Monday, October 3, 2011

Painted Little Side Table

A few household projects were checked of the list this weekend here at Casa Fanatic. How about at your house?
It feels so good to get things crossed off the list, even if they aren't very exciting like cleaning out the rain gutters, changing out the flood lights and doing some fall shrub trimming.
I  managed to get a few painting projects checked off, as well.
Here's one:

I've had this odd little table for years and think I found it in my grandmother's basement. We used it in our house in California many years ago to put the phone on. The little cubby was perfect to hold a couple of phone books. You remember those things, don't you? 
I almost put the little table out at our last garage sale last Spring because it's been in our basement just taking up space for 12 years now. Here's how it looked:

The top was pretty horrible. Definitely doesn't qualify as being shabby chic!

I sanded it down and gave it a coat of primer.

Here's how it looks now:




The color is actually a little greener in person. I think I need to do some hunting for a cute little crystal knob.
Can you guess what room in our house it's going to have a new home in???


Hope you had a great weekend!

Pam

Update: you can see the little table's new home HERE







34 comments:

  1. SUPER Cala BLOOMIN' Cute!!
    I'll be over later to pick it up.
    Thanks for dolling it up for me. lol

    I bet you are pretty dang happy you kept that now. I turned out perfect. Why does everyhting look so cute in aqua?

    Shannon @http://foxhollowcottage.blogspot.com

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  2. Pam I love it and what a great color!! It always feels good when you can ck another project off the list!

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  3. I can't believe how a little paint changed the piece completely!!! That looks great!

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  4. It looks incredible Pam! I love the new color. Great transformation!

    Pam

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  5. I'm glad you kept it too! It a great piece and I know it will look good with some crystal knob on there:)

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  6. You must be so happy the table didn't sell at your garage sale! What a gem! I love the reeding detail and the little claw feet. A pretty crystal knob will be the perfect finishing touch.
    Great project, Pam!
    ~ Wendi ~

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  7. Ohhh I love this color Pam. What a great looking piece too, I bet you are HAPPY you kept it now.

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  8. Oh my Pam, that is one gorgeous little table! It looks fabulous, great job painting it and the color is just awesome! I know you must be thrilled with the way it turned out!

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  9. Pam, I think my first comment disappeared. This is just fantastic! It turned from homely to gorgeous, an ugly duckling to a beautiful turquoise swan. Love how it pops in your home.

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  10. Oh wow, the little table is gorgeous!! Great job!

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  11. Hello -great job! What kind of paint did you use? What is the color?

    Thank you.
    Cathy
    dcszabad@roadrunner.com

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  12. What a fantastic little table Pam! It looks perfect in that color and its definitely a good thing you kept it!
    Vanessa

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  13. So pretty love the color.. looks great with your wall too.

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  14. Love the color aqua. Beautiful little table!
    Liliane

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  15. It's so pretty Pam. I love the juxtaposition of the vintage style of the piece with the modern color.

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  16. That teal color looks like the color I recently used on a makeover. So glad Im on the right track.

    Its all GOOD stuff.



    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  17. Oh my gosh Pam it's gorgeous!! Love the color and up against the white wall with molding it really pops!!
    XO
    Kristin
    http://www.myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/
    (blogger issues)

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  18. WOW! It looks brand new! I love the color. It just looks happy.

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  19. Hi Pam-
    What a great job! You gave it a new life! Looks terrific! Love the color too!

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  20. It turned out just beautiful! I think I can guess...can't wait to see!

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  21. That's an amazing transformation and I love love the turquoise. It's been a favorite color for years. You've done so many great projects. I'll have a longer look around.
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Rita

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  22. Great job!!!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  23. looks great!

    http://diymusicmomma.blogspot.com

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  24. Love it Pam
    Hope you are doing well. I have not visited anyone much lately with my blogging. Life gets too crazy sometimes.

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  25. love it and so unique! found you via the girl creative and hope you'll enter my giveaway and decide to follow:

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-stencil-splendor-giveaway.html

    michele

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  26. What a fun little table and great color! A crystal knob would look fantastic on it!

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  27. SO pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-7.html

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  28. Great color and I like its unique shape!

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  29. Okay after reading all of the comments what else can I say but VavaFabulous!

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  30. What a really cute piece and the colour is lovely :)

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  31. such a unique table!! Great color choice, it now belongs in 2011!!

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  32. Very pretty in turquoise! And I do agree a crystal knob would totally make it. Home Depot online has some nice glass knobs that are well priced.

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