Once up on time, after Dena of Hearts & Sharts had been visiting a friend, her friend asked, “Hey, do you want this crappy table?” Dena hesitated, then decided the sturdy but stained table might be perfect for turning into an upholstered ottoman someday, so took it home to sit in her garage.
Jessica is sharing a fast and dirty side table project at Live Randomly Simple. While scoping out a soon-to-be-demolished house, she found an antique dresser with beautiful drawers that were "dingy, dirty, scratched and long forgotten about." The drawers escaped the wrecking ball and came home with her.
Debbie at Painted Therapy learned a valuable lesson the hard way: "never put wheels on tables; kids will always use them as trains." After the untimely derailment of her train coffee table, Debbie went searching in the garage for a replacement. She turned this hand-me-down piano bench into a (stationary) coffee table of beauty!
At Lolly Jane, Kelli reveals that all her neighbors know just how much she loves "junk". They call her when they have stuff to get rid of, and that's how Kelli acquired this heavy-duty coffee table top.
Karen of The Salvaged Boutique tells us, "Trolling the neighborhood on one of our tree lawn treasure hunts we came across a pathetic but gorgeous table." It was in really bad shape, but Karen was charmed by the chippy paint and lovely lines.
"I do my best shopping while I’m jogging through my neighborhood, apparently," laughs Holly of McCall Manor. "This beauty was sitting in the gutter." And guess what? It was a Pottery Barn Kids farmhouse table.
Aimee blogs at The Vintage Estate. She says, "I agreed to take this table sight unseen through Freecycle...I had no idea how hideous it was going to be!" The table needed a makeover in a big way, so Aimee decided she had nothing to lose, so she'd try something dramatic.
At Namely Original, Emily says, "We found this table on the side of the road. It was ugly. I told my mom no, but she said yes so we brought it home. I thought it was beyond fixing, but I know better now!"
Melissa blogs at Toad Turned Prince. She tells us, "I was driving down the street and happened to glance over and see this sad sad coffee table sitting next to a dumpster. I did a U-turn in the middle of the street and headed that way. When I got there, I could see that it had good bones, but just needed some TLC."
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