Saturday, April 10, 2010

Half-Moon Table gets a Cabana Stripe Makeover

As usual, I've been craving a project. With Finn in the Ergo carrier and Toby busy with a cookie from the bakery next door, I was able to peruse my favourite little thrift shop yesterday...

...and this is what I found! I know...doesn't look like much.....but it's kind of dainty and in good sturdy shape.

 How could a girl pass it up for $2?



A quick coat of "french grey" (aka....a touch of the black paint left over from my back steps, added to an inch of white semi-gloss in the bottom of a can) , and a white cabana stripe, and she's a new table! 

(the cabana stripe is really easy to do using green painter's tape....my stripes aren't perfect because I just sort of eye-balled them, but you could get meticulous and measure it out) :) Just tape off the stripes you don't want painted, roll on your stripe colour, and if you're anything like me, rip off the tape long before the paint is dry because you just simply can't wait another minute to see your finished product! :)

I roughed up the edges with a piece of sand paper, for a more worn-in look. 


I'm still sort of undecided as to where I'm going to put her...but I'm sure she'll find a perfect home somewhere very soon.




She's sitting in my newly re-decorated front entry right now, under a little shelf I nabbed for $1 today (and of course, promptly painted white).


ps...If you haven't already entered my Atlanta Bartlett "At Home with White" GIVEAWAY,
head on over  here

47 comments:

  1. Oh my GOSH!
    SO PRETTY!
    I'm totally into this look!
    Thanks for the tutorial tips.

    Question... did you sand or strip the shiny wood finish, before painting?

    Shelley Smith

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  2. Wow that looks great! Can't believe it was $2, I love the roughed up edge too.

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  3. Wow, what a treasure for $2! Way to hit the jackpot! ;-) I love how you painted it up and distressed it.

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  4. What a lovely little table - looks great stripey!

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  5. So adorable! I nabbed a whole gallon of charcoal gray paint in the oops section of HD the other day for 5 bucks...guess who's gonna be trying this paint technique on something VERY SOON?? That'd be me! Great job!

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  6. Oh Tracey, I always get so excited to see a new post from you as I know it will be wonderful!! I love the cabana stripe!! I can't believe you got that gorgeous table for $2!! I so need to visit your thrift store (well if it was a little closer)! We have a very similar shelf to the one your found, in our laundry room, yours was a bargain!! You have such amazing vision for things that you make over, I find it so inspiring! Hope you have a fab Sunday ~ Tina xx

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  7. Wow what a great makeover. For $2 you got such a bargain. I love the way you have distressed the edges.

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  8. That little table is such a find!! I love it. The stripes look great. What a deal for $2. Love & blessings from NC!

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  9. Lovely in grey, what a bargain!

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  10. Lovely in grey, what a bargain!

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  11. 2 dollar table, 1 dollar shelf...are you sure you're not leaving off some zero's ?!?!? That's incredible. And so is the makeover. I absolutely adore what you have done to the table. btw, I think it is recommended that the tape be taken off straight away but even if it wasn't I'm with you, I like a fast reveal;o)
    Angex

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  12. it turned out amazing.what a bargain you got.i love it XX

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  13. O my gosh !! so beautiful done this !! so pretty table,....i enjoy !!

    Have a sunny and wonderful Sunday....hugs from me..........bye!

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  14. hi tracey! i just love it! i am very into gray these days, too and love thr stripe. the colors keep it more grown up, but the stripe adds a bit of youthfulness and whimsy to it. great job!

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  15. What an adorable little table. I love the colors you used.

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  16. I have just found your blog. What a great find at $2... you have given that boring table a beautiful face lift. Nice work!!

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  17. love your table, the colors are so fun! I hopped over from The Two Savvy Sisters Blog and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and I hope you’ll do the same.
    Nicole @ The Two Savvy Sisters

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  18. That looks amazing. Your diy posts are so inspiring.

    Lulu Letty

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  19. I am coming by from Barnes Yard/Ain't She Crazy and the Make New friends Friday. I love that table and I love the stripes even more...great redo!
    Holly
    504 Main

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  20. You are so talented my friend...love love this idea. Have a great new week. xoxo

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  21. That table is just so WOW! What a great idea!

    You never find bargains like that here!!

    I replied to your comment on my page...I'm intrigued to find out the connection:)

    x

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  22. I cannot even begin to tell you my love for this table.
    You did a fabulous job!!

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  23. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! It's so pretty. You did an awesome job on it. Now I just have to find something to try this on. I keep painting everything black. I'd like to try something lighter.

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  24. I LOVE the new look! It is stunning, gorgeous, beautiful! Wow!

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  25. She is beautiful- great job! Just realized I wasn't a follower and am adding you to my blog roll so I can keep up with you.
    Love your entry makeover.
    T

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  26. Love it! Great job! I love your style!

    Roeshel

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  27. You caught my eye with Cabana.:-) That looks great. Nice job.

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  28. Love cabana stripes. I just posted a similar look. Great minds think alike. :) Love your table.
    Pamela

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  29. I love that table and it looks fab with the stripes. The colors are so pretty as well. Nice work!

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  30. I love the strips... so cool! Awesome job! : )

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  31. Very cute! I did this a few months ago, too & posted it here:
    http://lessthanperfectlifeofbliss.blogspot.com/2010/01/she-dreamed-of-paris.html

    So fun!

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  32. It's so gorgeous!! I love it! Thanks so much for linking to Creative Cats!

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  33. Love the color choice and you did a fantastic job... Thank you for sharing!

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  34. $2!!! WOW... LOVE it... I need to stripe some furniture! Thanks for sharing it with us at the POPP.

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  35. Girl, you and these stripes. I love them!

    Following. :) Couldn't NOT follow now.

    xo

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  36. I love the subtle stripes, such a pretty table! Beautiful job!
    I would love to link in at your next party...I was trying to think of something to share.

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  37. I saw this on remodelaholic. I love this. I wanted a semi circle table for my library-ish room and was pretty jazzed to get one on clearance at Home Goods. It is damaged and I'll have to completely re-do it. Now I feel like I'm bargain shopping in the wrong places because I paid about $70 more than you did and yours is sooooooo cute. I've got to get more thrifty in my bargain hunts. Nice work!

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  38. Oh my gosh, I love it! What a great size table, too; fits in anywhere.

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  39. I love this and it matches your bench so nicely! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  40. Great makeover ~ I love the stripes! I have a very similar table that I'm itching to repaint!

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  41. I gave you a sunshine award.

    http://thespeckleddog.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunshine-award.html

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  42. Wow! $2? This looks amazing! You have such a great sense of style. I want to go flea market shopping now!

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  43. I love this, LOVE it...
    We have a friday fun finds party that's still going- we'd love it if you'd link up.

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  44. Simply gorgeous! Lovin the stripes! Stop by the Sunday Showcase party if you get a chance. You did a fabulous job - great find!!

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  45. Not that I'm knocking white, but I'm so pleased to see something a little different! Great job.

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