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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tiny Table Transformation

I really like the look of furniture with a stained top and painted "bottom"....so that's what I  had in mind for this little $5 yard sale find!

Somewhere in her lifetime, she must have had a little shelf at the bottom....because there were holes in her legs that got filled with wood putty.

I put one not so perfect coat of primer over the bottom part of the table, including the drawer!

Before spray painting the bottom of the table, I used newspaper to tape off the top. 
 After getting the top sanded down (which I didn't get pics of).....I applied a coat of stain....then, sanded it down....then, applied another coat.  I put a coat of polyurethane....sanded it with very fine steel wool....and applied another coat.  Then....I used the same stain to put a "wash" over the table legs, letting the stain stay in the grooves.

Note to self....use gloves when using stain, especially when you have a dental appointment that afternoon!!!
Here she is sporting her brand new little knob that I got from Lowe's!!!
 And, I went thru my stash of scrapbook papers and found one that I liked and used spray adhesive to adhere it to the inside of the drawer.
Here she is sitting in the foyer holding a little lamp and some fall decorations!!!

So....whatcha think?  
I told Pappy I'm ready to do this to our dining room table!!!

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!! 

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29 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE it!! Why can't I ever seem to find good yard sales around my neck of the woods? I must take more time to find out where the good stuff is. You did an awesome job AND I'm proud of your prep work.

    Blessings!

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  2. One word my dear...BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  3. thats a nice table...!!

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  4. love it!!!...the dining room is a must !

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  5. It looks awesome in your foyer! you did such a great job on the finishing. I think you should start on that dining room table right away! ;)

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  6. Oh, it looks absolutely AMAZING! I want a round dining table and chairs finished just like that to go in our breakfast area. I have been scouring Craig's List trying to find just the right one. Of course, then hubby would have to find time to work on it and I have no idea when that would be! Maybe you could come for a visit? :0)

    Thank you so much for stopping by and, as always, leaving such sweet words of encouragement. I definitely thought of you as I was writing my WFW piece yesterday. I actually had chosen another verse and picture and already had it in place. However, as I was writing, I realized it had absolutely nothing to do with the particular verse I already had chosen! It is funny how that happens sometimes. Maybe I have been doing it backwards! :0)

    Well, thanks again for stopping by. You are such a dear sweet friend.

    {{HUGS}}

    Teresa <><

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  7. wow, its a cute little table, i like it a lot, just perfect for a foyar or as a telephone table!!

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  8. That table is so cute. Using the stain to antique the legs made it just right. You did a great job.

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  9. You do amazing work Ms. Deb. God has given you a wonderful gift of making things beautiful. Love ya...........:)

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  10. What a lovely result! I love timber table tops with painted bottoms, so pretty.

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  11. Great job, I love the transformation, it inspired me to do one. I have a new blog please become my follower, I;m new at this
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    God bless you, love your music!!!

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  12. I absolutely love this. Just told the hubby I need to go yard saling this morning!

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  13. Her makeover looks outstanding...hop over and show her off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  14. I adore this! I am using this same idea to do my son's bedroom furniture right now.

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  15. $5.00 ? It looks like a million bucks !

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  16. love this! i soooo needed some inspiration for a sad little table that was passed down to me. thanks so much for sharing!!

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  17. Amazing! What a beautiful transformation!...Christine

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  18. Oh, she's a sweetie now! Great work.

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  19. You did a wonderful job!!! Yes, I think you're ready for the dining room table now!!! Good luck...

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  20. Gorgeous! I love the white with the stain! Great job!! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites "trash to treasure Tuesday!!"

    xoxo
    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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  21. it looks perfect! i love the finish you gave the painted base and the dark wood top. perfection! thanks so much for joining my party!

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  22. The wood stain gave it that perfect time worn look! Gorgeous!

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  23. I adore the table! Great job!

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  24. It is wonderful! I love what you did with it, and I am loving the owl who is now living below it!!

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  25. Great job! I love that owl :)

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