Monday, June 6, 2011

Trash to Treasure Tuesday House Projects

Moving blows, we all know that.  BUT, the upside here is, I have PROJECTS to do!

The other day I decided that I wanted to check some thrift stores for perhaps a round kitchen table (I need one) and also, I wanted a sofa/console table.  I'd been to several stores and found nothing of the sort.  I decided to go to one more and wouldn't you know.....there in the back was not one,  but TWO tables for me to choose from.  They were completely different from eachother, and I shoulda just bought both, but I chose the one I did and I couldn't be happier with my treasure.

     Side note:  I found a really cool shoji (don't know how to spell that) screen at the same time for fifteen bucks.  I'd thought of getting one for awhile to put up while I was teaching lessons, just as a little divider from the kids and chaos.  Anyway...I was carrying it around the store when a manager came up and told me to just rip the tag, and he'd take it up front so I didn't have to bother with it.  I did as i was told and continued my shopping.  This was the day I bought the great play house, and as I as standing up front by the play house, I looked up and watched an old lady walk out the store with my screen.  The manager was walking by right then, and I said, "Ummm, that lady just walked out with my screen."  He turned and saw her and then yelled at the chashiere "Did you just sell that to that lady?  She's the wrong one."  The cashiere was like, "Ummm, she told me it was hers."  And the manager said, NO, THIS lady has the ticket.  Then he turned and apologized to me.  I shrugged my shoulders and said, "well that sucks.  Do you want to just take another 10 bucks off my table?"  To which he quickly replied "Yes, I would love to do that."  SWEET!

And all of this is a reallllllly long way for me to get around to showing you my trash to treasure.  One I'm particularly in love with and can't wait to put in the new house (though I'm quite fond of where it ended up in the "old" house).

BEFORE:

She has great lines, if not a bit shiny.  This table is so cool, the drawers are made of old wood, don't know how to describe it.  But, all I know is, the table is cool.

A quick sanding (and I do mean QUICK), a rinse down and then a spray prime and one can of spray paint later (whole thing took me about 45 minutes to do), I had this:

AFTER:

Doesn't she look like she's ALWAYS belonged there?
Yeah, i thought so too.
Funny how you don't even know your missing something, until it's there.


Not gonna lie.  This little vignette makes me happy every time I walk into the room.  I sorta don't want to take it down and move it.  It just means I'm that much closer to permanently not living here anymore.

Anyway....there you have my sunny makeover for this week.  No worries, got another REDONKULOUS priced find already done, and about a million more swimmin around in my head.  Let's just say, my entire living room is getting a makeover.  Except, I'm using all my same stuff.

Happy Tuesday.
Now go out and treasure hunt.

I'll just be at workshop, singing showtunes and making up choreography and dreaming about packing boxes.

Allyson


13 comments:

Becky said...

The nerve of that lady! Oh my. But, what a pretty table! You have some skills. You give so much inspiration to those of us (me!) who feel pretty much inept in the decorating department! Love it!

alison said...

yeah, i definitely need to start using your technique of refurbishing furniture! chan's bed took me FIVE hours to sand, prime, and paint. even my mother in law was all, "why didn't you do spray paint???" what evs. i love it and he loves it. annnnnyhoo....back to YOUR creation. awesome table!! and i love the picture above it. did i read write either on here or on facebook that you recreated your bedroom design too?? if so, YAY! i loooooooved your bedroom redo so it's spectacular if you were able to redo that in your new home.

also, i might have had to full body tackle that old lady over what rightfully was mine. i'm just sayin' ;)

Lene said...

Awesome table and I can see why it makes you happy when you see it.
I must go to the thrift store after people like you. I NEVER find good stuff.

Kristina P. said...

Speaking of tickets, we were on a Sassy review of The Grand America Hotel, in Utah. One of the girls lost her Flip video camera and called the next day. They found it and gave her a ticket number. She went to pick it up and they gave it to someone else! How does that even happen?!?

I love the console. My one trip to the consignment store has made me a bit hungry to go out and look for more. I want to paint my dresser, which is just natural wood, but I need to figure out where to do it, since I don't have a garage.

The Scotts said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lizard said...

oh honey! that is BEAUTIFUL!!! i LOVE it!!!

lexlocilori said...

so cute. congrats on your new home :)

Karli said...

"A quick sanding (and I do mean QUICK), a rinse down and then a spray prime and one can of spray paint later"... that just sounds SO do-able... and I have NEVER tried anything of the sort... I am just gonna have to get my brave all worked up and go for it! Congrats on the new home :)

Karli said...

Sorry, it's Jen, not Karli :)

Steph said...

Love it. Wish I could steal it for my new entryway.

Minky {moo} said...

Girl you are giving me a run for my money with all this rehabbing you are doing!! I can see why this one makes you smile every time you see it. It's great. I can't wait till I am all healed and can get back to work!

Grace Adams said...

Love, love, love the table. And congratulations on the new house! Things are going so well for you! I know we all complain about moving, but it's a great feeling to clear out the clutter and start fresh. I'm so happy for you!

Kellie said...

I lOVE it! It's the perfect cream color!