Monday, September 10, 2012

easy tuesday table

Today for e.a.s.y. post I am putting on my easy diy.

 
This is my first DIY project for my blog world.  
I planned long ago to blog and to include some of my crafting skills, but this is the first!


This one has a little story.  My sis...Renae found this table at a garage sale for $5!  She called me while at the garage sale to ask if I wanted it.  No picture by phone, I just trusted I could use it, somehow.  She even brought it to my house, I paid the $5.
It was scratched mahogany.  
We did a few "musical tables" trades and purchases while, in the short term she painted it white...and used it for a period of time.   It came to me...
I used it for a period of time.  
Now,  notice...it has been nicked and bumped enough...you can see in the picture below.


Now here we have a fresh, sparkly bright white table.  I used gloss spray paint and you can see...


Tah dah....pretty white little coffee table. 
Original cost $5
original painting cost ?
Spray paint $4
Total  $9


Have you ever painted furniture?
 
Do you have any rescued items?

Have you ever found a super find at a garage sale?

Merry finds,  
Mary


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e is for energy,  a is for animals, s is for sassy and y is for yummy! 
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28 comments:

  1. Not too many garage sale finds, but my office has a hand-me-down futon and the side table next to it is actually technically lawn furniture with a nice cloth to cover it up! That table looks great, the legs are so elegant!

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  2. It's too bad garage sales are not popular in Greece. That table is beautiful and it looks like new!

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  3. Mir gefällt was ich hier sehen und auch lesen kann, komme wieder ganz bestimmt schon morgen dann...

    Lieben Gruß und genieße den Tag
    CL

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  4. I love the table!
    My best garage sale find was a set of Christmas dishes still in the box for $5

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  5. i love the table too..
    have a lovely day x

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  6. Oh indeed, it now looks marvelous!!!!

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  7. I've both painted furniture and stripped it...whilst I don't make it to garage sales often I've had the odd score or two.

    Have a great day!

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  8. MARY! THis is a fabulous find! I too have restored on practically nothing, several pieces that I painted white as well! It is so fun to take something that has good bones and make it the way YOU WANT.

    Thank you for coming to visit me! YES: BE DIFFERENT AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE, I say. Are you teaching now?

    Enjoy your day and SPARKLE! Anita

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  9. Very pretty table. John and I love yard sales and thrift stores but we try to stay away now as we don't really need anything at our age.

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  10. It really is a great classic table and the paint made all the difference! What a sweet sis! I find lots of good deals but I'm not much for changing things and making them better! lol Sweet hugs!

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  11. The table turned out great! I have painted furniture. I just finished a cupboard that I moved into my kitchen and will do a post on it soon. I have a lot of furniture in my garage that I want to paint.

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  12. Very creative. I think you and Renae need to open your own business of turning drab into fab!!!!! I will certainly be a customer.

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  13. Great Job Mary!! How beautiful it looks now.

    I sold one shaped just like that at a yard sale because I had no where to put it.

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  14. Love it!! The legs are so elegant! xo Heather

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  15. I have never refinished furniture, but looks like you know what you're doing. It's beautiful!

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  16. Wonderful find! Nice job! I love yard sales
    and thrift shops but it takes a lot of looking
    to find anything worth restoring-demand is high
    here for vintage.

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  17. Great job on the table. Looks great!! Yes, I've painted many pieces of furniture over the years to give it a new life. : )

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  18. I want that table - I have the perfect place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. That's lovely!

    I went through a spell of painting furniture when I was pregnant. Something about the hormones... :)

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  20. The wonders of spray paint! What a great $5 find. :)

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  21. I am terrible at refinishing furniture....and I do not have the vision you do. The table looks lovely. I found at a garage sale one time years ago.. a store owner who was selling her inventory ( not outdated stuff either)as she was about to close her shop. I bought enough stuff to decorate my kitchen and dinning area. I have not been as fortunate since. LOL

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  22. What a super job, it looks brand new! Brilliant!

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  23. Great job and transformation! Thanks for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

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