Sunday, August 24, 2008

A beautiful table for just $8.00 and a can of paint!

I bought this little "gem" at a yard sale this summer. It was $8.00. It was nice a sturdy with some minor scratches. I have a big flat screen tv hanging in my bedroom and wanted a slim line table to go under it.
Time to roll up my sleeves and get to work.
The top of the table had some scratches so hubby thought I should use this fine piece of machinery. I must admit it saved a lot of time and energy.
Isn't "she sweet" looking :o)
All the scratches are gone and she is just glowing.
I just LOVE the finish product! My twin and I are blogging together so I am sure it gets confusing. I am going to call myself Twin One since I am the older one (five minutes) My whole house is under construction right now so most of the things you see will be from Twin Two. I have been pretty much living in the garage. We have our fridge, dining room set and couch in there. Have been cooking in a electric skillet and using a hot plate. We took down all the walls to open up the kitchen, living room and dining room. We are about half way done and I can not wait to be able to show all of you the results of all our hard work (or should I say hubby's hard work) Can't wait to see what this table looks like in our new bedroom. We are putting in all new floors and all new trim (going with white). Every room is getting a face lift and believe me when we are done I could of had a 10 face lifts myself and still had some $$ left over!!

41 comments:

a day in the life of bella said...

It's pretty! I need a table just that size! :)

Bella

Blanca said...

Love the table and the transformation. I saw a similar one at a flea market this weekend and the guy wanted $80. I sadly walked away from it.

Susie Harris said...

Very pretty table! I need a find like that one. Guess I need to get off my patootie ans start thrifting again soon. Thanks for getting me back in the mood with your pretty table makeover. Nice job!

Victoria said...

The table looks outstanding!

Cameo said...

Perfect sized table. It really looks great after all the TLC. At eight bucks it was a steal.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

That looks great--I would love to find a table like that for a side table in my family room.

~ Sarah

Brown-Eyes said...

Great job on your little bargain...
I'll be anxious to see the unveiling of your facelifts (of your home I mean).. ;-) Bo

Tricia Anne said...

Your table turned out so nice! What a super price too!!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Joy said...

She is sweet looking all dressed in her little black outfit! She'll put that tv to shame because she'll command all of the attention.
I'm looking forward to seeing her in her new home.

Melissa Wertz said...

Very nice and elegant!

nikkicrumpet said...

GREAT BARGAIN...GREAT REDO! It looks mighty fine now!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Are ya'll really twins?? I saw on your profile that you are best friends, so thought that was the reference to twins. Now I need to know!

Love your table! Reminds me of one I got from my grandma that's in my LR, but I won't paint it. That turned out great.

Rhoda

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Look how cute she looks now! ;) Hmmm maybe I should get one of those doohickies. ;)

jojillia said...

Thanks for visiting. I agree with you about RMS. But I wanted to change things up anyway. What a fun blog, Twins blogging together. anyway it was nice to meet you. love J

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Wow.......very prettyl...I just redid a little table in black as well. so happy to have found you twos blog today. cherry

Bobbie said...

Beautiful! Was that a hand sander? You hand sand-ed too? Quite the accomplishment!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi,
Your table looks great! I think you got a great buy on it.

I bought one myself this weekend, and will post my project on Wed.
Have a great day,
Diane

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, this really turned out good. I love it. I love the black and that table is beautiful.
Blessings, Debbie

Darlene said...

Your table turned out BEAUTIFULLY! I LOVE it and for $8.00 what a bargain!!

bj said...

What an adorable, little table and it looks mighty fine, dressed in black! You did a great job...

Oh, I do know about all the mess, tears, smiles, MONEY, tears again, when remodeling. Hubby and I doubled the size of our living room a couple of yrs ago and, boy, it was a LOT of blood, sweat and tears but oh, so worth it. Good,good luck to you!

Yes, I did add the red to my hutch back in the RMS days...I had forgotten that.

love, bj

bj said...

ooo, and I meant to add...
we have twin granddaughters and we call them "A" & "B".....:O)

Manuela said...

Paint is a wonderous thing! Love the transformation!

Manuela

French said...

That table looks awesome painted!! What a steal! Darn I want to go shopping sooo bad!!! My darn pocket book keeps telling me "NO" I hate it when it talks back to me')French

momof3azkids said...

I LOVE this table...it's amazing what people get rid of! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Nikki said...

Love the table!

Home Sweet Hideaway said...

One man's trash is another man's treasure! It looks great. wish I could find something similar for the same price!

aunties said...

It turned out great! Isn't it wonderful what a c an of paint can do. I think I like this paint party and maybe should host one of my own!
Beth

Blissful Nikki said...

wow! look at you! :) Love the table. Sometimes all we need is a little paint! hehe

Amy R. said...

I love how this treasure turned out! Isn't it so fun to spend so little and get such a masterpiece? You did a great job on the table. I can't wait to do one myself!
Amy

Shanda said...

Hi ladies, so nice of you to stop by and take the time to say hello.
Looks like you enjoy repurposing things as much as I do.
I will remember your sons friend and his family in my prayers. It is such a sad and tragic story. I hope friends such as your son will continue to stick by his side and walk down this long road with him.
It hard to understand when such a horriable ordeal like this happens. On my blog is a poem called "My Mission Of Serving" by Henry somebody, I can't remember at the moment.. It always helps me to read these words in times such as this.
May God Bless,
Shanda

Meghan said...

Love how this turned out!

Mrs. B said...

What a beautiful table! I can't believe it was only $8. I just never find bargains like that!

Jen r. said...

What a great table! It looks so good in black! Thanks for joining in on the party! Jen

Rue said...

Hi girls :)

I remember this! It really did turn out beautiful :)

rue

Erica said...

those sanders are a lifesaver! your table is beautiful and will be a great accent to your tv!

Rachel said...

Wow! Great find, and great transformation!

Vanilla Lavender said...

I love it! Great job!!! :) Vanessa

Janelle said...

The table has such wonderful lines, and the black paint really brings that out!

Cher said...

Sand it, paint it, love it! Great job, Twin One!

The Texas Woman

vintagewindow said...

Love the table...for $8 I would have snatched it up fast.

Kris

thedomesticfringe said...

Looks lovely! It's amazing what a can of paint can do for a table.

-FringeGirl