Reclaimed Furniture – Embossed End Table

I totally loved reclaimed furniture!  Taking something from totally frumpy to totally fabulous is such a thrill.  On a walk through our neighborhood with the kids, I noticed an end table on the curb ready for bulk trash pickup…if I could have dragged it home I would have, but with three kids on bikes I knew I had to leave it and hope that it was still there when I returned with my SUV.  I wish I could say we leisurely completed our walk.  But the truth is, panic set in and I we rushed home.   This is what I envisioned through my rose-tinted lenses…

But really it looked like this….ugly reclaimed furniture, right!  It must have sat in the garage for a long time, with a dusting of over sprayed paint, and a lower shelf that was very warped.

The end table was definitely not a quality piece, but the detail was fun and cute and sending it to a dumpster seemed crazy to me.

There aren’t very many pieces of reclaimed furniture that can’t be given a new life with a little love, aka, PAINT!

My family room needed another tabletop, but with all the dark leather, I decided to brighten the room by painting this reclaimed furniture WHITE!

A replaced warped shelf and some white paint…

And a free piece of furniture becomes a great addition to my family room.

And with Fall approaching, I’m so excited to have found a storage solution for our throws and blankets!  Speaking of Fall, I have so many creative decor, DIY, and craft ideas to share with you on It’s Overflowing and tons of Easy Recipes for Fall on Barns and Noodles.

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  1. Very pretty in white – looks great Aimee!
    Thanks for linking up to the favorite furniture makeovers of 2012 party!
    And for co-hosting!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  2. You did a beautiful job on this!! I would love to have this in my living room!

  3. NO way! The before is so ugly, and the after is so adorable! You are quite the magician!

  4. It turned out fabulous!

  5. It’s amazing what paint can do. I just love it.

  6. I can totally relate…your table is absolutely adorable. I love the basket you added underneath as well. Perfect touch! Found you at Furniture Feature Friday and I’m happy to now be following you. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy @ http://www.vintagestreetdesigns.com


  8. Rose @ DIY Eco-friendly Home Decor says:

    You make it look so easy. oh.. just replace that warped shelf. It turned out beautiful. I want it… ha ha.. As a minimum,
    do share this with us at the linky party ( http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/party ). It just opened. Hope to see you there again!

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