Rescued from the Rubbish Pile! Makeover SUCCESS!

September 22nd, 2011 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
4 users recommend

This is the before picture. It had water rings on the surface, a faded finish, and chips all over. But it was a solid piece with potential.
I scrubbed it and painted it a beautiful heather green color.
Its all about the details. The cutouts on the sides, the beaded trimwork, and the nice lines.
This is the before picture. It had water rings on the surface, a faded finish, and chips all over. But it was a solid piece with potential.

This is the before picture. It had water rings on the surface, a faded finish, and chips all over. But it was a solid piece with potential.


I found this little end table w/ built in magazine racks at the dumpster, waiting to be hauled away. Even though I am quickly running out of space in my apartment, I knew this little table would be a great candidate for a make-over.

The new paint job really brought out the beauty in the table's design.

I am still hoping to find a nice fleur-di-li (spelling?) stencil to paint in a contrasting green on the table's surface. I have looked at a few, but they weren't big enough.


posted in: member junk

Comments (8)

Tobey writes: I have a table almost identical to yours and was not sure what to do with it. thanks for the motivation to paint mine as well. will post when I am done. Mine does not have the cut outs or the cute trim, i love that on yours Posted: 5:56 pm on October 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: When you see something in the trash you love...TAKE IT!
What an amazing transformation!

Jim
Posted: 6:52 pm on September 27th
racers7 writes: I Love the thriftyness of the whole project! Melody Posted: 10:00 am on September 27th
MakinItHappen writes: Very nice, Erin. I have one similar to yours -- even the color! Posted: 4:04 pm on September 24th
BillyJo writes: Wow what a find and a real transformation. Super work. Thanks for sharing. BillyJo Posted: 7:17 pm on September 23rd
DesertRat writes: Love, love, love this one! Perfect retro color. Posted: 2:35 pm on September 23rd
alifemorepalletable writes: That is just plain adorable! Posted: 12:37 pm on September 23rd
CottageElements writes: Great color, shamrockerin. Really transformed the piece!

Lani Posted: 7:22 pm on September 22nd
You must be logged in to post comments. Click here to login.