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Monday, July 2, 2012

Itty-Bitty Table Makeover

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.  
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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.

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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.

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 It is  perfect for that small area, and added so much color to my bathroom.  Another added bonus.....a place to put more "lovelies".  : )

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Here is a few pictures that I took outside, so you can better see the details.

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                                          I love the way the gold pops against the dark brown.


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This cute little lamp was also bought at an estate sale, and I absolutely love it!!

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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.

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 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.  

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   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.   




SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

You really scored at that estate sale, didn't you? I can remember going to one years ago, and a lady thrust some stuff in my hands and said, Here, hold this! and took off for more things. Like a dummy, I just stood there.... Anyway, your table looks great and I love the stencils you used!

Full Circle Creations said...

I love your little table and it looks great in the bathroom. No idea on the lamp but it is cute. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Wow - this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it at the All Stars Block Party.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a great little table! Beautiful job! Visiting from A Creative Princess. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-4.html Wishing you a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Unknown said...

Thank you so much!! I would love the opportunity. See you Monday! :)

Decor & Harmony said...

Cute table! I don't have any ideas for your plug problem :(

Bliss said...

Very cute. I hope I am never at the same sale as you, because if you can run I don't stand a chance!


miss flibbertigibbet said...

Cute table!......I don't do estate sales much but each time I have I find something...I should go more!

Peggy @The Decorating Files said...

This is so cute. I'd all but forgotten that I have a little table like this in my garage. My husband usually sets his water bottle on it when he works in the yard and I use it to set a paint can on when I'm working on other furniture. I hadn't thought about doing anything special with it. Thanks for the inspiration. It's going to get a new life in my guest room now! As for your plug, from what I've been told, moving an outlet is fairly simple. If you can't DIY it, it may not be that expensive to have an electrician do it. Love the room!

Pam said...

Adorable....that looks great.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Those silly builders just build everything the cheapest and easiest way. In this day and age any bathroom should have more than one plug! I think it would be worth it to use the extension cord along the top of the baseboard - I love using lamp light in a bathroom - just leaving it on all the time.

Anonymous said...

I just love the table makeover... your blog looks great too... I'm so glad your shared with us at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY...

I also have an award on my blog waiting for you... and I'm your newest follower.....

Thanks again,

Unknown said...

Aww thank you so much!! You made my weekend!!! Thank you for the opportunity to share, and for being my newest follower. I am thrilled about receiving the Sunshine Award. I'm already thinking about all my favorite things. :)

Have a great weekend!! HUGS

Little Miss Maggie said...

Great little table and it looks stunning in your half bath. A super thank you for linking to our first blog party, Hot Fun in the Summertime! Have a wonderful weekend.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Well...this might be an itty bitty table but it is HUGE in perfection! Absolutely STUNNING!!!! You must feel very HAPPY as you pass by your piece of art!!! Thank you for sharing at Junkin Joe's first linky party : ) and i am now your newest follower! hugs...

Diann said...

First thing, Hi Kathy! So nice to meet you! What a great find in these little tables. And getting them half off.....Woohoo! your redo on them turned out great! Love it. Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a wonderful day!

Stacey said...

That is one cute little table!
THanks for sharing with us!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Shannon said...

Again, with the seeing the diamond-in-the-rough! I would've carried one of those tables for you just to make life easy! :)

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