Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Whatever Table

i replied to an ad a while back to pickup some end tables that i found on freecycle...when i went to pick them up the lady offered me this table and i took it...i wasn't sure what i would do with it but i figured what did i have to lose...i was pretty sure i could fix it...as soon as i finished one of the end tables i jumped right on this...after about 30 minutes i just gave up...it was past my knowledge....it was warped....i just couldn't get it to line up...the screws had rust on them and some of them were pulled out of the wood so they would not go back in the holes...i walked away....
i just left it outside when i got home because it was so bad
in just a few months of working with furniture i have taught myself quite a few things...today i was in a cleaning/crafting/painting kind of mood...look out, cause here i come!! i just decided to drag this piece out...it just came to me, the thought was in my head on how to fix it...i won...
i had this paint left over...since i'm into the coastal look right now, i took the paint i had, mixed in a little primer to tone it down, and added some water...my daughter came home and said, mama, you turquoise washed it!! wow, i can't believe she even knew what white wash was...she was right though...i just brushed the paint on...i let it just soak into the dry wood....my huband was about to die again...he hates this color....but when i got done he told me it reminded him of the beach....




so here is my finished table...not too bad huh? especially when i got it free...i think i will try to sell this piece...i just don't have room for it...i am new to pricing pieces...any suggestions?


Peace, Love, & Joy







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16 comments:

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Talk about a true Trash to Treasure! Your freebie looks amazing now! Great job!

andrea said...

A girl has just gotta have a little robin egg blue in her life! Andrea @ townandprairie

niartist said...

WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I'm bookmarking so I can remember this!!

I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you'll stop by and check it out: http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com/2011/08/picture-is-worth.html

See you soon, I hope!
Artie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Ashley,
WOW...FREE is sooooo awesome!!! She looks great after her makeover...happy to see y'all at NTT!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Well you sure can't beat the price, right?! What a great make over -- I'm sure it will sell quickly!

Nancy said...

You did a great job!

Nancy

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It looks great now.

Betsy said...

What a wonderful transformation, I love that color. Aren't you glad you didn't get rid of it when you gave up at first? Great job!!

Peggy said...

Hi Ashley - love the table - great job! I am your newest follower - I found you on the Friday Furniture linky party at Miss Mustard Seed's.
Peggy

mosey said...

cute!!

Kahli said...

Love the table it's so cute! I never seem to score anything on freecycle.

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raggygirlvintage said...

VERY cute, love that color on it!!
Tracey

Josie said...

How can your hubby hate this color? Hahaha it's okay, my husband thinks white furniture is boring & I just happen to love white furniture :0) Lovin' the color you chose. I adore coastal decor too! Have a great day!

vintageshabbychicks said...

I just love this table of yours!! The shabbier..the better. Just became a new follower...good luck! Julie

Heather said...

Your freebie turned out really amazing. I love the color and the beachy feel it has. Nicely done.

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday, Ashley! We are partying again now and I hope to see you again soon! :)