Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday Furniture - Thrift Shop Side Table

 

Today’s Friday Furniture piece we picked up at a local thrift shop

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We were so excited to start working on it that we forgot to take a before picture :/

This is what it looked like after we started sanding on it a bit

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When we purchased it there was a board that someone had attached to the bottom to make a shelf that was not original to the piece so we removed it

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The top was warped

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and cracked down the middle

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We tore it apart and stripped off the white paint the best we could with our heat gun

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It was on there thick!!!

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And re-glued it all back together again.

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We were going for a chippy, used, worn look and I think we got it!

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We painted it with the same “Newport Green” that we use on our eat signs

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And distressed it

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I’m sure the reason the paint was so thick was because of this iron mark.

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Which we decided to leave.

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It adds a little character to the piece :)

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BEFORE

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AFTER

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Happy Friday :)

 

Sharing this at these lovely parties:

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24 comments:

  1. LOVE it! The color and distressing are perfect!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  2. That iron mark creates a bit of history, doesn't it? It gets you thinking about the story behind it.. hmmmmmmmm! Thanks for showing all the steps you took to get it looking fabulous. Heat guns I have never used for stripping paint. Heard of it, for sure, but never tried it. And the sander sure makes a project like this easier! The end result? Amazing! Just love this sweet table with the turned legs!

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    1. Thanks :) This is the first time that we have used a heat gun and we really like it! We did use some stripper and the sander but mostly the heat gun. Not as messy :)

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  3. Looks totally amazing! Love the colour!! And texture!
    Krista @thehappyhousie

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  4. If only I lived in Texas. Not really, I was in Texas last May and it was HOT! But, I love what you did with the little table - great color and great legs.

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    1. We are in TN :) It gets pretty hot here as well :/ Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Hi there!! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated your blog for the Leibster Award! You can read the post here.
    http://jhousetawk.blogspot.com/2013/04/ive-been-given-leibster-award.html

    *I am also a new follower of yours* .. Follow back if you'd like :)
    Jordann @ J House Tawk

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    1. Thanks Jordann! We sure appreciate it!

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  6. Thank you so much for the award. I am following you back! ;-)

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    1. Your Welcome! You are a very creative person :) Well deserved!

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  7. Very nice! I love that iron mark on top...gives it that industrial chic thing ;). And I like seeing how you repair pieces that need a little help in addition to showing how you paint.

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    1. Thanks Gretchen! I loved this piece so much that we decided to keep it! :) Thanks for stopping by :)

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  8. Will feature today at Home Sweet Home!
    Thank you for joining me!
    Sherry

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    1. Thank You Sherry! And thanks for hosting :)

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  9. love it!! thanks for the inspiration! Now I know what I am going to do to that dresser of mine! :) come visit me sometime!

    toodles-
    Sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah :) I would love to see how the dresser turns out :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Love what you did, creating (and leaving) layers and character of patina! Yummy! Fantastic job! Thanks for inspiring us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thanks Patti! We loved this piece so much that we decided to keep it! :) Have a great day and happy blogging!

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  11. The before and after images really makes sense, the outcome of the old furniture's are really amazing.

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  12. Love how your table turned out! The color, the chippiness ~ everything!! Great makeover!!

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