Friday, May 21, 2010

Garden Sheds & Table Redo!

I'm back! I've been out of pocket the last few weeks...between my job, family & the gym I've been one busy bee!

I need to get outside and get my back garden in's a total jungle out there. We have fruit trees (apple, pear & mulberry) with some great foundation plants but it all needs some TLC. I have 3 outbuildings that have TONS of potential. They need a little elbow grease and some imagination to transform them into charming and I think I'm up for the challenge. Here are a few ideas I have for them from ADORABLE!

Ok, so here is the table that I finished yesterday...

I found this for an outstanding price at HFH. I've seen them sell for upwards of $120 & I got this one for $35. It was wobbly but some Titebond wood glue took care of that.

I did the usual..used Silky White from Behr then lightly sanded and aged with dark oak stain.

I'm happy with how it turned out. I like being able to store all of the dinner dishes and some glassware on the shelf. I'm a lamp fanatic so they are everywhere..I found a glass lamp that I'm thinking about putting here but until I rewire it, this will do just fine.

I played around with flowers & greenery for the vase and made the balls in the glass dish out of fabric strips. I collect old tins because they are great for adding height to a display & layering.

I like how the stain is uneven in some places on these turned legs. I think it makes the aging look a smidge more authentic.

So do what the scabble tiles say & have a good day!!!

I'm linking to Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating & Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.


  1. Hi Jen,

    Your table turned out so cute! What a find!

  2. You got a killer deal on that table! I really like what you've done with it~I think I might do the same thing with some end tables I have.

    It looks great!

  3. Great transformation. Looks great:)

  4. I have the exact same table. I found it at a re-sale shop for five bucks. Don't hate me. HA. I wanted to paint and stain it like you did. Thanks for the motivation to finish it. You do nice work.

  5. What a cute table! I love the paint treatment you gave it! Fabulous idea with the dinner dishes!
    so cute!


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