Thursday, May 29, 2014

"trash to treasure" table

Can you believe that I found this table on the side of the road with a free sign on it? 

Granted it was a little rough and a lot wobbly, but I knew with a little bit of love and elbow grease I could bring it back to life.  I whipped the mama-van to the side of the road and scooped it up as fast as possible.  The hottie hubby thought I was crazy.  I admit, it sat in the basement for about a year with no change.

I was perusing Pinterest (my favorite past-time) and I came upon this gorgeous picture.

(I couldn't find the original link but please let me know if you know it.)

I immediately thought of my little, free table.  I decided to use paint sticks to create the herringbone pattern on top.

It took me hours to cut and glue all those little pieces down.

 A little wood filler and a whole ton of sanding and this is what I was left with.

I left the color choice for the legs up to Miss H.  I was leaning towards a nice creamy white, or a soft grey.  And....she picked aqua blue!  What??!! Totally out of my comfort zone!   I think it looks amazing (now). 

We stained the top walnut and then topped that with a couple coats of poly.

Not to shabby for a free table, some paint sticks and a whole lotta love and attention!  I think this might be my favorite project yet...


  1. That is awesome! Love the transformation!! Would love if you linked up at our Motivational Monday party. You can access it here >>

  2. I'm a new follower. Look forward to seeing your projects!