Sunday, January 3, 2010

Table Makeover

I love a bargain.

I like thrift stores, garage sales and Craigslist.   During this recession, it seems like finding  bargain and saving money has become very “in.”    For me, it has always been “in.”   It’s how I was raised:  hand-me-downs and rummage sales, makeovers and making do, repairing and reusing.   

The fact is, I’m thrilled when I find something for next to nothing.  It’s a high for me (or that could be from the paint fumes).  Either way, it makes me really happy.

In November, I spied this table at the Salvation Army thrift store.


It may have had a lamp mounted into the top at one time because there was a 1/2 inch hole in the middle.   The top of the table was in poor condition.  But I knew that the size and shape would work well next to a couch in my basement.   It was a bargain at four dollars. 

025 With a dowel and some wood glue, I filled the hole in the center of the table.  Then I used my electric palm sander to smooth out the top.   An electric palm sander is a great tool.   Everyone needs one.

027 A can of primer, a can of paint, a can of varnish and this really handy nozzle to attach to the spray cans made this project simple, smooth and without finger cramps 030

I did struggle a bit at the hardware store when I looked at paint colors.  I  ultimately chose green because it matched a print I have framed in my basement .DSC_0449

And it’s a little unexpected.

That’s me, wild, crazy, unpredictable.    Just kidding, that’s pretty much the opposite of me.   Except maybe the crazy part.

DSC_0437I do love my new little table and I especially love that I was able to find such a bargain.


Far Side of Fifty said...

Merry Mary, What a wonderful is really cute!! I am partial to green..that nozzle must work really well..good job! I think you are probably a really good interior decorator! Happy New Year :)

Anonymous said...

mary it turned out just so cute good job. MOM

Summer said...

You are so darn artsy craftsy Mary. I wish I had an oz. of your creativity.

Love the color!

Dee said...

you did a good job. I love the table

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great redo! Thanks for sharing.

Missy said...

I love the new/old table!! It looks perfect!! GREAT JOB!