Wednesday, December 5, 2012

$1 table gets a ruby red makeover..Trashed to treasure



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Well Good Morning again my Beauties. Thank you all for you kind thoughts while winter illness has
run rampant through my house.:) Luckily I had finished a few projects when the first child was sick
so I have something to post about. :)

At the very beginning of the school year, my sister called me and she was at a Goodwill Warehouse
sale and she said..there is this table and its missing a drawer and really beat up but its only a dollar..
I told her GRAB IT!!
I found a perfect piece of wood to fit where the drawer used to be and then used wood filler to smooth it all out. When it was dry I sanded it smooth. You can't even tell anymore there used to be a drawer there.

Then came to choosing the color. I go back and forth between some of my faves and right now
CeCe Caldwells Traverse City Cherry is it, along with Virginia Chestnut.
So I painted the base red and the top with the chestnut and then gave the red a wash with the chestnut to deepen the color even more.

Now it was looking cute enough as it was but It needed SOMETHING.

So I used one of my stencils with some vintage white and kind of Blotch-i-ly (is that a word)
stenciled the top. I didn't want it to look perfect. I wanted it to look worn.
When it was all dry I went over it all with a light aging wax and buffed it.
 

Now this Dollar table looks like a MILLION bucks!
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day!

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17 comments:

Anne said...

oh I love that colour of red! Your table looks awesome!

Lynn Fern said...

Love the $1 finds... It turned out great & the color is very nice.
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Laura @ Our Prairie Home said...

Love it, Karin!!! Hope everyone is feeling better! Looks like I'm on the upswing. Doing stuff still tires me out, but if I pace myself, I'm good. :) Love the makeover and I cannot believe there used to be a drawer there! You do such fantastic work!!!!

Lisa Williams, RDR, CRR said...

Very nice work. I love seeing such a successful rescue of quality furniture!

Lisa Schneider
www.etsy.com/shop/findsfromyesteryear

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous work and what a deal! Looks like a million bucks now!

Shannon Fox said...

A dollar! That's almost as good as free. It sure looks wonderful now. I love the design on the top. It's really pretty!! Hope everyone is feeling 100% and healthy very soon!

NanaDiana said...

For some reason your blog dropped off my blog roll-along with several others- I found it today and am glad I did- I LOVE that table. It does look like a Million Bucks! xo Diana

Linda said...

What a deal and what a transformation. Love it!

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

That is BEAUTIFUL!! And for $1.00, incredible. No sign of where the drawer was! Great job.

Shelly Andrade said...

Karin, this is a sweet combination. Love the Virginia Chestnut dry brushing w/ the light aging wax. Pleading with CeCe to bring it back to the line.

michele said...

it looks amazing!

hope you'll have a moment to stop by where i have a giveaway today
http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/swedish-style-katrin-cargill.html

peace to you.

michele

Pamela said...

Just beautiful! Thanx for partying.

Jill Perry said...

What a beautiful table! I love the colors and the beautiful pattern! Thank you so much for taking the time to link this project up to "I Must Be Dreaming" link party this week!

Jill @ Dreaming All Day

reFresh reStyle said...

I love it, the color combo is great! You rock :)

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

It came out great, Karin!

I'm having a FACEBOOK social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your facebook.

http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/facebook-social-hop.html


Have a crazy beautiful week!

Good Time Charlie said...

You do the best under $5 makeovers, EVER!

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

Love! Beautiful Makeover! Love the color combo and the patten, the wax, and especially the price :)