Free Roadside Table

October 6th, 2013 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
4 users recommend

top after
whole table w/ color blocking on legs after


Found this table for free on side of road. Carried it home w/ hubby's help. Was clean and stable, but unremarkable. a Alittle primer, paint, distressing and stenciling and it looks much better!

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Comments (9)

shamrockerin writes: I used some leftover white spraypaint for the bottom coat, just to see if I liked the table that way and also to give the top coat of paint something to cling to.

The top of the table IS a plastic laminate- you're right.

Once the spraypaint dried, it provided a base coat and the acrylic paint went on w/ no problem.

The legs were easier to paint because they're just wood.

but they do make spraypaint that is especially for plastic, which I've used before, and will be using again for my next project. Posted: 9:33 am on October 21st
RenewedInterest writes: Nice work. I was trying to determine what was the original top's material. It looks like it might be plastic laminate, which is almost impossible to paint, so I was curious what primer you used. Posted: 12:07 pm on October 18th
TinTinJunkFan writes: A very nice transformation! Love it! Posted: 9:59 am on October 15th
JunkArchitect writes: It turned out amazing. There's really no need to spend money on NEW furniture when you can restore a roadside find they way you did.

Posted: 4:00 pm on October 7th
shamrockerin writes: Haha- yes I'm still on the site, Makinithappen.

I have 3 jobs so I do not have a ton of free time for projects, and I have even less for taking pics/uploading/posting to the site :(

But I'm still lurking around and drawing inspiration from all of you. Posted: 12:07 pm on October 7th
MakinItHappen writes: Indeed it does look much better -- great, in fact. Nice to see you are still on the site, Erin.

gloria Posted: 9:31 am on October 7th
shamrockerin writes: thanks! It was a fun weekend project. Posted: 9:13 am on October 7th
shamrockerin writes: Thank you! I used to be on this site all the time, and I've been in absentia for a while now. I've still been working on projects, I just haven't had the time to post pics of them all. :) Posted: 6:13 am on October 7th
StrangeCargo writes: Wow, saved! Beautiful job.

Ken Posted: 3:15 am on October 7th
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