Friday, November 11, 2011

I Hit The Jackpot


I got this end table with another one this fall at a yard sale.  I love it when you drive up to a yard sale and you spot a treasure, it.s like you hit the jackpot!  I feel like this one is a real treasure, even
though it wobbles really bad.
                                   These before pictures show how nice the craftsmanship is on it.
Isn't it funny how you can look at a piece, and because of the detailing in the wood, you just know
 it's going to be beautiful and fun redo.


The top was really damaged with water spots and oil stains.  So, with sander in hand, I knew I could restore it to the beauty it once was.  I used ASCP in old white on the body because this piece has so much
distressing to do after its painted and Annie makes it so much easier.  I then used
spray on poly to seal it.


I put a hug tack in the bottom of one of the legs to level it, and it did the trick, no more wobbling.
Here are the before and after pictures.  I wished I had gotten better pictures of the top, I stained in a dark walnut and put on three coats of rub on poly, Min wax.  I think it turned out so pretty, I know the new owner
will be really happy with it.


Thank you so much for stopping by.
 I love your comments and followers as well.
Sandi

29 comments:

  1. Hi~

    I popped over from White Wednesday. After reading this post, I decided to enjoy older posts. Your work is amazing - how you bring a "throw-out" back to life shows what an artist and perfectionist you are. I'm loving your color choices, also. Thanks for sharing your process and paint color choices.

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  2. LOVE your little table!! Please come and share with us for Treasure Hunt Thursday! We would love to have ya!

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  3. WOW, this look really good. Love the contrast between the white and brown on the finished piece.
    it's a great table.

    Best wished
    Annika

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  4. that is supercute! love those details on the side!

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  5. Beautiful, love the contrast on yours. Just did one too...very similar to yours.

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  6. That looks great! Thanks for sharing it at my party!

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  7. Wow --- you did a beautiful job on this! Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings, Becky
    www.fromgentogen.com

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  8. Wow, first you sure got lucky when you found the tables. I love how you refinished them. I'm partial to dark tops and painted bottom. For me I like furniture with finished dark stains. You tabled is so lovely now, and you did a really good job. Would you share this over at Sunday's Best Party going on now? Now a follower!

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  9. This looks really beautiful. Love the contrast of the dark top and light bottom. Nice job!

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  10. I would have picked it up too! I like the after too! Do you get possessive of that treasure you have noticed from the street? You see someone walking towards it and you panic a little? Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  11. Sandi,
    That is one cute table...thank you for sharing it at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  12. You sure can't beat the craftsmanship of old furniture. I like the marriage of the brown and white together. A new follower, andrea@townandprairie

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  13. great find and great redo!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh this is so beautiful. I absolutely love it! Great job.

    New follower
    Jen
    www.ourdiydiaries.com

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  15. This table is gorgeous. An amazing transformation!!
    Ruth

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  16. Love this little table...so vesitile. I can never pass up little tables when I'm out on the hunt for things to repurpose.I snooped through some of your past projects and decided to become a follower...your finds are beautiful!

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  17. Wow what a great transformation.

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  18. Boy, did you EVER hit the jackpot!! Thank you so much for sharing! I love this.

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  19. Wow! What a great piece. I like the colors you picked out. I need to find a table this size for my foyer. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. It turned out really pretty. You did a great job!

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  21. I don't suppose you would give me this table would you? You really got a lucky find on that table and brought it to such a beautiful state. Thanks for joining in on Sunday's Best and sharing your end table project with us.

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  22. What a great find...I love the table so uch in white with the dark top...so pretty...I am a new follower...see you again soon

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  23. Oooh so pretty. I wish you had gotten a better picture of the top too but I can relate as it seems I am always doing that too. I have never used the rub on poly. Do you like working with it? How long does it take to dry? I will definitely have to look it up. Thanks so much for linking this project to Motivated Monday at beColorful.
    Pam

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  24. Love it! I've been thinking about doing that kind of finish on my dining room table, but I know my mom would kill me. (She wants my table when I "inherit" her oak table that won't fit in our house now.) So instead I'm thinking about staining the bottom dark and leaving the top golden oak. What do you think? Would that look weird?

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  25. Yes you did hit the jackpot. This is beautiful. I just wish I had your eye. You new exactly what to do with that table. It is incredible.

    Please share this inspirational post by joining our linky party, What's it Wednesday this week. I hope you can join us. Have a fabulous Christmas!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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