Hello dear friends and welcome to Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!! Ya’ll know I love this day because not only do I have a fun trashy makeover for you, I get to see some as well, because my friends are also sharing trashy makeovers of their own! Look for links to their projects at the bottom!
I had originally planned to share this mirror I shared on Thursday as my Trash-to Treasure piece:
It was perfect since I had almost let my Hubby trash it. What was I thinking?? I ended up painting it to match the table, so I needed to find something else for today.
This table is the second trashiest thing I have in my Shop my own Garage Haul:
I originally found it at an estate sale for $20:
I Ioved this piece when I redid it. I had it near the entryway in our old house:
Unfortunately, I didn’t have a spot in the new house for it, so I took it to my booth. It sat there for several months with no takers.
I brought it home with plans to give it a simple redo, and so I removed the fabric to find that the front panel where I removed the fabric was now super fuzzy! It wasn’t going to be a quick makeover after all and there it sat. Forever it sat. So, I’m calling it trashy because it had some trashy issues to deal with to get it right again!
It ended up not being too bad of a fix though! I generously applied rubbing alcohol with a washcloth to each area and was able to rub it away:
I made it sound like it was really easy, but it actually took me about an hour of applying alcohol, rubbing it, applying more alcohol, etc to get it off of all three panels.
But it all came off in the end:
I decided I wanted something more cheery to welcome Summer, and that is exactly what I got!
She may not be quite as sophisticated as she once was, but she is way more fun!
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It did end up drying a brighter shade of blue, but it was just the punch of color I was in the mood for! I gave just one coat and then sanded generously all over. Then I sealed with Dixie Belle’s Clear Coat in satin using the blue sponge.
And to finish it off, I added a little embellishment to the front:
I attached it to the center panel with E6000 glue and let is sit overnight, using clamps to hold it in place.
I used this decor mould from Prima Marketing to make this one. I made it a couple of months ago for another piece but ended up not using it. It dries hard pretty quickly, so to soften it a bit so I could make it fit the curve of this table, I stuck it in the microwave for 15 seconds.
Isn’t it so pretty?
And that’s my entry table redo, take two! Which version do you prefer?
Don’t forget to check out what treasures became of these pieces too!
If you want to see my past Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday projects, you can visit them all HERE! There are over 50 before and afters to see!
That’s one more piece done!
See any you might have missed at the links below:
Before I go, here’s how I spent part of my Mother’s Day:
I shared this photo on my FB page on Sunday. I got a message late Saturday from a very sweet woman who reads my blog. She is in the process of moving and had her garage filled with several sentimental pieces that she had been saving, but had to let go. She was afraid that she would have no choice but to leave them on the curb for trash pick up, but then she decided to reach out to me, and I am so thrilled that she did! There are several pieces here and most of them are in need of lot of work, but I am up for the challenge! Thank you so much, Mary, for thinking of me! I hope I do them proud!
And I hope all the Moms, Moms-to-be, and those that play Mom out there enjoyed their special day!
I’ll have a round of smalls to share with you on Thursday, including this ceramic piece I found when I went thrifting with Nancy just before the shut-down:
UPDATE: See this ceramic box and five more smalls HERE now!
Hope to see ya then!
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