Well, Ta-Da! I gave it a new life!
Don't you just love it? It's hard to believe it's even the same table!
When I first took on this project, I had no idea just how massive it was. Ever look at things on pinterest and think, yep, I can do that! Ever see a before and after shot on a blog where your eyes just light up and you think "Oh my God - that woman is a magical unicorn-genie-fairy. She just snapped her fingers, and look what happened!". Well, here is news for you - you can do that, but it takes a lot of work. I spent every spare minute I had for a week elbow deep in sandpaper, sanding dust and paint to get this table ready before I moved, and all the blood, sweat and tears has really paid off! I definitely couldn't have done this without help from my whole family and I am incredibly proud to be sitting at this gorgeous french-style country chic table right now, typing this post.
DIY is hard work, but it's incredibly rewarding. This was my first big project and my first piece of furniture I have done up. I gave the tired, old, slightly broken and incredibly orange table a new life in a new home, and that makes me smiley on the inside :)