March 8, 2012

A Little Blue Table


If at first you don't succeed, try again!


I found this little white table 


And painted it with an "Oops" green paint.  I know this happens to every one that sells furniture, you get bored with the same old transformations, so once in a while you try something different.  I thought I would do a lace pattern on top with a bronze spray.


Nope, I just wasn't feeling it, so I repainted the top


And copied some old post cards to lay under the glass.  This gives the buyer the option to remove them and at the same time gives them ideas, maybe they could put photo's under the glass


When trying to appeal to buyers I find it is best not to stray to far from the norm if I want a quick sale


I priced it at $38 and put it in my booth at Orange Tree Antiques.  It was a quick sale...But here is the crazy thing....The buyer didn't want the glass top..The nice thick green tinted glass.  So, I have a nice piece of glass for another project!   Crazy!


Happy Creating!

Carol

48 comments:

Shabbygal said...
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Shabbygal said...

Ok I will try this again! The first one I didn't proof read! I know it's funny you never know what people will do! I made a message center out of an old dresser harp and chicken wire then painted these cute little clothes pins to stick things on it and they didn't want the clothes pins! LOL
Thanks for being such an inspiration to me and sharing all your super ideas!
Alright I have to get back to work another show this weekend! I managed to cram a week worth of work into two days! Have a good one! Traci

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Carol,

Love the updated table. How sweet you get to use the glass for another project.

Dee

It's All Connected said...

Given that you can pick the style of table up very cheap, the glass is a lot of the value. They must have only been interested in how you decorated the table, which is very flattering to you! ~ Maureen

lynn said...

lovely little table, carol! i would have wanted the glass top:)

Sandy said...

I say "Great job Carol"! People are funny, aren't they? One mans trash...and so on. Table turned out fantastic...love it. How cute the postcard look is...wonder what it's new owners will put on it? hehehe
Have a great day.
xoso
Sandy

Sam I Am...... said...

Love what you did to it and the postcards and glass were what made it! But each to their own! You go girl!

Betsy said...

I love this table with the glass and I love that pink compote!! Another fabulous transformation and an extra piece of glass for your next project.

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

It looks beautiful! The colours are sooooo soft!!!

S
xo

laurie said...

thats is strange the glass makes it in my opinion.
I'm not surprised it sold so well.
Looks lovely.

Kasia said...

This table is brilliant! I think the green tint is a nice touch! Maybe some lace on the glass instead of the table? :) As usual, youve created something beautiful!

Hugs,

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such an adorable table! Can't believe the buyer didn't want the glass, those are expensive to buy and looks so nice with the table.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love the table--but I was really feeling the lace technique.:) Of course, I would do the lace technique on about anything. Thanks for sharing! That table is a lovely color.

stefanie said...

swwwwweeeettttt!!!!

stefanie said...

swwwwweeeettttt!!!!

NanaDiana said...

WHAT???? I can't believe the buyer didn't want the glass!!! Just to buy a piece of glass that thick and round would cost $38 or more! lol oh-well...all the better for you. I love the color you put on there-I can see why it sold quickly. xo Diana

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

More sweet treasures! You are so busy making great treasures. I would have taken the glass top..they aren't cheap!
I just emailed you!
Warmly,
deb

Cheryl said...

Love what you did with the table.
Postcards are a nice touch under the glass. Really like that color, too! I believe you have inspired me today!
Have fun,
Cheryl

sissie said...

You are so right Carol. I have tried doing different things to pieces and they take longer to sale. Too taste specific, I guess.
Anyway I've learned that simple is better.
Love the little table and glad you got to keep the glass.
Just kills me when I hear a customer say they can't wait to get a piece home and repaint it! LOL!

hugs
Sissie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, that worked out, Carol! That glass can be expensive to have cut to fit a table. Hopefully you'll find another one that size and can use it again. You priced that well. I would have snapped it up, too!

Gina said...

Great table! I'm surprised they didn't want the glass, but at least you can use it again!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What an adorable little table! Great that you now have a glass for the next time! Go figure?
Hugs,
Patti
p.s. the link is open, come on by.We love having you!

kristiB said...

This is so Beautiful! Love the color , glass and the postcards.Can't believe the buyer didn't want the glass, it's the icing on this lovely cake!!!

hopeandjoyhome said...

So pretty! That is part of my problem..I like to stray from the norm LOL! I do love aqua paint.Great job! Julia

Art and Sand said...

I would have snapped it up, but I'm on the west coast. I have a little table in the attic I might paint a fun color for my daughter.

Shabby and Frills said...

Love the Table and the glass. It is so great to have a piece of furniture move so quickly. Happy for you such a nice job.

happy Sales
Susan

Debbiedoo's said...

Yep, I am feeling it now for sure Carol!

nelda said...

I love that color...good find! I have used glass table rounds on pedestals, metal plant stands and even on old sewing machine bases and they work great. Thanks again for making more water slide decals. You are wonderful!

Katie said...

Ooooh... I love the green! I like the vintage post cards better too. XoXo

Elizabeth said...

I love what you did with the table!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I don't know about your shop, but even if we paint it white, it's the wrong white. I know what you mean about getting tired of the same color over and over and over.

Marydon said...

That table is a beauty, Carol. Congrats on the quick sale.

Have a lovely PS weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

~Giveaway ends 3/15 ~

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Great job on the table. I can't believe the buyer didn't want that nice piece of glass. Lucky you!!!

HeartVintageDesign said...

Love the idea of using loose cards under glass and so lucky for you they didn't want the glass : )

Jane said...

Well you obviously made the right decision on the paint color for your little table....don't you love a quick sale! I can't believe she didn't want the glass either!
Have a great weekend.
Jane

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol - it's gorgeous!!!! Love quick sales too!

I found NOTHING at the parking lot flea market sale at the antique mall today...however, I found some wonderful and CHEAP stuff at a few church rummage sales! It reminded me of when thrift stores used to have prices like these...

-pamela :)

momto8 said...

that is incredible the buyer didn't want the glass! I guess you are right, you have a piece of heavy glass for your next project

Char said...

Hi sweet Carol,
some people just don't recognize a good thing when they see it. It reminds me of the time, very long ago when I bought an old singer sewing tredal. It came with the machine, wooden case and the drawers.....I just wanted to tredal, no machine, no wooden case and no drawers. What a mistake that was. I was young, what more can I say, but I will never forget that.....never.
I just have to wonder how many times your customer will think back and realize she should have taken that beautiful piece of glass.......
Have a great weekend,
Char

SavannahGranny said...

Hi Carol, I loved the table both ways. Can't believe she didn't want the glass! The glass itself would have been worth the price here in Savannah. Go Figure.
I have been really busy with family matters the past week. Hope to get some new post us soon.
Blessings, Ginger

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a sweet shade of blue you painted this table! I love it!!!

xo,
RJ

June said...

Hi Carol, it's your invisible friend again...I love your cute little table. Of course it was a quick sale because it is awesome!!!!!! I can't believe they didn't want the glass though, because I love the idea of the postcards under it!
hugs from me...

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
I love this little table and the glass top with the post cards underneath. I once knew someone who did this with her Kitchen table and cahnged out the post card for every Holiday and season . Now doesn't that sound like something I would do??? LOL!
Thanks so much for your visit and kind comment!
Joe is a keeper, isn't he?
Thanks also for taking that post in the context in which I wanted it to be taken. Everyone can do what they want on their own blogs but I think most bloggers still want to see the person behind the blog, like we do on yours!!

Hugs,
Deb

KarenSue Farash said...

That is crazy Carol! You just never know but that's OK!
Why don't your comments show up on my email?! I need to figure that out.
See you soon!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Wow, not bad! And now you have more tools to make another quick sale. Bravo, I say!

Anonymous said...

I love this look too, Carol! You did a beautiful job!

P.S. We were in Florida a few weeks ago and it was so gorgeous. We went to Captiva and they were having record highs - sunny and 87 every day! I don't know how you take that heat all summer though!!!!

Createology said...

I love your green table with the glass top to place photos beneath. You can never guess people and their personal tastes.

Sandy Michelle said...

The table is great!

Sandy xox

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I love the idea of putting the postcards under the glass. I have a 30" round table - it is dark and I have the glass top too - I could do that! Thanks for the idea!