Black Beauty

Hi all!  I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas!  I have so enjoyed spending time with John and the boys ~ I was going to try and get this post done yesterday but we were bumbs, to say the least, and I just didn’t get around to it…but here it is!!!
I don’t think I have done a non-Christmas project in a month or so….kind of feels like I’m reconnecting with an old friend!!!!  Ahhhhh….furniture rehab…..feels good!
So I bought this little shanty at my favorite thrift store downtown!  I loved the lines and already had a perfect spot for her!  She needed a new paint job and some rehab to the rickety leg joints but she was exactly what I had been looking for ~ in the back of the car and home we went!
After using her as a saw horse, paint table and storage shelf, she was ready for her makeover!!!
I lightly sanded the entire surface of the table and sprayed 3 coats of Rust-Oleum Canyon Black all over!
I then used my 3M sanding block to distress ALL of the edges to give her a good worn look!
Not completely satisfied to leave her as is, I purchased this unfinished wooden piece at Lowe’s for under $5 and painted it with Antique White acrylic (we have had low temperatures this week and the spray paint won’t dry in cold weather).
A little Ralph love ~ paint on and wipe off! (Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze)
Next, I used Gorilla Glue Epoxy to secure the wooden piece to the end of the table.
Now for her debut….
She fits just perfectly in her little corner spot!!!  Now that Christmas is over I can’t wait to visit the thrift stores again!
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  1. Kati- on December 29, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Thank you for the thrifty link too!

  2. Jen on December 29, 2009 at 4:14 am

    It looks great! I love how the colors fit with your dominoes and how the scrolly piece works with your drapes. Good stuff!

    I'm hoping to have something by the 7th for the no-hubby party. Either way though, I'll be stopping by to check everything out.

    Happy New Year!

    Jen @

  3. Carol on December 29, 2009 at 4:10 am

    My grandmother had one of those tables. It was a telephone table. (in the days when telephones were huge and secured to just one place in the house.)

  4. Kim -today's creative blog on December 29, 2009 at 1:55 am

    good job! I still need to do those dominos! It would be easier if you'd do them for me. 🙂

  5. [email protected] Creations by Kara on December 28, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Turned out just gorgeous!! I know what you mean about the spray paint in cold weather. I sure can't wait till it warms up a bit!

  6. Cottage Dreamers on December 28, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    That looks great! I love the dominos on the wall too!

  7. Jenglamgirl on December 28, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    I love it, and I am glad you kept in black, and didn't do white or burlap… he he! Great job!

  8. THE TATTERED NEST on December 28, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    love the table…love the drapes even more! may I ask where you got them?

  9. Taija on December 28, 2009 at 7:12 am

    So cute! I would never have thought to put the wood cut out on it. Adorable!

  10. design_aholic on December 28, 2009 at 5:13 am

    Looks great! Ok, one question… Those dominos are cute- did you make them?!

  11. Sharlotte on December 28, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Black beauty…you are absolutely right! I love this little table. The curves are so pretty. It looks so nice in your home. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Diann on December 28, 2009 at 3:51 am

    Nice transformation!

  13. [email protected] and Cheese on December 28, 2009 at 3:41 am

    You are right. She's a beauty! Great job on such a charming table!

  14. dj on December 28, 2009 at 3:08 am

    love this….great idea for redoing an old piece of furniture.

  15. Ann On and On... on December 28, 2009 at 3:07 am

    Ahh, back to what you really enjoy and what we really enjoy seeing…your crafty skills.

  16. [email protected] Beneath My Heart on December 28, 2009 at 2:59 am

    That turned out great! It looks so good in that spot. Enjoy!

  17. Martha on December 28, 2009 at 2:58 am

    Very pretty transformation!

  18. Jeanette on December 28, 2009 at 2:43 am

    It turned out great! You always do the greatest projects.

  19. One Cheap B*tch on December 28, 2009 at 2:39 am

    It came out great! But tell me why my Home Depot does not carry Ralph's Smoke Glaze???????

  20. Carmen on December 28, 2009 at 2:34 am

    The table is too cute! I always look twice at those kinds of tables at the thrift store but I never buy one. I was just thinking the same thing today "now that Christmas is over, I can go to the thrift store!" haha

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