One of the regular readers of Meg's blog, Radical Possibility, found this little Lane end table at a flea market, and needed her help to transform it. About $30 and three hours of TLC later, this little table had a totally new look.
The pattern on top is based on the Forest Flowers iPhone cover by Rifle Paper Company.
While usually I am all for keeping the original wood, this particular piece had a very thick lacquer coating, and I wasn't in love with the strange pattern of wood on the top. After polishing up the adorable heart metal trim with a baking soda paste, I sanded off the varnish to reveal the original wood before painting it with Benjamin Moore's "Witching Hour." Then it was just a matter of sitting down and painting and continuing to add leaves until the tabletop looked complete without being too crowded or busy.
(Images: Radical Possibility)