Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Gambler

I recently went on a shopping trip to Atlanta with a couple of friends and we decided to check out a new Goodwill store. There were 3 tables for sale for just under $8 each and we each bought one. There was tape on the bottoms of the tables that indicated that they had been used as gambling tables for an event rental company. 
The tables were painted brown and needed a little TLC. I painted the top of my table a cream color but it still needed a little something.
I had this craft frame that I bought a while back and haven't figured out what to do with...

It was the perfect size and shape to fit inside the table top. 
I centered it on the top of the table and traced around it...


Once I had the design traced, I drew a fleur de lis in the middle of the design. I painted the design using acrylic paint.



I finished it off with a coat of dark wax...


For a table I almost passed up, it turned out not too shabby!

I took a gamble on a rickety old gambling table and it paid off...
it sold in less than a week.
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25 comments:

  1. Dear Artsy,
    You took the gamble and it paid off! Way to go! Great idea to trace the frame design to the center of your table. Very nice indeed!

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  2. Great score! I love the added dimension the dark wax gives it. What kind of wax are you using?

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  3. That table looks fabulous! Love the craft frame you used.

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  4. It turned out gorgeous!!!
    Now I'll be on the lookout for assorted craft frames lol
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  5. This looks awesome! Call me the next time to go Goodwillin', i will gladly drive 1hr to ATL. Hugs, Jen @ frazzled5

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  6. that looks beautiful! what a creative way to frame out the fleur de lis!

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  7. Not so shabby, but tres chic! Love that finish and great job painting.

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  8. That looks great! What a good idea too! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend.

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  9. Not too shabby INDEED! Love the design and the wax -- what a show piece!

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  10. Wow! This turned out beautifully.. what a great combo! Just wanted to let you know I featured your Potted pumpkin on this week's Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/10/pink-hippo-party-98.html
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  11. Very creative and fun! I'm your newest follower :)
    Susan

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  12. Oh! That's just plan fabulous! :) You did a great job of painting. I never could have gotten shading right. It has great dimension. :) Love your ideas. I started following. I hope you will come by and say hi.

    ~Liz

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  13. It turned out lovely! You're so creative! I would love to have you stop by 'Or so she says...' and share your great ideas at the Saturday link party (runs until Tuesday night...tonight!) I hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  14. That looks beautiful. I am thinking of making over a table I have and I am super inspired by yours. I would love for you to link this up to my Fall into Fall party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

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  15. Your gambling paid off. Looks great! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  16. Very nice, I love those frames! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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  17. Gorgeous! I'm not surprised at all that it sold so quickly!! Great job!! Thanks for sharing this at our Weekend Wonders party!

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  18. It's perfect! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  20. شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام التفاؤل شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر كما انها افضل شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل نقل عفش واثاث بالجبيل والخبر والقطيف والدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل
    شركة نقل اثاث بالقطيف

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  21. اهم شركات نقل العفش والاثاث بالدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
    شركة نقل عفش بجدة
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    شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة

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