Here's Ballard's Brigitte Side Table, currently retailing for $129.00:
Here's my pedestal table...looking a little lack luster!
Quick! Pull out the paint!!!
Oh, by the way, I used a new kind of paint on this project called Trim & Door with Gel Flow from Glidden. It's like a white shellac, but the constancy of vanilla pudding, so it doesn't drip or leave brush marks. And it dries with a high shine. Pretty cool stuff - especially for painting furniture. Also a little bit "fumey," so don't go painting indoors with all the windows shut and end up dizzy like me! Whee!
Anyway, isn't this a whole lot better?
My table also happened to have great little claw feet (way better than Ballard's Table), so I painted them with shiny silver craft paint.
...and the Final Reveal:
Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Fake Ballard Brigitte Table (Table $0, Paint $12.00 - but only used 1/4 of the can)
Total Fake-It Yourself Cost: $12.00
Compare to Ballard Designs Brigitte Table ($129.00)
Total Fake-It Yourself Savings: $117.00
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