Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thanks Value Village

Sometimes I go to Value Village on a nice lazy Saturday and walk around looking for gems.  Sometimes I get lucky.  I got lucky this weekend when I found this little cutie:
It is always half off everything in the store on the weekends, so I got it for $7.50.  Unfortunately, the top is a plasticy laminate, but the legs and bottom are gorgeous wood - and the lines are fab!
I used my beloved Howard Restor-A-Finish and Feed-N-Wax on all the wood, but I'm considering painting the top a glossy white because I really don't like the dark 'fake wood' look...for now, I just removed the price and shined it up until I figure it out. 
I think it looks pretty good in this before and after.  The wood on the bottom part is just beautiful.
I had planned on using it for a coffee table in my woman cave, but it's a bit too small in diameter and too tall....so it's acting as a side table in there for now.  Just don't think about drinking red wine on my couch.
To the people in my hometown, thank you for thinking pieces like this are 'outdated' and leaving them for me!  Smooches.


  1. OMG I LOVE it. Love it, love it, love it. I'd paint over the fake stuff, too. I just needed to tell you how jealous I am...I'm totally green.


    I thought I was done there. I'm not. The shape is amazing and the real wood looks phenomenal. AH! I miss house stuff so hard right now. Wedding stuff is bringing me down but it will all be over in 2 1/2 weeks! Then I get to get back to home stuff. :) Wait, is that bad? I want the wedding to be over so I can refocus on my house? Hahah - I have total wedding brain mush happening right about now and I'm sorry it's coming across on your lovely blog's comment space. I'll try to keep it down over here. :) Have a great day!

    Emily (Done for real)

  2. I read on another blog where someone took and cut glass to fit and then painted one side before laying it on top and it added a pop of color to the top of a table. That would be fun for this piece, which is AMAZING btw.

  3. i love it and it fits so perfectly in that space! great find!

  4. I really like the shape and it looks great in your space. Great find! And I'm just amazed at the price!

  5. Love it!
    I'm getting jealous of all these bargains!

  6. That is an amazing find...love the table!

  7. Oh, that is gorgeous! I'm dying at the price -- hooray for killer thrift deals!

    {And I vote, yes, yes, yes, paint the top!}

  8. $7.50?? Whooo!! Nice find! That Howard Restor-A-Finish has really come in handy.

  9. I love the shape of it and it fits so nicely in that space but I think it would look nice with a lighter top too good find :)


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