Thursday, April 7, 2011

Shabby White Side Table


I picked up this vintage table at a yard sale in Southern California while I was visiting my parents.  For only five dollars, I had to take it home with me.

When I got it home, Mr. Rubbish said it looked like it came from Grizzly Adams' cabin.  He was laughing at it because it was so masculine (and brown and hideous) and he did not think I could make it look good.  I have to be honest, I was starting to doubt myself too.  I thought, why did I even buy this beast of a table?!?

before


...but, there were some things I liked about it.  I liked the chunky legs, for one, and the double decker design.

after

Before I sanded and painted it, the table had a very well-worn finish with large, visible knots in the wood.  I could see Mr. Rubbish's point - it was ugly!



I used the palm sander to remove the old finish.  After applying a good primer, I painted it and then heavily distressed all the edges with the palm sander. 



Another thing I like about this table is the little wood detailing around the top.



My favorite part of the table, though, is the tiny drawers with the vintage knobs. 


Mr. Rubbish was amazed because he did not think it was possible to make the Grizzly Adams table look pretty!



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20 comments:

Renee {Shabby, Chic and Charming} said...

Girl, you always find the best pieces! This is so fun! Love the little drawers. Very nice job.

Tereza said...

Look's great! I love it :)

Monica said...

Only 5 dollars... that is a steal!

I am MIGHTY impressed by what you did... doesn't look anything like before. Love the distressed look and the decorations on it.

Great job!

Monica

Deborah said...

Oh so beautifully shabby Amanda!!
You've certainly transformed this into a gorgeous piece!!
And you've decorated it perfectly...
Love your touch..its always so lovely!
Have a great weekend and drop by ..Ive got my first giveaway going on hun!

Deborah xoxo

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

The sanding around the drawers really makes this little gem 'pop'. Very nice!

Vintage Gal said...

This table is absolutely gorgoous. Good eye. Just lovely ;-)

The Burton Family said...

Well done! It looks beautiful. Quite inspiring.

Emily said...

I LOVE it! I love the little drawers with the vintage knobs. I want it! You did a great job, per usual!

Vicky said...

That is a great table. Love those types of finds.

stefanie said...

oh, it turned out soooooooo pretty!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

She is a beauty..not masculine at all anymore!

Kari @ fresh paint creations said...

So adorable. I've never seen a table like this with cute drawers on the side. Beautiful job!!

Tiff said...

I am in a swoon over that table! You are so clever it is so gorgeous!!!!!! The way you have styled it is just devine too! I can't wait to look back through your posts at your other creations!!!! X

kyleesue said...

That's an awesome table!

Jenni said...

Oh, that table is beautiful! The transformation is amazing, and I bet you are SO glad you didn't doubt your instincts now! You did such a wonderful job on it! :)

Also, thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words about the bathroom makeover. :)

I hope you have a fantastic Monday!

Blessings,
Jenni

LeRae said...

WOW! That is AMAZING!! You did a wonderful job - it looks so good. Makes me want to run out and look through all the yard sales in my area. Thanks so much for sharing!

Gayle said...

Hey! I came over from Funky Junk to see your farmtable - then took a look around at your other stuff. Was tickled to see this little end table - EXACTLY the same one that I found at a yard sale last weekend for $5! I like what you've done with yours. It was the little drawers that got me - I'm a sucker for drawers and cubbies! LOL

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