Lagniappe (lan’-yap) – a little something extra or an unexpected gift or benefit.
There’s a local thrift store that I visit frequently and I had seen this bedside table there several times. The drawer was missing and I knew that I couldn’t build one, so I didn’t consider buying it even though I knew it was a good piece otherwise.
During one of those visits, I finally took a closer look at it. I might not be able to build a drawer, but it was made such that I could fashion a shelf where the drawer was supposed to be. The support pieces were there, I just needed a thin piece of plywood for the shelf. I bought the table.
My hubby cut a piece of thin plywood for the shelf and I found a strip of balsa wood that I used to finish off the front edge of the shelf.
I would need to paint the shelf first before gluing it in place because I wouldn’t be able to paint it once the shelf was in place. The table itself had already been stripped (another reason to buy it), so I sanded it a bit, primed it and applied 2 coats of Lowe’s mis-tint paint that I had leftover from another project.
I glued the shelf in place with Gorilla Glue.
So what does this have to do with lagniappe? Well, as I was painting the table I noticed that there was a groove cut into 3 sides of the back of the table.
Obviously the table once had a back on it. I decided to use that feature to give this table a little something extra…..something unexpected….. some lagniappe. I cut a piece of heavy cardboard to fit into the groove, found some material to match the paint and used Mod-Podge to glue the fabric to the board.
With the fabric back in place, this pretty bedside table now has that little extra some-um some-um……..lagniappe!
I’ll be linking to Kelli Wright’s first Re-Stored It Wednesday…..
And Kim's 3rd Boring to Better party.......
AND Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday
AND Cassie's Piece of Work Wednesday at Primitive and Proper