Monday, March 28, 2011

Gotta Love A Good Save

Isn't this the sweetest little table?

Well, of course it didn't start out quite so cute. They never do. I brought this piece home from book club last month. Don't you love that? My friend Peggy brought if for me, although she was sure I wouldn't really want it. It was from her mom's house. They were cleaning out the basement and this was in the trash pile. Peggy's mom suggested that maybe she bring it home for me. Peggy thought it was beyond help, but her mom was right. Of course I wanted it! After a thorough scrubbing and sanding, I went with spray paint on this one. (No, not a paint sprayer, still dreaming about that!) The stains didn't wash out, so I used Kilz Original Oil-Based Primer and Sealer for maximum stainblocking. It looked so much better with just the primer. Then I sprayer it several times with Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover in Warm Yellow. I finished it off with two coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly. And that was it. Done and done as Karla would say. I think this was definitely a piece worth saving! Thanks to Peggy and her mom!




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72 comments:

Tote said...

Great table. You did a great job with it!

Susan

Chrissie said...

So pretty, you really brought this sweet piece back to life!

Tyla said...

Such a pretty table! It makes you wonder just how many "diamonds in the rough" have been thrown out. A good save, indeed.

Jilly said...

That is so beautiful, you have done a great job!!! I love making old things new again!
oxox

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

LOVE IT GREAT COLOR

NanaDiana said...

What a GREAT looking table. I love the lines of her! I can see her flying out the sales door now! xxoo diana

Kim @ Gussied Up Vintage said...

You really saved that table...I'll bet Peggy doesn't even recognize it! (I've been using Kilz spray, too...love it!)

molly susan strong said...

Nice lines! Definitely a good save.

That's A Stitch said...

Great job.. I just love it.

Allison@FabRehab said...

What a great table! You made it gorgeous!!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

that shelf/table looks great now! I think peggy and her momma might want it back.
gail

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

Fantastic job! I love the details on the legs and design on the side and now it really shows!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Nice save! It looks great :)

Angie said...

LOVE! I adopted this very same table when my husband and I married. It's been sitting in our basement for 4 years now and I think it's going to get a paint job! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Um...I think Peggy is going to want it back. Great job!
XO,
Sarah

Atelier de Charo said...

Looks fantastic!

Great job!
Hugs
Charo

Heather said...

That is a darling table and a great save by you! Well done!

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Definitely! Love the remake ... and the color.

Lynn said...

I love the color you chose for the little table. What a wonderful makeover. I love when things get a new life after some TLC is given them. I'm visiting from NTT and I'm your newest follower. I hope you stop by Cottage and Creek and say 'hi'.
Thanks for sharing today!
~Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

Peggy said...

Sharon, Fantastic job on the table! My mom and I love what you have done with it. I guess it goes without saying that my mom is usually right. She knew that you were the one who would bring that table back to life. It was originally my grandmother's table, so that makes it even more exciting!

Judy said...

You really did an awesome job on that table. Thanks so much for linking up to my Swing into Spring party.

Tammy @ Type A said...

wow the difference is huge! looks great. thanks for sharing this at my party!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I'm so glad that little table didn't make it to the landfill! Paint does wonders. Yellow is the perfect color for this sweet piece. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I love that you can buy primer in a spray. Love the lines of this table and the yellow is beautiful! Nice makeover!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's always so hard to find small tables with style! I love this one and the new look! Great job! ♥

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

It really looks stunning, thanks to your hard work..

emilysnan said...

hiya , great transformation tfs
www.emilysnan.blogspot.com
xmaggiex

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Love it and love the soft yellow color. I just love that people give me stuff, they always go maybe you can do something with this! That was a prize! Visiting from Wow us Wed.

Carol

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

I love color...it looks so warm and friendly. Have you got a spot for it? We should all have friends like Peggy!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it turned out so cute! the yellow was perfect for this table.

Mandy @ Angel Baby Design said...

I love a saved item! It was free and now is so cute! Great job!

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

Fantastic, as usual, Sharon! I love the color...so springy!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

So worth the save. I like the creamy color too!

Sjn said...

I love the lines of that piece. Yes! Definitely worth saving and you did a great job at it!

Shannon said...

Wow - that's a gorgeous makeover! Lucky find! People don't realize what they have...or maybe most of us aren't as skilled or patient as you are to turn it into something lovely!
shannonsews.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

You resurrected it!
It looks fantastic!
Minwax Wipe-on poly, have I got a table for you!
Thanks for the break down of the steps to keeping a piece nice after it's been painted!
Did Peggy's mom want her table back? :)
~HUGS!
~me

Amanda K @ Every Crafty Endeavor said...

You are right! That was a great save! I love the color you picked to - so pretty.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That looks great! You did such a good job bringing it back to life. It's so cute now.

xinex said...

What a trasformation! You did a great job...Christine

Erika . . . with a K said...

Cute little table, great job. I love the color you used!

laxsupermom said...

Wow! Such a dramatic transformation! Love it! Great color, too. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

Such a great before & after!

Miss Gracie's House said...

YEP...totally worth it...such sweet lines!
Rene
Your words of support for my *mess* have encouraged me so much...thank you for sharing your heart with me!

Shelby&BrandonOsmond said...

You did a great job! I love finding a good find! Hey if your interested I am hosting a giveaway for cute skirt on my blog and would love it if you would stop by!

http://brandonandshelby.blogspot.com/2011/03/sew-chatty-giveaway.html

Shelby

Donnie said...

That came out great and it looks like a perfect size.

Mimi said...

I'm stopping by from Whassup Wednesday and have to say you are one lucky lady! I'm guessing Peggy and here Mom knew what magic you could do with this table. I really like it-great job!

very merry vintage style said...

Love it-you always pick the best colors for your projects! Great save--thanks for linking to my Share the Love party!
Mary

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Sharon-

Looks like you are burning the midnight oil too. Thanks for leaving me the comment. Your new little table is so sweet - do you know what you are going to use it for. It looks like a library kind of table - unique. You have very nice friends!
My best- Diane

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

Good save! I love how it turned out!

Shirl said...

Well done you! It looks beautiful xxx

Luxy Living said...

Nice save! Its gorgeous!
-Chartreuse-

Pam said...

Very pretty. Loving the color too. You saved her!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What an amazing transformation. I love the color and the design. ~~Sherry~~

LV said...

It is amazing what you can do with things if you have the know how. That was a remarkable makeover of that table. Nicely done.

April said...

Love that table!

Kathy said...

That's lovely, it will make a nice accent table, and it even has some shelves for storage!

Debra@Common Ground said...

This turned out great! Don't ya just love it when everyone knows we'll take thier "throw aways"? Great little shelf, especially for books,
thanks for linking up for VIF!
hugs,
Debra

Amanda said...

That is the sweetest little table ever! I am so glad it didn't get thrown away...wouldn't that have been so sad? You did a beautiful job restoring it! Such a charming piece! I love the color too!
Best Wishes and Blessings
Amanda
Happy VIF!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Love that little table! The color is awesome and the details on the side are fabulous!
Thanks for linking up!

Amy Kinser said...

Great save. It looks wonderful.

Blessings, Amy

Pam said...

Adorable! It turned out so cute...great save.

emilysnan said...

hiya great project and tutorial , i am visitng from handy man crafty woman and i am your newest follower NO.500 YAY congrats to you on the milestone , i reached 100 ontuesday and i am pretty chuffed , hope you can visit me too
xmaggiex

GardenofDaisies said...

And the ugly duckling turned into a swan!! What a lovely table transformation!!! Do you already know where you plan to use it?

Emily said...

This table is darling!!! It turned out amazing.
-emily
nestnestingnested.blogspot

Katherines Corner said...

I love it, well done!!!!! Happy Friday Hugs!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sharon, Great save! What a difference paint makes. Thanks for sharing your cute table at my party.
Hugs,
Sherry

Anna said...

That is a great piece.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

What a cute little table!! Thanks for linking this up to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Really cute Sharon! I love the lines on this little table. How lucky for you that your friend brought you this piece :) Thanks for sharing your project at Transformations and Treasures!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love it- love the lines- love the color~ absolutely charming!! Great save from the garbage pile too! Thanks for sharing at FNF!:)

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Sooo cute! I love that little table, Sharon. Between you and I, someone's trash is always our treasure. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Leigh Ann said...

So pretty! Where did you find the warm yellow? The stores around me just have the bright yellow. I love all of your work.