Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Roadside find



The other day I was driving home and saw this table dropped in front of our house.

I didn't think much about it, but then when David got home he said there's a table outside, and then I said oh yeah, I wanted to look at that.

So we checked it out, the top was wobbly and laminate, but the base was oak. It was late and we weren't sure, but when in doubt, I say pull it into the garage!

I'm thinking ...

a. it was a coincidence or
b. someone has seen our garage and knew that it would fit right in ...

Most definitely the latter :)

Maybe some paint (a stenciled top?) and either sell it or find some place to put it upstairs since extra workspace would be nice. In any event, it could just stay in the garage. David put new brakes and struts on my car this weekend and used it as a worktable. If you think it looks bad now, you should of seen it with dirty car parts, tools, etc on it.

So is it worth the time to refinish or too ugly? I figured since it is all straight surfaces it wouldn't take long ... If you vote keep, what color or stencil would you do? I'd like to design a new stencil and would love to know what you think! 

11 comments:

  1. I love it. I think yellow or a magenta would look cool.

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  2. Is it dining table size? Or more end table--I can't tell from the pic. I've been looking for a cheap pedestal dining table to refinish for a project--lucky you! And LOL, if anyone sees the inside of my garage I think they floor it on by!

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    1. It is dining size, you could fit about four chairs around it. Our garage is pretty full, we like to keep the door down since our neighbor's garages are so clean :)

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  3. I have been seeing this style a lot on our local craigslist - and wondering the same things!
    How about an "inlay"-look stencil - Kim Myles's designs have been on my mind a while for my own dining table! Good luck with your treasure!

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    1. an inlay stencil is a great idea! I'll have to think about that! :)

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  4. Keep! I agree it's an easy update with a coat of paint and stencil on top. And the investment cost, if you're looking to resell, would just be that of the stencil and paint; definitely a profitable piece :)

    I'm a fellow Interior Designer by training, looking to find my personal style through the home my soon-to-be husband and I will be creating soon! Your blog is really fun to follow, and your home is beautiful. I'm also impressed you're just at the 1-year mark w/ your blog! Wonderful work :)

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    1. I agree! Minimal time and money would need to be invested, worth it! Thanks so much for following along! :) sarah

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  5. Oh, you gotta LOVE those roadside finds.. : ) Can't wait to see what you do with it.
    xo
    Angelina

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  6. I like Angie's idea of doing an inlay look. I've been thinking about doing that same thing on an old chest in my hallway.

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  7. I would do something beachy, it's Pismo, surfboards!! :)
    Erin

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  8. If I were you I'll painted it dark grey with somethin in yelow. I love it!!!
    Mary.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts! I love hearing what you think! :)

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