Monday, August 24, 2009

My $3 Side Table

I found this little side table for $3 at a yard sale at the beginning of summer. 8 x 12 and 20 1/2 inches high, it's the perfect size for my living room couch. Not too big but large enough to be useful. I especially loved the second shelf and, of course, the price tag.

I tested it and the ladybug magnet stuck - so it's brass (**OOPs - the magnet sticking means it's brass plated). I dediced brass isn't so bad and decided to keep it. Plus, the 60's styling and brass features match the coffee table in the living room (that I still need to refinish.)

Here it is, all cleaned up (with Brasso). The bottom shelf is shiny - not sure where those strange shadows came from. I guess I forgot to put some tea in this cup when I styled my pic! I would have showed you where it will be but here is the current state of my living room. Time for a color change...

24 comments:

Mahala said...

Lucky you! What a little gem of a table. Upcycling for sure.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Rock on with your cool, three dollar table!

Jenny said...

Ooooh! I love it! Great find!

The Consummate Hostess said...

Excellent purchase!

teaorwine said...

Awesome discovery and with that asking price who could leave it behind! You did a beautiful job refinishing as well.

msdougas said...

Looks like there should be glass on the top and bottom racks instead of the brass filagree panels used to make up radiator covers?

Style Redux 2 said...

Love it.

Greet said...

Beautiful table! You see that you can find something at a reasonable price . It would not always be expensive to be beautiful!
I love to see the images of your new-coloured room!

Greet

Haven on Hanover said...

Very groovy table. And I love that you are de-yellowing!!

pve design said...

That table is totally awesome! I love it!
Now, as for the color....are you leaning toward a dove gray? I am in love with all these gray tones....
Can't wait to see what you do. I know it will be fab!
pve

Kathleen said...

Great little table.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

How early do you have to get up to find such tag sale treasures??
Real early???

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

I love it! My Aunt had one exactly like it. Great price!

xoxo

Wanderluster said...

What a stylish find! The old brass is a nice new look.

Yansy said...

Love the table! What a great find.

Alaine said...

Looks great, all polished up. Good find!

Scott Fazzini said...

I just fell in love with your little table! It's superb!

Windlost said...

That is a real find. Love it!

thomas said...

it's perfect.

Ideezine said...

Hey...wait a second this same table looks familiar...oh well. Good for you and it looks great all dressed up.

Bette

Vastu said...

What a fantastic find! And for only $3... It really looks great now that you've refinished it. Job very well done!

AnneHH said...

Gorgeous and I especially love it with that cup and saucer!!

Marnie said...

looking foward to the before and after pic of the living room - just love those bargains- just a little elbow grease and poof - brand new!

Roberta said...

The table is adorable, but a magnet will only stick to items that are plated over a ferrous (iron-based) metal. Check this link - www.baltimorebrassworks.com/Brass_Facts.html. Great find and price no matter what it's made of.

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