Monday, May 2, 2011

Little Table Makeover for FREE!

My FREE Shabby Chic Table:

Little Brown Table Before:

Little Blue Table After:

One afternoon I was taking my son to a friends house to play and it just happened to be their trash day. I happened to spot a pile of things and just knew that I HAD to stop. :) Much to my sons dismay and "Oh mom, not again!" HA! They know that if I spot something that looks half way decent that I AM going to stop! I chuckle every time because they are always rolling their eyes at me. One of the joys of motherhood, I guess:)

Anyway, on to the little table that I found sitting on the side of the road... it was dark brown stained solid wood, warped in some places, but that's okay because I knew that I could sand it down, use some wood glue and clamps to fix it enough to make it look just right. I think it turned out so cute and now have it sitting it beside my computer desk. I think it looks adorably shabby chic~ just the look that I LOVE!

First I sanded it down all over, then painted it with a small sponge brush. I just used acrylic craft paint in Folk Art Sky Blue that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. Since the table was so small and I wanted the brown to show through, it only took about an ounce (or half of a bottle of paint). I have yet to seal it with polyurethane, but since I like the distressed look I might just leave it as is for now.

Have you found anything good in the trash lately?

P.S. I am attempting to link up to Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures Party at Southern Hospitality. Not sure if I will be able to figure out how to or not:)


  1. Great transformation! I love the blue color you chose.

  2. Thanks so much! I ended up loving it too, I think it's a great color. Not too much aqua or too much baby blue~just the right combination of both. Thanks for looking:)