Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Trash to Treasure


My neighbors were having a garage sale last week. I looked out the window and thought I saw a side table that looked promising. Remember how I needed a table for my lamp in the sitting room?? I have been using a chair.


When I got to the sale I saw, however, that it was actually a five-tiered corner shelf. And it was ugly. Still, it had potential. I not only needed a table for my sitting room (which happened to be in a corner) but Brynne needed a small table to put beside her bed. For quite some time she has been using a tiny triangle shaped stool, and it's just not big enough. The problem is that she has to have a table small enough to fit in between her bed and the ladder going up on the bunk bed.

When I realized that the shelf could be taken apart, I paid the $3 and took it home. Here it is before I took it apart.


And here it is after.


I had to use wood glue to glue the tops on. And there are still rough spots on top where the spindles would have gone that wouldn't sand out. It's a cheaply made shelf, not real wood.


But after a coat of red spray paint on one and black spray paint on the other, I ended up with two workable side tables. And they ended up not being too ugly. I was pretty happy with them considering all total they both cost about $10.




3 comments:

  1. I think that was quite a bargain! They both look great!

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  2. You're awesome. They look great.

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  3. Love your trash to treasure! One of my favorite things is to turn something ugly and cheap into something nice.

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