Wednesday, January 26, 2011

goodwill hexagon end table....

i found this table at the goodwill store for $5.00.  five bucks!!
what a deal, huh?
i guess this is why......
eeewwwww!!!
i think it was grease, it didn't smell like mold it smelled like gasoline/kerosene...
i don't know what it was, but i don't think it was mold.....but i bleached it anyway!!!
the veneer was completely peeling away on the top of the piece..
it was a hot mess...
but...
it had some really pretty side panels
i loved the carved flower design. and i knew i could make this piece shine.
i really liked the hardware but one of the door knobs was missing  :(
 i scraped the veneer off of the top with my big barbecue spatula
because i don't have any special tools for scraping veneer off of the top of a side table....
it worked great but under the top was plywood.  
 i sanded the whole thing down and filled it with some wood filler and sanded it again.  i gave it two coats of kilz primer before painting it 
 a soft creamy color.
 i love how the paint brought out the detail of the pretty flower carving in the panels.
after painting it, i glazed it with a gray glaze.....


but i hated it.... 


so i repainted it
and ever so gently distressed it...


 and painted the hinges with an oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
 now i just need to find some killer knobs for the door.  i'll be hitting the hobby lobby when they have their knobs half price..
and i'll post a final picture when i find them.

9 comments:

Musings Of A Gem said...

I can't believe how many good finds you have! I love what you have done : )

What are you going to store inside it?

Gemma x

Amy K @ Chestnut Tree Lane said...

Lovely! Love your use of what you have, aka - barbeque spatula. I used a foam bath letter to grout a tile top table, so I get it!

Where are you going to put it?

A Cottage Muse said...

I remember having one of those tables growing up! It never looked this good though!

Lynn said...

Wow! Great job! And great find! What a bargain ... and it's super cute and functional. You hit a home run. Good luck with the knobs. I just discovered Hobby Lobby recently. What a neat store. Thanks for sharing and Happy White Wednesday.
Lynn at Cottage and Creek

Privet and Holly said...

Watch out design
blogs, Cindy will
soon be giving you
a big run for the
money!! Love how
you saw the possibilities
in this piece. It
turned out great!!
xx Suzanne

Becky said...

I sense a new career in your future. I can't wait to see it with the new nobs.

Georgianna said...

You're amazing! You find cool things! For no money! You FINISH projects!! :)

Lisa said...

I love the soft creamy color you picked.

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