Monday, November 23, 2009

Trash to Treasure-End Table

It was a great weekend. The weather was good. Lots of leaves were bagged and I got one piece of furniture out of the garage. This cute little table was at the curb (of someone I know actually-Hi Rita!). I picked it up a couple of years ago and finally got it sanded, primed and painted.



Here it is in it's new home...the basement.

The best part about this project is I didn't buy a thing! The primer, we had. The red paint was left over from the boys furniture. The basket was in a closet full of things that found a new home. And the knob was a spare knob from our kitchen in our first home. Love that!


Here is a closeup of the finish. I basically stopped painting after one coat of paint. I just loved the look of the brushstrokes.

Even Bella enjoyed being outside and just laying in the pile of leaves.


There are so many GREAT blog link parties out there for projects like these. So I'm linking up to the following. Make sure you stop by for some more DIY inspiration!










The very talented Jen at Sanctuary Art is also having a before and after party.

It's also Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage.
And let's not forget the Frugalicious Friday projects at Finding Fabulous!


And Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special

You can also see more of my before and after projects HERE.

27 comments:

The DIY Show Off said...

You're so good - I didn't get any of my projects completed, except hosting a birthday party and working on a few things.

It looks brand new! You did a fantastic job! I love the new color and pretty knob!

Have a great Thanksgiving week!
:)
Roeshel

Kasey @ A Blog by Me said...

Great job. It looks like you bought it right out of a furniture store! :)

bikim said...

Wonderful result!
Take care,
Rosa

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, I think you did great and a totally freebie table is always a bonus!

sunshine said...

Popping in from Cielo's. :)
Wow! That turned out amazing. I love the brush strokes too.
Great job!!

((Hugs))
Laura

Willow said...

It looks great. I love seeing old things new again.

Willow

Lee Laurie said...

Your table turned out beautiful! Can't believe she was throwing it away! WOW!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Valeree said...

How cute! And it didn't cost a thing! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Atelier de Charo said...

Quedó perfecta. Great job!!!
Hugs
Charo

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

as soon as I saw the "before" I knew I would love that AFTER! It's beautiful! great job!
gail

Kimm at Reinvented said...

What an awesome makeover, I love the finish! Thanks for linking up!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

This turned out great! What a fabulous find.

Holly said...

What a great table to begin with, but you really made it look wonderful!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love the shape of that end table and you did a great job with it!

Mama Byrd said...

LOVE this! You're my kind of gal!

Tara said...

WOW what a find. It looks so good in the red. You did a great job. I love the lines of the legs. What a cute piece!

Natural Mama said...

Looks really great! I also did a nightstand/side table redo this week.

Mimi said...

Looks great, love the color! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Kim said...

It's adorable. I love the basket, the color, the know... Don't let Rita see it!
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Mandy said...

Really pretty - can't believe someone was throwing it out! You did agreat job :)

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

You are very creative....and resourceful...glad I found your blog. Neat ideas here.

I would love for you come over and visit mine as well when you have a minute.
~HAPPY THANKSGIVING~
Thank you, Rose
http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Great job! I love trash to treasure projects!

Dianna said...

Great transformation. It's fun taking a trashed piece of furniture and making it useful again.

Jen R. said...

It's so cute! It has such a great shape and you did a great job giving it new life! Jen

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Free projects are just the best! Especially when they turn out that cute.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Wonderful lines on that table! What a cutie! It's not only functional, you can display something too. Love your redo.

Thanks for linking it up to SNS #7!

FJ Donna

Jane said...

Your table turned out great! And I love that you didn't need to buy anything...aren't those just the best projects? Like it was meant to be! Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous