Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Tale of Two Tables

Note as of September 2013 - My husband and I are now blogging over at The Home Avengers!  We made the switch because we are looking to move from our small apartment sometime in the near future.  So enjoy this post and then come visit us!

Today I'm going to show you what I did with a couple of yard sale tables and a quart of leftover green paint!

This first table I got at a yard sale for $10.  It was all scuffed up and the finish was bad.  It apparently used to have a piece of glass in the middle of it from a former life.  Nonetheless it was a sturdy little bugger and because I love sofa tables I loaded it up and brought it home.

Here's the before:


Good bones!  I like that!

This was a pretty quick job.  First I lightly sanded the whole piece.  I didn't bother to prime because I was going to sand some of the edges and I wanted the dark wood peeking through.  Next I applied a couple of coats of leftover green paint that I had used on this back in July.  After the green paint was on, I lightly sanded the edges so that the wood could peek through, then I lightly glazed the whole piece with Valspar Antiquing Glaze.

I got creative when replacing the center.  I didn't want glass there, but a chalkboard!  I went to Home depot and had a small thin sheet of wood cut to fit the center.  Next I sanded, primed and painted it with chalkboard paint like this.  Then I glued it into the center and used black grout around the chalkboard.  It looked marvelous!

Like this:


My children and even Mr. Big [House/small apartment] loved it too!


It's so neat how chalkboards bring out the kid in all of us.

The next table I don't have a before picture of.  I know, I know - I'm getting better though!  I bought this table at a yard sale for $5.  It's top was beyond repair and it was actually in two pieces.  First I fixed and sanded it, and used the leftover green paint - and it looked like this:


A little boring don't you think?

All those great grooves really called antiquing glaze as well.  So I painted the glaze on and wiped it off with a wet rag, making sure glaze stayed in each groove.  The result was amazing!


Here's a closer look -


We wound up selling this one for a pretty penny too!  I hadn't intended on selling it, but after I got it home it was lower than my couch and awkward as an end table.  So rather than have it go to waste, I became a furniture flipper for this piece!  Too fun!  Need to make a little money here in there to fuel the next project.

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64 comments:

  1. the color is so fun- i especially love the second with its amazing details!

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  2. You have created 2 wonderful tables, each with a different look and purpose. Well done and thanks for stopping by Portlandia Vintage!

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    1. It's so neat to watch your blog as it grows Michele! Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  3. I love how a coat of paint makes a whole new piece. Great job and congrats on the sale

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    1. Thanks Mel! I loved the Sesame Street room and I'm your newest follower :-)

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  4. I have no talent for things like this. You did a remarkable makeover on the tables. Look very nice.

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    1. I'm honored you stopped by my blog! And I stopped by your blog, and followed you, and you have many talents!

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  5. great job they both turned out lovely

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  6. They are both such beautiful tables! Wonderful work. :) Megan

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    1. Thank you Megan! Love your blog too - and because of you I'm putting washers on my lamp shades!

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  7. love both tables. I'm not a green fan, but they are cute!

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  8. Both of your tables are amazing. I don't always see the good bones when I see old tables. I can't believe how the chalkboard table turned out.

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    1. Thank you! I've followed your blog too because I'd love to live in a little cottage by the sea. It would definitely have more character than living in a little apartment next to the tennis court and pool :-)

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  9. Those tables are amazing! You did a great job on them....Love your blog, too.

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    1. Thank you Jenna! Love your blog too and I'm excited to be your FOURTH follower! Cool!

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  10. Awesome job on the table. Love it. Love the chalkboard paint that you used.

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  11. That looks great! Love the color.

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    1. Thank you Sara! Sneaky Spoons is the cutest blog and I'm your 29th follower!

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  12. Thank you so much for linking up to Sunday's Sweet Confessions! Have a great day!

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  13. That little end table turned out so pretty. I like that color. I'm following you now. I found your blog through Creative Bloggers Party and Hop.

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    1. Thanks for finding me! I'm following you too now - your 22nd follower! How neat!

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  14. Beautiful tables! I love the chalkboard insert, and that little green end table with the wonderful curves--lovely both!

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  15. The chalkboard idea was a good one and yes, it does bring out the kid in all of us when we are near one. But that side table is a beauty and I am glad you were able to save it. No worries, when I sell something many more things come my way.

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    1. Thank you Terry! You sound like a very wise furniture flipper :-)

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  16. Such a great color you chose for that table. It turned out fabulous. Thanx for coming to THT!

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  17. Great tables - love the lines and love the transformations! Amazing bargains! I will be featuring this post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday party. I do appreciate you sharing,
    Kathy

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    1. I am soo excited about being featured! Thank you! I linked up again this week as well!

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  18. Prettyyyyyyyy! Just love them BOTH! Totally different looks with the same awesome color.

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  19. Love the green on both these tables. I am your neighbor at the All Star Block Party with my own green table so I had to stop by and say Hi. You did a great job on your tables especially the glazing on the second one ;)

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    1. I love your green table so much! I can't wait to try that Luckett's Green paint! I'm your newest follower!

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  20. I would have had a difficult time selling that second table! How lovely it turned out.

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    1. Hi Ann! With a post titled "Junk beautiful junk" I just had to follow your blog!

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  21. Very cool! What great finds--and I love what you did with them! How cool that you were able to sell that one when you couldn't use it. I'm sure the buyer loved the glazing on it!

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    1. You know, the buyer of that little end table even texted me after she got home to tell me how perfect it was for her room! That was the first time anything like that ever happened! Thanks for visiting Richella! (ps - I love your name!)

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  22. I would so love to flip furniture like that. I like to do it, but don't have room. Your table is amazing!

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    1. Ha! If you asked my kids they would swear I don't have room either! Thanks for stopping by Jeanne!

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  23. I love both of these tables! The chalkboard was such a smart idea!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I love your blog and am one of your followers :-)

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  24. Thanks so much for sharing this creative project on Simple & Sweet Fridays. The tables turned out great!
    Happy Halloween!

    Jody

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    1. Thanks Jody! And of course I'll be back at your next party!

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  25. I love both of those tables. I guess the 2nd one wasn't beyond repair, after all! I'm in love with that bold, kelly green, and I really like how the glaze tones it down a bit. Terrific job you did.

    Be warned. The furniture flipping thing can become addictive.

    Atta Girl Amy
    www.attagirlsays.com

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    1. Thank you Amy! And yes, totally addictive. If only there was furniture flipping rehab available to us - then we wouldn't be covered with paint so much!

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  26. Those tables look great! I especially love the "antiquing" in the grooves of the smaller one. :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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    1. Thanks Jessi! I linked up again this week. Love your party :-)

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  27. Fabulous job on those tables! Thank you so much for linking up last week. You're being featured and I'd love for you to link up again!

    http://www.maidendshade.com/2012/11/youve-got-it-maiden-dshade-23.html

    Kim

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    1. Thank you Kim! I'm so excited to be featured and of course I'll be linking up again! See you next week!

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  28. Love your two tables! The glazing is the perfect touch on the second one! Following you :)

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    1. Hi Karen! I'm following back, and because of you I even added Linky Followers to my blog :-)

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  29. Loved your happy green pieces and featured them tonight on this week's Motivated Monday at BeColorful.
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    1. Thank you sooo much! I'll have my featured page with your button up soon and I'll definitely be linking up next week!

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  30. Featuring these tonight!! Looks like I'm not the only one who totally loved them! :) Feel free to grab a featured button if you'd like.

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    1. Oh my gosh Kammy thank you so much! I'm about finished with my 'featured' page for my blog so I'll be getting your button up there shortly! So excited!

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  31. Love this transformation - amazing and lovely. Pinned and loved. Thank you for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays!

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  32. These are wonderful. They look great. I hope the changing table I'm about to refinish turns out half as good as these. It's my first attempt at a project like this so wish me luck.

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  33. HI there!!! This is fantastic!! LOVE it. Your blog is great too. I am your newest follower. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    xoxoxo Hanna

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