Free to Fabulous!

January 8th, 2012 in member junk     
gamecockchic gamecockchic, member
4 users recommend

Before.  Hideous.
After.  Fabulous map table.
Before.  Hideous.

Before.  Hideous.

I found this table in the "free pile" at one of the local thrift shops.  Apparently, they thought there was no help for this one but I thought it had potential.  It had a leather top that had peeled almost completely off. 

I cleaned it, peeled off the veneer, and sanded a lot.  The legs still didn't look great so I painted those and stained the wood that still looked pretty good.  I had a 1983 National Geographic map of the Deep South and, since I'm a South Carolinian through and through, it seemed perfect to decoupage on top.  I followed that with 3 coats of polyurethane and added a cabinet pull from my stash.  Now, I have a super cute map table that cost almost nothing!

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, tabletop, furniture, table

Comments (9)

gamecockchic writes: Thanks, y'all. I LOVE free stuff! This project turned out to be really fun. It was my first attempt at decoupaging anything big. Turned out to be a lot easier than I thought it would. Posted: 10:41 am on February 18th
msjunking writes: I've gotten some of my best junk in the freebies--Got to love that trash to treasure thing!!!

Posted: 7:15 am on February 7th
plumberdaughter1 writes: Very nice, I just love free stuff. Posted: 5:27 pm on January 10th
Porchman writes: Awesome! Great color combination and well thought out! Cool project and conversation piece. Posted: 8:00 pm on January 9th
JunkArchitect writes: What can I say, it turned out the map.

Posted: 7:12 pm on January 9th
JunkAlley writes: I really like the contrast between the white and the dark wood. The map is the icing on the cake. Nice going! Posted: 8:25 am on January 9th
MakinItHappen writes: Wow, that was a lot of work, but the beautiful result made it worth it. Posted: 7:33 am on January 9th
annebell writes: Oh, wow! I love what you did here! I sure doesn't look like a free table now. Good work! Posted: 6:21 pm on January 8th
junqueartiste writes: That turned out to be a beautiful piece! Posted: 3:44 pm on January 8th
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