Monday, April 18, 2011

Abandoned


He was abandoned...I found him by a dumpster of all places.  Took him home, cleaned him, sanded him, put a new "coat" on him and now look!  The second picture shows the new stain on the right.  Although I absolutely hate to part with him, this will be my first piece to be "adopted." 











 This look was inspired by a wonderful store in North Carolina called Dutchman's.  The top was sanded down to the original wood and stained Walnut.
UPDATE: Thanks for all the great comments about this piece.  
The paint is Valspar Evening Eclipse.


 The chipped paint, distressed look, and glaze adds to his character.  The hardware was replaced with four oil-rubbed bronze knobs.  He's very sturdy and would be a great addition to anyone's home.








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29 comments:

  1. awesome. beautiful. (i feel like that's what i say every time i comment on your blog) whatever my house will look like, this will be perfect. :)

    how much?
    (if i can sweet talk my hubby into keeping it around until the movers come next monday)
    -danielle

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  2. Perfection! I can't believe that was in the dump! Great re-do!

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  3. Holy wow, that is gorgeous. I can't believe you found it by a dumpster. I love it.

    I can't wait to see what else you do :)

    PS: I've been figuring out a lot of blog stuff lately so if you ever need help with anything feel free to ask!

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  4. Wonderful transformation. I love to refinish furniture, too. I would love to have you join my Wow Us Wednesdays party. It will bring you lots of traffic.

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  5. That looks so great! I'd love it if you'd come over and link this up to our Wicked Awesome Wed party. it will be up after midnight tonight.

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  6. Hi Kerrie,
    I'm not surprised he was "adopted" already :-) What an awesome find and what a fantabulous job you did with it. It looks gorgeous! Absolutely a huge "WOW" for me :-)

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

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  7. Isn't it fun to find orphans and give them a new home? You did a beautiful job. I found you at Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

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  8. You did a incredible transformation on that table...I love walnut stain.

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  9. omg,, i nearly fell out of my seat.. this is almost identical to the table i've been working on. It started out blue with a lighter top and i painted it black with dark walnut top. I love the way you did yours too. Glad i found your blog. I want to sell mine but Im not sure how much i should ask for it. It also has the four chairs to go with it. I hope you'll come over and enter my giveway.

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  10. I'm a huge fan of stained top and painted bottom. SO CUTE!

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  11. That is absolutely beautiful! What a great job you did rescuing him. :-) I found you through Kim's party and just love the title of your blog. I'm your newest follower and would love to have you pop over sometime and visit us when you get a chance!
    Vanessa
    P.S. We host a linky party every week called Inspiration Friday (link goes up Thursday night) and we would love to have you join us!

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  12. Gorgeous! You really did an awesome job...congratulations on your big sell! :)

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  13. You did an incredible job on the new finish!
    Congratulations on the quick adoption and thanks for sharing it at Treasure Hunt Thursday.
    Rhonda

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  14. Lovely work! I have a soft spot for tables myself!

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  15. I can't believe someone was just throwing that table out! You did a great job with it!

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  16. Wow, great find, look what you did, well done Happy Friday,Happy Good Friday, Happy Earth Day, Happy Jelly Bean Day ( yes it's actually jelly bean day)Hugs from Katherine. P.S have you entered my giveaway?!

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  17. are you kidding? Someone just dumped this??? You made it gorgeous!!!

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  18. Love it! I am a total sucker for farmhouse tables (I have four full sized!) You did a wonderful job on it.

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  19. This table is gorgeous!!! You did a great job! I love the color combo!

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  20. Just found your blog thru link party at Simple Home Life. Beautiful job on this abandoned table! I've added myself as a follower and I'd love to have you stop by mine at some point!
    Kim @ tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

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  21. woohoo! what a quick sale it is:) i am a new follower here:)

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  22. What color did you paint it? It's gorgeous! This is the look I am going for on an old desk I have.

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  23. I'm so glad you "rescued" him! Thanks for linking this up to wicked awesome wed!

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  24. He is gorgeous! Excellent job! Love that you saved this beautiful table! Visiting from HMHW...
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  25. You have been featured at SSB! Check it out at the link below:

    http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2011/05/mad-skills-monday-54.html

    Feel free to snag the I Was Featured button for your blog! Hope you'll visit again soon!
    xoxo
    Ginger
    SSB

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  26. I have a "rescued" table I am getting ready to redo...found it in my neighborhood getting ready to be picked up by the garbage men. AHHHHH!! I love how you painted the bottom and stained the top. What type of stain did you use? I would love to know!! THANKS!! carrie_boutwell@hotmial.com

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  27. OMG to die for! Lucky you! Come and link it to Workshop Wednesday. The more exposure the better!

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