Sunday, September 1, 2013

Simply gorgeous kitchen table make-over!

Shes done .. shes gorgeous  ... shes everything I hoped she would be and then some! 


Lets refresh our memory of what she looked like when she came to live with me shall we?


Yuck!  No wonder she was just $25.00!

I sanded the top.

Then stained it a rich dark walnut.

Painted all the wood a nice bright shiny white.

Then I recovered the chairs in this beautiful outdoor fabric!  No pictures .. whoops!   I choose outdoor fabric because its sort of shiny and wipe-able, great for a kitchen!

And here she is!







Price breakdown - 
$25 for the table, benches and chairs at a yard sale
$18 for fabric
$16 stain and polyurethane
$70 primer, new paint brushes, spray paint
$0 white glossy paint, already owned
= $129

Other then the table and fabric .. I can use all the supplies over again on other projects .. but I figured the cost into this project.  The purdy paint brushes were not cheap .. but they are pretty amazing.

I wanted to sell the table ... because really I cant use it, its to small.  But since I loved it soooooooo much I planned on pricing it high .. so maybe it would not sell and maybe I could make room for it in my house! I listed it for $300 on Craigs List Buffalo.  And my girlfriend called me right away and said .. WAY under priced!  She insisted I raise the price to at least $500!  People can always offer less, and since I was not desperate for the money I could sit on it a while (no pun intended!).  She had some good points.  So I edited my listing to say $500. And it sold, that day, for $500 bucks. Maybe I should offer her a finders fee??

$500 selling price
-$129 in supplies
= $371 profit

Are you kidding me?!?!  I am super excited to be sticking that money right back into my "house fun money" Dave Ramsey envelope!  Maybe I will pick up these gorgeous broken glass looking lamps from Target I have been eyeballing for weeks for our bedroom makeover!

My table was featured at The Dedicated House and Crafts a la mode!




30 comments:

  1. Ooo la la! Fantastic makeover! Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday. Pinning to the Monday Funday board!

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    1. Thank you so much for pinning my project!

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  2. Um, wow! That is an amazing makeover! And yay for making such an incredible profit! Woo hoo! Want to come do my dining room table next? ;) I found you at Give Me the Goods-- thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  3. Wow! It looks great! I can't believe you scored the whole set for $25!! Love the white against the blue pattern!

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  4. Beautiful job! Don't forget to link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-27.html

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    1. Thanks for inviting me to link up! I just did!

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  5. This is beautiful!!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  6. Beautiful job! I love the fabric you chose, and the table top is so pretty!

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  7. Excuse me while I pick up my jaw off the floor!!!! I'd say that was the best 25 dollar purchase ever! The fabric is gorgeous too. I have to go poke around your blog more now!

    Kylie @ Absolutely Arkansas

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  8. Oh I love this, how pretty. I also really like the fabric too. Beautiful. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  9. This is a wonderful makeover and I think you definitely deserved to list it for more than $300...good call by your friend.

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  10. What a score! Looks fabulous! You did a great job!

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  11. That's a very nice profit!! Beautifully done! It would have been hard for me to let it go. Great work!

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  12. Looks terrific! You did a great job! Came here by way of Anything Blue Friday!

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  13. LOVE this! I love the two benches and they look so great with the blue and white. The great color of the wood table top looks very striking with all the painted chairs!

    Kristin

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  14. That is so awesome! You are a super star of the craigslist! Thank you for sharing it at the Pinworthy Project Party at Planned in Pencil.

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  15. Wow, great transformation and congrats on a quick sale!

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  16. This is gorgeous! What a find and your friend was so right, it's worth every bit of $500! :)

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  17. Looks beautiful!! Great job. Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!

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  18. Beautiful. I'm doing the exact same thing to my dining room set. I painted all the chairs and the legs of the table white and I sanded down the knotty pine table ... only difference? My table is round and I wanted a lighter color wood. You will see it within the next week if you watch my blog. I love what you did .. Linda

    PINNING and Featuring.

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    1. Thank you so much for pinning AND featuring my table! I appreciate it!

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  19. Adina, you did an amazing job, but I'm in love with the fabric! You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link to this week's party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/09/anything-blue-friday-week-25.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Kathryn, thanks so much for the feature! I really appreciate it! Love your blog!!

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