Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Little Table for a Friend

The story behind this little table is just so cool!  My daughter-in-law was sprucing up her house and and sent me a text saying, "Do you want this?  I'm putting it by the road otherwise".  Here's the table..............

So I'm sure you've guessed.  My response was, "Yes!".  Now here comes the really awesome part of the story.  While out to lunch with my dear friend, Debbie, she mentioned she was on the lookout for a small little side table to put next to her couch.  She had just rearranged her family room, and didn't have room for her existing end table by the couch.  I got so excited!  I asked her about what size she wanted.  And she showed me pretty much the exact size of this little table!  I pulled out my phone and showed her what I had just gotten the week before from my daughter-in-law.  She almost cried at God's perfect provision!  It was exactly what she was looking for!  Told you it was a great story!  Once we discussed what she wanted, I got to work.

So here is the perfect little table I made over for my friend!

First, I used ASCP Old White.  It did take two coats to cover.  Then I applied clear wax.  After that, I did a little distressing with 100 grit sandpaper.  I then did a very light touch of dark wax mixed with mineral spirits, and wiped away.  Then, one more final coat of clear wax.  This was a quick easy transformation!

Debbie was thrilled with her table!  I think God loves to give us these little surprises and see us smile.

Thanks so much for stopping by.



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Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

What an adorable little table. I love the new finish! Great job!

Have a great day!

Shannon said...

Fabulous refinish!!! I love the hardware!!

Maureen Wyatt said...

That table is lovely now! How lucky for your friend that you can do this for her. Can I ask why you mix the wax with mineral spirits? ~ Maureen

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

What a lovely post. Isn't it great when you receive a blessing and able to share it and make it someone else's blessing also. : ) I'm your new follower and would love if you could follow back and link this cutie to my Frugal Treasures Tuesday party going on through Sunday night.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

It was meant to be! It turned out wonderful.

In answer to your question, yes I am still in the Asheville/Hendersonville area. I would love to meet you too if you have time. We actually are heading to Naples, Fl in a few weeks, so hopefully our dates will work out.

Debbiedoos said...

You do realize, your daughter in law is going to want that back right LOL. Love it, what a great piece. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I love what you did to the table! I think Debbie is right, your DIL is going to wish she'd kept it. ;) But I'm so glad that your friend was on the receiving end of God's provision. This is an encouraging reminder that God cares about the little things and gives us the desires of our heart. Thanks for reminding us of that at Show & Tell.
Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Kammy's Korner said...

And you daugher-in-law is now kicking herself, right?! She just didn't know her MIL was so awesome because that turned out GORGEOUS!!

Tami Michel said...

Adorable! I love it! I would like to invite you to join our Friday Block Party at Curb Alert! (live now) and share this cute table or anything else!
~Tami @ Curb Alert!

Pondside said...

I've popped over from Penny's.
That little table is exactly like the bedside table from my parents' bedroom suite. I love what you've done with it - what a lovely bit of serendipity that was!

Unknown said...

So glad you rescued that beauty...all it needed was you TLC. The shabby cottage looks great on this piece. Great job!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute table and what great timing.

Cynthia said...

Yes! I am so glad you didn't let that table go to the curb! It looks lovely!