BEFORE & AFTER: Look What I Found Next to the Dumpster!
I’m not ashamed to pull something from the trash (as long as I don’t have to climb INSIDE…). If someone is throwing away something good, and I can salvage it with a little bit of paint and creativity, why the hell not??
Some of you might remember this commercial-style outdoor table that I posted on my Facebook back in August. I peeped it on a Friday while leaving work, sitting next to the dumpster. WHOA…..And there were 3 of them!! I rolled back the next day, with my new minivan (thank God for it!), and one of them fit PERFECTLY in the back! Too bad I didn’t get all 3, but scoring one was just as good.
I’m sorry that I was slow to get this project started, because now it’s FALL and this is totally a SPRING table, but again–who the hell cares? I’m going to rock it all season, and I dare someone to say something about it 🙂
So anyhow, I took it home and this is what it looked like while it sat in my garage for 2 months:
Two months later…..a big blue flower on top (using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint)…..and some Apple Green spray paint on the legs……and this is my new FREE table! 🙂
I’m not in any way a floral-painting artist by trade, so excuse the free-hand imperfections. But I love it, and hell, for it being FREE– all the better! And what’s even better, is that in a year or two, if I totally want to repaint it something else, I can do that without any guilt or hesitation! WOO HOO!
Okay, so here’s a few pics of the process I had to go through with this table.
The last step that I will need to do is to WAX it, using the Annie Sloan Clear Wax. Supposedly this paint is suitable for outdoor use, so we shall see, huh?
This was a fun project! Next time, I would definitely not trust my “whimsical” calling and attempt it free-hand. I would buy, or make my own template. But again, who cares? When the kids have all their food stuck to the top and their are plates and/or wine glasses covering the top, no one will notice it’s not drawn to scale! HA!
Did you enjoy this project? Here are some of my other tables:
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You’re so smart. Your new table looks awesome. I would have never imagine to use that table for anything. Congratulations!!!!thrift
You’re so smart. Your new table looks awesome. I would have never imagine to use that table for anything. Congratulations!!!!
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