Friday, April 9, 2010

Cutie Pie Freecycle Table

Happy Friday and welcome to my new followers!  Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog and check out my projects.  I really appreciate all your visits and comments and I'm looking forward to getting to know you too!

This week I am blogging it to you from my parents' house in New Jersey.  Before I  skipped town I was able to finish up a furniture painting project I've been working on for a while.  I'm still honing my mediocre painting skills so these projects tend to take some time.  You may remember this table from previous posts.
Totally sweet table from Freecycle!
One kid-free weekend last month I was able to squeeze in a little stripping on this baby!
I used Citristrip recommended by Centsational Girl which worked great.  The table has a lot of nooks and crannies and I did my best to strip and sand to get a clean surface.  I was impatient to see the table with a new coat of paint so I may have skimped a little in some areas.  (FYI: any imperfections will henceforth be referred to as "distressing" and "shabby chic".  Go along with it- it makes me feel better m'kay?)  

After some spray primer and many, many coats of white semi-gloss, the table is ready for it's reveal.
I'm using the table as the catchall for mail and keys by our back door.  The table I had there before was too tall, skinny and brown.  I love how the white pops against the blue paint!  
This is just one half of the mud room nook I'm trying to create by our back door.  I have a shelf to hang on the other side of the door and I need to paint this bench.  
Hopefully I will be sharing the completed mud room look soon!

Thanks for visiting!
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Punkin Seed Productions


  1. What an adorable table!!! When I saw the before picture, I knew you were going to creat something wonderful from it!

  2. Visiting from new friend friday -- I can't believe you got that table for free!!! Way to go!!

  3. That turned out great! It almost looked like a lost cause in the "before", but your hard work paid off. I love the white against your wall color, too!

  4. Very cute! Love the edges, makes the table really pop!

  5. it looks great, sarah! a huge improvement! and it really pops against your blue wall. great job!

  6. Turned out beautiful!! Thanks for linking up!

    Be sure yo enter my giveaway!

  7. Love the table! Nice work! I'm visiting from new friend friday. Come visit me:

  8. This turned out so great! Are you sure you don't want to give it up!!!! =0)

    Thanks so much for planting your creative seed. Can't wait to see what you plant next week!

    Punkin Seed Productions

  9. What a great re-do!! Love, love, love it!

    Be sure to stop by and link up on this week's Bargain Brag Wednesday:

    This is my first time on your blog! I think I'll become you're newest follower. :o)

  10. That is a great free table. Nice find and it looks so good in the white.

  11. Beeeeautiful job! That looks like something straight from Z Gallerie.

  12. It looks great! Can't wait to see your mud room as you work on it!!

    Come enter my giveaway this weekend if you get a chance!


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