Monday, June 11, 2012

Thrift Finds: Table & Basket

Hello, lovely friends!

finally finished my little $7 dollar table from Weekend Pickers. 
I had a very hard time deciding what color to choose. I do a lot of white so I constantly want to do something different, but I always seem to go back to that tried and true color.
At first, I spray painted the table a darker sage green color. I kept it like that for a few weeks, but I just needed it to be lighter color in order for me to be in love with it. 
I also thought about finally going for it and doing a transfer to the top of the table, but since we're moving in a few short weeks I just decided to leave it for the time being. 


In case you don't remember what the table looked like when I originally bought it, you can go to my post here about all my finds at Weekend Pickers.


I love the scalloped design of this table. Really scratching up the paint on those types of areas for more definition is a favorite look of mine.


The circular design in the top center of the table is also the sort of embellishment that's always fun to distress. You can really see all the sanding, scratches, and scraping on the legs of the table in this photo.


I bought the iron basket at a Salvation Army store for $4 dollars. The color wasn't actually too bad to begin with, just a little too much gold for my taste. 


I'm really into the iron basket thing lately. I like the look of filling a more industrial looking item with pretty things like vintage books, old doilies, grapevine, and yarn decorations. 

Anyway, I spray painted the basket several colors before deciding on the Antique silver paint by Glidden. 


I actually sprayed it green, white, brown and light blue first. I distressed the whole thing so that the blues and the rest of the colors would come through a bit. I love how it finally turned out!


Anyway, that's a little look at my soon to be packed away belongings...

Hopefully, before I move I can have my posts ready about the antique  lawn sale that I went to this past weekend and the shutters that I painted for my living room decor.

Have a lovely day!



Linking with ~

The Farmhouse Porch ~ Cowgirl up link party
Savvy Southern Style ~ Wow us Wednesdays
At the Picket Fence ~ Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage ~ Feathered Nest Friday
The Charm of Home ~ Home Sweet Home
My Romantic Home ~ Show & Tell Friday
The Shabby Nest ~ Frugal Friday
My Repurposed Life ~ Catch as Catch Can

27 comments:

The Farmer's Daughter said...

The metal basket looks great! Good contrast for the table and chair. Love the entire setting. . .

Susan said...

Jamie, your little corner of finds are awesome! Oil rubbed bronze is my go to color. However I do have a shabby chic room in white wicker and pink.

Angie said...

I love that little table! You did a great job. I'm also loving the iron basket. Good luck with your move!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great little table, Jamie! I love the scallops, too. Moving day sounds close now. Love your metal basket and the goodies you put inside it, too. Looking forward to seeing your other projects. I was doing projects up to the time we left our house! Crazy, but it helped me from overthinking leaving our home of 21 years.

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

Hi, I found you at the Cowgirl Up link party. I love the basket & table! I'm frequently thrifting and updating my finds and I always seem to lean towards white, too.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Your table is beautiful. I love how you distressed it. The basket is a fantastic find.

Dee

must love junk said...

Hi! I found you through Wow Us Wednesdays and am your newest follower :) I LOVE wire/metal baskets!
Susan

Sherry said...

The basket looks great on your little table. Nice corner!
Sherry

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Jamie! Love that sweet little metal basket. And your table is lovely! We used to have a little table just like that. Wonder where that is? I feel a makeover coming on!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I had to come back and tell you how much I am in complete agreement with your book lists! Great choices! Both old and new classics.

Bella said...

Hi Jamie,
Fantastic table! I love it in white :-) I always think I will paint something a "color" but white always wins :-) What a great price too!
Thanks for stopping by, I am your newest follower.
Bella

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Small demilune tables are so versatile....just great all over the house and I love what you did with yours. And the metal basket adds so much interest too. Good luck with your upcoming move.

Amanda said...

Hi Jamie! What an adorable table and I love how you've styled this sweet little corner of your home! The basket is lovely and as much as I have resisted it, I am enjoying a little bit of industrial here and there mixed with the soft pretties too! Have a wonderful week!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Angie said...

I am a sucker for baskets! Love the table too..it looks so fresh!

Sherry said...

It looks great. I love white too, can't go wrong with it in my opinion. I love the basket too. Nice thrift store find.

Keeping it Cozy said...

The table is so pretty and that basket... what a fun find!

Kelly said...

Your little white table turned out great! I love white distressed furniture. I like wire baskets too. That was a great find.

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

WOW! What a transformation! I popped over to see the before pic and the after looks sensational! You really can't go wrong with white. The basket is too cool! I really love old iron pieces and love the way you paired it with the "soft" pretties. :-)

Trisha said...

Very cute table just as it is, but I am sure it will be even better when you add an image! Thanks for stopping by!

~Trisha

Gail said...

What a cute little table and I love that metal basket!

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

I can't believe you found this adorable table for $7! You sound just like me always going back to the white! It's my go to color every time!! I'm your newest follower. Please stop by bellanest.blogspot.com any time. =)

House Crazy in Michigan! said...

Popped in from Debbiedoos

Love what you have done to your table. I have one that is from a similar era and you have inspired me to paint it! Thank you!

Small House / Big Sky Donna
http://smallhouseunderabigsky,wordpress.com

BECKY said...

Love this Jamie! The table looks great and so does that awesome basket!! What wonderful finds! I am heading out tomorrow to pick for my home and shop! Too much fun!!
Have a lovely weekend!
Becky

Laurel Stephens said...

This is the PERFECT little white table. I love it!

French and Sparrow said...

Wow what great bargains you have found... love the table the detail and shape are just beautiful!
Good luck with your move & thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! Best wishes, Kerry x

Nate Asper said...

How neat is that? That's pretty neat! Just like nature!

Laurel Stephens said...

Hi Jaimie, I'll be featuring your cute little table today on Friday Finds. Thanks!