Remember my curbside castoff table?
Someone in our neighborhood threw this away. Sigh.
I transformed it using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and a rag rug for the top, so that it looked like this:
I was happy with the finished table, but, I have to admit, it wasn’t really my style. The more it sat in our living room, the more I thought about making it a bit more modern and less country.
A little less country, a little more rock ‘n roll, as it were.
And many of you agreed with me. I heard from several friends that maybe this wasn’t their style, either.
I thought about different ways to recreate this table. So here goes: two more ways to redo this table.
I started by removing the rag rug top. I patched any holes in the table from the nails and staples and sanded the table down before painting it. I then repainted the table with spray paint + primer in a gloss teal color.
Look #2: “Upcycled Chic”:
I had some old windows in the garage I had saved from the curb, and thought one of those windows would make a great upcycled table top.
Using this window makes the entire project upcycled from curbside finds! Love saving stuff from landfills!
One tip: Use rubber stoppers or buffers in between the table and the window to keep the window in place and to prevent the frame from scratching the table top.
Look #3: Clean Lines:
The window still makes the table look a wee bit country-fied, but leaning more toward cleaner lines/modern.
The third and final look is all about clean lines. No fuss. Just a glass top.
This table would really match any decor choice, because it’s basic and simple. Just a glass top is all you need (I got this one for $34 at a local glass shop).
Are there other possibilities for making over this table? Of course! You could cut a piece of plywood the size of the insert in the top and either paint the wood or cover it in fabric. You could fit a large basket in the inset hole and use it for more storage (I tried this, but didn’t have a basket big enough). You could upholster the whole top, like I did with the rag rug, with any fabric or thin area rug.
The possibilities are endless!
And someone wanted to throw this out?!? Baffling.
Before you give up on a piece of furniture, think about whether it could have a new look with just some simple changes.