Monday, May 19, 2014

Scooter: A DIY Table Makeover

I recently had the pleasure of shopping at an early 1900's farm house in Fairburn, GA. The couple who owned the house are retiring to Lake Martin in Alabama and with the new house they've decided to go with a new style. So, they decided to sell most of what they had in the farm house. I was thrilled to get a personal tour of the house and learn the history of a lot of the pieces in the house. For instance, this table was made by the owner's father...
 He used to build furniture out of whatever scraps of wood he had.
None of the wood matched. And rather than build a drawer, the front is hinged and drops down...
Most people seem to have a problem with the color orange. I, for one, happen to love orange! So, I thought this pull was fabulous! It looks like something out of the 1950's.
 Milk paint has become my favorite way to paint furniture, but for this project I decided on spray paint. So, I removed the front drop down panel and took the table to my spray painting station (a.k.a. a rotten piece of plywood in the side yard). All the pieces of miss matched wood make sense now that they are painted the same color.
I went with this beautiful blue color. I bought the spray paint at Sam Flax. They have the most beautiful colors of spray paint. It's hard to pick one, but I was drawn to this color.
I knew I wanted a pattern on the front so while at Sam Flax, I checked out their paper selection. I fell in love with this simple pattern of scooters. And it must have been meant to be because the scooters were in the color of the spray paint I picked out!
 I decoupaged the scooter paper onto the front panel. I gave it a few coats of a glossy polyurethane. Then I added the orange pull to the front. Yes, the orange pull. Even though there is no orange in the pattern, I love how it looks with the yellow and blue.

The next photos were taken outside so you are able to see how bright the yellow actually is...

Color makes me happy!



Now that this little table has gotten a makeover, it's going to "scoot" off to brighten up the home of someone else.
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12 comments:

  1. Wow, this is such a striking transformation. It now has a 'high end' feel to it!

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  2. How wonderful that you got a tour as well as to bring this piece home! I am not a lover of orange, but I would have kept that pull just like it is too. Love the scooters and it turned out to be such a fun piece!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  3. I"m very much a color person also. Love colors you chose. That paper is perfect for your little table. So lucky to get to see farmhouse and hear about the pieces. Did you buy anything else? Oh how I'd love to find something like that but not very prevalent here outside Grand Junction, CO area. We live about 18 miles west of G.J. in country. Hard to find affordable great pieces here. People want a mint for everything, even at thrift stores. Happy weekend

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  4. This is tooo stinkin cute!!!!!! Pinned! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!

    Shelly@minettesmaze

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  5. I totally agree with you, that orange pull is to die for! Love what you did with this old table and so cool that you got to know it's history. Stumbling upon an estate sale like this is awesome.
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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