Monday, July 23, 2012

Corner Table Roadside Treasure

Earlier this month I stopped by my Mom's house & sitting in her garage is one of the coolest tables I've ever seenWhen I asked her where it came from, she said my brother Travis found it on the side of the road with a sign on it that said "FREE" (my favorite price!). Thanks Trav, your the best!

Can you believe someone would throw this away?!!  I have seen these tables on Craig's List & in my local antique mall & they go for alot of money & I wanted one.  Look at it, there is not a thing wrong with it, Okay it has that one blemish on the top but other then that it's perfect.

Look at that beautiful scalloped top trim & those nice straight lines...

Now that I am done gushing over this awesome find I will tell you how we painted it. We first gave the whole surface a quick sanding. I had big plans for this piece & I didn't want any paint peeling going on. Then we gave it two coats of DIY chalk paint in Black. Now it was time for the fun part, the graphics!  I wanted to do something that would enhance the cool pie shape on the top. This is what I came up with:

I put the 1/4 of the hour clock face on it. If you follow me you know I have a clock face obsession.  Then I added the "Paris Clocks" to the bottom. I transfered the images & painted them in by hand.

I shadowed the images in black to add a little dimension.

After two coats of ASCP clear wax it was buffed to perfection.

I know I say this about almost all of my pieces but this time I really do wish I had space enough to keep it.


This beauty is available at Sassy Fabrics (V Trading) in Grand Blanc, Mi. If you live in our area & have a piece of furniture you want painted, shoot me an email. I give free estimates.

Have you scored a nice Roadside treasure lately? I'd love to hear about it.  I love reading all your comments. Thanks for visiting & have a great day!  Dee


  1. guauuuuu¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ menudo cambio mas maravilloso.
    besos y feliz semana...

  2. that was an awesome idea and use of that table shape!

  3. Came over from Elizabeth & Co. to see the clock face. this table turned out beautifully. How creative to see the top and think clock face!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  4. I love your unique take on this!! I would have never thought to make a table like this into THAT!! I just made a round clock face table, but yours puts mine to shame - mine's pretty basic.

  5. What a great find! What a great brother! Very creative; you did a fantastic job! Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  6. What a wonderfully, creative idea for a pie shape table! Pinning. ~ Maureen

  7. Love this table!
    Here's my dumpster diving find.
    Fondly, Tami

  8. such a smart idea!!! I love it! Brilliant

  9. I love how you painted the corner table! Saw you featured at Primitive & Proper. Pinned this to my painted furniture board!

  10. What a creative way to paint a really uniquly shaped table! Nicely done!

  11. What a great transformation. I pinned this, and I don't pin too many things, but this project is really special.

  12. What a great find and what a clever way to transform the table!!! Nice job!!!