So last week I made a sweep through my favorite furniture thrift store and took home two pieces. One was this little vintage table. It immediately caught my eye as soon as I walked into the vintage room. The tag said 1960's vintage baby blue table. As I sanded her down it was obvious this table has not only been well loved, but also painted a few times.
I liked the blue, but the table really needed a fresh new coat of paint. A few days earlier I had picked up my free 8 oz sample of Valspar's Fall Color Pallette at Lowes.
I went with the blue and at the time had no clear plans for how I would use it. I decided this baby blue table would be perfect in a new shade of blue.
I painted the table blue and put a coat of white paint on the drawer. I usually update hardware, but I actually liked the age look for these drawer pulls so I stuck with the originals. I also very lightly distressed the table. I'm not a huge fan of distressing, but this table is obviously old so it needed some distressing to look the part.
I put the piece up for sale as part of my ReSTOREd challenge and she sat and sat and sat. I reduced the price and she still sat and sat and sat. Apparently people don't need or like or want blue tables? I don't know. I thought it was cute...but my husband says give the people what they want. So guess what...she's getting a new coat of paint as we speak. I'm hoping the change will have her finding a new home very soon.
Speaking of ReSTOREd my seed money challenge is off to a fantastic start. If you've been following along you know that I started with $140 of seed money (aka yard sale earnings) that I'm trying triple by the end of the year. Here's a look at how it's going so far:
|Furniture||Purchase Price||Sold For:||
Seed Money Tally:
|Dresser & Mirror||$45||NYS||$197|
The vintage table is NYS (not yet sold) and the dresser is not yet up for sale as it's still being painted and turned into something other than a dresser. I seriously can't wait to reveal it. If you're following along on Instagram you've been seeing the progress on this beauty! I have a feeling it will go fast as well.
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