Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Table Rescue

Don't you think it's amazing how quickly this summer is flying by?
I can't believe it's the last week of July already!

Last year, after my new living room furniture was delivered, 
I found I needed a little side table...one that would fit between the couch 
and the radiator.  I knew this would not be an easy find
because the space between is so narrow.

One day, I dragged my poor husband out into the middle of nowhere for
an estate sale.  And there, I found it!  The perfect table!

I know you're probably thinking, 
"This was the perfect table?"

I know, I know, my husband was skeptical as well.
He was also not happy that I paid $20.00.
He thought it too much for something so beat up.

I brought it home, got right to work using
 a little "miracle elixir" which I know
you all know about.  :)
Annie Sloan's Old White chalk paint.

See now?  She's looking pretty good, huh?

I stenciled the top for a little added something.

Exactly what I was looking for!
She really was the perfect table!

Don't you just love it when you rescue something
and transform it from ugly duckling
to beautiful swan?

Have a wonderful day, friends!


Welcome! I'm Gina. Like the header says, this blog is all about home, food and life..


  1. Great rescue! I love the legs on the table. Your paint job is so cute and I think every room needs a little something like that.

  2. I didn't think it look too bad to begin
    with. But her transformation is lovely!

    M : )

  3. Fantastic transformation!! I really like the addition of the stencilling too, that really finishes it off beautifully and it fits the space very well. 20 dollars well spent I would say! xx

  4. Oh my goodness, Gina, I love it!! Light, bright and elegant...good eye!

  5. Great find Gina, I love the stencil too, Hope all is well.

  6. I love it, but the best part that you left out is how I imagine hubby ate his words!!! lol


  7. Oh Gina, your side table is absolutely darling!! The stenciling is my favorite part. What a great job you did.

  8. Gina,
    Beautiful Swan, indeed!!!
    I adore your stencil on the top!!!

  9. It is absolutely beautiful...you are so good at this. Perfect for your spot. Your stenciling is so great...I always get clumps when I try it.

  10. Indeed perfect! You did a beautiful job my friend. Love the stencil. It looks absolutely perfect in its new home. Bet your hubby is loving it now :-)


  11. From trash to treasure! It came out awesome! And for just $20! I'm sure your hubby changed his mind after the beautiful job you did on this table. Looks really great. I love your stenciling too! ♥

  12. My kinds of project here Gina. I love it! What a great score!

  13. It's true!! This summer has gone by faster than any summer I can remember. Do you think that means that we are in for a long winter ??

    Love, love the table. It turned out darling, and the legs on it are such a cute shape!!

    Enjoy whats left of summer.... don't blink, or you'll miss it :)


    p.s still love that summer mantle of yours !

  14. Your new addition looks great Gina! I think you got a pretty good deal since it fits where you needed it to. You'd probably never find the right piece in a store for that price! Enjoy the rest of your Summer!

  15. I think that is such a perfect little table for that spot! I really like that you added the stencil.

  16. Your table is absolutely perfect! And getting it thriftily rocks.

    Well done, Gina. Love it.


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