Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Do you watch flea market flip? Love that show, the contestants can be so creative.  I am a total wannabe in that area. I am much better at copying other people's ideas but hopefully I will be able to come up with some of my own stuff eventually.

My husband and I have been checking out some local flea markets and I had been looking for something to replace an ancient wicker stand I had in the bathroom.  I swear I have had that broken down little thing for 25 years.  It was butt ugly but it served its purpose.  Anyway, I scored one Saturday morning with this little jewel.  It was the perfect size and it was only a dollar.  Yes, I said one dollar.
 I think it was a little desk.  It was missing a side piece which was rattling around inside.  I just glued it back into place and it was perfect.  It was a bit too tall so I had my husband saw off a few inches from the bottom of the legs.
I tried some new chalk paint from a company called Maison Blanche.  The color I used for the legs is called sugar cane and is a really pretty grayish greenish blue.  Hard to describe but really shabby looking and perfect for what I wanted.  

Once painted with two coats, I distressed a little with a sanding block and gave it a coat of light brown wax.  

The top was sanded and stained with Minwax Jacobean.  Not bad for a dollar, huh?

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Fiona, Lilyfield Life said...

Hi Kim, you have e a beautiful job! The colour is just divine. In regards to finding your own style give it time. I also copied at first and within no time at all found my own style. Good luck with it and thanks for linking up to Paint Parade, Fiona x

Cynthia said...

What a pretty colour! I have two tables similar to this that we use as nightstands. I paid more than a dollar for mine though!

Unknown said...

What a pretty colour, what a bargain!

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

I love the table transformation! You did a beautiful job! And even better it was only a dollar!

Unknown said...

Love the transformation! Great job!! Found you on Frugalicious Friday and Im a new follower! Would love it if you followed my blog too :)

Patty said...

Kim, it's AWESOME for a dollar! I have this same table and you've given me the inspiration to do something with it. Like you, I need visual help. Thank you !

Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous work!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Love the color with the stained top! Beautiful redo!

Fiona, Lilyfield Life said...

Just letting you know you've been featured on my blog today with your gorgeous made over furniture

House Crazy in Michigan! said...

Popped over from Embracing Change. This is one sweet table for an investment of $1.00 Some people have all the luck!!LOL.

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