Now you see it…..now you don’t.

This is what I call…..my invisible end table.

Please ignore the fact that the lamp is too big for the table.

I’ll get to that eventually.

Because the table is so dark….and I have so much wood…..you just don’t see it.

It is where magazines get hidden……I even forget they are there….and it’s where our little lap trays go.

I know, we are like old people with our lap trays.

Just call us the Bundy’s.

But……I decided to make it visible.

Spray paint…..the color of celery…..and my nozzle thingy…..

Equals happiness.

Three coats…..and I almost didn’t distress it……but….it is prettier in the picture.

I really didn’t sand it well enough to get away with not distressing it.

Plus, sliding the “Bundy Family lap trays” in and out may nick it up.

So…distressing won.

Plus, the wipe on, wipe off stain layer……

Then a final coat of Minwax paste…..

AND……

Wah Lah!

$6.00 transformation.

Now you can see it…..

Don’t ya’ think?

Before….not cleaned out and invisible.

Now….

Would love to hear your thoughts?

Any pieces laying in your house that you could transform for only $3.00 to $6.00?

Whatcha’ waiting for?

Tell me about it.

Love,

Me

ps.
I’m linking up to:
http://www.tipjunkie.com/homemade-projects-add-yours-10/
http://www.thethriftyhome.com/ 
http://www.houseofhepworths.com/ 
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http://missmustardseed.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.fingerprintsonthefridge.com/ 
http://www.atthepicketfence.com/ 
http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2011/05/sunday-showcase-party-with-clean-mama.html
http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/2011/05/flaunt-it-friday-57.html

39 thoughts on “Now you see it…..now you don’t.

  • May 24, 2011 at 5:37 pm
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    The table looks great…….so much better!  Your lamp actually looks taller on the white table.  Eyes playing tricks.    
    p.s.  You sure like that nozzle thingy.  I’m going to have to get me one of those.

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  • May 24, 2011 at 6:27 pm
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    That is very pretty. Love the color and you are getting pretty good at that distressing.

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  • May 24, 2011 at 10:38 pm
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    The table looks great lighter, it really stands out in the sea of wood you speak of.  The distressing and wipe on wipe off stain is a nice touch as well.  You did good!!  I love the sprayer thingy makes life so much easier.

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  • May 25, 2011 at 1:08 pm
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    Rebecca…you are something else.  When you get your own tv show you will invite me to be on it, won’t you?  

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  • May 25, 2011 at 6:07 pm
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    @0e2106f66b0f28685751bb48459d7ea9  , learned that technique from Miss Mustard Seed tutorial. Thanks for coming by and always such sweet encouragement. I wish that nozzle could be like the EZ button for all of life…wouldn’t that be wonderful ; ) Love, Me

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  • May 25, 2011 at 6:08 pm
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    @7ee95d4fa44a054b26d8420d869f59b9  I don’t think I’m getting good at it….I think I have just finally found the technique that hides my screw ups ; ) Love, Me

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  • May 25, 2011 at 6:09 pm
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    @0e2106f66b0f28685751bb48459d7ea9:disqus  Funny about the lamp, isn’t it? It does in person and the base looks smaller?? I’m counting on you to get a nozzle thingy and tell me about it. It really makes spray painting more appealing. : ) Love, Me

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  • May 25, 2011 at 6:53 pm
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    You did a masterful job on the table!!!!! And with spray paint no less……..I will have to try that on something soon. Looks so much better in the room now and the color is great!! Good job!! Take care, VBg
    PS send me your email and I’ll send you some pics of the first one I ever got to grow. I may have killed 15-20 over the years but now I have 9 healthy ones, all different kinds. I loooove them!! How are yours after you watered? Any improvement?

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  • May 25, 2011 at 9:49 pm
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    What a great piece — and it really pops now with your renovation!  Love the lap trays — have never seen anything like that!

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  • May 25, 2011 at 10:13 pm
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    @3c73cf011da38b9c8014535ad9599f14:disqus  thank you! Lap trays….bed bath and beyond but are you being sarcastic ; ) I know they make us look like lazy, watch tv while we eat supper people……..we are ; ) Love, me

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  • May 26, 2011 at 12:46 am
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    This looks amazing…I am working on a table as we speak..a sign table, like Funky Junk’s…if she jumped off the Empire State Bldg., so would I…:)))

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  • May 26, 2011 at 2:28 am
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    @864062ba487291d6ffa6c778d76a30e5  I can’t wait to see it! BJ….why doesn’t it show on your name a link to your profile anymore? That way people will click on your name to visit your blog? Just wondering….am I missing something? Love, Me

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  • May 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm
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    That was a great idea to paint it, and the distressing looks great. I didn’t even notice the neat divider sections until the lighter colour highlighted it. It seriously looks great.

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  • May 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm
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    LOVE IT!!! I recently did the same thing to a table, but with Avocado spray paint. I love the distressing with the stain!

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  • May 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm
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    Absolutely beautiful!  You did an amazing job!

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  • May 26, 2011 at 4:26 pm
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    @39f231bf0b980acf8a4b9e5dd752b75d  it is probably my only great idea of the year….so I’ll take it ; ) Thank you for stopping by but don’t make yourself a stranger! Follow along and see if I get any more light bulbs going off ; ) Love, Me

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  • May 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm
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     @c2b231e04fd07bf000cf1b10a35f5613:disqus Thank you! Simple and cheap transform! Where is your blog?! Tried to find it. Love seeing what people who read my blog are up to! Let me know! Love, Me

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  • May 27, 2011 at 11:35 am
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    Looks great. I love how it turned out.

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  • May 28, 2011 at 12:51 am
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    I really like how this table came out. It looks GREAT in your room!!!
    xo
    lynn

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  • May 28, 2011 at 1:25 am
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    Absolutely gorgeous!!

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  • May 29, 2011 at 5:55 pm
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    Love the way that table turned out!!

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  • May 30, 2011 at 12:33 am
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    Wow, love the transformation. Cool table too. I haven’t seen one like it before.

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  • June 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm
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    I love the table painted. In fact I just used that same paint in that color too, for outside chairs. Love the color! Even without the distressing, the table painted was an improvement! Great job!

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  • January 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm
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    Dear ME,
    Are you Mary Englebright by chance. Ha!
    I love how you did your table and the hint that you used stain and then wiped off. Soooo much better than that dark wax…it seems to get “stuck”.

    I have that red chair in my sunroom.

    ♥charlotte

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  • January 25, 2015 at 9:00 am
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    I’m new at this…what stain did you use? Can it be any dark stain? This looks comparable to dark wax but cheaper. Is it the same look?

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  • May 6, 2015 at 7:57 pm
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    Very nice idea and….I have the SAME chair in my library as you have…the one on the left in beige with the sweet wood trim!!! I actually have two of them….. LOVE the way to finished the table. Amazing what a little paint and stain can do for a piece that plays hide n seek.
    Renee

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