Sunday, March 4, 2012

Updated $5 Table

My daughter moved into her first unfurnished apartment this year so we spent lots of time revamping furniture. I wish I had my before pic but I did not even think about it. This was a 5.00 find at a local yard sale. She was curvy and sexy but she needed help. She had been scuffed and had water rings and just looked tired. So I gave this gal a new look. Something fresh for life with a college student. First I was just going to paint her white and antique but than I decided on the diamonds (my daughter is an ADPi and a diamond is their symbol) The blue is also their color and we were doing my daughters bedroom in black and white with blue accents.

I think I measured and remeasured a million times..I swore I would never so this patterns again..but as you will see next week as soon as I was done with this one I did another project with diamonds. LOL

We also found a cute pull at Hobby Lobby, but when I took this pic, we had not put it on yet..I also lined the drawer with scrapbook paper.

And here she is in her new home..

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It's All Connected said...

Love it! I'm pretty sure I'd go off on the diamonds and wind up pulling my hair out but you did a great job. ~ Maureen

Sarah said...

That is gorgeous!! I love the colors! I am your newest follower. Stop by sometime!! Sarah

Candy said...

GREAT JOB. I've been painting for years, and I can't imagine tackling this project. I'll bet your daughter loved it.
Hey, Im your newest follower, so please come visit me and maybe 'follow back'.

wifetoalineman02 said...

very cute coffee table, love the design too :-) Visiting from Blue Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.

mishebe said...

Love it!

SmilingSally said...

Ooo, how talented you are! Your daughter must be the envy of all.

Happy Blue Monday, Margaret.

cassandrasminicorner said...

Wow, you turn it into something fancy:)

Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by:)

Patti said...

Just perfect!! I love anything black and white and this is something I want to try soon.

Cafe au lait said...

Lovely table!

My Blue Monday.

Anonymous said...

I am so sure this took way more patience than I would be able to muster. It is just beautiful. Happy Blue Monday.

Jen Lossing said...

This table looks great. Love the color combination!

The Other Me Is Sane said...

congrats on taking a $5 table to the top!

Terry said...

This is such a wonderful redo and gives this table so much personality. I love this design and I adore black and white check.

chubskulit said...


Star Wars Blues in Disney World, please come and see.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I'll bet your daughter loves it! You did a great job.

Claire said...

Lov e this harlequin pattern-great job! I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

Anonymous said...

This table is absolutely wonderful! Will be starting mine soon? :) ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

great job! love the touch of aqua!

4you-withlove said...

Beautiful did an awesome job!

SweetPepperRose said...

Don't you just love UP cycling! great paint job! love the diamond pattern.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Visiting from Debbie Doo's! This table is amazing! Lining the drawer was brilliant!

Thanks for the inspiration.


Kammy's Korner said...

girl, you gotta invest in a stencil for that! haha. I use mine allll the time! This turned out SO FUN!

Style Sisters said...

Super cute! Lots of work but so worth it!

Kristi said...

It's so, so pretty!! Totally my style! Thanks for stopping by Mop It Up Mondays!!


Rachel @ SuiteRevival said...

It looks great!! You are quite brave tackling a pattern like that...I'm pretty sure I'd lose my mind :-)


Katie Goldsworthy said...

Very cute! I love black and white!

Nice work and thanks for linking up @ Creatively Living!


patti west said...

hi! Saw your table at tater tots and jello...and had to tell you how much I love it!! Love your design and colors and it looks fab in your daughter's room! :)

Connie said...

Just found you, sweetpea, and what you did with that table is darling!!!!! What talent you have. I can't say I would have tackled the job but you made it turn out spectacular. Just dropped by from Show Off Your Cottage Monday from last week. Yeah, I'm slow....

Nice to meet you,

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

So fun and whimsical!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Funky and fabulous!!! Looks great w/ the damask bedding.

very merry vintage style said...

Your table is so pretty! All the detail and the colors are great. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!