Sunday, October 31, 2010

Recycled Table

I have been looking for one of these tables for a while, i love the bone structure and double shelves. I found this one at the Goodwill back home for $15. I saw it and passed it by, but when i got back to Chatty i couldn't stop thinking about it. So my sweet mother picked it up for me. I used Stain and paint that i already had so this project only cost me as much as the table.
Here is the before and after pic. 
Hubs sanded it down for me.

I painted it with the light blue (Mountain Air-Sherwin Williams) leftover from out kitchen ceiling and laundry room.
After it dried i painted it with the dark turqouise from our kitchen. I wasn't being to picky with my painting cause i wanted a little of the light blue to show through and i knew i was going to sand it down.
Then i took the electric sander to it and sanded the whole thing down.
Finally i stained it (with some stain the hubs had leftover from a job) and wiped it off. 
This is what it looked like when i wiped the stain off.
and the after...

I love how it turned out. I have never tried finishing a piece off with stain but it deepens the color and makes it look so much richer! 


Moe said...

This looks great. My parents have a coffee table sort of like that. I think it has some sort of wood veneer type thing on it. So it looks super mass produced. But I've always loved that style.

Great color! Perhaps I'll snatch it from my parent's house when I move. :) :) :)

Birgit K. said...

Looks great! Love how the stain worked out! I am in the process of making over a little table in the exact same style, only it doesn't have spindles!

Chrissi said...

that looks awesome!! very nice work :) and good to know about the stain, it really did make that blue deeper. i love all of your work, alaina!

Laina said...

Thanks guys!
Moe and Birgit i'd love to see how they turn out! and Chrissi thanks so much for the encouragement! I love the series you are doing right now on your blog!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

What a fun table!


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