Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thrift Store Table meets.....its match!

I paid only $15 for this little kitchen farm table so I don't mind so much putting it outside on my shabby carport turned breezy patio and hoping for the best.  The patio is covered but the ceiling is so high it still gets wet sometimes.  I think it will survive.  But if it doesn't,
I can still sleep at night. 



It needed a little livening up.  So, I broke out the (New Avocado by Valspar) spray paint and gave it the update it needed to be able to keep up with the blue chairs I snagged for $5 each at GW. 

 



What came next was a hard sell...

I may have added that last part myself.

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 These are my tools of choice--



And this is the "damage" they can do--




A little stain...



And I love, love, love this color!








He'll understand when he's older.


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77 comments:

  1. Love that transformation! What a great color!!! Hopefully he understands when he gets older, my husband is still trying to get the whole thing! haha

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  2. Wow, that is a really great color! Looking good :)

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  3. LOL! my boyfriend says the same thing. "you're going to paint that and make it look all new... then 'age' it?" your table looks great. i adore that color. hopefully going to paint my coffee table a color very similar soon =)

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  4. Well worth the $15.00 to keep it outside, Lindy! Very cottagey and casual looking ~ I think it's perfect for your carport/patio.

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  5. Lindy,
    Awesome looking makeover...love that new color...looks like I need to make a trip to Lowes!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. The table looks stunning. Lol, my DH is always wanting to sand and repaint my old style serving trolley which is 'antiqued'.

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  7. I love it SOOOOOO much! I love your little "breezeway"

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  8. LOVE the table. Great redo. Everything looks great out there.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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  9. VERY nicely done, the table looks fantastic!

    Best,

    Kimberly

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  10. Love the green!! I am so jealous of your GW chairs!

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  11. Great color, great distressing. It looks so good.

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  12. Great table Lindy and I love the color! Martina

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  13. Hi Lindy, I love the color of your table! The baskets hanging from hooks are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing this at my party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  14. That's a lovely color on the table. And the breezeway/patio looks like a perfect summer getaway!

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  15. What a cute table and chairs! Love the colors.

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  16. That avocado green looks nothing like the one I sport in our master bath. Your's is amazing, mine not so much. Love your finds and your patio. Want to come do my patio? ;0)

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  17. Oh- I LOVE the color too! Relly love it and I'll bet it is even better in person than it is here on the blog!

    And as for him "getting it" when he's older? Nahhh...he'll grow up to be a man...and men NEVER get it! xxoo Diana

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  18. Lindy, What a wonderful and welcoming space! I love that you made it a stylish area with charm and all sorts of really great details!!!!
    The table was a real find. I adore the color!!! I am getting so tired of all that white out there! This shot of color is a breath of fresh spring air!
    Yvonne

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  19. his Nana IS a genius! Cute table and chairs for $25? Sounds incredibly smart to me. They are completely fabulous!

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  20. You really did a good job. And by the way no he won't understand when he is older....he is male.

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  21. Teach them young. Table looks great. Whole vignette with the table looks very inviting.
    - Joy

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  22. Ooh, what a great find! I just love little tables. I seem to be able to always have a spot for them. This one looks useful and pretty!

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  23. Love your patio and the table is fabulous. Your decor is wonderful also. Hugs, Marty

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  24. This looks great Lindy...super transformation and I like the color too. I have so much trouble keeping anything that I put outside clean even if it is uncover...and in magazines it all look so easy...sigh.

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  25. I love that color too! It looks great! Lezlee

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  26. I love how your table turned out, especially that color. What great decorating style you have.
    TFS

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  27. Your table looks great! I would have thought he'd be pumped to actually have permission to whack it with the hammer:@)

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  28. Your table looks wonderful and I think it's fabulous on the porch ;-)

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  29. I love it! And of coarse the decor surrounding it just makes it look that much more beautiful!

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  30. Oh what a peaceful spot just to sit and drink a morning cup of coffee! I love what you did with the table and all the baskets hanging over the table!

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  31. Ok, Nana, you tell us you love the color, show us a "teaser" can and don't mention the name, are you just being cruel or what? It looks great Lindy, I love the aging and staining, despite what your young helper thinks!

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  32. Absolutely adorable and what a bargain!
    Hugs, Amy

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  33. Hi Lindy! I love your table - the price the color and those chairs! You did so good!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  34. FABULOUS color! I believe if you stain or glaze anything it just makes it that much better. Great color to begin with though! Nice choice.

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  35. This is lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

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  36. I've been missing your fabulous creations linked up to my party, Lindy! I'm so glad to have you back. ;)

    It all looks quite inviting, and, hopefully, it will survive in that spot - especially, after all your work. Perhaps your young grandson will understand...one day, as you said.

    Hugs,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  37. Your table and chairs look great! How many cans of spray-paint did it take you to paint the whole table?

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  38. @JulesHi, Jules
    It took 1 1/2 cans to paint the table. Glad you like it!!!!

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  39. Love the table ...
    & HE is cute!!! :) He reminds me of my oldest when he was little.

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  40. looks great, i like the color and the finish. very nice. i have a party going on right now it you'd like to share, http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/04/anything-goes-party-12.html

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  41. Yes, he will. It looks perfect--with all of the knicks, dings and scratches in it! I love that color. I need it!!!

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  42. Found this at Show and Tell Friday. You're #1! Great job on the table...on the whole thing for that matter. I love the baskets on the hooks. I would sit on your breezy patio any time! ~Ann

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  43. Your table is beautiful and so is your carport!

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  44. Love It, Love It, Love It..... That Windy Porch is Fabulous!

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  45. I love that color too and the blue chairs are perfect with it. What good buys!!

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  46. Now THAT is a great space! Love the color you chose for the table and the way you have the baskets displayed! Very cozy and inviting!

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  47. Love it Lindy!! It's absolutely charming in it's lovely green and distressed finish! Love the chairs you paired too- thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  48. You are a genius! I love that color too. And he won't get it when he's older. Now maybe if he was a girl he might!

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  49. Love it.. what a cute area to hang out in

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  50. love, love, LOVE your display!! The table is fantastic, but I love everything that you have put with it. BRILLIANT!!

    kisses
    heather

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  51. How beautiful! You are such an inspiration. Keep it coming!

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  52. Great treasure and I love the color you painted it! The whole area looks so pretty....Picket

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  53. What a great table, and I love the color that you chose. Of course my favorite thing is that Rooster! I'm your newest follower, hope you will stop on over to my blog!
    Marianne :)

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  54. I have got to get me some of this paint- the color is gorgeous! The table looks so precious with your blue chairs. Love the rooster and all the baskets, too. So charming.....
    ~ Sue

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  55. Brilliant!!! I have never been to your blog before, but I am really enjoying my stay here :D Will def. peek-about some more ;)

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  56. What fun and I'm sure your grandson had a great time "learning" what his Nana was doing. The table (indeed the whole area) look great. Hope you'll stop by and see my new curtain. Happy Easter. Jane

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  57. I love this color too and just used it on a mirror in a guest room. I love your table and your grandson's picture. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. I remember your covered area redo from last year. It still looks so good. I love those baskets hanging above the table. Everything about the table is great. I smiled when I read about making it old and new all at once. I so get that, but understand why little boys don't. My son often shakes his head at me.

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  59. Lindy!!! it is awesome! I love your little breezeway/patio!
    gail

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  60. It is a wonderful gathering you've made there!!! Can I ask what the colors of the tables and chairs are??? LOVELY!!!

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  61. Hello Lindy! What color stain did you use? It looks amazing!

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  62. Thanks for the sweet comment. I used a dark walnut stain but thinned it way down.

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  63. Beautiful sitting area! Love every rustic detail, especially that basket hanger! I'd love a patio like that. :) And love the distressing you did on the table. It's fabulous!

    Donna

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  64. SO cute!! Love it!! Have a happy weekend!
    :-)

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  65. Geez where have I been??!?!?

    New follower! Can't wait to check out the rest of your blog

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  66. His Nana IS a genius!

    Jill
    New Follower, too!

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  67. Wow great farmhouse table, caught up with you from Donna's. Love the color! And I love the pin holes you created. I usually see folks distressing the edges... but this is a very nice detail! When you get a minute, check out my post from Donna's #27! Thanks :)

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  68. I love what you did to this cute table. The color is amazing.

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  69. You are featured here http://decoratinginsanity.com/2011/06/30/thrifty-outdoor-ideas/ Enjoy and grab a button while you are visiting.
    xo,
    mONICa

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  70. Love that color and your patio/breezeway!

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  71. Looks beautiful, Lindy! Everything you touch turns to gold!

    Sue
    xo

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