Thursday, December 3, 2015

Navy End Table: My First Sale!


before

Fished this out of my favorite dumpster. Yes, you read that right, my favorite dumpster. Its at an apartment complex in the better part of town. The part of town where one doesn't blink at tossing an $80.00 end table. 






A bit tricky to see in this photo, but the drawers are lined and in excellent shape.

I didn't care at all for the look this table was given. Is it rustic? Is it weathered? Or whitewashed? The paint sprayer malfunctioned and this happened? It needed a new color, fast.















Prior to painting, a bit of wood filler fixed a few blemishes. The top was rather boring, even if a new coat of paint spruced up the body. I'd loved the look of my paint-stick-herringbone-table-top and decided to do something similar. Coated with Walnut stain by Minwax.


The whole piece was sealed head to toe with polycrylic. My husband said its one of his favorite pieces that I have furniture flipped. Someone else thought along the same lines because it sold within the first six days my booth opened!
















~ squeal~ so excited!










9 comments:

  1. Nice going! Definitely like the new look. Great save...It's amazing what gets thrown out.

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  2. Nice going! Definitely like the new look. Great save...It's amazing what gets thrown out.

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  3. Congrats!! Great job. I love the new top!

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  4. Nice! Nothing like a great makeover!
    Jenna

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  5. Love the walnut finish on the top !

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  6. Congratulations on your first sale!!! I remember when I first opened my booth, I was so nervous nothing would sell. But it did!

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  7. Audra I love that top that yu added to the table. No wonder it sold right away it is gorgeous and that blue color is very nice.

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  8. You did a beautiful job on that piece, Audra...I can see why it sold!

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