Saturday, July 23, 2011

Blue End Table

this was a bittersweet project for me...it started when i found 2 end tables on freecycle...i was very excited to get them...when i arrived at the location, i was a little disappointed....they were both sitting out in the weather...the description on the ad stated that they were solid wood...they were so dirty and beat up that i really didn't notice that the tops were laminate but they had been sanded down and it looked like wood...once i cleaned them up and started working i almost gave up...wasp nest were inside..along with what we in the south call dirt dobbers...red clay nests filled the insides..one of the feet on the front was rotten from sitting in dirt and water...i put wood filler on the bottom to build it up...here are the pics below:

someone had spray painted the front an ugly brown...this piece does have some real wood on it but mostly its plastic and laminate
here it is after i applied some primer...looks better already
after some paint...i picked a color pot sample by martha stewart at home depot...it cost about $2.47 i believe...more than enough to paint this piece....araucana teal is the name of the color...
i had a little bit of help..i don't think he minded laying in stain
here she is finished...Renee`, named for my BFF since i was in high school...
after i finished painting, i glazed with some light stain...i let it settle into all the groves on the front...i then used a clear wax on top of that to bring out the shine and to protect...the knob is from a previous project that i almost threw away...i took some sand paper and went over it and the brass shined through! i love the look of the piece  but its not what i was originally going for...with the shape it was in, this is just how it ended up...


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38 comments:

Jenn said...

Wow - this is a stunning piece. You did an amazing job.

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Ashley! What a cute table...well, it's cute now that you have done so much work on it. I would not have thought to use the little sample paints for small projects...thanks for sharing that tip.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Amazing transformation! Love the color you chose! Visiting from TPS!!
Blessings!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great rescue, and that color is darling.

laxsupermom said...

Beautiful transformation! The color is so cheery! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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Awesome color! Great looking piece too. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Great piece. I bet you are glad that you didn't give up. It is so pretty.

Lisa said...

AMAZING find!! They are just beautiful. Too bad they were so neglected before. You've breathed new life into them.

Honey at 2805 said...

Fabulous find and so many details! Great color-you really turned this ugly duckling into a swan!

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Just Jaime said...

Gorgeous!

sneakapeekhomedecorating said...

Love the color you chose. You are very brave to put that in your car. Totally worth it!

JunqueMagnet said...

GREAT color.Thanks for sharing.

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

What a transformation! It turned out beautiful! I love the color

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I think this poor thing became the belle of the ball! So pretty!!

Inspired by you said...

Unbelievable find! Well worth your sweat equity!! Wish I could have found those babies!!!

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

I luuuuurv the color! Great job! I would be thrilled if you linked this up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-party.html
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the cape on the corner said...

that looks amazing, and i love the feline assistance! so stinking cute!


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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

this table is sooo awesome! i love the unique style and shape and the color is fabulous!

Katie said...

Beautiful! Love your furry helper.

once in a blue moon said...

fabulous, including the kitty bonus~

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

What a transformation! Love the color. Looks like the kitty loves it, too!

Pamela said...

How beautiful and I just love your assistant!

Good Time Charlie said...

I love it! What a fantastic find, great work. Visiting from Primp :)

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Stunning lines, detail and color!!!

Curtains In My Tree said...

I really like
the shape of your
end table

the color is great also

love the cat


GOOD JOB

Janice

Kim said...

Awesome blog! I love what you did with that piece - turned out beautiful. Now I never heard of freecycle...... I'm a Craig's List addict myself. Hope you pop over for a visit sometime. I'm a new follower.
xoxo,
Kim

Bargain Corner Designs said...

That is a piece of art. Great job! =D

Lacey said...

I love that you persisted with it - beautiful colour choice as well!

lill' witchy lady said...

FANTASTIC transformation... wow!

Michele @ {Primp} said...

what a beautiful table--love the color you found. Thanks for sharing!

Ido said...

Awesome dresser! love the color!
XXX Ido

Holly @ BeachCoveJewelry said...

Araucana teal is one of my favorite colors! it turned out great!

MissBliss said...

that was a rescue! it's beautiful.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

That teal is gorgeous! It's amazing sometimes how just primer can make a piece look better. When that happens, I know I'm doing the right thing by painting it:)

Maggie said...

oh wow this transformation is amazing...
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oops! said...

Wow, it was worth the hard work! It has so much character, you gave it a new life! Love it!

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Looks gorgeous! Great piece...what a find!

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