Monday, May 17, 2010

Table Makeover

So we have this corner of our bathroom that's been bugging me. We have a LOT of space around our tub and it's become home to this and that because it's a flat space and flat spaces tend to do that. I wanted to make it look more cohesive and put together. When I saw this for $3.99:

on one of my "Goodwill hunting" trips, I had an idea. I sanded it (during which I remembered to take the before pic and made a note to myself that if this is going to become a habit buy a small electric sander) and gave it a spray of heirloom white:
I didn't care too much if it was totally covered because I knew I was going to do more to it and I'd rather work inside anyway.

After bringing it in and giving it a coat of an antique linen, I  got cracking, or crackling, by covering the top and bottom shelf with crackle medium. After that was dry, I went over it with an antique white ,  crackle crackle , and voila:

I dry brushed the legs with the antique white to give them a worn look. The finished product (with a couple of 40% off baskets from Michaels):

Linking up at :

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Robin @ Blommi said...

Great job. You certainly made a $4 table look good!

Now following you from FMBT :)

Unknown said...

I'm your newest follower from fmbt! I love your goodwill makeover. I'm addicted to Goodwill. And spraypaint. But not in a bad way. I swear.

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Thanks for the feedback and the visits. I'll jump over to each of your places. Keeping up with these blog hops is hard work (but fun). Have a great day.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a pretty table! You did a great job!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Thanks Lisa. I like the way it turned out and enjoy looking at it in my bathroom :)

Room to Inspire said...

You definitely made that table look fabulous. I am going to have to try crackling a piece of furniture soon! I just love how it looks - what product did you use? Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.


Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I just used Plaid's crackle medium but last week on a picture frame, I tried white glue and it worked well too.

Megan Gunyan said...

It looks SO much better! I love crackle finish. You made it look right. Great job! (And...I luuuuv me some chocolate! Always a good move!)

Unknown said...

Great transformation!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Way to go--no one would ever guess that started out as a $4 table! Thanks for linking up to the under $100 party.

Holly said...

Wow, I love that crackle treatment! It looks great!