Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Would you buy this???


Would you buy this???
It was only $5.  Now, would you buy it?
Well I did.
I saw it on facebook on our local buy/sell/trade group.
I had no need for it, but it was only $5. 
I knew the lady who had it for sale,
I told her that I’d take it if no one else wanted it but not to hold it for me. 
I didn’t want to take it from someone who needed it.
Well no one else wanted it so I brought it home and looked for a spot. 
I found it. In the back family room. 
That room had NO place to set a drink, remote, or lamp. 
The room is filled with mismatch furniture 
and THIS CHEST OF DRAWERS I painted last fall. 
So I used the same paint color. 
I had 2 cute little helpers dressed on their “paint clothes”.
Even when helping me paint outside this is what they wear.
We live in the country…It’s OK!  :)
I did not do any prep work, no sanding or priming!
I painted 2 quick coats.
I was not too worried about being perfect since I knew I would be distressing it.
Here is a picture after the first coat.
After 2 coats.
I let it dry over night.
Then the next morning I took my radial sander and sanded down some edged.
Next, I took a dark Gel stain and dipped into it with a Q-tip 
and brushed it on the raw wood.
I also added some gel stain to the recessed areas.
I took an old t-shirt and wiped all the stain off.
It stuck on the raw wood and in the recessed areas but took the majority off the wood. 
Be sure to do small areas at a time because gel stain dries quickly. 
Since my side table is a hexagon I just did one of the 6 sides at a time.
The only thing left to do was to add the knobs back on.
I chose to only put the knob on without the back plate that use to be on it.
It was such a FAST project and CHEAP! 
I had everything on hand so it was in total $5.
I am very pleased with how it turned out.


Now I’ll ask the question again. 
Would you buy this for $5?






25 comments:

  1. You seriously know how to work magic. I never would've been able to see that end result in my head!

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    1. Awe thanks.
      I gave refine a lot, every time it gets easier and easier for me to "see" what it is going to look like when finished.

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    2. That's awesome. Maybe some that will rub off on my sometime (you know the more I read your blog) :)

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  2. Love the transformation. Good job. Yes, I would have purchased it for $5.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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    1. Tat. I'm glad to hear you would purchase it also. It really was such a great deal!

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  3. Wow...I have no idea how you do everything you do. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

    Stina

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    1. Awe you're too sweet Stina!
      I hope you and the boys are doing great!!!!

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  4. Love it!!! It's such a fun color too!

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    1. Thanks. It matches the chest or drawers I did a a couple months ago. I was nervous about the color the first time but this time I was much more confident! ;)

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  5. Love this! I saw a table like this and passed it up! I am now slapping myself on the forehead!

    I would love it if you would link this project and any recipes, crafts or an etsy shop up to my link party! It is called In and Out of the Kitchen!

    Thanks so much! Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

    http://www.feedingbig.com/2013/02/in-and-out-of-kitchen-5.html

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    1. Thanks for the invite. I'll definitely head over and link up!

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  6. Bah! I wouldn't buy it because I am just don't have that crafty gene yet. I got the recessive gene when it comes to being a successful crafter. I have to be walked through everything like a child so now that you I may try it if I can replicate everything exactly the same, I just can't venture out and take chances of being "unique" when it comes to this kind of stuff :)

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    1. This is fool proof!!! As long as it is distressed it hides a multitude of sins! :)

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  7. I have a end table very similar to this...can I mail it to you and you can re-do it in barn red or turquoise??? It looks great...maybe with the help of this post I could fumble through this...I would love to! :)

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    1. Well sure! But shipping may be a but high! :)

      I really wanted to do it in turquoise! I think it would have looked amazing!!!!!!! But it matches better this color.

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  8. Yes! Especially if you would come to my house and refinish it for me. :-)

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  9. Well I would now that is fantastic I had one just like it and gave it away. Wow I love this great job. Your helpers are adorable. B

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    1. Thank you and I think they are pretty special myself! :)

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  10. Wow, it does look absolutely fab!!! I love the color. You did a great job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you share with us. Hope you are having a great week.
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  11. I would never think to, or to even paint it yellow. But it is so awesome after your work!

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  12. Suzi I wanted to thank you for the great advice Muck Boots came through. Thank you. B

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  13. ohh... it looks fantastic!! i love it. what sweet helpers you have too! :)

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  14. Love this end table! Your helpers are too cute!

    Thanks for sharing this makeover at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party. I look forward to seeing what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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