Sunday, June 12, 2011

So Many Stains...

I saw this end table at a yard sale for $2.  Yip, 2 dollars!!! I grabbed it, well I really didn't need to grab it, no one else wanted it.  I could see the top restained and the rest in a cream.  Of course I would fix it all up and then age it.  I was at my Mom's the other day and she had bought an end table almost exactly like this one except her's was all cream.  She told me she thought it was new until she looked closer at it.  What she was noticing was the sanding and the aging that the painter had done.  When I told her that the seller had done that on purpose to give it a "older, used look", and that I loved that look also.  She looked at me like I was crazy.  She asked me more then once, "now why do you do that"?  But she loves her table and I love mine.





Here she is with some sanding.  My favorite part in discovering what is underneath all the ugly stuff.  The wood is so pretty, I think it's maple, not sure though.


So here goes the first coat of stain, looking good!


I've stained it once here and then added some poly. 


Here she is, I really like how it turned out.  I always hate the distressing part, but it seemed like the more I did it, the more I wanted to do it.  I sanded some and then used the same stain, Minwax Special Walnut, to distress it. 




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41 comments:

  1. Came out beautiful!

    Would love for you to come over and share!
    http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/06/calling-all-crafters-11th-edition.html

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  2. And to think I just threw out a table exactly like that! Shoot! I never thought an old 60's table could look so good :) Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Monday hop. I hope you'll come visit me and follow me back at http://mommychosis.blogspot.com

    Thanks and have a wonderful week!

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  3. Oh, this turned out beautifully! I wanted to answer your question about my blue dresser (you need to add your e-mail to your blogger profile!)--anyway, the color is "Millstream" by Behr Ultra. Hope you love it!

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  4. I saw tables exactly like this at my local Goodwill yesterday for $2.50, but I couldn't think of anyplace to put them...this post has me tempted to go back and get them! Great job!
    Kendra

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  5. I just bought one very similar for $4.00 - I love what you did with it, but i won't put as much effort into it as you did - I will probably just paint it! Well done!

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  6. so nice! Now, it will look really nice next to my bed! ; )

    Nicely done!

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  7. This is beautiful! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing!
    Sharlotte

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  8. Wow! You sure turned her into a beauty again! Nicely done!

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  9. Great table it was $2 well spent. I love the stained top too! Your newest follower please stop by for a blog visit :)

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  10. Happy Tuesday!

    Lovely project~ a true metamorphosis.

    If you get a chance, please stop by my blog and enter the giveaway.

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  11. I love that you stained AND painted it! Really a shame to hide that beautiful wood grain and I love the two colors! My mom would say the exact same thing all the time . . . she'd say 'why would you pay money for something that looks worn out when you can buy something that looks NEW!?" Haha!

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  12. That looks fantastic! I love the two-tone look!

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  13. That is so gorgeous! Love it! Stopping by from Tip Junkie ;)

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  14. Good eye! I would have never had the vision to see your finished project with what you started with! It really turned out great!

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  15. It's lovely!!! Good find and great job! Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime.

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  16. Super Cute blog!! :) I am your newest follower! I will definitely be keeping an eye on your blog to learn new things!! If you would like to take a look at my blog that would be wonderful and follow me back! For-The-Luv-Of.blogspot.com Look out for some giveaways also like mineral make-up. I am new to this but excited to share ideas on yummy food!
    Thanks,
    Brooke

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  17. It turned out beautiful. I'm a new follower. Hope to see you at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I have a link party every Monday. I would love for you to stop by and link up your project.

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  18. So lovely. I also have a table like this, and your post has inspired me to give it a little lovin'!

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  19. Oh, the 2 toned look is beautiful. I love the sanding you did--it turned out great! Lovely piece!

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  20. This looks freakin fabulous! Seriously, I adore it. WHat a nice job seeing through the ick and discovering the beauty!

    xxx
    Kim

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  21. You did amazing work with this table. Beautiful transformation!

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  22. I see these all the time but never buy them. Yours came out so pretty that next time I see one I'm going to have to pick one up.

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  23. That's a gorgeous little table! Great job.

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  24. What a great table! I love all the tones:) I'm a new follower!

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  25. Spectacular! I have been looking for a pair of these for my bedrom. I absolutely love the look of the stained top and off-white "bottom". :)

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  26. Turned out great!

    I have a table just like this upstairs. Yahoo- I might be "snagging" your idea!

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  27. This looks great! My grandmas has a table just like the original one. i can't believe you found it for $2! Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday!
    Michelle
    www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  28. I love this! You have given me ideas for a table I have! You followed through on a great vision, beautiful!
    Beth

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  29. Looks great! What color stain did you use for the top parts? I have some old maple furniture that I'm getting ready to redo and am having trouble deciding on the stain color.

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  30. It turned out gorgeous! That was a great buy too!

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  31. Beautiful! I'm a new follower visiting from Be Different Act Normal.

    Tal
    www.english.the-crafeteria.com

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  32. I've seen a few of these on craigslist...not for $2 but I was having a hard time picturing it finished...you did awesome. Thanks for linking up to check me out saturday! http://iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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  33. Holy cow, your finished table looks amazing.

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  34. What a great rescue! Love it!
    Thank you so much for linking to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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