Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Firewood


Firewood is what my hubby called this table and chairs as he was loading it into the back of his truck.  I called it pure potential.  I just knew she could be beautiful, and for thirty dollars, I didn't care to much if for some reason she didn't turn out.  Craigslist I love you!


I forgot to take before pictures, so here are the pictures the guy texted me.


She needed a major face lift and I was up for the challenge.


Remember the chandelier I took from my neighbors curb?  I gave her a face lift too.  Are you ready for my dining room reveal? Keep in mind it cost me a total of 40 dollars plus paint.  Thirty for the table and chairs, and 10 for the roll of upholstery fabric I got at the consignment store down the street. Drum roll..............

Not bad huh?



The weather has been amazing this week, so I actually got to paint outside without melting away.


I think I love her!


Another awesome thing about this table is that it helped me get to know my neighbors!   They are just wonderful!  We talked and talked, while I painted, and our kids played together!  Hi Kristen!:)


I actually had to paint her twice.  The first time I used glaze, and didn't like how it looked, so we repainted, and just used a sander to rough her up a bit.




I am linking up to Wendy's Frugal Friday over at The Shabby Nest
And to the amazing Miss Mustard Seed
Until my next project  
Hugs from Texas!

39 comments:

Renee@Modus Operandi Designs said...

What a fantastic transformation!!
I love re-do's so much, more than buying something new. I always feel like I've cheated the system somehow...call it my inner anarchist.
I'm working on some trash finds myself! Feel free to check em' out. =)
http://nouveaunotsoriche.blogspot.com/2010/10/thrift-store-treasures.html

Love the bangs, btw!

Esther@fleurcottage said...

terr-iff-ic!...love-ly!...fan-tas-tic!...su-purb!...need i say more?! :)

Carisa said...

Gorgeous! The white paint and striped fabric really make this table look sophisticated.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I love the table and the chandelier! Love the colors.

perfectly paisley said...

Your table and chairs turned out beautifully!

Claire said...

Love the "new" dining set-you did a fab job and the chandy makes the room-love it! I'm a follower -Come over and visit my site!

The Watermelon Tree said...

I LOVE the blue that you painted the chandelier!!!
I stumbled upon your blog from How About Orange and I have spent the whole evening going back and reading all of ya'll's past entries and getting so much inspiration!!!

Anny said...

What a soothing room to eat in! I love the colors you chose :)

Nicole said...

Amazing Sari! Love the table and the bangs! :)

billiemonster said...

Wow! I love this! Before & Afters are my absolute favorite favorite! The table and chairs came out amazing - I love them! And the blue chandelier, love! Great job for being able to see past the ugly, that takes talent too. :O)

Also, just wanted to say thanks so much for stopping by Billie Monster and following. I'm following you too. :O)

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Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Absolutely love this table and chairs! And the turquoise chandelier...super great!

Angie said...

Fabulous redo! The whole room is gorgeous!

Ann said...

I love what you did to the chandy, now it looks so lovely and chic.

Ant the table and chairs, they don't look like firewood anymore...

You've created a very inviting space in your home:)

Tania said...

this is so great!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Bet your hubby isn't calling this firewood anymore...everything looks great. The chandelier is sunning!

Julie said...

So glad you saw the potential in that table. You did a great job on it!

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

I bet your husband won't doubt you again! your table transformation is beautiful! $30 is a steal!

Hanna said...

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I absolutely love this chandelier and I am thinking of doing something similar for my daughters nursery!! LOVE IT

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Great transformation. I love the color of the chandy. I would be too scared to do that. But love that your weren't. Bangs look great too.

Nicole Jennings said...

So lovely! I wish I could find a table like that for 30 bucks! You did a great job of making something dated look fantastic :)

Baby Cupcake Mommy said...

No clue how I found your blog but I AM IN LOVE!!! That table is amazing!

Carmel @ our fifth house said...

Great job! Found you through The Shabby Nest!

xo- Carmel

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

WOW I think I love her too!!! You did great!! I love the blue chandy and the blue jar and ... well everything!! Great joB!

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Love it, so incredible! Love how it looks! Makes me want to be crafty... I am not.

Little Lovables said...

I gasped when I saw it!

Amy said...

I too am a Land of Enchantment transplant to Texas. Came down here to be and Aggie and never left.

Love your table and chairs.

sisters4saymoreismore said...

um. A M A Z I N G!!!!!! i need to show sophie this she will pee! yipee for sisters!

~selina

JMay said...

Nice job, I'm so impressed :-) Really looks great!

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stephanie said...

Oh my! I am seriously at awe at the transformation. I love the seat covers! Where did you get that fabric?

SILVIA said...

honey!!!
love your style!!!
xx

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Kristina Clemens said...

WOOWWWW!!! You did a fantastic job! And I love the striped fabric you used to recover the chairs! Great new dining room! =)
Kristina J.

1 Funky Woman said...

No doubt I am in love and that chandelier is adorable! I love the color! I love finding furniture and proving my husband wrong. Your table is amazing, good job!

Megan

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