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Old 08-11-2009, 11:04 AM
 
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Hello, I just wanted to share my project I just finished 2 days ago.

I had a corner seriously in the need of a redo.



I bought these items in a local goodwill for $10.79 with tax.


I disassembled the table:


Primed the frame and legs and the picture frames:




Sanded and stained the table top then coated with satin polyurethane:




Spray painted the vase with brownish textured paint then masked stripes on it and spray painted with vanilla white:


Found some old candle holders outside on my table... dirty rusty...

Cleaned with soapy water, degreased with alcohol then I touched it only with vinyl gloves on.

Spray painted with Rustoleum Frosted Glass spray...



Printed out two of my own photographs, assembled the table, bought $4.99 wheat in Michael's and:


The finished project:


Thanks for looking Let me know what you think and post your own project if you have one

Maria
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Wow, can you come to our house? I have not one ounce of creativity in my body. It looks very nice!
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Great job! You are making me want to go to Goodwill now.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:29 PM
 
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Brilliant job!
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Sloooowcala Florida
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Nice work. How long did it take you to do all of that?
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Lovely! I've always firmly believed in the old adage that one man's junk is another man's treasure and know how much enjoyment is derived from making something like this. Well done!
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:01 PM
 
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Very nice!

I'm a huge fan of recycling. I'm thrifty and I just hate waste. Some of my favorite things were found at the thrift store or on the curb.

Thanks for sharing the pictures too. Love pictures. I'm kind of a house-voyeur.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Kennewick, WA
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Awesome. I have been wanting to do the same thing but haven't made it over that way yet. I am totally going to make time now. I have a friend who has a black bedroom set that's all mismatched and I LOVE it. I actually thought she bought it in a set that way, but she bought all the pieces from different thrift stores and then painted them all black. It was such a charming bedroom set. I couldn't believe that someone could make something so ugly look so beautiful. Your new corner is great. Good job
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:14 AM
 
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Thank you very much for the kind words, I appreciate it. The whole project lasted 8 days, but that is because I live in Las Vegas and I had to do it in the house. I painted with latex paint. The stain has to have a 24 hour drying period between coats, so does the polyurethane so that was 5 days (3 coats of stain and 2 Poly). The wind was blowing pretty hard (monsoon season here) so I had to wait to finish the vase. In my garage it is approx 110 degrees so I had to do it early in the morning in the backyard when the wind was pretty calm All together the actual project didn't take longer then 4 hours. And $25 dollars.
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