Friday, April 30, 2010

My $20 Dollar Craigslist Table ~

So remember this table I picked up on Craigslist for $20 bucks?

Good lines, super sturdy and perfect for a little storage. 

I decided it was going to live in my "new" craft room. So I grabbed my favorite hand sander...
Yes, Octo Sander, that is you!

After a good sanding - did I mention the Octo Sander has attachements? - I grabbed the same painting supplies I used on my craft room dresser

I painted it black, and when it was dry - just a little bit of sanding to finish it off.  Oh, and I took of the hardware, gave them a good scrubin' and used a little Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.


And here is my lovely $20 Craigslist table (sorry for the bad photos the sun was shining in, but I am not complaining)!




So all one needs is a little sanding, a little painting - and of course the time to scour Craigslist!

Today is the last day for the Parade of Homes over at Poppies at Play - be sure to head over and check out the great homes for today.

Linked to:
Home and Family Friday at Home is Where my Story Begins
DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land







42 comments:

Marla said...

Chelsea, Oh yeah yo got a beauty there! I love your new table and it looks fab in black. Isn't Craigslist great? Smiles, Marla

stripeycat said...

I am loving that piece ! I just scored 3 "good lines" pieces off my local craigslist the other day... and am giddy to refinish them.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great table, Chelsea! I loved it even before you painted it, but it's even better now! Your craft room is really coming along.

1 Funky Woman said...

Super, duper, fantastic, awesome find! I love it and where you put it!

Cathy said...

I love this piece! The lines are beautiful! You totally scored...and of course you know I love it painted black!

I also wanted to comment on your gorgeoous home! I came by several times yesterday and something always came up so I could not comment! I love evrything about your beautiful place...the kids playroom is a dream! They must love it and your bedroom is pure perfection...I love the stools at the end of the bed...wonderful!

I loved the tour!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Great lines + spray paint = a fantastic transformation!...And for $20???? ...makes it amazing!

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Looks fantastic! Amazing what a little paint and sand paper can do!

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Suzanne said...

I absolutely love this one. Amazing what YOU can do for $20 and a lot of love!

Heather@PixieDust said...

that is awesome! i need some more storage for my craft supplies!

Erin said...

Wow. You made $20 stretch. Great job. It turned out sooo well!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a fabulous piece! Love the new look.

Burlap Luxe said...

Beautiful addition to the room, a room and a piece to love.

~Dore~

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

You did a great job, it looks like it cost a lot of money from a place such as Ballard Designs! Enjoy it!! Janell

melifaif said...

Fantastic....can I get so lucky? Looking for patio furniture...ugh!

KRISTINA CIPOLLA PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Looks awesome! I painted our bedroom furniture black last weekend and it looks fabulous! It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint (especially) black can do. Love it! :)

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Oh, it looks so great! Beautiful work my dear. :)

Nina Diane said...

oh wow...looks great!

Becky @ The Shea Family said...

that looks great!!!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Wonderful! I need to hunt Craiglist even more.

Deb @ Confessions of an Ugly Mom said...

I wish I could say I saw the fabulousness coming when I saw your first post about this table, but I seriously underestimated how great the finished product would be. I love that table. Great job!

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

It turned out fantastic!! I love all the great furniture make overs I keep seeing- but I haven't found anything yet to test it out on!

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

What a fun piece. I suspect the seller would totally want it back!!!

handbags*n*pigtails said...

That is fur-eakin incredible! What kind of paint did you use?
Sarah
HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com

Meet Virginia said...

WOW!! This looks so awesome what a great find and you did an amazing job on it too!!

~Morgan

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Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

SO envious of this terrific find!! It has inspired me to peruse my local Craig's List. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to comment on my memo board tutorial earlier. I am so glad to have found your blog. Add me to your list of followers!

~ Regan said...

Lookin' Great!! Love the black! Those little boxes are perfect, aren't they?

Terrific job!

Angie said...

That turned out gorgeous!!!! I need to get painting... ;)

Becca said...

Chelsea,

This piece is so beautiful! Don't you just love Craigslist? Thank you so much for linking up with me today! By the way, check out Heather's Facebook page today... interesting things happening in the neighborhood!

Hope to see you next week too for Home and Family Friday! Thanks again!

Becca

Samantha - Walnut and Ivory said...

What a fantastic transformation!

Bird said...

Chelsea, that is fab!

I really need a buffet for my family room, but have not yet found anything worth tackling here in France!

I ussually head over to my local charity shop...

BTW, AWESOME home you have there girl!

Ther's not one bit I don't like! I just wish I had the skill to make it happen! :)

Stunning!

Hugs,
Bird

Kristi said...

What a GREAT project!!! It's amazing how some black paint can make something so FABULOUS! LOVE IT :)
Kristi

Melanie said...

Great job. It looks fabulous!

Amanda said...

Wow that looks fabulous! I have an old, ugly ornate mirror here and I plan to paint it black tomorrow. Can't wait!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Hi Chelsea,
Hi There,
I recently added a Link Party Directory to my blog site, Tools Are For Women Too!, listing just over 100 link parties. I made sure that Room To Inspire was included. Here is the link http://toolsareforwomentoo.blogspot.com/p/link-parties.html Please take a look at it when you have time and link back to me somehow ,if possible. i also do a link party called Modern Craftswoman Monday. Thank you. Rory

House Queen said...

Another great job girl! I had hopes of scoring something fabulous at my local auction last night but we were hit with major flooding!!! Maybe next week...

Popcorn Served Daily said...

$20.00 well spent!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

This is a great makeover!!! I am so jealous. ;) Thanks for the visit this weekend!

{All Thingz Related} said...

Oh yeah...that looks AWESOME!!!
~Bridgette

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

It is STUNNING! I wouldn't have had the vision for what it "could be," but you did a marvelous job. I am a huge fan of all things painted black, so I guess I'm not surprised that I love it ... what a beauty!

Rene@bargainhoot said...

Wow, you did an awesome job!! Love the color!!

Rene'

Julie said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a difference a coat of paint makes...

Anonymous said...

Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!

Cheers
Christian, iwspo.net

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