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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday-a new beginning for an old thrifty treatsure!

Thanks Susan for being such a gracious host again this week! You are awesome!!!

I have had this table sitting in my sun room for years. It was wobbly, and not in great shape, but worked good once I placed a plastic crochet-look table cloth on it. I had plants sitting on it, and around it, so you really couldn't see the actual table. Then one day there was this blogger who shall remain nameless for awhile, who took a plain table and painted and did mosaic on the top with broken dishes. I. FELL. IN. LOVE. Plain and simple.

So, I told DH that I really had an idea for the table, asked him to work on it, but didn't tell him the WHOLE story.

The top was SO dirty, I can't believe it was sitting in my house that way. Well, anyway, the wood on the top in the middle goes one direction, and the sides the other direction. I kinda hated to cover that up, but it's just an old table, for crying out loud!

I didn't even know this table had so much detail until we uncovered it and got ready to take it to the shop to be painted. Boy were we missing out all this time.

Here's what it looked like after DH went to all the trouble to reglue the joints, and painted it all white. He thought we were done with it, until I showed him the photos of the OTHER table I saw!

I'm so excited about this table, and can't wait for the next step. I'm looking for dishes to break up and mosaic on the top like I saw that I totally lusted after. DH thinks it looks fine the way it is, but when I showed him the OTHER one, he was impressed. He was also concerned that I would mess up this nice table......

Anyway! It was Cindy at , I believe that has a tutorial on mosaics and how to do them - one step at a time. So, I'm going to buy all the stuff and mosaic this table. As soon as I find some dishes to break!

Thanks for joining me in the middle of the table metamorphosis. Be sure and check in with Susan at and see what she has up her sleeve this week. This post also qualifies as a Thrifty Treasure, as the table was free when I got it 15+ years ago!. You can see more Thrifty Ideas at this address:


  1. I have a "thing" for little tables and this one is just darling! It's so much better painted white and I'm sure it will look cute done in mosaics too.

    Tina @ is a mosaic artist and also has free mosaic tutorials posted on her left sidebar.

  2. What a cute little table :) It looks great white, and I'm sure the mosaic will be the icing on the cake.

  3. What a sweet little table. Love it white. Can't wait to see the mosiac.

  4. Beautiful makeover. I'm looking forward to seeing the mosaic.

  5. I love little tables like this one. Looking forward to the mosaic top.

  6. That is a great little table. I'm so glad you decided to freshen it up. It's going to be so pretty with the mosaic top.

  7. Looks great - I like it like it is, but looking forward to seeing it with the mosaic top.

  8. What a fabulous table. I love all the wonderful detail. I can't wait to see the mosaic. I'm sure it will look fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  9. Oh, this turned out so cute! Can't wait to see the rest you plan on doing to it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. This turned out so nice!
    Really like the white finish.
    Blessings to you!

  11. this is my kinda makeover, great job

    enjoy met monday


  12. This little table will be making folks happy for a long to.

  13. That little table is it painted white...I'm sure the mosaic will be beautiful too! Can't wait to see it all'll have fun finding dishes to break! Mary

  14. Fab. change!!

    Love it!

    Barbara jean

  15. You did a gorgeous job with this table. I have always wanted to try this, but I never have the confidence to paint without lots of drips. Your table looks lovely.

  16. A little. love and attention and it is a lovely piece.

    I hope you will come over and check out this weeks Knock off and I bet you have some things you could post to the KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT Party.
    Its So Very Cheri

  17. Great piece to redo!

    You did a very nice job.

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  18. Hrm, looking for your mosaic Monday post? Maybe it's another post for today?

  19. Looks great! You really gave this table a whole new life!

  20. Looking at your photos reminds me of the years I spent refinishing an old player piano ... a labor of love that was a LOT of work ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

  21. I love that size of table --- the white is really an improvement!

  22. Oh my that is the table I need for the top of my stairs! This is what I blogged about on Monday, thrify finds but the find I need I haven't found, this table would be perfect!
    Looks so pretty now.

  23. You morphed that beautifully!


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