Friday, September 6, 2013

Yellow Sunray Mid Century End Table ( Curbside Found )

Happy Friday All !

This table is one those funny stories that will be a treasured memory for this frugal girl. We were on the way to the courthouse and saw this trash sitting on the side of the road. But I didn't say anything to my husband as we were getting close to our appointment. And forgot about it  for about 3 hours since we were busy inside the court. When we came out we drove down the same road again and this curbside trash was still there. You can guess my reaction. I asked my husband to stop the car and turn around. At first, he was not sure about it. Again, he can't say no to his stubborn wife about digging through someone trash. We asked the lady who was cleaning the yard nicely about the trash by her curb side ( we knew they must be FREE : )


I just took the table, basket, and the rod curtain. I was thinking to go wild with this table. I haven't try any bright color before. I went to Home Depot and bought this sample paint by Behr it's called Sunray Yellow. The table still in a very good condition and sturdy. I didn't do lot of work on it. Just sand paper and clean all the hardware.


I put about 3 coats of paint without primer. Basically, I used the whole can of Behr sample. I was so shocked how it turned out. It was so bright just like Sunray :) I spray painted the hardware with bronze color.


After the paint dried I apply clear wax to finished it up and buff it. I took pictures and post it on craigslist to be on the market. And someone already claimed this Happy Sunray table to their house. From this project I learned not to afraid to try something new. And I'm glad I did.


Have a happy Friday All !! Enjoy your weekend and your loved one !!

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks Luisa ! You have a wonderful weekend !

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  2. Thanks Luisa ! You have a wonderful weekend !

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  3. Holy moly, this table turned out SO beautifully!!!! You have a great eye for this kind of thing, and you should be very, very, very proud of your work. I'm sure your husband will not hesitate to let you stop and pick up "trash" on the side of the road again (I can tell you, mine has given up on trying to stop me!) :)

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    1. Thanks Thalita !! That was very sweet comment ! That is very true my husband starting to get to used to it. I guess they just figured out not worth it to fight for :) After all we just try to make their wallet more thicker :)

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  4. You brought this abandoned, unwanted little table back to life with lots of love and made it smile with yellow brightness!

    Poppy

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    1. Thank you Poppy !This mantra " someone trash is my treasure " seems working for me with this table :)
      Have a great weekend !

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  5. How fun is this, love the yellow and such a great table. Free is perfect. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Mary

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    1. Thank you so much Marty ! I agree ! Free always perfect :) Thanks for having me !

      Best,
      marlin

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  6. I had no idea these little tables had gotten so popular! My great grandmother had them, as well as a cool matching coffee table. Lately with the little one's mission to break every lamp in the house, it occurred to me that these tables would be perfect for keeping a lamp just out of his reach. Unfortunately the price tag on these guys on craigslist has skyrocketed. Poo. It's great you found one, and the yellow is such a fun pop!

    XO,
    corinnaAshley.com

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    1. I agree with you ! I think they bring back the 70's or 80's style now. I hope you will find something affordable from craigslist or better yet curbside found :) Thanks for visiting !!!

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  7. This table is so pretty! Love the style and color! Thanks for linking up to our "Get Your DIY On" link up party! :)

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