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Found Furniture- What Would You Do?


On one of my early morning walks, I found this funny little table on the sidewalk with a FREE sign. Well, that put a little pep in my step, so I rushed home for my car and zoomed back to the scene to pick it up!

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I was going to re-finish it for my living room and had begun conjuring color and pattern ideas- that is, until I scored the super awesome clover table, from the Alameda Flea Market,  that completed my vision perfectly (and I didn't have to do a thing except bring it in the house- love!).

Still, every time I pull into my carport, I see this friendly little piece just waiting for me to give it some love. So, I ask you...

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If this table landed on your doorstep, What Would You Do? Put it on someone else's door step? (I did that with a construction barricade once- but that story is for another time) Would you give it some love, restore it, decoupage, paint it, break it down to make something else?


4 comments


  • Patrik

    Nice piece. I think I would ebonize the cabinet and then stain the drawers a deep steel grey. Then cut some brown smoked mirror to fit is the size of the top. Bevel the edges of the mirror of course.


  • Rosalyn

    I am currently working with decopauge and also fabric…since most of my home has a black and white theme this little jewel would lend itself to 2 complimentary black and white prints…that would pop it. I also could do a whole zentangle on this but that would take most of the winter to finish, so I will opt for the fabric…


  • Stacy

    cute! and I love that it has storage. I’d probably oil the drawers and legs to restore the original finish, then get a piece of glass cut for the top. I love putting ideas from magazines, or photos, cards whatever under the glass. Its revolving art, always changing


  • Anne

    Love this table—and we always need more storage. I would sand it and paint it black and turquoise.


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