Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A "Trash to Treasure Tuesday" Table Transformation

Diane at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words is hosting "Trash to Treasure Tuesdays," which is a great idea. Be sure to visit Diane to see her clever transformations of trash to treasure.

I shared a yard sale bargain story in a post back in August, and would like to repeat it for this Trash to Treasure Tuesday.

I spotted this cute little table at a yard sale and, although it was kind of banged up and its paint was peeling, I loved it.

I asked the lady the price and was delighted when she said, "$2.00?" -- with a question mark at the end like that might be too much! I hurriedly paid her for it and ran to my car with it before she could change her mind.

After I got it home and looked at it more closely, I decided that the paint was too "chippy" for the "distressed" look I wanted, so I decided to paint it a cream color and distress it myself. That called for sanding some of the paint off and I and my "little helper," Avery, went right to work ...

Isn't she adorable? ... lol

Well, to make a long story a little shorter, I sprayed the table a cream color, but didn't like the way it looked ... so I abandoned the project for a couple of weeks.

Not long after that, I was in Wal-Mart and bought a can of flat black spray paint and figured if I didn't like the table painted black, I could just use it in the garage or somewhere. I sprayed it black and decided I really liked the way it turned out.

Here it is in my bathroom beside the shower,
where I had planned to put it all along ...

I just love it when a plan comes together, don't you!

Thank you, Diane, for hosting "Trash to Treasure Tuesdays" ... I look forward to seeing everyone's "new treasures."



Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Table looks great and you surely did have a cute helper.


Love the table! Perfect for that spot! Can I borrow your helper she seems to have the sanding down pat! I deem her the trash to treasure Princess!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful Trash to Treasure transformation, Janie.

Your "little helper" is a cutie pie.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Janie,
Thanks for playing along! The table looks great and looks like a nice addition to the bath. I love how you work pictures of Avery Grace into your posts! She is so adorable!

Bo said...

OK...so that's why my redo projects don't turn out so well...I don't have an Avery Grace!
Beautiful name for a beautiful girl. ;-) Bo

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Look at that baby refinishing furniture! I won't see anything that cute for the rest of the day! And the project...gets an A+!!!!
This is a really neat challenge. I'm adding you to my sidebar :)
I'm Phyllis :)

southerninspiration said...

Oh that is PERFECT....and your helper is a little doll!

Jeanne said...

Janie, I love that piece painted black. There was a time when I would have died if a piece of furniture was painted black. Now, I have black furniture as accents and I am loving it. We do change in the way we decorate over the years. Your table is a a real trash to treasure and looks perfect in your bathroom. A lovely bathroom too.


The Quintessential Magpie said...


What a great trash to treasure find! I don't blame you for running to the car with it. And you did have the cutest helper ever! It looks lovely in your bathroom which I absolutely love. I like it painted black. Very classic.



the pleasures of homemaking said...

Hi, my friend Phyllis (For Love of Vintage) just sent me your link since she knows I love me some trash to treasure transformations!

That table looks great! I always say everything looks better black or white.

I'm going to have a quick peek at your other posts and I'll be back!


Deb said...

What a gorgeous table (and bathroom)! Painting it black was a great idea.

nikkicrumpet said...

How could the table not turn out PERFECT when you have such an amazing sanding assistant!!! She is too cute. And I love the table...I remember when you showed it before and I kept thinking...why can't I ever find something that great! Have a marvelous day!

salmagundi said...

What a good little helper! The project turned out great. Sally

Anonymous said...

Well of course that little table would turn out FAB...just check out the help you had !!! So C U T E :) (check out those little crocs)

I remember the original post and thought it was made for that spot in your bathroom.

Your blog has a new look, very nice !!

All the best,
Kathy :)

ps I have those same towels, love em

beth at aunties said...

Avery is darling! She is such a cute little helper and att that age they seem to LOVE to help.
The table looks so lovely in your bathroom. What a perfect place for it to hold the towels you use on a daily basis:) Great trash to tresure!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Janie, that is the cutest little table now! and perfect there in your bathroom. Love the transformation.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Janie,

What a lovely find...that looks even better NOW!!


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

It looks fabulous in your bath! Great job....!!!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

That is one wonderful transformation! And it was a perfect fit for that space! Your bathroom is fabulous! ...and that is one precious helper you have there! :) ~Rhonda

Ticklish Mermaids said...

I will have to post a picture of my daughter ( now 13). She looked so much like your precious grandaughter at that age. I had the same pixie cut when I was young and I passed it on to my Caroline. She wore her hair that way for so long that my friends started requesting the "Caroline Cut" for their daughters. Avery is a cutie and I love the table too!

Anonymous said...

The table looks great black, especially in such a bright space. I've been trying to add a little black to each of my rooms lately, and have enjoyed the way it sets things off and grounds a room.

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bj said...

What a precious little table....and you sure couldn't ask for a better price !! :o)

Diane said...

What a great makeover & such a precious little helper! Loved this one! :0} Diane