Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Side Table

When I heard there was snow coming our way last week, I made a quick trip to Goodwill to see if there were anything pieces of junk, err, I mean furniture, there that I could work on.

As if I need more stuff to do, right?

Well, this kind of stuff makes me happy and puts a smile on my face. Makes me downright giddy to see the transformations that a can of paint can make! So even though it makes me busy, I just love to create and fiddle with things.

I found two side tables and here is the before shot of one of them:


Can't get much more ugly than that, right? Some furniture is too ugly even for me to get (think 80's), but I saw potential in this piece.


And here it is after a good scrub and some paint!



Adorable, right? I used white paint, then glazed it with black paint mixed with water. Can't get much more simple than that.


Oh, and I also painted the hardware black.


I'm also done painting the other side table that I got, but I need to find the right hardware to replace the one it came with. Sometimes hardware is fine with a coat of paint and sometimes it just IS NOT and needs to be replaced!

A post on that one coming soon!

21 comments:

  1. jaw hanging open!
    you always amaze me and make it sound so simple.
    i would never see the POTENTIAL in the things that you do and then what you are able to create out of your visions.

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  2. hey...i saw that one, too, & it sent my mine spinning...alas, i have no room! VERY nice!

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  3. Nice job!! I love the black handles on white...beautiful!

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  4. It looks so good white, what a fresh piece.

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  5. wow, i would have looked over a piece like that and thought "NO potential." way to pull this off :) the outcome is stunning.

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  6. ahhh, what a good scrub and paint you gave it! It looks fantastic.

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  7. The table came out GORG! I love it!

    Sarah

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  8. That looks amazing!!! I love it!

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  9. I lov ehow that piece turned out! It looks so dated and now it looks very chic. I also like that you turned the knobs upside down. Very creative!

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  10. So gorgeous! Can't go wrong with white with black glaze. Very classy...

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  11. Love it! Brilliant idea to turn over the hardware.

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  12. Hey there, just found you and now I'm hooked! Love everything about this table, color, hardware and shape. Can't wait to follow you and see all your great ideas!

    Megan

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  13. Hi there. I came over from Just a Girl who featured your tables. I just redid two 70's tables that are similar to your and they turned out so great with white paint and black handles. I have that same topiary on your table. Got it at target a few years ago. Very nice job!!!

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  14. AMAZING table! I love it, love it, love it!

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  15. This turned out absolutely beautiful!! I refinish furniture and am very partial to white with black stain...LOVE this! Such detail on the piece; what a great find and congrats on the transformation! Nice to meet you-shaunna :)

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