Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tea Party Table

Over the weekend the "Little Lady" and I stumbled along quite a bit of fun. We checked out a little antique shop and a few thrift stores. Along the way I saw a couple of garage sale signs. So, of course, we stopped there too! You never know what kind of awesome junk you are going to find!



This is what we found! Something for both of us!


This piece was snagged for $2! I thought it would be a super cute "Tea Party Table". Let's face it, it's a table, so it's perfect for a million things! We have so many toys, which means limited space. It's mini size is pretty ideal!


It definitely needs some work!


First step, sanding! I used a fine sandpaper, 150. The electric sander was used on the table top and I manually sanded the legs.


My supplies were extra paint from the baby's room, wood trim, wood embellishments and Gorilla Glue for wood.


I thought the wood trim would be a good cover up here- (I flipped the table upside down for this part.)

Just apply your Gorilla Glue, add your trim...


Wipe off the excess glue, and use wood clamps or place something heavy on the trim for 20-30 minutes.


Repeat the process with the wood embellishments.



The fun part! Let's paint!! I like to add water to my paint when I am working with pieces with several imperfections. My thought is it keeps the paint from looking too "perfect".




After one coat of my water/paint mixture, I applied light pink paint sporadically.


I gave the table some time to dry. Then, I added more of the dark pink, water/paint mixture randomly. I let it dry completely, and I'm done! This cutie is going in the soon to be craft room / playroom!
 




 Pinkies Up!



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18 comments:

  1. What an awesome pink table! just adorable!

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  2. So cute! My girls would love this. I need to go garage sale hopping this weekend!
    miamoodesigns.blogspot.com

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  3. Audrey, that is fantastic. MY friend would love to have that table. She has a art room that has everything pink in it!!!
    I myself love it and would use it to take photos of my cakes/cupcakes!! :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I'm following you to see what creative new idea you'll show us next!! Good work:)
    hugs
    Manni
    www.ibakecakes-manni.blogspot.com

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  4. I loooove how you added that trim!! I wouldn't have even thought to try that! :D Awesome work! :D

    Thanks for your comments on my blog! :D

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  5. Coming back to say, LOVE your blog, what there is of it so far, lol, and just had to sub back! :D

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  6. you really rescued that poor table! i just ordered a free valspar sample in a bright pink and can't wait to give it a try now!

    best,
    ashleigh

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  7. Visiting from Finding Fabulous!! Love your pink table! It is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing your process!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. Love this! Very creative! I’m a new follower Happy Friday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!

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  9. That sweet pink table stopped me in my
    TRACKS! It's fabulous, great find! I know my littlest one would ADORE it! My post is all pinkified too~ Thanks for sharing on Chic on a Shoestring! Newest follower~!

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  10. I love this table! I love adding trim to just about everything I do...it adds a lot! Love the color too!
    -emily
    www.nestnestingnested.blogspot.com

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  11. Remarkable change (for the better!) I love the pink, so fuN!!!
    Glad I followed the Saturday Nite Special blog party on over here! Pop on by and say hi : http://cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com/

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  12. Adorable and soooo creative...Love it and so would my 3 daughters...haha...
    thanks for sharing and come on over to visit my blog....Happy Monday...:)
    Mariaelena

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  13. Looks great, the colour is lovely. I've never thought of watering down paint, but it looks good, might try it on a project soon!

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  14. Just found your fabulous blog via thrilling thursday - loving the table - what a great make over :o) Scarlett x

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  15. ah, loooove it! flippin ah-dorable! thanks for the eye candy :)

    becky@ http://rawpotatoes.blogspot.com/

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  16. Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

    Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara



    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

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  17. You did SUCH a great job! I love the extra detail that you added.Pink is my favorite color. I am your latest follower. :)

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