Monday, August 27, 2012

Dumpster Table Redo

Remember the table I saved from the dumpster? Solid wood but poorly stained (drippy and splotchy) and the legs in need of tightening. 

I got it all painted - I must say it looks way better. I made up some chalk paint using a sample can of paint I had. I must say that is a great way to use up those jars of paint samples!  I painted, distressed, and waxed it.
Sanding with the palm sander

painted, distressed and waxed!

I added one of these for decoration to the front

after I sanded it and spray painted it with Looking Glass spray paint,

drilled a hole and screwed it on,

decorated it with things on hand,

Old books, chalkboard plate, ceiling tin, wood bowl with found treasures,
birdcage with candles, and blue bird

Sweet little blue bird
and filled the wooden bowl with treasures found on the farm...

pinecones, feather, acorns, and a gardenia flower
Didn't it turn out lovely? Nothing like a dumpster-find turned treasure and it's perfect for the entryway as it doesn't eat up a lot of space.
It turned out lovely and fits the spot perfectly!

Loved spending the weekend here. Such a stress-reliever!

Me and Lucy
We have hay too! Finally hooked up with the guy who cuts the hay and there are all these big bales out in the pasture:

Mr. B had to pose me by one of the bales
 I took Lucy for a walk out into the back acreage. She loves to run and explore and see what she can flush out. She mostly finds bugs but occasionally some deer and once a turtle. As long as it's not a snake!

Sadly, our pond is all dried up. It needs work to hold water. Things are still pretty green though and it felt good to be out enjoying the peace and beauty of the land.

Then there's the work that needs to be done. Mr. B snuck up and snapped a picture of me doing this: 

Love my solar dryer!

As always, our time at the farm was too short and it was time to head back to the city. Someday, living here will be a reality. Can't wait...

Until next time! Have a blessed week,


  1. I bet the dumpster would be pretty sad it ever let that table go if it could see it now! It turned out great!! That country livin' is the way to go, it looks like you've got a beautiful place there.

    1. Haha, thanks for the laugh, Lynn! And thank you. I'm pleased with how it turned out.

  2. The table looks great! And I can see why you're wanting to move there full- time. It certainly looks like a breath of fresh air!

    1. Karen,
      Thank you! And yes, it's certainly is. Definitely away from the hustle and bustle.

  3. Yay for free furniture! I love that you rescued that table and brought it back to life. If it could talk, I am sure it would say thank you. And, probably also, let's move to the farm....

    Hugs, Angie

    1. Thanks Angie! Lucky table does live at the farm! It greets me as I walk in the front door.

  4. Lucky you - and I love it's makeover - love your blog actually -
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come for a visit and follow back when you have the time :)

    1. Thanks, Suzy! Have started following you - great blog too!
      Hugs back,

  5. Oh my ... would love to have a farm for week-end get-aways. What fun that must be. That table is so super cute in you entry. Great rescue and awesome makeover. Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures and leaving a nice comment.
    Audrey Z.

  6. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and left a sweet comment, always love meeting new friends! Love your table and what is so great about it is it was free and oh, so pretty now! I'll be your new follower too as soon as I'm done here!

  7. Cecilia, What a great transformation of your dumpster find!!! Love the soft color, so much better than the stain!
    I love the pictures of your life on the farm. I hope living there full time becomes a reality sooner than later! Looks like a great life!
    Please bring your table makeover to TUTORIAL TIPS AND TIDBITS going live tonight at 8:00 here at StoneGable. This project would be perfect!!!

    1. Thank you Yvonne! Love when I can use up some extra paint laying around and I have to admit this color was perfect for the table!
      Ah, someday! Waiting on the hubby to retire. :)
      Linked up at your party, thanks for the invite!

  8. Great job Cecilia! Your table is so beautiful.
    And what a nice place...I see why you enjoy it a lot.
    Thank your for your visit and your sweet comment.
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina

    1. Hi Silvina! Thank you for your kind comments and visiting all the way from Argentina! Have a fantastic day!


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