I've also played with the antique side table. Painted her white too, and added some distressing. She's holding my hubby's alarm clock and some of his favorite books as a kid next to the bed.
The potato bin has also found a home in my craft/sewing room housing more of my curing soap logs....She was ushered into use before she was given her makeover, but will soon get her turn once her cargo is sold at the fair in a couple weeks. She's such a trooper....just look at all the stuff she has to sit around in! She has the patience of a saint, I'll tell you.
I don't have any firm plans for the other few pieces yet, but I'm sure my little brain will find some inspiration soon. I did buy an ivory shade for the ceramic floral lamp base, and it's sitting in my family room on a cottage-y little side table as I type. She must of been a craft project because she's a bit, um, off-centered...but like Nester says, it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful!
I think this haul set me back less than $35 dollars....I just happened to hit a woman's yard sale as she was setting up, and hadn't even priced stuff. She seemed relieved when I just made her offers. :o)
I think I'm done yard-saling for the season, though. I've run outta room and time to rescue anything else this season. But ya never know......did I mention I have a slight issue with adorable little side tables? I mean, Side Table Drawer was my favorite character on Blue's Clues, what with her adorable stuffy-nose voice and all. *sigh* If I coulda got my hands on her, I'd have painted her too, and the producers just would not have been happy. They're a bit touchy regarding stuff like that.There's lots more great thrifty treasures over at Southern Hospitiality to get your creative juices flowing! Stop by Rhoda's to check them out.