Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Rustic Side Table

Here's a little work bench table that I found at a yard sale.

All I did was clean it up with some warm water and my favorite Murphy's Oil Soap and then paint it with a paint wash.

I used about 2 parts paint to one part water. The Martha Stewart paint at Home Depot comes in the small tester bottles in many shades. I used the teal for this project.







This is how is looked BEFORE. I absolutely LOVED the saw marks in the bop, but that's just me : )

This piece had so much character to start with, it didn't need much.







There you go--a very quick and easy makeover and a sturdy side table with a true cottage feel.

Off to the antique mall space with this piece.

Here's to your future home and new life : )




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18 comments:

  1. Cori..this is gorgeous! I too love those saw marks. Your selection of new color is fabulous and it looks remarkable in your environment. Loved how the blue popped against those beautiful floors!

    Hugs of Georgia Sunshine,
    Terri

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  2. LOVE IT!!! You must bring her to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope to see you there!

    Blessings,
    Linda

    Hop over and enter my GIVEAWAY…I think you will like it!

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  3. Love love love it and you've painted it the perfect color too! What a score!

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  4. Love the stool and aren't those tester pots the best! How funny that somebody used this as a saw horse.. Great find.

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  5. I featured this most fabulously awesome project over at Little Miss Momma! Can I just say you rock!!!! WOW!

    You can grab a featured button if you want ;)

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    Direct link to feature:http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com/2010/08/favoritehome-themed-projects-and.html

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  6. Oh I just LOVE the saw marks too! Great table!

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  7. I'm so happy to see you at my PARTY...hope you are having a FUN time here!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. I love this too! I have one almost exactly like it. Right now it is in my yard holding up some flower pots, but I think for the winter I'm going to bring it in and treat it to some paint! Love the saw marks on it too! Fabulous color choice.

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  9. As much as I love old, beat-up things, I don't think even I would that thought this little piece would have cleaned up as well as it did! Looks beautiful! And can only imagine all the stories it could tell ~ LOL!!

    I'm taking my slow-sweet time going thorough the SNS list at Funky Junk, but having fun looking at all the cool stuff! Great blog you have!

    ~♥`
    Kristal

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  10. I love this table and the color is awesome!

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  11. It is amazing what a little tender care, work and paint can do for things. You did very well with your table.

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  12. A wonderful transformation and what a perfect color for this piece :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  13. I like the old saw marks too. Love that teal colorwash you did on it. It really brings it to life!

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  14. I'm not sure I could have seen the possibilities in this old table. You certainly did and I love the result.
    Ann

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  15. Very pretty! I like the saw marks, too.

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