Wednesday

My $5.00 Front Hall Table

 


I'm participating in "Thrifty Homes"



 Refinished Furniture Party!



I found this really nice table on my "Saturday Sailing Day" (garage sale) No haggling was needed, the lady only wanted $5.00 for it. "SOLD"
Since I'm on the quest to do my entire townhouse in "French Country", I thought it was perfect for the front hall....I also found, yes in the trash in front of a house, a really nice, heavy, mirror! I thought this would be perfect to replace the very old and not very sturdy one, that hung there for the past 5 years....
The found mirror had many layers of different color paint on it.. not wanting too much work for myself, I just primed and painted white.


My plan, is to distress my kitchen cabinets, and thought this might be the perfect piece to test my skills.  I do know you put on white paint and sand the areas you want to distress. Since this table was painted red I thought better, then primed and painted with a satin, heavy white, used for cabinets and trim. 



After letting the paint dry overnight, I put some dark brown craft paint in furniture gloss... shook it well,  then with a soft paint brush, I applied the gloss, trying to go with the grain of the wood. (that was tricky)








 After letting the gloss remain on for just a few minutes, I then removed most of it until I saw the desired look I was after. Although I did have to reapply in certain areas.




I'll tell you, "It was easier than I thought".  I loved the finished look!


Now that I'm looking at the photo above, I think I'll put some pewter craft paint on the key hole.






I found the perfect spot to display the "Black Eyed Susan's" growing in my garden!

Now that I know how easy it is to distress furniture, 
it's "On to the kitchen cabinets"



Use the link below to join in the fun

Thrifty Home Refinished Furniture Party








































































46 comments:

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

What a steal you got on that table! It makes me ready for some sales this weekend! :)
You did a really great job on the paint and glaze! I love it.
gail

Granny J said...

I love that table and it's really great with the new paint job. The price on the table was good but the mirror price was better. You can't beat FREE can you? :)

Atelier de Charo said...

Love the wonderful transformation you do in that table. The new look is gorgeous!!

Hugs
Charo

~Melody @ 6 Feet Over~ said...

Absolutely amazing! I'm so inspired to find me a $5 fabulous table and do this! Wow!

~melody~

Joy said...

Wow what amazing finds! The table looks great!
Joy

kim said...

Love the paint job you did. I think redoing furniture is easy. I have done three pieces now and looking for something else to work on.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Great table & you did a great job with the glaze... looks like you're ready for your cabinets :-)

Roseanna said...

Absolutely fabulous! Try some metallic wax in pewter for the keyhole it works great. Just use a little on a fabric wrapped skewer, for total control.

Jessica @ Me and My Bucket said...

AWESOME!! And I can't believe it was only $5 and that you found the mirror in the trash!!! LOVE IT ALL!!! I found your blog through Tatertots and Jello, and I'm a new follower!!

I host a party called "Show Us What You're Workin' With Wednesday" I would LOVE for you to join us next week!!

Jessica
meandmybucket.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Love how it turned out!

Thelittlebrownhouse.us said...

Great job and great price! I love it! Thanks for stopping by my place

Kristi said...

I love your "new" table! I would have snapped that up in heartbeat as well! Your makeover is beautiful and it looks perfect in your house! :)
Found you from Tatertots and Jello! I entered my "project" this week there for the frist time, what fun!
Kristi

Fawnda said...

It looks great! : )

Mrs. P. said...

Great table and great new look. I have found distressing to be a bit addictive, lol.

Blessings!
Gail

Andy Porter said...

It looks incredible!! Great re-do!!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

What a great deal and an even better redo--thanks so much for linking up!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Your table looks fabulous! Love the painting technique you used. Thanks for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Yay! Another old piece of furniture finds a new life and new home! I'd love for you to share this on Modern Craftswoman Monday!
Rory

Suzanne said...

I thought it looked good just painted white~then you added the glaze! It really took it up a notch. Great job!

Kim said...

Nice, nice! Your items looks so fresh and what a great curb find.

Kimmy said...

So pretty! I love the transformation!

Renee said...

What a great table, I love the glaze.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Your table and mirror look great, I really like the new looks. I have serious flower envy over your black eyed susans. We still have frost here and our gardening hasn't even started.

Bonnie said...

Saw your post at Reinvented and wanted to stop by and tell you I like it!! I liked the before but really like the after!!! What a great buy and transformation!!

Lori said...

What a great find..

I'm featuring this beauty at Life As Lori during my Get Your Craft on Thursday party. If you would like to stop by and grab my I was featured button please do so...

justtherightangle said...

Great find and great work on the revamp! Definitely inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Always Nesting said...

Your table turned out beautiful!!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Nobody will ever believe you got that table for $5.00! Paired with the mirror it's perfect! Theresa

Room to Inspire said...

I think it turned out great! And for $5 bucks - amazing. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.

Chelsea

Shanarun said...

Wow! What fun for only 5 bucks! Love the way your table turned out. :)

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

$5.00?! What a deal! I really like what you did with the piece. It looks great!

Paula Grace Designs said...

Wow , that is a great find and what you did to it is fabulous! Nice work! Thanks for joining Timeless Tuesday! I'd love it if you would put the link for Timeless Tuesday in your post. Thanks so much!
Paula Grace ~

Brianne said...

Very Cute!!

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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Sigh...swoon...my heart is going pitter pat.

Flory said...

looks great! well done! i'm now a follower hope you follow back!

FrouFrouBritches said...

That is gorgeous! and $5? That's AWESOME!!!

pamela said...

I also work a lot with painted furniture. My style is a bit out there but I am self taught and the glazes and finishes are all new to me so I appreciated the tutorial. Thanks,
Pamela

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

What a great job!
Happy Friday follow, Following you, come follow me back!
XOXO
Frenchy

One Life Many Journeys said...

Don't you love the thrill of figuring it out as you go. It turned out so pretty....you are ready fot those cabinets now. Congrats!

Fanchy said...

Your table turned out gorgeous! Way to go!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Hi -- I wanted to stop by and let you know that your project has been featured from the Boardwalk Bragfest. You can take a look here:

http://wwwbobbypinsboardwalk.blogspot.com/

Please feel free to grab that "featured" button. You earned it! I hope to see you again this week!

Linda said...

Just hopped over from bobbypinsboardwalk and have really enjoyed my visit- great project! I'm looking forward to reading more- I'm your newest follower!

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

$5!? Awesome... you go girl! :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Well, isn't that cute! What a great job....and only FIVE dollars. Now, that's the kind of deal I love...

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Michelle said...

I have a table just like that! I haven't done anything with it yet *sigh* after the families come and go for Thanksgiving I suppose. I can't wait to see your kitchen cabinets, I've done mine but not totally happy with them, they need, hmmmmmm something

Mariaelena said...

Hi Sandy, nice to meet you....I LOVE this table!!...It's perfect....i'm your newest follower...please check out my blog...I'm trying to get the word out and would love for you to follow along...I have lots planned.....