One of my favorite parts about furniture flipping is finding something that could be cool - even if I don't know how exactly. I've mentioned it before, but I often run through a checklist when I'm debating a new potential project at the thrift store: 1) Is it cheap? 2) Does it have good bones? and 3) Can I make it cute? When I found this chrome and laminate table, it hit points 1 & 2, but I was a little fuzzy on 3.
I thought at first it should be transformed into a glamorous marble and gold console table. But it was a little too short to be a suitable console and I wasn't really loving the cost of two custom-cut marble slabs. But this is where it's handy having a partner in the biz. I bounced some ideas off of Chelsea and was inspired to start simple and see if I liked where the project was heading before investing an exorbitant amount of time, money, and energy into it.
I took a long look at it again and realized this petite table might not be the best height for and entryway piece, but the unique gaps between the chrome trim and the flat surface of the top shelf made for some handy handles...
I replaced the bowing fake parquet with white melamine for a more modern look.
The porcelain pyramids are a Sweet Clover Barn find from their May sale weekend. Chelsea and I braved the rain and mud and were rewarded with all the goodies. Guys, if you're anywhere REMOTELY near the DC area, you should plan a day out to Frederick, MD for one of their sale weekends and capitalize on the best barn deals around my friends.
You heard it here first ;)
I've been a little obsessed with brass lately, but something about the bright reflection of the chrome [can you spot me??] made me reconsider applying a faux gold finish. Chelsea advised me to finish the table without painting the chrome to see if I liked it as-is. And BOY am I glad I listened to her. I never thought I would like to look of chrome so much!
This time of year Chelsea and I have a lot to celebrate: my birthday falls and the end of May with Chelsea's bday and anniversary right behind in early June. Being the party people that we are, we thought we'd extend the invitation to you all and invite you to also
Treat. Yo. Self.
To a StyleMutt Giveaway that is!!! In the spirit of celebration, we are giving this wall hanging to one lucky winner. Handmade by yours truly, this wall art is made from a swatch of Milton & King wallpaper, some vinyl letters, and white spray paint. Their array of patterns is so diverse and downright juicy that it was difficult to pick just one. But I stumbled on a sinful yet playful pattern named Gluttony and thought the Parks & Rec quote was too perfect. [That little framed art print is also a swatch of the same wall paper].
To enter, comment below with what you would most like to treat yourself to today and find us on Instagram [@chelsea_stylemutthome and @cate_stylemutthome] for more ways to enter. US/ Canada residents only. Winner will be announced next week!
And if you're in the DC Metro area, this smashing bar table is now available for sale ;)
Modern Chrome Bar Table
41"W x 17"D x 26.5"H
If you are interested in this piece or a custom order like it, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.