Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Side of Furniture

I look at a lot of blogs and am continually amazed at the furniture transformations you fine people accomplish.  I pick up pieces and have every intention of doing something but usually cop out and sell them as-is leaving the work to the new owner. 
No more (or at least less more)!  I'm challenging myself and the only way to do that is to get out there and do it.  Check out my upcycled coffee table if you please.

Since I tend toward lazy (and fast) solutions I knew I had to buy a piece that could only sell with a makeover.  This way I wouldn't fall into old patterns!  Here is how it looked when I brought it home.

Yikes, you are a bit ugly.  But you've got good bones.  There's a beauty hiding in there!

Since I'm lazy I actually did three pieces of furniture at the same time.  I'm slow to start but man, when I get going, I go BIG!  I'm saving those for another post.
In another attempt to challenge myself I've put this up on Craigs List. I think I want to branch out into selling furniture that way.  I won't have to lug it to shows and it can GET OUT OF THE HOUSE!  Here's hoping it works and thanks to all of you for the continued and fabulous inspiration!
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7 comments:

Sarah said...

What a cute table! I love the basket that you used underneath - is it an old picnic basket?

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Very nice redo! I hope Craigslist brings you success :) Your newest follower.

clustres said...

Paint does make a difference, doesn't it? This looks great and I hope you have good responses on Craigslist. Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Very nice! Great little vignette you created.

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Nice job! It looks great in the lighter color. The basket looks great underneath too. Thanks for sharing at Transformations and Treasures!

Laurel said...

Looks great...love your little vingette. Good luck on Craig's List...my hubby does great on there selling his skid loader attachments :) Laurel

very merry vintage style said...

It looks really nice and you have staged it really well with the baskets. Good luck with your new selling venue! Thanks for linking this post to Share the Love Wednesday; hope you'll be back this week--
Mary