Ebay Addict Strikes Again!

I have recently been buying furniture from eBay. In particular, I’ve been looking at furniture that it battered, unfashionable and basically unwanted. I love the idea of breathing new life into otherwise unwanted furniture…making something beautiful again.

On Saturday, during one of my usual eBay browsing session I found this bedside table and realising it only had 15 minutes left I, of course, couldn’t help myself and impulsed bidded on it. I then found myself winning it and the lovely lady that was selling it asked me if I wanted to pick it up straight away. Anyone that knows me can imagine just how much of  a buzz I got from winning something and it was this excitement that made me immediately agree to collect. So Saturday evening I dragged my long suffering boyfriend along to collect my new project.

Since then I have been priming, sanding and painting and I now have the before and after photos. Although I am thinking about doing a little bit more to it.

BEFORE

It’s made of MDF and has that horrible plastic coating and was very scratched and battered but I really like the curved shape of the drawer and base and it has a really pretty door knob.

AFTER

It took me a while to get this photo as it seems my dog loves to get in the way of photos. So now my digital camera is full of photos of his nose! Anyway, I have kept the door knob because I think it looks really nice against the greeny blue of the table. You can just about see the distressed edges and corners of the table but they can be seen a lot better in the photos below.

Distressed corner

Distressed edge with door knob

I’m thinking about painting trailing roses across the front of the drawer and base. I think this will add to the shabby chic-ness of the table. Although I am unsure about whether to paint them as kind of border of the door.

What do you think? If you have done something similar I would be really interested in seeing pictures or of hearing your opinions.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brooke
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 23:20:02

    I agree – the shape of the table is very cool. And it looks much better painted. =)

    My most recent project is an old dressform that I found at a neighbor’s garage sale. I posted about the find but the follow up with her fixed up will be coming later.

    The last furniture I painted was for my parents a few years ago. They left for a vacation and gave me the keys so that I could paint their newly inherited table and chairs. So I took the 2 weeks of them being away to unpack & redecorate their entire house (they had just moved). It was so much fun to do without them being there to stop me! And they loved it. I’ll see if I have any pics and email them along…..

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    • lovelysewnsew
      Oct 27, 2011 @ 17:53:35

      Painting furniture is something I have very recently gotten into and I must say I am really enjoying it. I will definitely be doing more. I would love to see pictures of the things you have done.

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