7.06.2009

Renovated Table Reveal!

I am so excited about this table! It is so much fun to bring something back from the land of decorating neglect. Even better, I think, is being able to shop your basement for things that are ready for a makeover and are also free! This whole project cost about $75. (Replacing the legs was about $50 and the paint and glaze was $25. I already had all the other materials.) Not bad for a whole new table that I adore, huh?

So, once again, here's where we started. A nice, sturdy, heavy and boring work table.

And here she is now, with new paint, new stain, new legs and a whole new look!

And of course you probably noticed what is now sitting on top of my cute new work table. Yep, it's that sewing machine that I keep talking about. I don't know if I've been inspired by the new table or what, but my sewing machine has actually seen some action! I will definitely never win any sewing awards, but stick around to see what I've been making with this gorgeous fabric:

I am heading back to Ohio for a week to visit family and friends, so probably won't be around much until next week. I'll be dreaming of toile in the meantime. See you soon!


52 comments:

The Little Red Shop said...

Great job! Very cute! Looove the fabric!

: )

Julie M.

Jen M said...

I love it, it looks amazing! Can't wait to see your sewing project. I love that fabric.

Queenmothermamaw said...

That is supper nice fabric. I have been making outdoor seat cushions out of thrift store vinyl tablecloths. Your table is super nice. Looks good an sturdy for sewing. Enjoy your trip and be safe. Blessings
QMM

Ally0005 said...

Turned out very cute.
I have a desk redo but the rain is not helping. I'm hoping to post it this week.

Davene said...

That definitely does change the feel of that table. Good job!

Jboo said...

Great job on the table! Looks fabulous! Love that toile -- can't wait to see what you make with it! Have a great trip!

Janet

Kelli said...

Ohio? Come visit! Love your new table and can't wait to see what you do with that sewing machine. I'd like to learn eventually.

Stacey said...

Your table is perfect. Did you ever sew the drapes with the checked silk fabric?

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

YOur table is gorgeous. Thanks for taking time to teach us. I love the fabric and can't wait to see what you've done!

Twice as Nice said...

What a great transformation. Love it. I can't wait to see your first sewing project.
Have a wonderful vacation.

Jen R. said...

Carrie, It looks amazing!

southerninspiration said...

Oh, Carrie, it looks fantastic, and a new home for your sewing machine...yea! That itself is motivation to sew, to be able to have it set up out of the way of other things! I LOVE that fabric and look forward to seeing what you are doing with it!

suzanne

Wendy said...

Oh it looks great!

sarah m said...

I love it! Love the color combo..looks amazing!! :)

Richella said...

Wow! I do love this table. How exciting to have a place to LEAVE YOUR SEWING MACHINE OUT. Way to go! Thanks for showing us all of this, step by step!

Nancy said...

Wow, it looks great! I just painted a desk black and I am looking at yours and loving the COLOR!!! Also love the fabric! Have a good trip!
~Nancy

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

The table looks great....and I LOVE the toile. Can't wait to see the finished project!

Shannon said...

That table looks so great! I love the color with the dark stain. I can't wait to see what you make with that gorgeous toile!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh my gosh.......your table looks TOTALLY different....what a great makeover! And the toile??? DELISH!

Smiles and blessings,
Spencer

Dawn said...

Wow! I can't believe that's the same table!!! It looks beautiful!

Enjoy your trip to see your family!

Christina said...

Love your "new" old table. Fabulous transformation. Thanks for walking us through the process. Enjoy your time away!

Mandi said...

Love, love, love the new look on the table!! It is amazing how finishing one project leads to starting another one. I can't wait to see what you do with that beautiful toile!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh my word.....LOVE the table!! You did a great job with this project....you should be so proud of yourself!!

Enjoy your trip!

Lisa

texasdaisey said...

Great job. I always say paint can fix just about anything. Your table turned out great. I love it.
Debbie

Kimm at Reinvented said...

The table turned out amazing. Great job. Glad to know you'll be in Ohio, we're happy to have you home!! :)

Our Complete Family said...

The table turned out GREAT Carrie! And I love how you set up your work station on it! Wowzers!!! I'd want to be a crafting, creating fool with that awesome set up also!
Give the kiddos some smooches and lovin.
Lots of hugs, Les

Lana said...

What a great job you did! It looks great!!

Gretchen said...

I love how your table looks and you couldn't have found a better thing to put on it than a sewing machine.

Whether you make napkins for your table or a quilt for your bed..enjoy sewing.

Gretchen
birdnestcottage.typepad.com

Lindsey said...

I just started reading your blog and I just had to comment on this table! It's just gorgeous! I like!

Life with Kaishon said...

Hope your trip is MARVELOUS! Love that fabric to bits! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tasha said...

Wow, LOVE the finished table. Love it. Seriously, you would never guess they were the same table. I am really looking forward to some projects I have up my sleeve. THanks for teaching me so many great things. I will be coming back for helpe often!

SoBella Creations said...

The table turned out great! I love the new legs. They make the table look totally different.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Holy crapolie! That looks amazing, girl! Great job, loving that blue and the new legs!

Angie said...

That is a great table and I love the toile, of course!

its so very cheri said...

When you get back come on over for my MONTH LONG GIVE AWAY with weekly DRWAINGS

Have fun-can't wait to see what you create-I love sewing curtains and home decor projects. I love creating something one of a kind that someone else can't just run and buy that looks just like mine but I don't really enjoy making clothing-too many factors and measuring and remeasuring and altering patterns to make it REALLY fit just right.
Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

Lacy said...

Love the table!

Hey how do you like you sweing machine...I know Janome is an awesome brand...Im looking for one to buy and have seen yours. Is it easy for this non sewing beginner?

Finding Home said...

Oh wow! What a transformation! It's just gorgeous! I really like how you accessorized it as well.

Hope you have a great time visiting your friends and family!!

sherri said...

I love the shade of blue on the table legs! You did a great job on that table-like a professional!

Nikki said...

The table turned out great! I really like the dark stained top.

Christine said...

You saw it.
You dreamt it.
You fixed it.
YOU did it!
Thanks for sharing with us all.

Jennifer said...

It looks *great*!!

Jo said...

Great table! The material is lovely. Can't wait to see what you create with it!

Jo

Ms. Tee said...

Wonderful! I love that blue. :) Have a good time in Ohio!

Angie said...

The table looks great - and I love the fabric, I'm a big fan of toile.

mamajil said...

Very cute!!! I love to see your projects!!

mamajil said...

Very cute!!! I love to see your projects!!

Mandy said...

absolutely AWESOME job!!!

WTG!

Sarah said...

The table looks great! You did an amazing job on that table! Looking forward to seeing what turns up toile!

Sandy Toes said...

Very pretty!

I just painted some chairs for my pool that color..aqua! I love it!

Great job!
Hope you are having a wonderful summer!
sandy toe

Happiness Is... said...

Love your new table!

henzy said...

great job with the table. It looks great.

rebecca said...

I've been looking through your blog and you have a great blog here. I just had to comment on this post. WHAT.A.GREAT.JOB!! It does not even look like the same table! You inspire me...