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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Table for 4?

I was driving down the street to pick the kids up at school, when I came upon a treasure!


It was this table and two benches! On the top of the was a sign that said FREE!!! Take me Home!

So I did.


It was loaded into the truck….and dropped in the garage. I needed to think of what I wanted to do with them. So it sat there for a while, waiting on my decision.


It had obviously seen better days. Someone had used one of the benches as a painting table…and it needed some serious TLC.005

It does have good bones…and could be spectacular…with the right touch. It will seat at least 4 people!

One afternoon, I had a little spare time, and decided to head to the garage and start to sand it down.

I sanded…


and sanded …

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and sanded…


and then I primed with white paint…

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…and painted it with cream color paint.

I still was not quite happy with this look…so….in true Tootsie form…I grabbed my rubber gloves and a fresh rag…a can of stain would save the day!

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I rubbed and rubbed and rubbed….and I love the new look!

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It looks aged and rustic…and just soooo charming!

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I wish I could get a better photo…the lighting in the garage does not lend itself to photography!

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It is now distressed…and absolutely LOADED with character.


I have shared it with a few friends…who are totally in love with it. One of my girlfriends was over and fell in love with it right away. If she had room in her house for it …she’d have taken it home right away!


I know how she feels. I did however…use indoor/ outdoor paint and stain on it….perhaps it would look fabulous outside? Hmmmm….now that’s something to think about!

I can’t wait until next time…I have the MOST fabulous makeover to share with you all…but that’s another post! Stay tuned!! Hee hee!

Don’t forget that the Friday Flaunt is just around the corner!!! I hope to get time to share something good this week…does anyone know how to get a single mom more time in a day???

Until next time…Happy Decorating/ Junkin/Reinventing!

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Family-Friendly Product Reviews said...

Wow! That looks gorgeous!

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nikkicrumpet said...

That looks absolutely AWESOME!!! I can't believe you created such a masterpiece from a free road find. You ROCK!!!!!!!!

Screaming Meme said...

I LOVE IT!!!! Great find! Yay!!! I love when that happens!!! :)

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Alberta said...

I absolutely love what you have done with this set! Nothing says 'down home comfort' any better than this!!!!!

Alberta said...

I absolutely LOVE what you have done! It's 'down home comfort'!

Becca's Dirt said...

Girl you are always doing a project. Wish I had your energy and ideas. YOu did a fabulous job. I would use it outdoors if one is not needed inside. You have a fabulous dining room already. See you again on Friday.

The JR said...

I knew the final Tootsiefied result would be terrific!

Helen said...

OH ME .. OH MY! Please tell me this masterpiece is not still sitting your garage. This deserves a spot front and center. I can't believe the luck you had finding it and the great job you did refurbishing it. What are the dimensions? Looks like it would accommodate more than four people. good job

marilyn said...

Great find ! Great re-do !

KK said...

I love this little table set. It would look so pretty for dining in the yard. I love inside furniture outside.

Andrea said...

If only the previous owner will see the new look, he might scratch his head and feel guilty he gave it away! You are so lucky and very very resourceful.

Scribbler said...

This is an amazing transformation, and turned out unbelievably well. I also can't believe I haven't seen your blog before! I'll be back.

Picket said...

Morning always you could turn a burlap sack into a ball gown! I love this! I need you to live closer..I have some pieces in the shed that could use the Tootsie Hope all is well with you sweetie...have a great day...Picket

Darla said...

I am so jealous of how you ALWAYS find the coolest junk!!! AND you always turn in into the prettiest treasures!!

LV said...

You did a very nice job on that table. I am sue if the precious owners could see it now, they would regret throwing it away.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh. What a lucky find!! You did such a fantastic job. It looks incredible!!

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a wonderful little picnic tables and benches! I would want to use it outside on the patio. Just think how cute it would look with some of your pretty pots of flowers on top!

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