Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Plan B

PLAN A:
*Take eight dollar thrift store table
out of storage.

*Sand off ugly gold paint to
reveal original mahogany finish
(this should be easy since the previous owner
didn't properly prep table before spray painting)
.
*Leave just enough gold paint patches
to give the table an "old world" finish.

*Pair table with old mirror.PROBLEM:
*Removal of gold paint reveals
several scratches on tabletop
(likely a reason the previous owner painted it).


PLAN B:
*Sand tabletop to remove scratches.
*Tape off mirror and molding.
*Lightly sand mirror frame.

*Break out the, ever dependable, black spray paint.When doing makeovers,
it's good to have a Plan B.

32 comments:

coco said...

Gotta love that black paint! Looks great as usual!

Juli said...

Love the table. I usually just go straight for the black paint.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Your transformations always make me think-why didn't I think of that? I would have walked on by-but you make it magical! Always!

AliceAnderson said...

You have the world's best thrift store! I only find small decorative things at mine, which isn't bad, but I'm on the lookout for furniture I can refinish. I guess I just need to keep making the rounds. :)

Steph said...

They were made for each other. The trusty black paint never fails to impress.

Small House said...

$8.00, really? That had to be a good day. And it turned out beautiful.
Have a good day.
Sandra

Living with Lindsay said...

You always have the best thrift store finds. If I find good things here, they are always really expensive! Your table and mirror look great!

Holly said...

OMGoodness, that is a great table! I'm looking for something similar, and that would be perfect. Lucky you!

Joanna said...

Black spray paint is a great plan B!

Darlene said...

Black paint comes to the rescue again! LOVE it!♥

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love black furniture!

Sherri S said...

It looks LOVELY! Beautiful 'finish' of a plan. Even if it was plan B.

Amber said...

Great plan B!! I'm 'plan B-ing' it up as we speak {okay, a coat is drying} on some thrift store finds!!

And it's black!

Great job, as usual. :)

Amber
XOXOXOXO

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Plan B always ends up being Plan A in my experience!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I think it's just true of life to have a "Plan B"! That turned out great. Black or white paint always makes things look better!

Manuela

Erin said...

That turned out great! I love changing things with paint too!

linda said...

I've got a table that looks just like yours, now you've got me thinking...it might look great in black!

Since becoming a blogger, black spray paint has become my new best friend!

Nora said...

I love black furniture. I would have done the same thing :)

The Burners said...

I love that table and mirror combo. You must be shopping in all the right places for these finds!Plus, I am in love with the pillars in your home. I wish pillars would work in our home! Did you add them yourself?

Dawn said...

Gotta love paint! That table looks awesome!

-Dawn
www.lifeateventuallycottage.blogspot.com

Nichole said...

I always love seeing your projects. The table looks great!

I can't wait until it's warm enough here to spray paint again!

Blissful Nikki said...

WOW! LOVE IT!! :)

bec4 said...

Plan B is good! What a great table. I often find that the metalic paint is hard to sand off, not sure why. I also love your sheet music--wonderful!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

More proof that black spray paint fixes EVERYTHING!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

oh - I have so many plan B's - now I just need to get around to them. :)

Sara said...

Your thrift store is much better than mine! I never find cute table to spray paint.

Mimi Sue said...

It looks like a million bucks. Mimi

Sheryl said...

Thank goodness for plan B and black spraypaint!

tam said...

Looks terrific! It is good to have a plan B~LoL! Hope you are having a wonderful week~Tam :D

Sandy Toes said...

I love your plan B....love it!
-sandy toe

Lisa said...

OOOOHHHHHHH!!!!!

HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Anna said...

Wow. Nicely done!

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