Yard Sale Drop Leaf Table

It’s no secret that I love a good yard sale!  My hubby loves them too.  You heard that right, aren’t I lucky?  No, he loves them because on Saturday mornings, I get up early and take the kids with me and he gets to sleep in…in a totally quiet house! (Then he can’t complain when I come home with all my junk treasures!)

A couple of weeks ago I had a stellar yard sale day. This is the cell photo I shared on Facebook:

Yard sale 2

I added the prices to show how I got all these goodies for $28! Not too shabby.  I was excited to get started with my little $7 table.

Here it is before:


…and after it’s makeover:

Duck Egg Blue and Cottage White Painted Grain Sack Table

I painted the entire table with the last of this batch of DIY chalk paint. Then I gave the top a coat of Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg blue.

I decided to keep the legs cottage white.

Duck Egg Blue and Cottage White Painted Grain Sack Table

I used FrogTape to tape off the stripes.


Perfect stripes using FrogTape!

When it was dry, I gave it a light sanding and a coat of Annie Sloan’s clear wax.

Duck Egg Blue and Cottage White Painted Grain Sack Table


These shells were brought all the way from Australia. (Except the starfish.) My dad was born and raised there and he used to collect them. I lived there as a little girl and actually had a thick australian accent. I’ve lost it all now.

I have these shells in glass containers in a few places throughout my living room.  They hold a lot of memories for me.

Duck Egg Blue and Cottage White Painted Grain Sack Table



Duck Egg Blue and Cottage White Painted Grain Sack Table

Who’s that little munchkin stealing my props? And where are his pants??



Duck Egg Blue and Cottage White Painted Grain Sack Table



I’m really pleased with how it turned out. The lady who sold it to me said she hoped I wasn’t going to paint it…oops.

Duck Egg Blue and Cottage White Painted Grain Sack Table

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  1. Hi Christy – wow, did you score at that yard sale!! I cannot believe that is $7 table because you totally made it look like a million bucks! I love the stripes!! Thanks so much for sharing and definitely pinning and tweeting. 🙂 Have a fantastic day!

    • Aww thanks, Cindy! That was an unusually great yard sale day…I collected these great finds from about six different yard sales! Thanks for the sweet comment, hope your Tuesday is terrific! XO

  2. You’ve done a wonderful job again! I’m really into two-toned furniture. And those are some sweet shells from down under 😉 I’ve GOT to get myself up on Sat. mornings and go “sale-ing”!

    • Thanks, JoAnn! My kids are what get me up on Saturdays lol! I don’t remember what it’s like to wake up on my own anymore! I didn’t plan on doing this two toned at first, but I like how it turned out. Thanks so much for the visit:) have a great day! XO

  3. Look great Christy! I have a similar table/tea cart — It has an eagle decale on it from the 70’s I’m sure! It is yellow and very chippy – I don’t know if I should leave it as is or paint it – my feeling now is to leave it alone. You really hit the bonanza with all those purchases! I look forward to seeing the transformations!!


    • Yes, this was a great yard sale day, except I’ve got a lot of projects-in-waiting already! I better get busy,right? I keep saying I’m not buying anything else until I finish what I’ve got, but you know how that goes! As for your yellow table, The chippy paint us probably really charming, I’m not sure if I would paint it either 🙂

  4. Totally, totally jealous of your sale finds. I love what you did with the table! Even more jealous of the Aussie accent, even if you did lose it. Nothing makes me go weak in the knees faster than that accent…


    • You know I actually got teased as a child when we moved back to the states, because of the way I talked…kids can be mean! And you know I had to sneak all my finds into the garage before my husband saw how much I dragged home, then he saw my post ha ha!! Oops!

  5. This is absolutely adorable!! The overall effect is totally “cottage” and beachy – goes well with the shells 🙂 I too scored a double-drop-leaf table awhile back, but mine’s much bigger. I’ve painted it white but am thinking about painting a black chevron design on top…I have matching fabric for the chairs.

  6. Lov’n your $7.00 table – Duck Egg Blue is one of my favorites in the Annie Sloan line. It looks great with the legs being Cottage White and those stripes – nice! The more I dig into your blog the more I see how amazingly talented you are!

  7. Christy,
    I just love your blog! The table turned out beautiful. I look forward to reading your next post.

    Much love

  8. I just love all of your finds! Hard to come across a yard sale like that!
    I really love what you’ve done with the table, it looks great!

    • Thanks, Mimi! These were collected from about six different yard sales that day. We had a rainy weekend before, so there were a lot of sales going on woohoo for me! I’m so glad you like how the table turned out 🙂 XO

  9. Awesome makeover…I love it!

  10. Love your little table, it turned out so good! The stripe really adds a nice touch.

  11. I am loving your table..so unique and so pretty! Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/09/welcome-to-centerpiece-wednesday-92.html

  12. Christie, what a great find and adorable redo, love the color and the stripes!

  13. Christy, what a great hunting day you had! Your table turned out great and I can’t wait to see what you do with all the other loot you scored. I love a post with thrifting finds! Love that table girl!
    Please visit the French Hens Nest!

    Jeannie and Linda at The French Hens Nest

    • Thanks girls! You know, I love seeing what people find too and yet I never think to share my finds…this was the first time! Glad you like how the table turned out, now I need to figure out what to do with everything else 🙂

  14. Beautiful transformation – love Duck egg blue – and the stripes are fabulous!

  15. Love that drop leaf table. The color is really beautiful and work well with the shells !! Great job !!

  16. Stunning Christy!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I can’t keep pants on my three year old either:) lol

  17. I love your table makeover, super cute. You had a amazing vision for your yard sale find table. Nice Work. ;o)

  18. Absolutely amazing! It is gorgeous and I am jealous of all your awesome finds! I need to start waking myself up and going shopping Saturday mornings! 🙂

  19. I love the stripes! Great job!

  20. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you’ll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on ALL weekend.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

  21. Hi – great save! I love how you first used some leftover DIY chalk paint – then the ASCP paint. Clever, frugal girl, you! I have to try that.

    I did a very similar project using Paris Gray, French Linen and Old White on a drop leaf table as well. Only I did a Union Jack design on it. Took me a little bit longer to do – but worth it. Try it on a drop leaf table if you find another steal like this one!! Here’s the link


    Found you Between Naps this morning. I just linked up a project there too – Fixing a Tuscan Plaster Wall.

    Great job…


  22. This is so cute, I love the stripes.

  23. Awesome Finds ! I wish for a good day like that. Stop by and see my garage sale goods sometime http://www.bargainfun.net

    • This was a very good day indeed, I promise they aren’t all like that. That’s why I felt compelled to share! I’d love to come check out your finds…it’s always exciting to see the deals people get 🙂

  24. Christine! What a gorgeous transformation! I LOVE the duck egg blue! I am also glad that my son is not the only one who insists on walking around without pants…crazy kids! 😉 Hope you’re having a wonderful week, my friend!

    ~Abby =)

    • Yes, my son is famous for ending up in just underpants! I swear I put pants on him every morning lol! Enjoy the rest of your week and sorry to hear about your team being big losers…so is mine. Sometimes it’s tough being a fan 🙂

  25. I was looking at your wonderful garage sale finds and noticed within a frame a Norman Rockwell painting…it is his only painting that does not have a human included. However, it does imply a person with the gardening tools. I have always loved Norman Rockwell paintings and I have this one on a plate and also one in a frame. You found teriffic yard sales, can I go with you next time?

    • Wow, Kay…I hadn’t even realized I’d found a Norman Rockwell print! I’m always so focused on the frame ha ha. All of the frames I purchased that day came from the same yard sale for $1 or less each! I almost didn’t get out of the car, but I found these leaning against a tree. So glad I did! My yard sale days aren’t usually that rewarding, but this was held on a weekend where the previous one was rained out, so there were plenty that day 🙂

  26. I’m not sure what the protocol is here LMHO – I’m coming by from Glitter Glue and Paint’s throw back party – but every one I click on I left a comment on the original post – this is too funny ( but such a great idea for a party don’t you think? )
    Loved your table then – love it now 🙂

  27. What a beautiful transformation! i want to learn to paint that well.

    • Thanks, Amanda! This is NOT difficult at all. Find a cheap piece of furniture and give it a try 🙂 Of course, you are “Busy Mama”, so finding the free time might be the trouble lol 🙂


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