffic calming devices where you live do wonders to get rid of racers. We had exactly your problem for years until the neighbours got together and petitioned the local council to install speed bumps. One of our neighbours was almost killed by a racer who lost control and slammed into a lamp post, just missing him while he was out walking his dog. I’m sure that helped our case.

  12. Speed bumps or whatever they call traffic calming devices where you live do wonders to get rid of racers. We had exactly your problem for years until the neighbours got together and petitioned the local council to install speed bumps. One of our neighbours was almost killed by a racer who lost control and slammed into a lamp post, just missing him while he was out walking his dog. I’m sure that helped our case.

  13. All lovely sides…
    We had sleeping police bumps placed in our road to stop the early morning drag racing…check with your council and police force.

  14. Absolutely love your comments!!! You make my day!!! LOVE these tables, too!!! Are any for sale??LOL

  15. Haha, it’s my favorite when you’re sassy. Cracks me up. Great makeovers as always, keep up the good blogging!

  16. I’m Canadian and noshing doesn’t sound like such a foreign word. But drag racing in the middle of the night, now that’s just wrong in any country!!

  17. Friendly Stripper, what a genius title to give oneself who gives furniture makeovers. I will defiantly invite that kind of stripper in my home and she is friendly boy o boy what a bonus!

  18. New York Jews and their descendants still say nosh plenty. Does seem out of place in a magazine article though. It’s better if you are Irv or the grandchild of someone named Irv. :)

  19. Hilarious! I love a good before and after and your witty comments, even if they stem from sleep deprivation, are great.
    Alison :)

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