Sunday, December 27, 2009

Black Beauty

Hi all!  I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas!  I have so enjoyed spending time with John and the boys ~ I was going to try and get this post done yesterday but we were bumbs, to say the least, and I just didn't get around to it...but here it is!!! 


I don't think I have done a non-Christmas project in a month or so....kind of feels like I'm reconnecting with an old friend!!!!  Ahhhhh....furniture rehab.....feels good!


So I bought this little shanty at my favorite thrift store downtown!  I loved the lines and already had a perfect spot for her!  She needed a new paint job and some rehab to the rickety leg joints but she was exactly what I had been looking for ~ in the back of the car and home we went!

4 MONTHS LATER.......

After using her as a saw horse, paint table and storage shelf, she was ready for her makeover!!!


I lightly sanded the entire surface of the table and sprayed 3 coats of Rust-Oleum Canyon Black all over!


I then used my 3M sanding block to distress ALL of the edges to give her a good worn look!



Not completely satisfied to leave her as is, I purchased this unfinished wooden piece at Lowe's for under $5 and painted it with Antique White acrylic (we have had low temperatures this week and the spray paint won't dry in cold weather).


A little Ralph love ~ paint on and wipe off! (Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze)




Next, I used Gorilla Glue Epoxy to secure the wooden piece to the end of the table.

Now for her debut....

















She fits just perfectly in her little corner spot!!!  Now that Christmas is over I can't wait to visit the thrift stores again!

For a listing of local thrift stores in your area visit Garage Sales Tracker!!!

Also...Don't forget about our next Link Party and Giveaway ~ 'I Made it Without My Hubby' on January 7!!!!  You can get our button on our sidebar!!!!!

~Ashley



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46 comments:

Carmen said...

The table is too cute! I always look twice at those kinds of tables at the thrift store but I never buy one. I was just thinking the same thing today "now that Christmas is over, I can go to the thrift store!" haha

One Cheap B*tch said...

It came out great! But tell me why my Home Depot does not carry Ralph's Smoke Glaze???????

Jeanette said...

It turned out great! You always do the greatest projects.

Martha said...

Very pretty transformation!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

That turned out great! It looks so good in that spot. Enjoy!

Ann On and On... said...

Ahh, back to what you really enjoy and what we really enjoy seeing...your crafty skills.

dj said...

love this....great idea for redoing an old piece of furniture.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

You are right. She's a beauty! Great job on such a charming table!

Diann said...

Nice transformation!

Sharlotte said...

Black beauty...you are absolutely right! I love this little table. The curves are so pretty. It looks so nice in your home. Thanks for sharing.

design_aholic said...

Looks great! Ok, one question... Those dominos are cute- did you make them?!

Taija said...

So cute! I would never have thought to put the wood cut out on it. Adorable!

THE TATTERED NEST said...

love the table...love the drapes even more! may I ask where you got them?

Jenglamgirl said...

I love it, and I am glad you kept in black, and didn't do white or burlap... he he! Great job!

Cottage Dreamers said...

That looks great! I love the dominos on the wall too!

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Turned out just gorgeous!! I know what you mean about the spray paint in cold weather. I sure can't wait till it warms up a bit!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

good job! I still need to do those dominos! It would be easier if you'd do them for me. :)

Carol said...

My grandmother had one of those tables. It was a telephone table. (in the days when telephones were huge and secured to just one place in the house.)

Jen said...

It looks great! I love how the colors fit with your dominoes and how the scrolly piece works with your drapes. Good stuff!

I'm hoping to have something by the 7th for the no-hubby party. Either way though, I'll be stopping by to check everything out.

Happy New Year!

Jen @ jentility.com

Kati- said...

beautiful!!
Thank you for the thrifty link too!

Stephanie Lynn said...

This turn out great! Job well done! Happy New Year!

Amanda K said...

That turned out awesome and goes so well in that little spot in your house. I am working on mine for January 7th!

Sarah said...

Nice little table. You are always up to something creative! ~ Sarah

cmcilwain said...

I love the table. I really love the dominos. Did you make those?

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

You are brave, or just better at spray painting them me. I redid some end tables and ugh. They need to be stripped, sanded, primed and repainted. Needless to say, they haven't been done yet. I have to look for this paint. where'd you get it?

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

You are brave, or just better at spray painting them me. I redid some end tables and ugh. They need to be stripped, sanded, primed and repainted. Needless to say, they haven't been done yet. I have to look for this paint. where'd you get it?

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

You are brave, or just better at spray painting them me. I redid some end tables and ugh. They need to be stripped, sanded, primed and repainted. Needless to say, they haven't been done yet. I have to look for this paint. where'd you get it?

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

You are brave, or just better at spray painting them me. I redid some end tables and ugh. They need to be stripped, sanded, primed and repainted. Needless to say, they haven't been done yet. I have to look for this paint. where'd you get it?

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

You are brave, or just better at spray painting them me. I redid some end tables and ugh. They need to be stripped, sanded, primed and repainted. Needless to say, they haven't been done yet. I have to look for this paint. where'd you get it?

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

You are brave, or just better at spray painting them me. I redid some end tables and ugh. They need to be stripped, sanded, primed and repainted. Needless to say, they haven't been done yet. I have to look for this paint. where'd you get it?

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

You are brave, or just better at spray painting them me. I redid some end tables and ugh. They need to be stripped, sanded, primed and repainted. Needless to say, they haven't been done yet. I have to look for this paint. where'd you get it?

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

You are brave, or just better at spray painting them me. I redid some end tables and ugh. They need to be stripped, sanded, primed and repainted. Needless to say, they haven't been done yet. I have to look for this paint. where'd you get it?

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

You are brave, or just better at spray painting them me. I redid some end tables and ugh. They need to be stripped, sanded, primed and repainted. Needless to say, they haven't been done yet. I have to look for this paint. where'd you get it?

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

You are brave, or just better at spray painting them me. I redid some end tables and ugh. They need to be stripped, sanded, primed and repainted. Needless to say, they haven't been done yet. I have to look for this paint. where'd you get it?

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

You are brave, or just better at spray painting them me. I redid some end tables and ugh. They need to be stripped, sanded, primed and repainted. Needless to say, they haven't been done yet. I have to look for this paint. where'd you get it?

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

You are brave, or just better at spray painting them me. I redid some end tables and ugh. They need to be stripped, sanded, primed and repainted. Needless to say, they haven't been done yet. I have to look for this paint. where'd you get it?

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

You are brave, or just better at spray painting them me. I redid some end tables and ugh. They need to be stripped, sanded, primed and repainted. Needless to say, they haven't been done yet. I have to look for this paint. where'd you get it?

Morgan and Lindsay said...

What a great find - Love it!

Toni said...

that table would be perfect next to a desk, set a scanner on it, paper underneath the top tier and you are good to go!

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Wow! That is too cute! I love the dominoes you have hanging above it as well.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I totally share your enthusiasm on doing a non Christmas project, big time. Your table is wonderful! And I really like the add-ons. Instant character.

Thanks for linking up to SNS!

FJ Donna

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful lines on this table and a nice simple transformation! Love it!

Cha Cha said...

isn't she so lovely, she's a she right? I love the contrast that the cream adds. Beautiful

Elisa said...

I like it! Thanks for adding details like what paint, spray, and tools you used because I have a desk that needs a makeover...so I'll be coming back here and taking notes =)

The DIY Show Off said...

Some of my furniture needs rescued. This looks awesome! Great job!

Roeshel

Rebecca said...

hi!! love your blog along with all the wonderful tutorials!! wondering if you might be willing to share where you found the curtains in these pictures?? thanks!!

 
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