Thursday, April 8, 2010

Little Ugly Table Gets New Life

Hi Bloggerettes! Whatchupto?  While yardsaling on Saturday, I bought this pitiful little table that was just begging for help.  So, I made the $5. investment and took it home for some TLC.
But, that's ok because now....

I first sanded it, then painted it with Walmart brand paint.  The color is called "Slate."   I was going to put on a third coat of paint
but I liked the way the brown was coming through.  I then decided to give it some serious shabbing-up.  I sanded it again and put emphasis on the leg edges and the top.

I think it looks pretty good, how about you?

I adore this fabulous pink silk fabric and I think it just screams, "I want to be covered with ruffles and rosettes!"

                                    This lovely is in my Etsy Shop.



marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The table looks fabulous. I love it. Great job. Hugs, Marty

katie said...

I like the table it has great bones and your paint job made it special.
The pink pillows are just dreamie.

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Sissie! Love the redo you did on that poor little table :) Turned out just fabulous. Love the pink pillow too...But then I LOVE almost anything pink. Besides being a confirmed chocoholic, I am also a pinkaholic, and a roseaholic...LOL :)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Wow, you really did a fabulous job on that little $5 table! I love it! :-)

Have a wonderful Friday!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The table turned out great, Sissie! Love that you sanded it more after painting ~ pretty little side table now. Yes, I could hear that pillow screaming for ruffles and rosettes all the way here on Long Island! : ) Glad you answered!

Kathy said...

I stopped today at three thrifts looking for just that $5.00 table you picked up!!!!!!
I need a smaller table for a coffee table in the center of my living room...
I had this little table pictured in my mind!!!
Love the legs
Great re-do!
I'll start G-sailing soon...(after the snow stops! Ugh!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

~ Regan said...

That table looks great! I have been pondering painting some of my furniture...
Love that pillow... Wish you could come over and help me stitch up a few! :)

From Tracie said...

I love that has all the right curves in all the right places! =) Your paint did a perfect job of emphasizing it!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

the table turns out great! wonder where you gonna put it.. :-) and pink pillow just lovely.. always..


A Vintage Diva said...

Really Sis,
When are you going to start your own TV show! Will you make us a video and post it with a walk thru of your house...would that be weird...I just want a grand tour!!! I'm going table hunting tomorrow!!!!! You...inspire
xoxoxox The Diva

Gay Vaughan said...

I love it!! Turned out wonderful, you should link it up to my party. Have a good evening!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow this table turned out really pretty. I so wish you were my sister or sister-in-law...and lived really closse to me. lol
Theres nothing that you can not make pretty.
Hey maybe you could do me over...just thought of that...use pink though I love pink...

Nancy said...

I can't believe it was only $5! I just knew I'd love what you did to it. It looks soooo pretty! Oh, and I love your header picture. Your home is to die for. Seriously. Thanks for sharing your treasure!


Gerry said...

I love that little table, Frenchy! The silk pillow is georgous...Gerry

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a wonderful transformation on the little table, it looks great, and I love that pink pillow~~~ it's gorgeous!!! Blessings... Daphne

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Fab makeover! I really like that color. I'll have to write that one down!


GypsyNurse said...

Again..another masterpiece..this must be Sissie's HDTV!!!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a transformation! It's just a great piece now! Great job!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great thrifty find...bring her by to my show her off...hope to see her there:)


raggygirlvintage said...

She's a beauty for sure! Great job, I love working on pieces this size as they are so finishable (if that's even a word)! You know, actually start and finish the project in a reasonable amount of time!!

Daughter to THE King said...

What a beautiful table and pillow! I have a question, what kind of paint do you use to paint furinture. I have a coffee table I want to antique and have NO idea what kind of paint to use?!


GardenofDaisies said...

Your newly shabbified table is fantabulous! I too am interested in what kind of paint you use. And the pillow... well dear you have the golden touch when it comes to pink and ruffles! :-) It's so lovely!

Beansieleigh said...

Love how your table came out, and your pink ruffled pillow is beautiful!!... Oh, I can't wait to start yard/estate-saling again!! The weather's definitely warmed up enough for them now, so I can start checking the classifieds for where they're at!.. I'm excited! ~tina

BellaRosa said...

Susie amor, My lil fru fru ruffle girl :) I love how beautiful your little $5 investment turned out! Sometimes those lil cheapies turn out to be the most fabulous treasures don't you think :) Gorgeous new pillow you made :) Have a beautiful weekend! Besos, Rose

ps...So did you decide what kind of tiara you, silver, white? All with bling??? :)

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

I think the finish on that table is just perfect, love the touches of brown showing through. the pink cushion ~ divine!!

My name is PJ. said...

I tip my hat to your recycling of that table! You had a vision and it was realized. Beautiful!!

Bunny said...

Visiting your blog always makes me smile. I love that table it is fabulous. You pink pillow is too too cute.

trash talk said...

What a lucky little table to be adopted by you and beautified! Doesn't even look like the same one and definitely worth more than $5 now! The pillow is gorgeous.

Marydon Ford said...

Yow-za! That pillow is to die for, Sissie! & that table is lovely! Love your re-creation of the table, who would've known .....

Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Terri Smith said...

Love what you accomplished with the table! Bee-u-tiful! And the pillow..OMG it's gorgeous! Sissie, you simply have the Midas Touch! I love visiting your place! You inspire me to want to do more with my home. My style is country-farmhouse. Rooster Reds, plaids and checks. After my visits here, I always want to redecorate.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings, Love and Friday Sunshine, Terri

Claudia said...

The table has been perfectly transformed! Amazing what some paint can do, along with your great style.


Mollye said...

Hi Pillow Queendiva, The pink is so lucious it should be topped with a Cherry! And your little shabby table is a winner. You go girl. Have a fun and happy weekend, XXMollye

Dixie said...

Sissie... this pretty pink is singing my name... can you here it....?

"I wish I was at Dixie's... away...away..."...

hugs girlfriend!

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful table...exquisite pillow!!

Paula said...

Dear Sissie,

I love your makeover! Wow, $5 is a fabulous price for such a sweet little table. It is truly amazing what paint can do! My sweet hubby is in the process of painting our dark wood furniture white, and the piece he is working on now is turing out beautifully! I love the sweet pink pillow you made. So pretty with the ruffles and rosettes! You are a talented lady!

Have a lovely Friday and weekend!

Paula said...

P.S. I love your new header! Your living room is gorgeous!!!!

Cathy said...

Wow! It turned out beautifully! Loving the blue!


Riet said...

OH Sissie, you are a wonder. That tableturned out beautiful and that ruffled pillow is gorgeous.

Lilly Higgins said...

Wow! Well spotted with that table Sissie! It's so gorgeous!

Dorthe said...

hi sweetie,
Beautifull photo of your livingroom,looks
soo wonderfull Sissie.
And your little table is just being changed to a very beautifull and proof painted old piece of furniture. Looks so very wonderfull dear Sissie.
Love and hugs,

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Sissie, Thank's for stopping by. Im glad you liked the planters. They are kind of hard to find. But I had noticed when we were in S.C. they were quite expensive. Out here in Ca. they are not to high. Between 250.00-600 a each depending on the style. Have a great day...Julian

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love that little table that you shabbied up! And those pink ruffled pillows are TERRIFIC!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents


that table was a steal at $5! I love how you shabbied it up. your pink pillow is gorgeous too! Love everything you do.

stefanie said...

it was ugly, but you made it gorgeous...and those pillow...beeeautiful!

Gypsy Brocante said...

You bring magic to every project you create ... the table is truly magical and the pillow? Heavenly!!

Enjoy your weekend Sissie,

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Great deal on that table and what a fantastic makeover, Sissie! You are showing a pink pillow on a Thursday, lol? It's beautiful!

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