Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Perfect Little Table to Paint!

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting Metamorphis Monday. Please visit her for lots of inspirational posts!

I have been looking for a piece of furniture to paint black since I first read the post that Rhoda on Southern Hospitality did giving detailed directions. You can see her post here.


This weekend I found the perfect little table! It was only $5.00 at a garage sale. The table was still on the flatbed trailer when we drove up, so I was the first one to spot it. I couldn't believe the lady only wanted $5.00 for it! I couldn't get over there fast enough to claim it! It had even been prepped for painting and was sanded as smooth as a babies behind!
Here is the before picture. I love the legs on the table, and the height of it.
Since it rained the entire weekend, I couldn't get out and spray paint...so I bought a can of satin black by Krylon and painted it with a brush. It now has a new home at the end of my sofa. I don't have much space, so it was a perfect fit!
This project is another one of the many benefits I've gotten from blogging. Before, I probably wouldn't have thought of painting furniture black! There are lots of other bloggers that have painted projects too, and all of them have been an inspiration to me! I love the way the 'new to me' table looks in our living room.

s ahead of time? I love the scheduling feature!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope
you have a great day.

Diane

54 comments:

Darlene said...

Good Morning Diane,
I would love to find a darling little table like that. You did a great job on it. I am like you, I never would have painted things black and/or even known you just spray paint everything without blogging. I absolutely LOVE how everything is now looking in my home and things that had never had paint are getting finished!

Great job on your little side table.

Dawn said...

It looks great painted! You certainly did well and what a perfect spot to put it. I wouldn't have thought of painting before blogging either. Now I just have to find something to paint LOL!

take care,
Dawn

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What a beautiful table and paint job, Diane!!! It looks wonderful!!

I've purchased a few cans of spray paint and well, I'm painting, too!!! Can't say what just yet!

~Blessings,
Jan

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi Diane...Fabulous deal you picked up and it being already prepped is remarkable. Love it!
;-) Bo

aunties said...

Good Morning Diane,
I love it! What a wonderful transformation it made. I think I am getting hooked on spray paint and garage sales! lol I am trying to finish my stash quilt and then I am finding me something to paint!;)
I was perusing a blog this morning and saw a key mounted on toile in a frame that looked so beautiful and thought I would share it with you. http://fortheloveofmyhome.blogspot.See what you think. It is lower in her posts....
Have a great creative day!
Beth

Shelia said...

Good morning, Diane! Oh, what a lovely table and I do believe it was meant to be black! It looks so nice and you've decorated it beautifully. Now you're making me want to paint stuff! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marie said...

What a fantastic find! You made it look gorgeous. $5??? I'm so jealous! Are you going to be the next black paint addict? ;o)

Michelle said...

WOW!! That looks great! I can't believe that you found a table for $5.

Take Care
Michelle

Gretchen said...

Diane,

I love your new table and what a great deal. That topiary underneath it looks perfect there.

I need to take a cue from you and start doing my posts ahead of time too.

Gretchen

Sue said...

AMEN to your comment about never painting anything things black before blogland! This table is beautiful...and only $5.00! You did a great job and it looks so good there in the room. I am ready to get back painting...can't complain because we needed the rain but the sun is shining right now!!!

Picket said...

Ohhhh girl...that is fabulous!!!!! I love that you painted it black! What a great piece of furniture for just $5..man what a treasure..ohhh it looks so good with that sofa too...I know alot of people may be getting tried of black but girl I just discovered it and I got plenty of projects planned! lol Ohhh this turned out great! Hope you have a great day sweetie!

nikkicrumpet said...

GLORIOUS FIND!! It has such pretty details and looks marvelous all dressed in black. I bet everytime you look at it you have to smile! What a bargain!

Twice as Nice said...

It turned out sooo good! I love tables with two shelves. It gives you more space to decorate. What a great find!

Jill said...

Diane,
I love your painted table. The black is just perfect. I too have been getting some great ideas from fellow bloggers. I have an iron bench that I am getting ready to paint red! I think I will have to be on the lookout for for a little table to paint black!

Can't wait to see what goodies you found!
~Jill

Smilingsal said...

First, before I forget AGAIN! I want to comment on your new header. I noticed it several days ago and MEANT to say something, but then after reading your post, forgot. Old age, I know!

Now, you are amazing! That table is precious. I simply cannot believe that you could take something that abused and old and make it so beautiful! Every time I've ever tried to do anything with paint, I make a horrible mess.

Grandma Faith said...

Great job on the table. I'm looking at my coffee table right now, and the urge is coming over me to do something with it. You bloggers are such an inspiration.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Diane, I love your little $5 table!! I would have snapped that up in a second too. It looks great black..so glad others are getting inspiration from my black painted projects too. It's been such a fun thing to do.

thanks for the mention,
Rhoda

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

You table is so cute and it turned out so well!!!
Not bad for 5.00
Diane

Kelli said...

What a sweet table and a good deal too. It looks beautiful all painted!
~Kelli

cindy said...

Dang girl! You do find some deals! Awesome little table.

c

cindy said...

Dang girl! You do find some deals! Awesome little table.

c

Sugarplum Cottage said...

What a great find, the table is great painted black. I know I'm a spray paint junky, just love all the different colors. Haven't been on for awhile and have missed reading your blog. We sure couldn't go junkin' together, we'd be fightin' over it. Simply love the wicker. Hugs, RoseMarie

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Hi Diane, that table is so beautiful! I can't wait to read all of your blog...right now, I'm preparing to EVAC. Where in MS are you? I am in Diamondhead, MS just above Bay St Louis. Everyone here is panicked with the latest forecast...right at us! Stay safe, I'll be in touch later.
Lamp Tramp

Nancy said...

Hi Diane, Great $$$, all the sanding done already, and A beautiful piece of furniture too. Good Job girl!! I love it, it looks great. Blessings, nancy

Tootsie said...

perfect indeed! I love it! you did a great job!

The Berry's Patch said...

Hi Diane,

The table looks great! I'm going out to my garage to find something to paint black. I have a couple end tables that need paint.

Brandee :-)

Angel said...

Wow! It looks terrific! You are so good with making little things into something really special!

The Berry's Patch said...

Oh, and I like the new banner.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Diane, your "new" table is wonderful. I've done these little makeovers on a few things, too. It's amazing what paint can do for a piece of "thrifted" furniture!

I'm catching up this evening. My friend left this afternoon and we're leaving in the morning. I'm taking my new laptop, to try out at the lake. Haven't tried internet there since it became available, this summer.

Have a great weekend!

At Home Redesigns said...

That really looks great.

Pat said...

You are one lucky garage sale treasure finder, Diane! The table looks great and the black paint really jazzes it up. You're right - I never would have thought to paint something like that black either, but it made the piece look so elegant.

Hugs, Pat

Blissful Nikki said...

oh, I love this little table! Great job!! I will be painting some tables this week also, I cant wait to share them! :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

That is sooo sophisticated. I just love little tables like that....in black, red, white,, yada yada rofl. Paint rocks. cherry

Angie said...

That table looks beautiful and it looks like you found the perfect place for it. Great job!

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

g'day Diane

it's gorgeous, fancy finding it all rubbed down and ready to go, too good lol! I love the way it's turned out, and looks fab at the end of your sofa, I love little tables there for your tea (or wine!). Black seems to make everything look so expensive, can you imagine just how much that would of cost in a high end boutique. A whole load more.

glad you liked my curb finds...you must have a go, I can't tell you how good it made me feel, hahaha

Sarah

Southern Lady said...

Diane, I love your new header with your "fresco'd" pictures ... and your new table is just perfect in its new home. It never ceases to amaze me what you can find at yard sales for practically nothing.

You found some great buys at the thrift store, too. Makes me want to make a trip to Meridian!

Sincerely,

Janie

Meg said...

That table looks awesome!! I love how you painted it black like that!

linda said...

The table was a steal for $5.00 and it just looks fantastic painted black.

I've got to learn to garage sale and shop at thrift stores. The finds are unreal.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

WOW!! I so need to find a table for my family room...if you find another one like that, let me know. ;-)

~melody~

Cami said...

Super cute! WOW!

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Momovthree said...

What a sweet little table! I absolutely love it. Such a great find, good thing you were first to see it!
~Michelle

Christina said...

Fantastic redo. I am constantly amazed at what a little paint can do.

It looks great and I love the black satin finish.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

What a score! Don't you just love the transformative power of spray paint?

xinex said...

What a beautiful table and I can't believe it's only $5! And just look at what a little paint can do, it looks new!...Christine

Margaret said...

What a steal! You got a table that looks like its worth hundrends for 5.00 and a can of paint! I love the idea of painting furniture black, still working on my dear husband about that, but he;s coming around. Thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

I love the table and only $5.00, wow!! That table was made to be black, it looks fantastic.

Wendy

mbkatc230 said...

This looks great! What a deal, and you did a wonderful job painting. It looks like a really expensive piece of furniture, fantastic job. Kathy

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I need a perfect little table to paint and have beeb keeping my eye out for one.

Ma'dame French said...

What a find I love it!!! Great deal and looks prefect! French;)

Belinda said...

It looks beautiful painted black...love how you transformed it into something special. :-) And what a great deal too...good for you! I agree, blogging is a treasure trove of creativity.

Linda said...

Really great redo for a good inexpensive find! I like it!
Come over and paint a couple pieces for me please,lol.
Linda

~CC Catherine said...

Diane, I love this painted black! And, I love it by the sofa......Super M.Monday post! ;) ~CC Catherine

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Diane...what a steal! And you did a great job painting it...beautiful! Looks great at the end of your sofa, too! Susan