Hi, friends! I have another great estate sale find to share with you. This is from a sale several months ago, but I scored big with 3 small tables. This sale was held over until Sunday, because of the amount of "stuff" in that house. It was amazing. I think that's one of the reasons I love hitting estate sales. You never really know what you're going to find when you walk through the door. Not only can you find great deals, but you also get to see the houses, too. Anyway, they opened at noon, and everything was going half price. Even though I really wanted these tables on Saturday, it's hard to pay full price, when you know they will be half off the next day provided nobody else saw the potential of these tables and paid full price. Because I had already checked everything out the day before, I knew it exactly what I wanted. The minute the doors were opened, I sent hubby after this cute little table, and I ran (really I did, LOL) up the stairs to get 2 other tables that I will share later.
I couldn't believe it, but all 3 tables were still there!! I did a little Happy Dance!!! We also were trying to get my daughter a very nice jewelry chest, but it found some love before half price day. Four people asked me where I found those tables as I was standing in the checkout line, because they wanted some. Yep dear friends, I was very greedy and snatched up all three!!!! So glad I did, too.
Shame on me for not taking a before pic!!! It was just a plain wood table, but very sturdy. Definitely not something you would want in your house without a little TLC. Since this table was done before my love for Annie Sloan Chalk paint, it was spray painted. I used Rust-Oleum's Painter's Touch in Satin espresso for the base and Krylon's Metallic Brilliant gold for the drawer and stencils. I wanted my stenciled work to be the same color as my base, so I had to get creative. Let me share my little secret with you........you can use spray paint to stencil. I folded up a piece of wax paper and sprayed the paint directly on the wax paper. Be sure you are outside for this part, though. The wax paper doesn't absorb the paint, but you have to work quickly before the paint dries. I just spray small amounts, and repeat frequently. Just dip sponge brush in paint, and apply to stencil.
Here is a picture of my half bath without the table. That little blank spot needed something, and the table fit the bill perfectly.
It is perfect for that small area, and added so much color to my bathroom. Another added bonus.....a place to put more "lovelies". : )
Here is a few pictures that I took outside, so you can better see the details.
I love the way the gold pops against the dark brown.
This cute little lamp was also bought at an estate sale, and I absolutely love it!!
Now, if I could just find a way to plug it in and actually use it!!!! Here's the problem........the plug is hidden underneath the towels in the middle of the wall.
Since I don't want to use an extension cord half way across the bathroom, I guess the lamp is there just to look pretty. Do you any of you in blogland have any brilliant ideas to solve this dilemma??? I would love to hear from you. I really wish the builder would have done a better job with the plug placements.
I am thrilled you stopped by my little blog!! Thanks for coming, and I hope you come back soon! I will be sharing the other two tables very soon.