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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Silver Moon {Table} & Paper Dreams...


Way back in the dusty corners of my mind where I store a few of the things I learned in my business & finance courses in college, I can still hear that little personal finance principle that says you should never buy things you don't need, even if they're a great deal. But, I have to say I don't think that rule applies to $2 tables.

That's why when I saw this, I didn't blink, I just bought it & brought it home. I even offered to let my best friend have it, but it was a little smaller than what she was looking for, so I made it over myself. And besides, I knew I could find a place for it somewhere.



Overall, the condition was pretty good, but the bottom shelf had a little water damage, so I just peeled off the damaged veneer & sanded it down.



I've been seeing some great metallic furniture around blogland, & this little table seemed like the perfect candidate for that. So, I gave it a few coats of Krylon Satin Nickel, then went over it with a little glaze, just like I did on this project.



After that, I just added a little glass knob for interest & that was it! And since I hardly let the paint dry on anything before I start using it, it was in its place outside the master bath in about an hour.


It's perfect for holding a few little Parisian treasures.


My mom found this little vintage print of Notre Dame for me in an antique shop...


And these are a few vintage Paris postcards that I googled & printed ...


And our initials- made from wooden letters & scrapbook paper...




And now, ever since I finished it, I've been singing "Fly Me Away" by Annie Little in my head. I've never dedicated a song to a table before, but this one just goes with my table. I added this little clip for those of you who've never heard it. Just humor me.






Sharing this little project with a few of these crafty blogs & Primitive & Proper!


33 comments:

  1. that looks so pretty and glamorous! for me, the knob just makes it. i would love if you would come link up to my new party going on now!

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  2. Lovely. What a fun thing to look at through your door!

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  3. gorgeous!! i'm so jealous that you picked up that beauty for only $2!!!
    you did a really, REALLY nice job.

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  4. Well, Julie...how darned cute is that! I love it and you did a wonderful job. Yep...I don't think it's the two dollar splurges that get us in much trouble..it's the bigger ones---lol

    Perfect piece for that treatment! You did good, girl! Diana

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  5. I love it! It reminds me of my vanity that I painted silver. Love the glam.

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  6. I really love that table and the Parisian picture is wonderful!

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  7. Love this makeover! Now I want a silver table! I'll be on the hunt for a table to makeover now. :)

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  8. great makeover indeed! looks great with all the parisian decor and annie little singing in the background. ;) great song.
    judi ;)

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  9. Love it! You're making me want to go buy metallic spray paint. :-)

    -Fringegirl

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  10. I love your glam vignette! I am dying to try a metal finish.

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  11. Love how that turned out!

    ~Lori @ Paisley Passions
    Join my Linky Party Thrilling Thursdays

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  12. LOVE the scrapbooked initials. I have a 1/2 moon table like this in my living room, and I've been fretting over what to put on that little bottom shelf. DONE! Thanks for the inspiration!
    www.bakerlanegang.com

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  13. I love it! I've been wanting to do a piece in metallic. Good work!

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  14. I never think of silver but it's such a great color for that table and it's different!

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  15. This is my first visit, and I fell in love with this project! So cute!

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  16. I love your table. I've got plans for using this finish on a big project.

    BTW, I love your song. If you haven't heard her yet, you should look up Lindsey Ray. You'd probably enjoy her, too.

    http://froufrugal.blogspot.com

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  17. What a great redo. I love the brushed nickel paint and the glass knob really finishes the piece.

    I hope you can stop by this Sunday to my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love for you to share your project with my followers. :)

    http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/

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  18. Oh, I love the silver color, it looks great!
    Can you help me out? I am in a contest because of a recent post that I did on my weight loss. There is a contest on Face Book and I need you to vote! I am so close and I don't want the other guy to win! Just click on the link below and like that page (up at the top) then in the left hand column find my picture( I’m the one in the black bathing suit) under photo's 4 of 14 click(SEE All) and leave a comment under my picture! Thanks!!
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    You might have to copy and paste it into your browser.

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  19. That's so pretty! Great job on it!

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  20. The table turned out so well! I love the silver!

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  21. Wow! This is gorgeous, and simple enough that even I could attempt to create something similar. Now if I could just find that $2 table....

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  22. I love your table and I love how you dedicated a song to it. Great job on this project.

    Visiting via the Weekend WrapUp and so glad I did!

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  23. This turned out so WONDERFUL!! The knov jsut makes it perfect!!

    love your guts
    mandi

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  24. This is fantastic and for only $2.00. I'd have a hard time passing it up too. Love the metallic paint and the knob just for fun. Great job and very expensive looking:-)

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  25. So cute! And I love your wall color! Do you mind sharing the name?

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  26. @Talysa
    that paint color is Nebulous White by Sherwin Williams. Hope that helps you!

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  27. too cute!! i have been wanting to paint a piece of furniture with a metallic paint but havent been brave enough. im sold on the ides now! thanks!!

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  28. Hello- Just found your blog through Transformation Thursday! I love this table. $2??What a great find. The paint really makes it special. I love the way you glammed it up with the little glass knob. I say this table deserves it's own song dedication.

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  29. Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again this week :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

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  30. Hi i just found your blog through HoH! I've been enjoying your site for most of the evening. There are so many aspects of your blog that I love(especially the humorous post titles). Your creativity has inspired me. I even cried a little when I heard this song!!!!!

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  31. Um, yes, for $2 I'd say you need another table. It has great lines and of course I love the finished product!

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  32. I found your blog through Tidy Mom (I think) and I love it. And when I just saw the initials D & J, well, you had me at Hello!! My husband and I have the same initials. David and Jackie!! Ain't that sweet?! Anyway, love your blog. I have a baking blog, if you want to ever swing on by.
    J

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