Little shabby table

I picked up this little table at a yard sale for $2.00.

It was worn – slap – out.

It needed some love.

Which I decided to give it.

I coughed up the $2.00 and got busy later at home.

I decided that I didn’t want to sand away the uneven, damaged, worn, spots in the stain before I painted it.

I wanted it to show but wasn’t sure how it would work out.

That is the only way you can find out……try it.

Or you can always try the other method…..

Let me try it…..then if I screw up… you know not to try it.

Yep, that works too.

If you decide to just go for it…..do…….

You can always paint over it.

And sometimes, it works!

Wanna’ see?

After some distressing……and a clear coat of wax and buffing……..

Cutie, isn’t it?

Remember the before?

Now.

Didn’t the worn spots distress up pretty?

The thing I love about pieces like this….

Once it is distressed…..you don’t have to baby them.

They can be loved….because they look “loved”.

Just not worn out.

Only loved……..and worn.

What do you think?

Would you have passed up a $2.00 find like this?

I am almost tempted to use it between two chairs in my living area.

Right now the two chairs have an ottoman in between them, with a tray on it as a table…..

But,  I need product at the consignment store.

So, I shall wait for another deal.

Like this transformation?

It was probably 45 minutes of my time.

Think it was worth it?

I’m thinking it was…….

Love,

Me

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0 thoughts on “Little shabby table

  • September 14, 2011 at 12:50 am
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    I think it looks great!  Well worth the $2 and the time! 

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  • September 14, 2011 at 5:08 pm
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    Wow $2????????  I’ve gotta move….nobody around here prices stuff like that!!!   But I have to remember I’m in California and everyone is now poor…..but I digress….

    The table is really cute!!!!  “Worn but not worn out” is the perfect thing to keep in mind!!!  That’s what you are so good at, taking worn out things and making them look nicely worn!!

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  • September 14, 2011 at 5:08 pm
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    Another winner!!! You go girl… 🙂

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  • September 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm
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    yes I would snap it up too !  looks so good my friend.  you are good at this
    KAT

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  • September 14, 2011 at 8:49 pm
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    OK, if it were me, I’d keep that baby!  I’ve NEVER seen a table like that…..two tiered like an end table, but long like a coffee table.  Unique!  Love it! 

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  • September 15, 2011 at 2:00 am
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    Wonderful redo, love it!

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  • September 15, 2011 at 3:23 am
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    I love it Rebecca! Totally worth it and that little green birdie is just the perfect pop of color in the photos. Great job! 🙂
    Vanessa

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  • September 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm
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    Neat little table and for $2.00 you had nothing to lose!

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  • September 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm
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    Don’t ya just love a good deal?  For two bucks, I probably would have bought the table, too.  Love your pumpkin display atop your pretty project piece.   😉

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday this week.  I would love to have you join me each week.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  • September 15, 2011 at 7:53 pm
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    Fantastic price, and you made it into a fantastic piece – great job! 

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  • September 16, 2011 at 3:21 pm
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    Loved and worn is the perfect finish.  Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence!

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  • September 17, 2011 at 4:55 am
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    Love it! I read your blogs and wonder HOW you can part with your treasures?!  I wish I lived near your consignment store!

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  • September 18, 2011 at 1:41 pm
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    This is really cute…I love the distressed, worn, loved look. You did a nice job…and I am smitten with the birdie you put on it. Really cute!!

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  • September 20, 2011 at 10:18 pm
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    Stunning! I would SO have paid even more for that — love the style!

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  • September 21, 2011 at 2:05 am
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    SO cute!  the beachy weathered look is jut perfect on this table!

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  • September 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm
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    I love it an I love that little green bird! Found you via ABC linky party.
    x Marnie {3pickles}

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  • September 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm
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    Of course 45 minutes of your time was worth it! And no I would not have passed on it it I found it for $2.00, or even $10 for that matter. If you still can’t decide between the ottoman and the new table maybe you should show us pictures of both proposals and let us decide!. New follower, found you though power of paint linky party!

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  • September 21, 2011 at 8:05 pm
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    Looks so much better.  Great job!  And I love the name of your blog.  So awesomespice.

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  • September 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm
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    Great find and great job! It turned out lovely. Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  • September 23, 2011 at 12:14 am
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    Such a unique table…LOVIN’ the shabby look!

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  • September 23, 2011 at 1:25 am
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    LOVE this!  I’ll be featuring it next week on Thrifty Thursday! 🙂

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  • September 23, 2011 at 9:41 pm
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    You gave it a great new look.

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  • September 24, 2011 at 1:19 am
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    Beautifully shabby, vintage look!  :)  xoxo laurie

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  • September 24, 2011 at 8:58 am
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    It looks great..and only $2…..and so nice to meet you…I’m heading back to look around some more and follow along…we share the same “mantra”….come on over for a visit….have a great weekend, Mariaelena

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  • September 29, 2011 at 3:50 pm
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    Love is what you’ve given 🙂 great little restyle. Wax does miracles I’m thinking of rubbing it my body lol!

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