Sunday, August 2, 2009

Before and After x 2

Here is my Before # 1. I got it at Goodwill yesterday for $2.99. It reminded me of a piece that my grandparents used to have in their house.

I think the fish stickers scared people away. It had been marked down three times.
I just peeled them off and sanded the heck out of it.
Here's my favorite assistant helping me wash it off.
A very bright aqua spray paint was applied. After that I distressed it by sanding all the edges and even a little on the surface areas.
If you read my blog regularly, you'll recognize the burlap lamp and house.

I love the pop of color it gives this room. A little more whimsy for this room.

And here is Before and After #2, also found at GW for $1.99. I saw potential in it right away.
Forget the chefs. Check out the faux crystal knob and distressed background. Bingo!

I cut out some scrapbooking paper and covered up the chefs. I used a glue stick in case I ever wanted to repurpose this piece again.

I've been missing my Dad, so I cut out this photo of him as a child, and put this metal scrapbooking frame over it. I got some of those at Big Lots a couple of years ago. I wish I had bought a bunch more!

Instead of hanging it directly on the wall, I wanted to add a pop of lime green. I tied the ribbon on the handles.

Last but not least, the letters Bob. My kids called my Dad Big Bob, so when I find more scrabble letters I'll add the B-I-G.
Voila!
I had a lot of fun making these two projects.
Thanks for looking!
Head on over to Rhoda's for some more thrifty treasures~
xo
Chrissie

44 comments:

Jes said...

CHRISSIE GRACE!!!
i l.o.v.e. these projects!!! sooooooo cute :D

sara's art house said...

Love both of the makeovers!

Beth Anderson said...

Your imagination is so inspiring. I wish I could look at something and have a light bulb go off in my head with such creative ideas.
I love them both!
Who could ever imagine a lovely end table for $2.99!

Wendy said...

That table turned out fantastic!!

~~Carol~~ said...

I absolutely adore that plaque with your Dad's picture on it! I love the little scrapbook frame on it too.I had no idea there were things like that in the scrapbooking world, that you could use for other purposes. I need to shop those aisles, I guess! Love that table too, and the color that you painted it. Much better than the fish!

Tarva said...

Love the color of the table. So pretty.

Suzanne in TX said...

I love the paint color you chose for the end table and you did a fantastic job on both makeovers! Come over and visit sometime soon...

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love your table makeover! The color is gorgeous. :) My mom has a table like that, but it's needing some work. Visiting from Rhoda's party. :)

Arya said...

I love your remakes! Don't you just love turning things that are unwanted into items that are sought after!

Great job!!

Linda said...

Precious table! But the picture of your dad brings a tear to the eye - sooooo sweet! Linda

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

I love the color on that table! I wish I had the gots and the house to do that.

Gwen said...

All I can say if FABULOUS!

Blue Creek Home said...

Great make-overs. I love that you added your dad's photo. It turned out great.
Rhonda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I really like your redos. I have started getting around to some of my redo projects also.

Create in me a clean heart O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 said...

What a neat picture from for your dad - you are so incredibly creative. There is no way I would have been able to look past the ugly chefs on the original piece.

Alicia said...

You have such a great imagination. I love your little helper too!

Julie said...

I love the color for the table redo, And lucky you what a cute helper!! Way to cute.

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

Chrissie! That table is da-bomb! OMG - I will be looking at GW finds in a whole new perspective now. Thanks for sharing!

Britt said...

How cute! I think I would have walked right past both those items, but I love what you did with them!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Very cute! That's one of my fave blue shades, looks like what I used on one of my tables too. Good going!

mymonkeyhill said...

I would never have thought to look past those chefs to see the potential with this one either. So smart! Thanks for sharing.

Kammy said...

Very creative - I love your little assistant's dimples - so sweet !
Great looking past those ugly fish stickers - I love to have vision too !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Anny said...

The first one is so cute but the second is gorgeous. Its so sweet and sentimental and perfect :)

Gayla said...

wow, it's amazing how some spray paint can completely transform something. easiest fix ever! love both of these projects. what a sweet tribute to your father

jskell911 said...

Love how you walked us through the process. That table is an amazing transformation

Lady Katherine said...

Table turned out great love the color.

Kim said...

Great makeovers. And great deals!

Amy Lynne said...

I love that frame transformation! I just love old black and white family pictures. Great job!

Pam said...

Wow! Great job! Love how you transformed the table - good color choice! What a cute way to transform the other piece, too!

Sue said...

Growing up in Ireland these were called telephone tables. Your phone sat on the top shelf and the phone books under it..and you sat on the seat...I guess with wireless phones you don't need to sit down and chat anymore...I think I just aged myself!!!

Marla said...

Chrissie you certainly have a knack for recognizing a diamond in the rough. I love your reativity with the picture frame thingy. So cool! Marla

living with intent said...

hey Chrissie- Thanks for your checking on me.. I cant wait to meet her either... Im sure we will see you soon at an art show!!!!!! are you on facebook? are we already friends on there?????

lori vliegen said...

great makeovers, chrissie! i think that my grandparents had a table like that, too (minus the fish stickers!)....you did a great job remaking it....especially with the help of your sweet little assistant! and i LOVE the way you have your dad's photo displayed....fabulous! :)

CC said...

Hi Chrissie..I'm new to thrifted finds and it's so nice to meet you. Love what you did with your dad's picture. It's a wonderful project.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Cute table and gotta love that book - 1400 things to be happy about

Susie Q said...

Very cute. I have the mate to that table out in the van if you want to make your way to CO and pick it up ;D

the undomesticated wife said...

Those are awesome projects Chrissie!

Ruth said...

I love that table. It reminds me of one my mom used to have in the 80's. It looks so wonderful.

That plaque is great, too. Such a great idea to put the picture of your dad and the scrabble letters. Just great.

I posted pics of my daughter's room transformation on my blog. Hope you can visit.

Ruth

Lisa said...

Great transformations. The paint color is perfect for the table.

JobandBrittany said...

love the table and love what you did with the scrabble tiles. i bought a scrabble game @ goodwill for $1 but haven't used the pieces yet. thanks for the great idea!

Carmen said...

I love both projects! Great job!

Marie said...

Hello Chrissie Grace - I love these make-overs! The table is so pretty painted aqua (I'm in love with that color at the moment). And that little wall hanging frame in honor of your Dad is so sweet! Love the fabric choice and the use of the scrabble letters. You really did a great job on both projects! Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Lisa said...

So cute! I can't believe you bought those items and repurposed/painted them within 24 hours. You're fast!

Lo said...

Hi. visiting from Joy's Hope....

I have a very similar table in my basement left here by the previous owners. They also left a desk that I refinished. http://lo-motherearth.blogspot.com/search/label/furniture%20revamp

Anyway, I was going to do that table next(in the same color as the desk). It is nice to get a vision of what it will look like when it is done. :)