Monday, May 25, 2015

Two Painted Tables Painted Two Times

I bought this sturdy table for 4.00 and thought wow, what a deal. I painted it the first time around with a deer image but I hated it so I sanded it down and tried again. I was very happy with my second attempt and glad that I stuck with it.


The owner of the shop that I am in liked it ok it I think because she put I on the post card mailer she sent out announcing her Open House. Yeah!

Here is a triangle table I found and thought was cool. I painted it with a Coke design I found on the internet. It is a likeness of an old hanging sign that hung on the front of a store.  I got it all done the first time and messed up the top coat. So I sanded it down and painted it again.  Just like the other table on this post I had to do a do-over to get it right.  Oh well I would rather have it right than wrong.

Unique Hand Made Tables

ENJOY THE RIDE TABLE-This table started out with 2 bicycle rims and 2 boards from my stash.  I added some big old castors that I got from a junk shop to make it roll. If you are going to "enjoy the ride" then you better be able to roll! I hand painted the top and stenciled the bottom.

My son brought 2 cable spools home from work for me to play with.
I painted them up and added castors to the bottom.


In this picture you can see that I attached some jute to the middle to make it look like a spool of twine.
This table started out with two bi-fold doors. I originally bought them to make a clothing rack but decided against it because they were way to tall.  Left with my 8.00 investment I let them sit for a couple of months and then decided they would make a great couch table. You know the kind that you put behind your couch to display cool stuff on.  I uses some old table legs and some castors on the bottom so you could move it around easily.  I hand painted the designs on the top of the table.

This is one of my favorite tables.  It was made from 2 large drawers I found at the Re-Store.  I added some large spindles and once again some castors and came up with this table.  I even added some hooks on the end for towels or utensils or kid's jackets. Whatever! I painted it shabby white and stenciled it with a French script stencil.

I can't even believe I made this table, but I did.  When I say I made it I mean it. I design my creations and then put them together myself.  This one I made from a large drawer and 2 auto creepers that are used to scoot under a car when you are fixing it.  The wheels roll very nicely.  I used some old table legs to connect the 2 parts and an old baby bed spring for the back. I hand painted the design on the front and added the floral swag.  I forgot to take pictures of it so the lady who bought it was kind enough to email these two pictures.  I think she did a great job taking the picture it reminds me of something out of a "Romantic Home" magazine!


Night Stands and Tables


Here are some end tables and night stands that I painted over the last year.