Thursday, October 10, 2013

Vintage Table Makeover and ReSTOREd Update



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:

       $140
Red Cabinet         $52 $100     $188

Nightstands Set
        $21 $100     $267
Vintage Table         $25             NYS     $242
Dresser & Mirror        $45               NYS     $197

The red cabinet and the set of nightstands (more on their quick flip on the blog soon) sold within hours of being put on sale.

Sold!
Sold!

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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