Sunday, April 29, 2012

Easy - Breezy Before and After

Found this sad little table destined for doom in a pile of trash near my house on a Thursday morning trash stalking adventure.

Nothing a little cleaning, sanding, painting and more sanding couldn't cure. 

The big burned spot was tricky, but the dent it left adds character.

(It's not white on top, that's the reflection of the sunlight. The whole thing is the same greenish-blue color - which also doesn't translate in the photos. It's not as green as it looks here.)

I had a cute Anthropologie knob perfect for the drawer.

Doable and done.

It was an easy, breezy and fun little project.  We love this little table. My daughter is currently hogging it in her room. My other daughter wants it for her new apartment. Would love to find another and make a match for it and use it in my coastal - always-a-work-in-progress - living room decor.  

Sadly, I mixed the paint myself and I'm not sure which of the numerous similar colors I have were used. Not sure I could make another one the same, but then, maybe that doesn't matter.

Even if I never find a companion piece, there'll always be something new in the next trash pile to make over. 

I wonder what will show up next! 

Find me at Nifty Thrifty Sunday this weekend.


  1. That looks great! I love the color choice.

  2. well, hello, newest follower and painter of the lovely table! i'd be fighting for it, too, if i was one of your daughters!

    thanks for the lovely comments on my blog. yes, i hunted you down b/c you have "no-reply blogger" on your comments. get to work on fixing that, friend, or you're not going to get many replies!!

    can't wait to see what you do next!

  3. Uh oh, how did I get no reply blogger on my comments?! I'd better go check my settings. Thanks so much for hunting me down and stopping by to let me know, or who knows how long that would have gone on! I appreciate seeing you here and your kind words!

  4. Wow! What a great transformation. Your table looks great and I love the color on it. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  5. Loved your blog. Thanks for dropping by. Hope you'll come again!

  6. I LOVE this! That knob is awesome...isn't it frustrating when our fun colors don't show up right in photos?!? Great roadside find. :)

    1. Thanks so much, Karah, and yes, you'd think with all the photo tools we'd be able to easily correct color but it's tricky. Thanks for coming by!

  7. That's a pretty cute table and the knob is adorable as well. That's so neat that you mixed the paint. Btw I featured your map bedside table:
    I hope you will stop by and grab a button.

    1. Hi Joselyn, thanks for checking this out and woo hoo! on the feature. I'll come and pick it up asap! Thank you. My first feature...I do appreciate it.

  8. What an amazing transformation. Nothing short of a miracle. Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  9. Thank you for hosting and for stopping by with such a kind comment! So sweet of you. I hope you'll come by again!


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