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Furniture Flip Friday

I was walking through the thrift shop a few weeks ago when I came across this end table for $5.95!  It was solid with no broken pieces.  The inside was in pristine shape.  I snatched it up! 

I let it sit in the garage for a few weeks while trying to decide on a color.  What color would sell quickly on Craig’s List?   That’s always a tough one.   I finally decided on light gray since I had some extra lying around.

I made some home-made chalk paint and lightly distressed the table after painting.  I stayed with the original hardware by spray painting the pulls in copper.  I also waxed the sides and front and sealed the top since I know this is the area that will get a lot of use and wear.

Here is the before picture:

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And the after:

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This piece sold within a few weeks on Craig’s List for $50.  Love it when they go quick!


Comments

Unknown said…
This is AWESOME!! I love going to Goodwill and giving something new life! Your blog is awesome and I'm following you on GFC and twitter...can't wait to see your new projects!

Marilyn
4you-withlove.blogspot.com
Abby said…
I love this one, Tammy!
Tam said…
Thanks Marilyn and Abby! I have two more furniture reveals coming up over the next few weeks!
Hi, visiting from the Winthrop Chronicles party, very nice up cycle! I love how paint can bring to life to old items!
JoAnn
Spittin-Toad said…
Wow...Great find!! You did a lovely job of re-finishing!!
Denise
Unknown said…
Beautiful job - just love them!
Your newest follower - would love to have you visit and follow back :)
Hugs,
F said…
Thanks for linking to our first Eat Make Grow Blog Hop! You make me want to buy a pick up truck and go looking for finds! We have an old bedroom set from grandma that could use a paint treatment like this.

We are already on to Blog Hop #2. I hope you'll come and link to that one as well. Feel free to link to any older posts if you think they are timely and pertinent.

- Foy
http://foyupdate.blogspot.com/2012/08/eat-make-grow-thursday-blog-hop-2.html
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