Sunday, March 18, 2012

Side Table Makeover

I hope you all had a nice weekend.
I didn't have too much to do this weekend so I spent some time on a simple makeover of one of my barn finds.

This is what I started with.
An odd table/lamp combination.
It was hard to get a good picture because a couple of the legs were broken and it wouldn't stand.  
This cage looking piece at the top housed a light bulb and I guess it was meant to resemble a lantern.
I cleaned the table and dismantled the lamp portion as I only wanted to use the table.
After some nailing, gluing and painting, this was my new little side table.
It may not show in the picture, but after I looked at the finished table, I thought the table top looked too small for the table base.

I had this thrift store table top in my basement (from one of those tables you screw the legs into).  It also came with a glass topper.
I removed the metal pieces and placed it on top of the table. 
It was a much better proportion.
Here's a picture of the table with the new top painted and the glass topper added.
What I like about the glass on top is that the look of the table can change depending on what's under the glass.

Photos........
A doily........
or maybe a grain sack.
I was going to put this in my booth but now I'm having a hard time giving it up.

It seems a lot of my barn-picking haul is finding a spot in my house....not the booth.
I cleaned up this divided box and it quickly found a spot on my coffee table to corral my magazines and remote.
This was not the plan when I brought this stuff home but I am having fun redecorating the house.

Have a great week.

Jane

51 comments:

  1. Jane,

    I love your makeover. It would be hard for me to give it up too!

    Have a great week!

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  2. The bigger top really does look much more in proportion and gives you more display space. I have a hard time parting with vintage finds, too (unless they are going to my daughters where I still get to see them). Great finds!

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  3. the same thing happens to me, i actually decided to redecorate a bedroom in my house this weekend and ended up shopping in bags of stuff i have collected to redue and sell. they are not going anywhere now they looked to good in my new space. i may not make money off the stuff but got some great deals for my new room. your table turned out so sweet and so many ways to use it i would have a hard time parting with it as well. love to see new ideas, thanks julia

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  4. Hey nice job! I especially like it with the photos under the glass... But what I really love is the crate/tray on your coffee table! Nice find with nice rusty jewelry on it! I'm having the same trouble not keeping things... my house is getting a little too full of "stuff".
    Have a great week Jane.
    Susan

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  5. Your eyes must have exceptional vision.
    I could't see a beautiful table in that first picture, even with my glasses on.
    Very nice!

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  6. Table looks great and I would have a really hard time selling things that I want to use myself.

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  7. That table is so cute! What a great idea with the glass top! hugs, Linda

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  8. yes, your table is very versatile - I especially like the grain sack under the glass. yes, I know that feeling of "its supposed to go to the booth but I like it too much"!

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  9. Love,love,love that box on your coffee table..And the other table you made is beautiful..I like the photos under the glass the best and the grain sack second..I can see why it would be hard to take to your booth..

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  10. I hear you! I keep making things that get commandeered by daughter and one of my daughter-in-laws!

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  11. Jane,
    Your new table is the best! What a fantastic way to display photos or other treasures (and you can change it at a whim... love it!)
    Like you... it would be a keeper!
    You coffee table box was made for that spot and function! Keep up the creativity.
    deedee

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  12. I am getting really tired of saying genius in each comment so now I will just say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious..OK? or just "S" for short.:D
    xx
    z

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  13. It's gorgeous Jane. You are so amazingly talented.
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  14. Jane, you got it just right, the table is perfect and the magazine holder...Perfect!

    Carol

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  15. That new table is great! I love the double layering. Your blog is my favorite. You are a junkin' genius. Keep up the good work. My daughter just created a new blog for me. I hope you stop by & check it out!

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  16. Hi Jane,
    That table looks wonderful! I had one of those once and the legs kept coming loose, so I gave up and tossed it! I guess I should have tried harder. lol
    xoxo
    Michelle

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  17. How fun! I love it when you can take something so ugly and broken like that lamp and make something so adorable from it! Great job and you are right, the larger top looks much better and then you have the bonus of the glass! FUN!

    Tania

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  18. Don't you love it when one thing can have so many different looks? Great eye at seeing it's potential. Lisa

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  19. It doesn't even look like the same piece. Wow, what a great transformation. Love the idea of the pictures and that grain sack is perfect too.

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  20. What a great transformation, Jane! And I call it a perk of the job...we get first picks!

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  21. that little table is so cute!
    I like the grain sack under the glass.

    The divided crate is a great too!
    I've never EVER had a coffee table. But one of these days I will and I want a tray just like that!

    have fun~Pat

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  22. Well your finds are cute, no wonder you are having trouble parting with them.

    ~Bliss~

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  23. Love the table redo and great idea for the divided box!
    You never cease to amaze me.
    Have fun with what you create,
    Cheryl

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  24. I have a table just that size here in my house. A solid pine occasional table, ideal to hold a drink at the side of a chair. I love the way you have used painted yours and added the glass. Have a good week, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

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  25. I like your little table and vote for the feed sack:@)

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  26. Now that is cute Jane! I have a hard time letting things go too. That's why you enter at your own risk in my shed...LOL!

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  27. I don't know how you manage to bring the stuff to your booth, Jane. That would be hard for me, too. This table looks great and I love the larger top you added! I have one of those tables {disassembled and under the guest room bed} ~ it looks great painted in the pictures. I never would have thought to paint it because of the way those top pieces are.

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  28. Don't feel bad about keeping your handiwork! I think you should enjoy your talent and keep your pieces around you...plus, you're so prolific that some items may eventually cycle out to the shop to make room for newer creations.

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  29. What a beautiful little table you have! I have a hard time parting with my project too... fortunately for me I get tired of things before too long and then I'm ready to release. Actually it's a pretty good deal. New stuff for my house constantly :)

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  30. Your table looks great - love that you can now display items under the glass...and the new top does look proportionately better! Isn't it hard giving up what we work hard to create?? I struggle with that, too!

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  31. I love the idea of changing up that table with the glass topper...very cool. The grain sack is my fav!

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  32. Love the grain sack is my favorite too!!

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  33. I love the grain sack!! So cute...little accent tables are one of my favs!!

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  34. Love that magazine holder/remote keeper box!!! I would have kept it, too!

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  35. I would have bought either one in your booth even though my house runneth over.

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  36. I'm sure glad you showed us the before, because I would have never guess that cute little side table could have been a table lamp. It would be hard for me to part with. I love that it is so versatile. What a treasure.

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  37. You are brilliant! I can't get enough of your fab ideas. I bought a box full of junk this past weekend, and thought of you when I got to the bottom of the box and found a gazillion zippers. I thought "Jane would think of some unique and wonderful way to use these zippers, but I have no idea what to do with them." laurie

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  38. Great fix on that table, and love the box too!!

    Hey, I say keep it at home as long as you want.
    When/if you tire of it, then take it to the booth. =)

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  39. Jane: I am SO envious of your barn finds. I live in southwestern Arizona and there aren't too many barns in my area! You are so creative with your finds... and I'm not too sure that I would have your flair with finds. But I love, love, love your site. Keep up the good work!

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  40. That little table would definitely by hard to part with. Really love the photos under the glass.

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  41. I can't decide which tablescape I like the most! I love all of them. Divided boxes are great, I just picked up a couple last week at an estate sale. They will house my trick tack and sewing trims. Great post!

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  42. Your table is beautiful! I love the different ways you styled it. Hope you are able to part with it and make a great sale!

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  43. I have the same problem. I keep buying stuff for resale and then after I get it in the house it is here to stay. Love the little table. Maybe you can keep it for a few weeks and then when the newness is gone take it to the booth.

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  44. That's so awesome Jane! Love what you've done with the table. I am so drawn to old wooden boxes, always picking them up everywhere I go. =] Love this one and it works perfect for magazines and a remote control area!

    Enjoy your week, my friend~

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  45. Love what you did with the wee table and your divided box. Only at my house it would be remote cubby, magazine cubby and snack cubby. :)

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  46. I do a lot of shuffling in and out of my house. I will have something in my house for awhile, then next thing I know it is sold and on the way to someone else.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  47. You have done it again...You simply amaze me!

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  48. I adore your table and the versatility of the top!! Great idea!
    The box is awesome too!
    Great finds and ideas!
    *hugs*deb

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  49. Wow! Look at all those possibilities for the table! You are so patient. I wouldn't be able to give it up, either.

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  50. Love your table! As Emily Dickinson said "Dwell in Possibilities", and I can see you do!
    Have a blessed day! Cathy

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