Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanks EcoStore :)

A couple of weeks ago I got a tip from a friend that I should check out this store called The EcoStore for some cheap furniture or cheap hardware. As it turns out they didn't have furniture and there selection of hardware wasn't what I was looking for, however, on my way out of the warehouse there was a section roped of that said, "Free Zone" and there was this old school end table just sitting there waiting to come home with me.  I went back into the building to ask someone if I was really reading the sign right and the nice lady behind the desk gave me the green light to load it in the back of my swagger wagon  mini van. SA-WEET!!!! Even though the table was straight out of the seventies it was FREE!!! I don't ever pass anything up that is free.  Here is what the side table looked like.


 This table sat in my garage for a couple of weeks before I started because I went back and forth with what I was going to do with it.  I didn't want to spend a lot of money so I used paint that I already had. The paint color is called Swiss Mocha by Behr and it is my absolute favorite.  The color isn't stark white and it is not cream.  I call it a "warm white." Her is how it turned out....




The hardest part of this whole project was making the template for the 4 little decorative cut outs on the front of the table.  I wanted to give it a little bit of detail so I thought I would try my hand at mod podge and scrapbook paper again.  I had tried to use mod podge and scrapbook paper once before and it turned out to be a total disaster, so I was a little hesitant this time.  I said a few prayers before I started and it turned out flawless!!! Yay me!!!  I got the scrapbook paper and the pulls at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.  This table cost me a total of $5 to makeover.  WoO HoO.  I just wish my camera took better pictures because this table is really a beauty, but with the bad lighting and so so camera, you lose some of the fine detail of the pattern on the scrapbook paper and the distressing.  A big THANK YOU goes out to The EcoStore for this great table. P.S. I grabbed a really cool cream can too (Hey! it was F-R-E-E)





6 comments:

Kim said...

You have an amazing eye for these transformations. The table looks great! The scrapbook paper is a great added touch!

Jodee Leader said...

I love free stuff and especially with a makeover like this! You go girl!

Jodee Leader said...

Holy cow! Check out this makeover:

http://thepricesdaybyday.blogspot.com/2010/11/dining-room-revealdeployment-projects.html

Carmen at Primcatshouse said...

Great makeover! And FREE! YAY!

Audrey said...

Really neat project, keep up the great work!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

How did I miss this post?! I love EcoStore! :) It's a hit and miss sometimes but for the most post part I get some goodies. Great makeover!