Less than Perfect Small Tiered Table
The day I picked up this sewing cabinet (the one front and center) I picked up a small tiered table from the same yard sale. I think I got the two of them for around $10.00.
So in my mind, I paid $7 for this sewing cabinet and $3 for this little table:
Granted, that is a couple of bucks over my $5 limit. But my rule is-if it is for me, I can bend that rule. If I’m buying it to re-do and sell, then I stick to my $5 limit. I really liked the style of this little gal. Love those curves!
This little lady was quit wobbly. Someone had attempted to repair her with some huge nails! I took out all the screws and the very large nails and got to work with some Gorilla Wood Glue.
First, Make Repairs
Before I glued the top, I glued and clamped all the joints. (not pictured)
If you look closely, you can still see the head of one nail that I hadn’t removed yet. Because the table was tiered, I wanted to stabilize it, so I used the glue in addition to the original screws from the skirt to the tabletop.
Easy Paint Makeover
After the glue dried, I sanded the top down completely –because I thought about staining it, but then changed my mind. Even so, with the top sanded smooth I was going to get a really smooth finish.
In the background you can see two more projects I’ve worked on. I used my HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer
to paint several projects on one of the very last nice days before winter set in.
Here she is with a new outfit and fit as a fiddle! So, never overlook or pass by a table that isn't perfect. With a little DIY and TLC, it can be rescued and made useful again.
Small tiered tables like this can be useful and handy in a small nook or beside a chair. The color? Black goes with anything!!
Full Circle Creations
I Play Outside The Box
What a pretty table!!! Love the color too!
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Good Time Charlie
The table looks fantastic. I love finding things that people thought were beyond love and a "redoux". Seriously though, $5 limit? Where do you find those amazing bargains?
That's such a pretty little table! Black paint was just right for her, too.
What haven't I saved? My garage is a disgrace. I really need to do something about it, too. After Christmas. 🙂
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
Definitely worth saving! I love the choice of black!
This is yet another project I would love to take off your hands. Ive been hunting in my thrift stores for a table just like this for my narrow entryway.
I love what you did with this. Merry Christmas friend!:)
Cute. Girl to have just some of your energy. Great job.
Came out great! Love the curves-its super shexxy!
So cute Gail! I saved the cutest little side table out the trash a few months back (saw it out of the corner of my eye, hit the brakes, turned around plucked it out of someones garbage can and split!) Two of the legs and aprons we completely broken off and one leg was split. I used gorilla glue and put it back together. I love it, just trying to decide what color to paint! I love free stuff!
Corn in my Coffee-Pot
I love those little tables. I have a table, small like yours...and I only paid $5 for it... and painted it same as you... it has been a handy little thing too.
I too love those curves! Thank goodness you saved this girl. Amazing what a little "make-up" will do for a girl!!
These look great!
Paige (Final Clothes-Out)
Very cute! It's amazing what Gorilla Glue can fix, isn't it?
I rescued a metal end table from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore a couple of weeks ago. I didn't do anything to it, but it sure looks better in my living room than crammed in the back of the store! Poor little guy.
Love Of Quilts
I think the little table is well worth saving...it turned out much better then it was. You don't seem to have any trouble fining a sewing table and I have needed one to fit my machine in and can not find one. Have a Merry Christmas. Trish
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
supre cute! the black is so sweet with those sleek lines!
People like you should be bless and shower with all the love and care...cause you make the world so much prettier everyday!
I do like that little table and what you did. I have it's cousin, just has a rim all the way around the top. You gave me the push to JUST DO IT!
Very nice! Love the new look. My garage (well, half of it) is still full of pieces waiting to be "rescued!" 😉
Those came out so adorable. Huge transformation.
LOVE! So sleek and pretty! Those sewing tables we find are too cute, no? Perfect for entryways or bedside tables. Nice work, Gail!
These are my kind of projects...little work but huge impact...those people should see their table now! Love it!
Merry Christmas! You are so right... those wobbly things were built to last and a little TLC will make them last forever. You always do a great job! How I wish I were half as talented as you!