Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Small Project

First, thank you everyone for your prayers for my nephew and family. I don’t have any further news at this point, so we’ll just keep praying.

Next, I thought I’d just show a little project I did this week, just to let you know that sometimes I actually do something with my thrift store finds.

I’ve been keeping an eye out for a little table for the front porch. I was hoping to find wicker, but when I came across this at United Volunteers for $3, I decided it would do.

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I did just a teeny bit of sanding where the rusty parts were visibly flaking off. I probably should have done a better job at it, but I figured since this will get minimal use, it wasn’t a big deal.

Next, I traced around the table top onto newspaper, and cut out two circles, which I used to cover the glass top and bottom, kind of tucking the paper under the rim. Then I primed and spray painted it with some dark bronze that I already had.

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It matches the chairs nicely and will be the perfect spot to set a glass of lemonade. Incidentally, the chairs were a Goodwill find last year, $12 each, and were exactly what I was looking for. (The sidewalk chalk design is courtesy of Skippy and Pinkerbelle.)

7 comments:

Ali said...

Looks wonderful, I love that color!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Your table looks great! Awesome paint job, it looks fab with the chairs. You should link it up to Trash to Treasure Tuesday!

C said...

Looks fantastic!!

Becky said...

I just agree with the others. You did a great job. Enjoy your lemonade sipping while watching your artists at work :)

melissa said...

Holly~what great finds! I love how they look all together. I'm so sorry to hear about Hudson~he's in my prayers!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Holly, last night I read your post on this table but had to log offline quickly before I could post a comment. Well, last night was garbage night and being the moocher that I am, I went searching for trash treasures. Where upon I found a white three legged planter with a bit of rust that reminded me so much of your post. I scooped it up and am going to transform it soon. Did you have any problems spray painting over the rust? Do you think I should prime my planter first? Thanks!

Lee Laurie said...

I just found your blog through Rose Haven. I love it and we have a lot in common. I love to thrift shop and turn trash to treasure. I have storage buildingS full of stuff that I have brought home and not done anything with yet. I know I will get around to it one day. I think the hunt for these things is my favorite part! LOL

Come visit me sometimes. I love your little table...that was a good deal!