From Trash to Treasure. My little trashey table turned into something special...

"Here is the before"
 It was time and weather worn, peeling and just  dirty.

 While visiting my daughter in Jupiter, Fl a few months back we took our daily walk and found this sweet little table in the trash.  Cyndi is still a bit timid about picking up trash, but me, I grabbed it and carried it several blocks to her home.  It  went in the back of my car and just yesterday I thought it was time to do something with it.
 "What a sweet little bed table this would make"  
So I bought some spray paint.  Not any spray paint but the good stuff.  This one had a built in primer and it said 
"No sanding needed" 
That's my kind of spray paint!

 I learned from the label under the table it was hand painted in India. I'm sure when new this was quite nice. I chose to leave the information on for future knowledge.
 Once the cleaning began I also learned this table is not made of perfect wood.  From what I could tell it was particle board of sorts and it really felt like heavy duty card board.  The original paint on top was wearing away and sanding was out of the question.  I took my chances and sprayed it anyway.  It's still a bit lumpy but the paint went on so well it's really not bad for what I want to do with it. 
 Once I added a little vintage table cloth it looks great!
Perfect shape and size to use on the bed for my laptop.

 Or for a cup of tea in the evenings, with a snack.
 I added a little vase with flowers from my garden.  
Yes, here in Florida the flowers are blooming on this beautiful spring weekend.
 What is it they say, "From trash to treasure"  
This little table is perfect and is indeed a treasure to me.
 I'll be joining



Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That turned out great! I would have been right there with you pulling that from the trash. :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's just as cute as can be and the perfect size! How pretty with a little scarf on it and a jar of Spring flowers!

Bren Haas said...

Your blog is beautiful ... I just pinned this page on Pinterest.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Good save, Sandy!
I think plain white with the little table cloth on top is perfect.
I don't sit on the bed much for tea or blog hopping. Maybe it's because I don't have the right little table!

Karen said...

Wonderful transformation, I love it! I can see where it will come in handy in so many places. Good for you!

Marti said...

It never ceases to amaze me at the great stuff people throw away, or at least great with a little work. I love how it looks now, no matter how it was made.

Rita said...

This turned out great! Love what a little spray paint can do!

ChrisC said...

Love it!It turned out great!

The Joyful Thrifter said...

Lovely little table. Such a fresh update!!! Great job.

The Joyful Thrifter

Holly Legare said...

I love what you did with this table. I'm posting it to my re-purpose board. Found you through Make it Pretty Monday.I am now following.
Would love for you to share at the Creative Corner Hop.
Holly's Stamping Addiction

Cottage Sweet Cottage said...

What a great table!

Debra Oliver said...

Hi Sandy, such a great transformation. I love these little tables, they work for so many things!!

Maria said...

Oh I love this!!!! I love it so much I need to make something similar too, I think!!! What a great idea, and so perfect for breakfast in bed! :) Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Moreland said...

Cute makeover! Great idea too!

Angela Ryder said...

I love this little table! So many uses! I found you through Debbie @ Debbiedoos! Have a nice day and I hope your back gets better soon!~~Angela

Jann Olson said...

I love it Sandy! Perfect bedside table. Glad that you were a little dare devil and snatched it up. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

Jeannie and Linda said...

I love your trashy little table! Sometimes you find the best stuff in the trash. It turned out beautiful!
Have a Happy Easter!
Linda at The French Hens Nest

Carol Cook said...

I love people who can see the potential in a worn out piece of furniture. I am learning from others to look past the scrapes and nicks and broken parts to the inner beauty.

Today is my first visit having found you featured at Fox Hollow Cottage. I really love your blog title.

I love "doing" and try to teach my students, who come from broken, nicked and scraped backgrounds, to leave the safety of their tattered lives and "do" something.

Carol Cook said...

I want to plant a vegetable garden when I retire and have the time to work it. We don't have the crazy rain, but I am not sure I am up for the hard work or the disappointment. Maybe I will start small.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and get to work in your garden.