July 5, 2013

Transforming A Display Case End Table

I hope you all had a great 4th of July! I hosted a fun BBQ party that was almost rained out.  Here in Orlando we've had unusual weather--with days and days of rain. But, today I had a ray of sunshine to photograph this display table.


When I found this display end table, I thought "Oh yeah...there are some possibilities here!"


I wiped the wood with deglosser--my alternative to sanding (you can find it at any home improvement store)--then painted it with homemade chalk paint.  Then I gave it a light distressing and finished with clear Minwax.


Of course me..."Miss Shabby"...couldn't tolerate the red liner...


...However, due to the way it was adhered, it was impossible to remove; I had to go to "plan B"...


...I used some spray adhesive to cover foam core (Purchased from the dollar store) with a French graphic fabric...


...Then glued it down with E-6000.


The finishing touch was adding a vintage brooch to the front which I also glued with E-6000. 


This will be going in my booth at Orange Tree Antiques.

 I'll be asking the owner for help on pricing this, I'm thinking somewhere between, $70-$80...?



Wouldn't this be a great display table for wedding memorabilia, jewelry, or any family heirloom?


Because of all the glass, painting was tedious but not difficult at all. 

OK...off to other projects!

A big thank you for all of your kind congratulations on my Somerset Life article...you are all sooooo kind!

Have a great weekend!


Happy Creating!
Carol

44 comments:

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

What a great makeover! It turned out beautifully.

Judi Morris said...

Very nicely done ~ the brooch was the perfect finishing touch. Gotta love the E-6000 right? It should fly right out of your booth ~

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

What a difference you have made. Really pretty now and I like it! Nancy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful table, Carol! I've never seen one like this before. Love the new color. It would be great for someone wanting to display and show-off a lovely collection.

Leann said...

Love it and you are right it would be a great table for wedding memories!

Have fun and stay cool!

Leann

E said...

There's so many great things this sweet re-do could be used for I think its a great price and will go quick. I'm still "a fiddlin" with those napkin rings and fyi the modge podge melts are fun to work with. Elaine

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Another great makeover! You make it look so easy-peasy!
I should have come over to your house for the fun BBQ!
Your price range sounds good!
Warmly,
deb

Nora Miller said...

This is so pretty and so unique; I would price it at the upper end of your range. I could see SO many collections in here, seasons, holidays, jewelry, glassware, etc. And perfect for someone with cats that like to destroy any attempt at putting a delicate collection on an open bookcase! It is really different and I will be scouring craigslist for one...

You did it again!

Sue

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Now that one, I would keep....I would love to have something like that to put momento's in.

June said...

What a difference! My mind is spinning with display ideas... I would definitely go with the upper price range. It could even be lined with fabric for seasonal displays.

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

I LOVE this! It's right up my alley and if I lived closer I would buy it for my jewelry display in my booth. :)

A Paris Flea said...

Ahhh Carol, you make it seem so easy. Wonderful makeover - go with the upper range, it's worth it.
Happiness~~Mickie

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carol, That was a wonderful find and you turned it into such a beautiful piece. I don't think that it will stay long in your booth. Thank you for talking about the deglosser. I didn't know that it exists and I don't like the sanding part of furniture makeovers.
Julia

NanaDiana said...

Wow- That is a GREAT piece. I love how it turned out. It was lovely to begin with but GORGEOUS afterwards! xo Diana

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That display case turned out so nice--and how useful! You were right--the red had to go!

Bente said...

Oh, my, I love your table. It`s beautiful.

Hugs

Mimi Sue said...

I love it and if I lived less than 7 states away I'd come and buy it! Great job. Mimi

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Love how your hard work results in something lovely! I hope it sells fast for you! ♥

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

I'm in love with your table. Do you ship?????

Createology said...

This is classic Carol divine!!! I would buy this in a snap and fill it with my treasures to see and enjoy everyday. Creative Genius Dear...

Cynthia said...

What a great project Carol and beautiful lines to this table! Love the fabric lining you chose. Have a great weekend!!

Cynthia

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love this transformation! I feel your pain when it comes to removing that liner, great idea to just pop in a new liner. Love all your pretty accessories too.

BECKY said...

Absolutely love what you did with this piece, Carol! You always amaze me with all you do!!

Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all!!
Hugs,
Becky

Trisha said...

Absolutely love it, Trisha.

Heart Vintage Design said...

Great find and as always a great transformation. I'll need to try some of that deglosser!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Love your solution to sanding! It's beautiful and I'm sure it will go fast. Don't undervalue your work!

Ivy and Elephants said...

It looks fabulous now! Too bad you aren't closer, I LOVE it!!!!
Hugs,
Patti

Connie said...

Dear Sweet Carol, this table is wonderful. If I lived near you I would be decorating my home from your booth. Steve and I went to town today, so I ran into the bookstore to purchase Somerset Life, I'm so proud of you. You have so much talent, but what I love best is that you are so very gracious in sharing all of your marvelous ideas and techniques. Thank you.
Your blogging sister, Connie:)

Deborah said...

I saw something like this years ago with a seashell display. Loved the idea then & love what you did to your find. I'm sure it'll sell quickly.

Dawn LL said...

Oh I wished you lived closer, I would so buy this piece! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE!!!
Had to pop in and say HELLO! Hope your doing well
Hugs

chris mckinley said...

It would be a great addition to any room! Love it!!

debi said...

OMG! Carol, you are the QUEEN of furniture makeover. That is stunning!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, Just gorgeous. I love the fabric liner inside. So pretty. It is not going to last long in your booth. This is inspiring to see because I am in the process of painting one I have in heart shape with glass top. I will keep it as it was a gift, but needs an update.
Have a great week.
Hugs~

Sylvia said...

Hi Carol, love the finished project! I am wondering where you get the French graphic paper...I am doing something similar to a coffee table but using sheets of stamped paper I bought at hobby lobby.

Thanks,
Sylvia :)

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love your sweet display cabinet and your fabric is wonderful. Definitely I would price it at around $80. Display cabinets are hard to come by and this one is so cute and updated. Beautiful and creative as usual, Carol. One of your customers will be thrilled to take this home.

Debbie said...

This is beautiful, and yes, it's the perfect piece to paint! Now that I have my chairs, you may all resume your regularly scheduled paint parties. I will even join in and improve some of my god awful pieces.

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

Carol,
You have no idea how much I would love a table like this to "play" with!!

Thanks so much for your kind words of encouragement as i continue on my weight loss journey!!

New pictures of me will be coming in a few weeks after I get my new Sophia Loren glasses!! What a fashionista I am becoming!! LOL!!

Hugs,
Deb

Linda Sadler said...

What a beautiful transformation!

Mystical Gypsy said...

Wow, so glad I found your blog (so glad Karen V. hosted the blog party!!) Like you, I love polka dots, love seeing "fluffy" studios, but have to work in a somewhat more streamlined environment. Thanks for the info on the comic book board. Best wishes, connie

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

OH my goodness! I have the same exact display case that I have half way done. LOL.
I was bummed by the red lining too and gave up. SO Happy I see your post here showing a clever way to get around it. :)

I think my being a mommy to a four year old is the reason why my brain doesn't work well these days .....but again, thanks for the help to finish this project!

Jillian
Bella Rosa Antiques

Graceful Rose said...

Carol, I have seen your space before but it keeps getting better. You are sooooo organized! I will have to work on that. I hope you will come visit me in my little studio that I finally got ready. Thank you for all of the inspiration!

Curtains in My Tree said...

If you haven't already sold it price it $125.00 , I would pay that amount for it

love it did I say ?

dlw said...

i just love....! you are so darn creative! and so generous with how to's! I've commented on this before, and I probably will again! keep up the creating!
debra at alifewithrepurpose.blogspot

Susan Clayton said...

Just love this! I'd like to feature this post next week - please let me know if you object to my doing so - I'll want to use a picture and will of course link back