Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Foxy came very close to ending up on the curb.  I found this table on Craigslist.
Asking price was $10. When I went to pick it up, the young lady was waiting
on her front porch with it. She brought it out to the drive way before I had even
cut off the motor! I might have thought it odd but I didn't give it much thought.
One reason being it was very cold out, another was that I wasn't feeling well to
begin with. Usually, I send family members to pick up items I find on Craigslist
but no one was available this day. I did a quick glance over then handed over the
money. I attempted to put the table into trunk of my car to no avail, it
wouldn't fit into the back seat either. Nice lady offers to follow me in her truck
since I had already told her on phone she lived only a couple of blocks from me!
She sat it down in my driveway and drove off. This table is solid wood, I
struggled with it, as I said earlier I wasn't feeling well, weight of table caused
me to wheeze even more or so I thought. I got it through my front door and let
it stay til some one could come over and move it for me. When the table was lifted,
I was standing in a position to see the bottom, OMG. The owner had CATS
(sorry I don't like cats, I'm afraid of them) I told cuz to take it out to the trash.
He said he could clean it for me and he did!

I have more pictures that show proof of the cats but I didn't want to turn you
away before you saw the end results, I know cause I almost didn't do this one!
I just couldn't believe she hadn't thought to clean it up. I just thought it was dusty
from being in storage when I saw it on CL, but she told me they had gotten new
furniture that week and it didn't match the style! What? Anyway it was bleached

down, sanded and primed with Kilz's odor and stain blocker.

The color is Silver Fox by Valspar. I then glaze it with Ralph Lauren's Smoke Glass.
The hardware is original to the piece painted in Krylon's Silver. I'm glad I listened
cause I really like how it turned out. When ever I use glaze I'm scared the whole
time thinking it's not going to look good, that I'm doing it wrong, and each time I've
done it I've ended up loving the end result! Funny how that is! With her curves all
glazed she's foxy and ready to go. Now comes the hard part, to keep or not. I've
had two offers but I really like her!

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  1. Now THAT is a makeover!!! It went from outdated to Modern and FABULOUS!!! love it!!

  2. Thank you Niki, and thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. Hey Doll thanks for coming by my blog and commenting on my 70's table redo! I was excited to see this makeover. I have seen a few of these tables at a GW sales I go to here in town and I think I may pick one up when I find one. I love the detailing. By the way, your color choices are top notch. And I love what you did with the hardware. Killer job! I am your newest follower as of right now. Can't wait to see what else you got up your sleeve.

    If you are not already, I would love you to join my blog as well if you like.
    Take care.

  4. Love it Sherry! The paint color is beautiful and I love the hardware. The glaze really bought out the details!

  5. Thanks a lot Debra. I am indeed a new follower of yours. Not only did I like what I saw but we newbies have to support one another! Thanks again.

  6. Thank you Brandi! I fell inlove with that color which led me to do another piece using it!

  7. Great makeover!! I haven't really done any of these yet, but I'd like to try sometime! Thanks for commenting on my blog!

  8. You're welcome Jennifer, I enjoyed it. I see you work with the Silhouette, I have a Cricut but really want to change over to a Silhouette. You have some great ideas!

  9. Hi Sherryd....Well,so nice to meet somebody else willing to do the craigslist adventure. We have something called kijiji and believe me I have found myself in some strange situations picking up items....great job you did on this piece.
    Hey, I am lucky 13 follower for you, I hope when you come back to check out my chair you will join my blog. Share some decorating on a budget strategies!

  10. Thanks so much for stopping by and becoming a follower! You now have 30 followers! Yay for you. I can't wait to see the chair, I love the style of it and can't wait to see it's transformation!