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Trash to Treasure: Dollar Deals - part 1

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Ellenboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

December 4, 2012
3:46 PM

Post #9349864

I have been picking up needy furniture at auctions and such when no one else wants them. Much to my husband's consternation I am starting to accumulate projects...yikes! Anyway, I picked up this sad little table complete with swashbuckling pirate's chest ornamentation for a buck. All I knew was that it was very heavy for it's size and had "good bones". A LOT of elbow grease and a can of sparvarnish later and overall cost...$3

I found the "twisty stick" and my husband installed it.

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Ellenboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

December 4, 2012
3:57 PM

Post #9349883

Dollar deal - part two

Another "rescue"...very dated so I tried some whimsical color to see if I could change it's attitude. Not shown here but I did put casters on it too...Now it's a rolling tv stand and drawers for sewing supplies...

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Ellenboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

December 4, 2012
4:06 PM

Post #9349894

Part three -

Got one of those little rolling tables...usually have white bottoms and oak top. This one had a leaf that folded out and came with a couple of those matching stools. I guess I didn't take any before shots, I removed the leaf and foldout leg. Replaced drawer pulls and used some creative spray paint that mimics copper. Spiffed up the stools too, just sold them at auction. The table now holds my master tv. The oak leaf? Set aside for another day.

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Emerald Hills, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 4, 2012
4:10 PM

Post #9349900

Fabulous transformations! Love your work. Do you strip everything down, before you re-finish?


(Pegi) Norwalk, CA
(Zone 10b)

December 4, 2012
7:48 PM

Post #9350091

Beautiful make overs!! Looks like a lot of work but what wonderful pieces you have created. Just keep on posting your great work.
Ellenboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

December 5, 2012
5:32 AM

Post #9350250

@lizzipa depends on the piece, the first table was pure sanding,,,the other two were just cleaned up and rough sanded before paint


(Bev) Wytheville, VA
(Zone 6a)

December 5, 2012
5:52 PM

Post #9350843

Really nice finds! You did a fabulous job rehabbing all of them!

(Zone 5a)

December 5, 2012
7:16 PM

Post #9350919

Have you ever tried refinishing with chalk paint and wax. It's amazing what it can do to give an old piece a great look.
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 6, 2012
10:05 AM

Post #9351315

Love that first table!
Dahlonega, GA

December 24, 2012
8:27 AM

Post #9366007

Tell me about the chalk paint and wax process .Sounds interesting .
Ellenboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

December 30, 2012
4:59 PM

Post #9370844

@Sensiblelynn - I have never seen that one, I looked up some info on Very intriguing, I'm always looking to try something new. Do you have any pics?

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