I found this lovely metal table at a thrift store that I only go to every now and then, and I fell in love with her immediately.
She has those lovely curves and curlicues that make me buy things that I don’t need.
But when I saw the price of $3.99 I thought it would be pretty crazy not to take her home with me… and bonus… when I got to the cash I found out it was 50% off day.
I love it when that happens. 🙂
So she actually cost me just 2 bucks, making her a perfect table makeover recipient.
Monkey, who is pretty much my project assistant, was basically unimpressed.
Apparently eating grass is much more interesting.
This table makeover was very easy.
I took her out to my very glamorous painting booth and gave her some much needed spray paint love.
And two coats and an hour later here she is all fresh and bright in a chalky white.
I didn’t coat her with anything because I’m planning to leave her outside for the winter to let the weather perform its magic on her, like I did with my wheelbarrow planter, and I’ll see what she looks like next spring. I’ll be sure to share the results. If I like how she turned out I’ll give her a protective coating then.
So next I had to find a table top. You’ll see in the pics that she has three top holders, for lack of better words, that stick out around the edge.
So the top had to be 15-16 inches wide in order to fit.
I went through my stashes and found this $1 brass tray that I’ve had around for quite some time.
It was the perfect size and even had a raised edge to fit.
In her past life she might not have been a table. I can definitely see using her as a bird bath if I ever find the right birdie swimming pool.
But for now she is a table, and I think she looks very happy… and this $3 project makes me very happy too.
I’m not usually a shiny brass lover, but I really like the contrast of the metallic brass with the white table.
Now I’m on a mission to find two metal or wicker chairs that I can makeover to go with her.
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!