Sunday, May 13, 2012

Side Table

sometimes you find things when you aren't looking...the day i found this piece i was taking my daughter to her friends house...when i pulled up in the driveway, this baby was sitting beside the trash can...to the friend, this was just an old junky table...to me it was my new treasure...


the day i got the table...i put it in my suv...finally it comes in handy...


did some sanding...cleaned off the handle..this piece is solid cherry....nice piece...

i decided to paint inside of the drawer..i NEVER do this...sometimes i line with paper but never paint..i just liked the crisp white look

spray painting in the house since the weather stinks here in georgia....this is not recommended...since it was such a small piece i did it in this box...it will leave over spray if you are doing a lot of painting...
after...inside does not make for great photos...i didn't enjoy doing the zebra...stenciling is not my thing...my daughter loves it and thats all that matters...i had several places that bled through but it kinda blends in
after...the little carved flower hardly shows...now i wish i would have done something different with it...
beside...before and after...
a bit of iphone effect...




CREATING LOVE AND JOY

60 comments:

  1. this is super cute. I found a very similar side table recently. found you at debbie doos.

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  2. Terrific transformation! Love that you got this for FREE! One woman's junk is truly another woman's treasure. :-) Found you through Debbiedoo's Newbie Party. I'm happy to be now following!
    Sharla

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  3. That is the best time to score...when you are not even looking or trying. Great redo. Thanks for sharing and joining in on the newbie party.

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    1. debbie, thanks for hosting...i love your site!

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  4. What a great free find! I love the transformation. Love the zebra look as well!

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    1. thank you! i have zebra on my brain right now!

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  5. so cute great transformation

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  6. So cute - can't believe someone would throw it away! Good job and lucky for you! You might try rubbing a little glaze over the flower to bring out the detail.

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    1. thanks..i did think about glaze...i might try that

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  7. Very cool stencil on the top Can't believe your friend was gonna throw it out. My brother told me he burnt a old dresser because he didn't think I'd want it. I was like WHAT!! He wont do that again ;)

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    1. i know! i'm loving the stencil..i love other peoples junk...

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  8. I'm always telling friends, family, neighbors...not to throw away furniture like this! They think it's trash, we can see the treasure... I think they believe that I'm just a hoarder. When they see the 'junk' you've just transformed, they're like, Oh! I love the zebra on top, I too cannot stencil very well! Better with a paint brush. Thanks for linking up this week at T4.
    Kim
    tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

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    1. i just got another piece today from the same person...can't wait to finish it...loving other peoples junk

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  9. What a beautiful job you did with this table! Hope your friend doesn't come take it back...lol. Megan

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    1. thank you mam...no, she can't have it back!!

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  10. You did a wonderful job on this. I love the zebra stenciling! I found you on Kammy's Korner and I'm now your newest follower.

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  11. Very nice restyle! I love the zebra top :) I'm your newest follower stop by for a blog visit.

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  12. that is so fun!!!! the top is perfect with the french style, too!

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  13. what a great transformation! it looks wonderful! that pop of zebra on top gives a little sassiness! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

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  14. Thanks for the follow :) You are a no-reply blogger change your settings so I can email you :) pretty please.

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  15. This is so very cute. Nice job. Bythewayjenngray.blogspot.com

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  16. And have you shared with them how their trash became a treasure to you? Turned out great, nice job.

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    1. i sure have! and she gave me another piece...thank you!

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  17. Found your blog via Debbie Doo's Newbie Party, great redo!!! I am your new reader :) Tanya

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  18. The transformation is amazing!

    Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm your newest follower and look forward to more great ideas.

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    1. thank you so much! i look forward to sharing more ideas!

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  19. Looks great! Does your friend want it back now?

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    1. thanks...no, she didn't ask for it back but she did give me another piece that i'll be starting on soon :)

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  20. Very cute! I love the stencil!!! Thanks for sharing!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  21. I love it in white.. and the thought of putting back the hardware after painting it dark was brilliant. I love the result!

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    1. thanks! i wasn't sure about the black hardware...but i think it works :)

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  22. Love the way this turned out. I'm planning on revamping the side table we currently have in our living room... and maybe the legs of our coffee table. I'm just super scared that it won't turn out well and then I won't have something that looks decent to put in my living room. Posts like yours are starting to give me some courage.

    I would love it if you’d stop by and share at my first link party, Off the Hook:
    http://daisycottagedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/05/introducing-off-hook-1.html

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    1. thanks so much...i have complete faith that you can do it! also i'm linking up :)

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  23. Way cute. Love the top. It would be great if you could share it with my readers at our Furniture Friday party http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/05/furniture-friday-16-and-features.html
    xo...mONICa

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  24. monica, i will link up...thanks so much!!

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  25. Nice makeover!! Found you over at Gail's MRL!

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  26. Great transformation, the baby girl likes it, that's what counts!
    :)
    gail

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    1. she does love it! her daddy said she was so lucky to have that $500 piece of furniture in her room...LOL...thank you!

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  27. Looks beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm following yours now too. I can't wait to see you next transformation.
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  28. Oh, this transformation is amazing! It looks gorgeous! You did a wonderul job! :) I am featuring this on my FB page and will def be featuring you on the blog the weekend! :) Thanks so much for linking up at Homemaker in Heels! have a great week! :)
    Crystal
    P.S. You're from Ga? I'm just over the state line in AL! It's always nice to meet a fellow Southerner :)

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    1. crystal, thank you! yes, i'm in GA...GRITS :)

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  29. Oh, and I'm your newest follower, btw! :)

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  30. Thanks for linking up to last week's Friday Block Party. This weeks party link is live now. Hope you will join us again and link up!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!
    http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2012/05/friday-block-party-6-feature-from-party.html
    Again, great job on this piece, I love it!

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  31. Looks great! Love turning someone else's trash into my treasure! I think the zebra stencil turned out awesome! Nice job!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

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