Thursday, February 17, 2011

Refurb'd End Tables

My NEWEST Sister-in-law (in the COON CLAN) wanted end tables for their apartment, and LUCKY ME I had two that I had bought when I stayed with Bonnie, that I got at her DI for a WHOPPIN' (Cha ching )$4
DON'T BE JEL!!!
They Smelt like a cat had been sleeping on them for a couple years...BUT NO BIGGY!
TO DO's to GET IT DONE:
So FIRST I took the handles off...I kept mine and spray painted them BLACK!!!
#2  Washed them REALLY good
#3 Sanded them a little (really just a little, I HATE SANDING, that's the half-way-Nelly  in me)
#4 Painted them with 3 coats of Walmart Brand BLACK paint
#5 Tried to be done (but I couldn't do it.....)
#6 GAVE IN and Sanded the edges! 
(I couldn't give someone a gift that I truly couldn't love without roughing it up a bit)





The perfect HOME-REFURB'D Wedding gift!
At the perfect price of $4...since I already had spray paint and black paint!
( I did get them a nice cozy blanket and a movie package to make up for my CHEAP WAYS )


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10 comments:

  1. Those look great! And were they laminated particle board? It looked like it in the befores...if so, someone's been holding out on me because I didn't know you could work with that finish!
    Also, I love your blog banner!

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  2. Great job! They look terrific. What a good sister-in-law you are - and handy! :)

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  3. I love what you did to the tables. Great job!

    Denise
    Extreme Personal Measures

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  4. Hi Ali,
    Nothing wrong with being "cheap," when the results look like a million dollars!

    Sweet tables and I love how you roughed them up.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  5. Ali--HOORAY a pickety post! Keep these come and let every one see your creative juices flow!!!

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  6. They turned out way cute! I'm looking for some side tables for my bedroom, so I'm totally jel! ;)

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  7. I love how you made up for your "cheap ways"! haha, Those tables look great and it's such a great gift!

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  8. ♥ these Ali, you are sooooo creative!! I just found a setof tables as well! I can't wait to paint them, and I hope they turn out as cute as yours sis!

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  9. Very very cute! I too am wondering about sanding particle board. Does it work?

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