Friday, June 20, 2014

An .87c Orange Table Equals Instant Gratification

Less than 24 hours ago, I found this table for .87c:

You may think I grab every free or .87c piece of furniture in my path...but that is not the case. I have criteria other than price. 

This piece had cute bones. Good bones are a must.

Just like nice windows make a house beautiful in my aesthetic, furniture needs lovely lines. I thought this piece had nice lines.

Soooo, I mixed up a few colors of plaster paint and found a series on Netflix, and went to town. 

No stripping required. I WANTED the old paint texture. I even wanted to see evidence of the orange past existence...

This morning, I got up early to take photos. After all, I've kept you waiting on the you needed a little instant gratification right along with me. 

As I was painting, or actually waiting for the warm gray undercoat to dry...I painted some small things, too. 

The heavy iron mini-planter was one of them. 

I love it so much better now...

I've said it before, and I'll keep on saying it...

Paint is right there...just below the realm of the miraculous.

This is not where the table will end up...I have plans to switch things up; maybe this weekend...Lord willing and the creek don't rise!

Word for the Day:
James 4:13-15
13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

Possibly Linking With:
Sundays at Home
Mod Mix Monday
Make it Pretty Monday
Vintage Inspiration Tuesday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
The Scoop
Wow Us Wednesday
What’s it Wednesday
Cottage Style Party
Drop it or Swap it Party
Under $100 Link Party
Creative Inspirations
Share Your Cup Thursday
Feathered Nest Friday
Furniture Feature Friday
Frugal Friday
Junkin’ Joe
Party Junk


Angela Santaniello said...

That is the perfect little table! Love your makeover and the price cannot be beat!

Have a great weekend!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I love it! And more than that, I love a cheap cute table! I like how you let the orange show through the white. Funny, I too look for other things to paint while my main project is drying. When the brush is wet, nothing is safe around here. Hope you have a great weekend!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love the finish! It looks like authentic chippy old paint!

Leslie said...

oh.. I love it!! What a great deal for such a beauty!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Everything looks fabulous! You know how much I love layers and texture. You nailed it.

Donna Wilkes said...

The server is quite attractive in its distressed state. It looks right at home. The urn was worth the paint job.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

it truly has great lines, and the new look is very nice. The price wasn't bad either :)

Audrey said...

Well Revi ... that little table turned out so cute ... never would have thought it with all the coats of paint already on it. Love the metal piece painted too. A good look and a good job.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love your paint makeovers...very pretty technique...

Deanies Stash said...

Revi, it turned out great. I love how paint can totally transform a piece.

Linda at French Hollow said...

Wow - what a great transformation. I never would have thought to leave orange showing through and it looks great! You have a talent for paint. Trust me, it is not magic in everyone's hands!

Rita C. said...

I like the finish on your muffin table, but I'm really loving the finish on the little metal pot! I have one of those tables and mine folds somewhat like the flip top tea tables/fire screens of old. Can't wait to see how you change things up next.

My thrift store addiction said...

Hi Revi, Audrey@Timeless Treasures suggested I check out your blog and I can see why! Doesn't get much better than an .87 table--Love your transformation! I will be linking to your Thursday party soon...

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my gosh I absolutely love that frugal thrifty table. It is AWESOME. You did a great job with all your painted projects.

Well done, indeed!