Wednesday, August 25, 2010

3/4 Successful Furniture Redo

I am about half pleased with how this turned out. My husband is almost a hundred percent pleased with my work so I am calling this 3/4 successful.
I paid four dollars for this classic ugly old side table at my favorite thrift store. I removed the decorated trim and knobs and sanded the whole thing down and painted it black. I spray painted it. I also spray painted another piece that will be done soon. Next time, I am painting with regular paint.

Then I glued portions of map in the doors. I cut out NWES out of map paper to decoupage on the top.
When we moved into this house it had lace mini-blinds. I love how they look but it is time to replace them. You can see them and the sheers in front of them reflected in the very glossy surface of this table.

I poured Envirotex Lite Finish on the top and on the doors and bought ORB knobs for the door knobs.

I didn't manage the top as well as I would like. It managed to seep over the edges and so the edge beveling is a bit messy some of it is glazed and some is not. :(

One thing I do like about the finished piece is that it provides storage for extra pillows and blankets. I also love how the map-work turned out. It is what I envisioned. I just wish the painting and the finishing looked nicer and more 'finished.'

If I had my druthers, I would distress this baby but hubs hates distressed furniture so I restrained myself (so I can have loads of doilies in the living room).

I will be sharing this at:
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19 comments:

  1. There is so much give and take in a relationship...even in furniture and home decorating. I love the map idea.

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  2. oh my goodness, i love the way you used those maps! what a great idea!

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  3. I think the maps in the doors are fantastic. Maybe it looks imperfect to you, but I love it.

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  4. I think it turned out beautifully!

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  5. Oh such a great idea. I love maps. Thanks for the comment on my blog. DE

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  6. I love the hexagonal shape - good find! Looks great in it's new colours and I love the maps idea.. I'm not a fan of distressed furniture myself so I'm with your hubs on that one. I really like the shiny top.. Nothing is ever perfect - I always notice the faults in my own projects but others usually don't!

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  7. I love the map detail! I saw a few tables like this when I was looking for an end table a few months ago. I think they are so neat, but I didn't have space for a table that big.

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  8. It turned out great! Love the top and the map idea is brilliant. I'm with the hubs - not a huge fan of "distressed" furniture. Mostly because I figure it'll end up that way soon enough on it's own. :) Really looks great!

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  9. Nice job!!~ I love the piece...it is "Unique". you did a great job for a rookie at it! Thanks for joining in this week, always a pleasure. Debbie

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  10. I think the concept is fantastic! You certainly don't notice any of the flaws you mentioned in the photos.

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  11. Thanks for stopping by at doodledaisy!...You have a lovely blog here. So many fantastic things that you've created. The table is great, I love the high gloss finish of the top and doors. (I've never heard of that product before, I'll have to check it out.)

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  12. Love the maps on this. What an original idea. My daughter has been visiting as we saw a table just like this -- for $4 -- at a thrift store a day ago. I called my daughter into the room when I saw your version to show her! This is a fabulous redo!

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  13. Your idea is awesome, Melissa. You made a gorgeous new treasure!!
    Have a creative and happy Thursday xxxx

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  14. The maps are great! Love them!

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  15. I think it turned out great--the map coordinates on top are a neat idea!

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  16. This is sooo clever Melissa!

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  17. Wow! This looks terrific!
    I wish I had one!
    What a wonderful idea....
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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  18. Using the map paper was an excellent idea. I'm wondering where I might be able to incorporate that technique....

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  19. That turned out really neat-I see these around but don't know what to do with them!

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