March 26, 2012

Beautiful blue!!

I bought this adorable table on a whim two weeks ago at an auction. We arrived at the auction shortly before it ended and didn't really have a chance to look around and inspect all the goodies. I spotted this table under a pile of junk and just hoped it was as sturdy as it looked. My husband had already headed to the van for a few minutes and I decided I wasn't leaving empty-handed so I bid until this cutie was mine. I was really excited when I found out it came with two leaves making it a nice sized table. After everyone cleared to another area, I walked up to the table and gave it a little wiggle and my heart sank because it wobbled a lot more without the heavy items on top! I reluctantly walked to the van to get the muscle to help me carry the table. It was when he turned the table over to slide it into the van I noticed that each leg bolted onto the apron! I have a few other tables like this and they are amazing for easy storage and being able to tighten up any wobbles!! Yeah!!!

I picked up at least 15 different swatches of teal trying to find the shade I wanted and finally found the closest match to Tiffany & Co. blue!!

I sanded the table top with my hand sander and then I used Klean-Strip liquid deglosser to make sure the paint would adhere well.

I sprayed the table with two coats of paint/primer and then sanded everything with 220 grit sandpaper. I lightly distressed the table and the gave it two coats of Minwax paste wax for protection. I love those ADORABLE little feet!!


  1. Love this! I did a desk this weekend that would match.Come check it out!

    Amanda from

  2. Great find! Such a cute table - great colour choice!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. Again, I love the colour. I wish it was mine! Tash (

  4. That is such a great makeover. You totally saved that table :-)

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  5. This is so pretty. I love the paint color! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays

  6. Lovely blue it really looks great, sometimes all you need is paint.

  7. So awesome! I love the color.

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week! It closes Sunday at midnight.

    Looking forward to more posts,

  8. What a pretty little table! I love the color you chose and I'm like you those feet are adorable. I'm a leg girl when it comes to furniture:-) I'm a new follower looking forward to seeing more.

  9. This is such a cute table! Love the color. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  10. Love the color choice! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

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