Junk to Pretty - $7.00 table

March 6th, 2009 in member junk     
nefariouscupcake nefariouscupcake, member
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The end result
Before: the $7.00 table I grabbed at Salvation Army. Perfect size/shape, not at all pretty.
The end result

The end result


One sad table, a can of paint and some contact paper.

I cleaned and sanded a bit. Drew out a swirly tree pattern on contact paper and spent copious amounts of time cutting it out and stuck it onto the table. I then painted the entire thing and waited for it to dry. Once dry, I peeled off the contact paper and added a gloss finish. :)


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, furniture, funky, , living room, black, coffee table, reclaimed table

Comments (24)

Thrift_Witch writes: I am blown away. Not simply by your ingenious vision but by the artistic essence of it. I love that you wood glows through, I love that the rectilinear line of the wood inlay contrasts so enticingly with the curvilinear form of your tree design. I love that it is off-center. The results are breathtaking in their simplicity and ingenuity and artfulness. B..E...A...U..tiful! Posted: 5:22 am on July 27th
irishrovr writes:
Lovely hand cutting! Quite a nice transformation!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 11:08 pm on March 31st
MissMelis writes: Stunning! And so imaginative. Way to go! Posted: 1:13 pm on March 13th
junkinpunkin writes: Ahhhhh.....so contact paper is the secret. never would have thought of that. This is simply gorgeous. So Zen. Relaxes me just looking at it. Posted: 8:51 pm on March 11th
byabpryor writes: OMGosh! LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Posted: 4:35 pm on March 11th
GroovyGreenDesigns writes: How absolutely gorgeous is that. Sweet idea and a truly
great job! I can't believe that is contact paper!!! Posted: 7:06 am on March 7th
SweetMelissa writes: Wow! At first glance I thought the tree WAS contact paper, but after looking again, how neat that you used the wood of the table to make a great "wood" tree!! And it looks great in your room. Posted: 11:09 pm on March 6th
JunkArchitect writes: Wow nefariouscupcake,

This is the coolest $7.00 table I’ve ever seen…you did a fantastic job!
Posted: 12:52 pm on March 6th
suewhitney writes: Hi all,

This is a wonderful member highlight. Now this is what I call decorating on a dime! Nice work Nefariouscupcake.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:35 am on March 6th
Chovey writes: Wow is right!!!
What a truly outstanding recycle!!! Very cool....and welcome aboard the Junk Wagon!
cynthia Posted: 6:29 pm on March 5th
JunkMama1 writes: What a great idea! Mind if I copy? Posted: 11:29 pm on March 4th
writes: Hi there!
First of all - you have the most creative name on the site: Nefariouscupcake . LOVE IT!

And I love your table. Pure sass for $7. Nice one!

Can't wait to see more from you!

JennyK Posted: 3:04 pm on March 4th
MimiToria writes: Very creative! Quite the transformation you made with very little $$$$.
Gretchen Posted: 7:36 pm on March 3rd
CreepinJen writes: I have a 1980-ish table with an inlaid design which had been regulated to the garage. You have inspired me with your brilliant idea. Thank you so much for sharing. Posted: 6:58 pm on March 3rd
MelHow writes: This is fabulous - I love that you used the texture of the table to create the tree...

I can't believe the patience it took to cut out the tree (I find those type of detaily things difficult).

Kudos to you. Posted: 5:06 pm on March 3rd
bridiemurphy writes: WoW! I adore the curliness of the tree...super duper cool!

Fantastic use of "wood" effect for the trunk and branches...I may have to do one of these!!!
Posted: 8:30 am on March 3rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a brilliant and beautiful way to transform a not-so-perfect table. Nice job and welcome to you!
Candy Posted: 8:23 am on March 3rd
alicemom writes: GREAT JOB! IT REALLY IS A WOW.
ALICE Posted: 8:29 pm on March 2nd
csudderth writes: Wow--this is awesome!!!! It's just beautiful--looks like inlaid wood. Can't wait to see more of your projects.
Christy Posted: 8:26 pm on March 2nd
piecesofthepast writes: This is a beautiful table! I just nabbed one today at Salvation Army, too! I don't have plans this big for it, though...GREAT JOB! Posted: 8:07 pm on March 2nd
MaryEss writes: I applaude you nefariouscupcake on creating that beautiful coffee table. What a great idea. It must have been tedious cutting out the tree but I am sure the vision to come spurred you on and kept you on track. Great work ! You deserve a GOLD star. Posted: 11:42 am on March 2nd
fellowjunker writes: What a fabulous idea using the contact paper for your design. Great job.
xojanis Posted: 11:18 am on March 2nd
texasjunkermom writes: Yes, wow! That is one beautiful table you've got there now. You had good insight to 'see' the tree just glowing through the black paint. No $7 table now! Great save. Posted: 11:03 am on March 2nd
suewhitney writes: WOW! Unbelievably cool...what a transformation! Welcome to JMS, Nefariouscupcake. I can't wait to see more.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 11:00 am on March 2nd
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