Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Before and after shabby chic pedestal table makeover

There is nothing better in the DIY world than a dramatic before and after. I definitely achieved that with this $25 goodwill pedestal table.


Although my work involves a lot of sanding, I have to admit I despise it. So, I avoid it when I can. Instead of sanding the shiny finish off the top of this table, I applied BIN primer so the top coats of paint would adhere with out peeling.


I used a soft yellow to paint the entire piece. The distressing at the end showcased the original wood finish underneath.



In addition, I'd like to introduce you to "Meet Me On Monday"...I am excited to say I have started a themed linky party that will be held every Monday and open through the week. The theme this week is light fixture makeovers. Next weeks theme is handcrafted signs. I would love to have you join.



Linking to THESE fabulous parties...



22 comments:

  1. I love the yellow you used on this table. It's so pretty! And a linky party? Awesome! JenT

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  2. I would never thought of doing yellow, but it's so warm and lovely. A great before and after for sure!

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  3. Wow--I love it! The soft yellow is lovely. The flowers look perfect.

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  4. That gorgeous table is one of my favorite redos!!! It is just fabulous! You are a daily inspiration, my friend:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  5. That table is beautifully done! You are so talented!

    Pam

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  6. i love that shade of yellow- it is so soft and warm!
    and i am insanely jealous of your lilac bouquet... those are my fave! they smell sooo good!

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  7. Ill be joining in the future!

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  8. my side table is a similar color and I love it on this table! if only you lived closer I would definitely be interested in it :-)

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  9. That is AMAZING!!! Love the color and the perfect amount of distressing. Well done :O)

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  10. It's SO pretty Lisa!! I'm lovin' yellow right now and the distressing is perfection!

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  11. Gorgeous! Now let me tell you, I would never find such a gorgeous table at our local SA, especially not at $25!! Simply not fair!

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  12. WOAH! Looks wonderful! I Love lilacs! Arent they the best smelling flower! Great table! Great post!

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  13. It looks wonderful, what a great find! and the new party sounds like fun.

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  14. Lucky you! I have been looking for a similar table for some time now. You did a great job!

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  15. LOVE THE TABLE ,GREAT COLOR AND DISTRESSING. IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR ONE OF THESE TABLES TO REDO BUT HAVENT FOUND ONE WITH THE RIGHT PRICE YET.

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  16. Hello!
    Wow, so much liked to know your blog!
    Much success!
    I'm from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro.
    Kisses and good week!

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  17. love the soft yellow color you chose! looks so much better. this post would be a fabulous addition to my weekly blog party "from trash to treasure" I'd really love it if you joined in!

    alchemyfineliving.com

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  18. I love how you used a soft yellow. Using a yellow itself would be so strong. A soft yellow was a prefect color for the paint job.

    -Zane of ontario honey

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