>End table becomes inspiration piece


I went yardsaling a few weeks ago, and I saw this table for $5.00! Really, $5.00? But I knew we had no need for an end table. So I passed over it, and went on to another yardsale a few minutes away. But I kept thinking about that $5.00 table! I decided that I could go back (an hour later) and if it was still there, it was destiny – we were meant to be together. Lo and behold…she was still there! I snagged her and was so happy that I did – I knew I would have been kicking myself for that later!

Isn’t she pretty? She’s real wood, and besides some scratches on her drawer, she was really in perfect condition. But I had higher hopes for her! I would not just let her remain plain and ordinary, but I wanted her to really strut her stuff!

Just so you understand why I ended up with the final product, I wanted to let you know about a great link I was reading on the Nesting Place blog about slowly making over your space on a budget. JUST what I needed to read! I found some inspirational pictures online, and I decided that I wanted my living room colors to be creams, dark brown wood, and sage green. Here’s some pictures that might help with the color scheme I’m leaning towards:

Country Living




So I decided that this little table would serve as my “inspiration color” table. I wanted to somehow incorporate all of my desired living room colors into this little table.

I primed the table, the painted it with leftover paint from our nightstand re-do. (seriously…this is the never-ending paint can…and I love it!) I decided to keep with the color theme, that I would leave the top stained wood. Everything else in the room is dark stained wood, so I thought it would help to match the colors into the rest of the room.

I then got a little more daring than usual. I took out the drawer, measured, and cut some very cute scrapbook paper. I then mod-podged it onto the face of the drawer

Ah-HA! Sage green! I then mixed some clear glaze with some white paint, and gave the whole table a coat to make it more uniform. Once that dried, I added some hardware from Lowes…and here she is in all of her glory!

She’s soooo showing off her legs in these photos 😉 Don’t you love them?!

I really love the muted sage green details…

I just wanted to show her off right away, so it’s nighttime, and I don’t have good lighting, but I don’t care! I’ll make sure to show her off again once I figure out a nice pretty arrangement for her top, and it’s in the middle of the day 🙂

Before I go, I just wanted to thank you all for your sweet comments! I seriously get SO excited when I see that I have another comment…they truly make my day! Hope you all had a great Monday 🙂

42 Responses to “>End table becomes inspiration piece”
  1. Rhiannon says:

    >i love her! shes gaw-jus! it was meat to be I cant believe you got her for only $5!

  2. >This turned out great!I love reading your blog :)Hannah

  3. Jessica says:

    >Wow – I've been inspired!!!

  4. Kendall says:

    >So pretty! You did such a great job! My FAVORITE color is sage green- it's sprinkled all throughout our home :)-kendallPS: I'm so excited to get the weekly menu board! 😉

  5. Becolorful says:

    >Daring is good. Aren't you glad you took a risk. I know I am. It is just sooooo much more interesting this way. :)Pam @ beColorful

  6. >This looks amazing!!! I love the colors you used & the scrapbook paper! I get way too impatient to wait for natural light to take pictures too 😉

  7. Ana says:

    >It's beautiful, I can't take my eyes of it! Thank You for so many inspirations:)

  8. >That really turned out pretty. I love the damask in a subtle color too. Well done, tami from the high street cottage

  9. Eliana says:

    >beautiful piece! Its not easy to come across a piece that is ALL wood for $5. great job on the makeover! check out some of my makeovers @ refinish-it-all.com

  10. Martha anne says:

    >Wow!! That is sooooo beautiful!! I want it, wow! If only I had a house to fit something like this. Love it!

  11. Chrissy says:

    >Great makeover! I really like the scrapbook paper on the drawers.

  12. Michelle L. says:

    >So nice! What a difference. Don't they make the best scrapbook paper these days? I love the one you chose.

  13. Becky says:

    >Love it…so darling! Clever use with that paper – it really makes it unique! And, for $5, how could you go wrong?Becky B.www.organizingmadefun.blogspot.com

  14. Lauren K. says:

    >Love it! I've been looking for an end table to make over to fill an empty space (and in my condo that doesn't happen tpo much!) but I haven't had luck with craigslist or freecycle. Keeping my fingers crossed for one, hopefully free!

  15. >Love it! It looks amazing!! Thanks for linking up!

  16. Gotham says:

    >wow, you have done a really good job on this table, i had to go back up again and see if it was the same table, it looks so changed and so beautiful, with drawers, its a perfect night stand table or for foyar Best Storage Cabinets

  17. >Wow, great job! She is stunning, and your decoupage project makes her even more beautiful.Thanks for stopping by my blog and for encouraging me. 🙂

  18. Olivia says:

    >Oh wow! This came out FABULOUS! You have to stop by and check out my blog… I do alot of makeovers for less! LOVE your table. Hugs,Olivia

  19. Donna says:

    >Your table is just adorable! Decoupaging the drawers was such a great idea! You'd never guess that it's the same table!

  20. Meg says:

    >I'm lovin' the paper and all your wonderful painting! Great job!I'm having a fun giveaway going on now! Hope you can check it out! http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/10/another-giveaway-for-you.html

  21. >Christina! It's lovely! I love the new look. What an amazing rescue! I'm going to include a link in tomorrow's highlights. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful transformation in the DIY Project Parade! :)Roeshel

  22. >Hi, visiting from Transformation Thursday and I am glad I did, this is a beautiful transformation the drawers are fabulous!Carol

  23. >What a simply beautiful redo–thanks so much for linking up!

  24. >So pretty, those color choices are perfect!

  25. Decorchick! says:

    >Christina that is SOOO pretty!! I love how you left the stop stained. I love that look. Great job girl!

  26. >Such an amazing job! I am so impressed. It looks great.

  27. >I know the perfect place for it…my bedroom 🙂 Lovely piece! Nice work!

  28. Pam C says:

    >Tina..this turned out wonderful! I think you left the top stained? or did you paint it a dark color? We need a better picture of it. I really looks great. (Now, when I pass neighbors garbage, I am looking if you can use anything!)

  29. Erin says:

    >Great inspiration pictures!! And I love the the nighstand turned out! 🙂

  30. Jill says:

    >Great table! I can't believe you got it for only $5!!Thanks for linking this up to A Round Tuit this week!Have a great weekend.Jill @ Creating my way to Successhttp://jembellish.blogspot.com/

  31. >Aren't you glad you went back?! Your transformation is fabulous, and "daring" to do something different paid off in big dividends!Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to seeing what you link up each week.Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottagehttp://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

  32. Gypsy Heart says:

    >She looks fabulous! Can't believe the cost was only $5. You did a super job with this.Pat

  33. >Love the new table! Fabulous make over. I would never have thought to mod podge scrap book paper to the drawers. What a great idea. I hope you can stop by my blog and show off your project to my readers on my Show Off Sunday Party. http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-off-sunday-party_24.html

  34. Cristie says:

    >Very pretty, love how you finished it!

  35. Holly says:

    >So stylish and I love that you kept the top wood…nice touch!

  36. Allison says:

    >Beautiful makeover! And love the color scheme you have decided to go with in your living room.I really like your frames as well. Thanks so much for linking up both projects to my first party! 🙂

  37. Stephanie says:

    >Beautiful I just love it!

  38. >Its Cheri Again-visiting from the CSI. (I am enteries number 86, 87, 88 and 89)great job.Cheri from http://www.itssoverycheri.com and http://www.thediyclub.com

  39. >What a change! I loved the table to begin with, but it is even better now! and for $5! what a bargain for you!http://jandrzoo.blogspot.com

  40. Jane says:

    >Great job! I love the color combination!

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