Help Me Transform This Found Table

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07.6.12

I just found this end table on the side of the road.

Even though it’s technically not an outdoor table I’ve decided to give it a new home on my deck.

Found End Table

Since it’s free I’m thinking a coat of paint and some marine varnish could protect it nicely from the elements. If it doesn’t work and the table gets damaged then I won’t be heartbroken. If it does work then score one for some fancy curbside spotting.

Found End Table 1

I like that you can see the individual boards on the table it top makes it feel more like a picnic table to me. It could be fun with stripes on the table top to mimic the new pillows? Or I could cut the legs down a bit and us it as a coffee table, mixing things up a bit and breaking up our matching set?

Found End Table 2

Or perhaps in a cool turquoise, fun cobalt, navy blue or lime green color like our flower pots and  lanterns? Or maybe something more subtle and understated? Seriously all ideas are welcome.

So here’s where you guys come in. I need your help. I’m calling everyone to help me decide what to do with this curbside find. Yes that means you, all my regular commenters, sometime commenters, first time commenters, lurkers and newbies …this means you.

Leave your suggestions in the comments I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

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15 comments :

  • Lisa

    This is fun, I think Navy or Cobalt Blue would be wonderful.

  • Courtney

    Could be fun in a nice neutral gray too

  • Shelby

    I vote for a nice dark blue to tie in with the planters

  • Sarah L

    I think an ombre top to tie in with the pillow would be cool. Since it’s outside you could go a little more daring in your color choice than you typically would inside.

  • Jen Z

    I’m really loving Kelly Green right now. Not sure how it would tie into the whole scheme but it could be a fun contrast.

  • Julia

    You could paint it a nice coral to match the darkest color combination in the striped pillows.

  • Cyndi

    I like the idea of a dark blue, cut off the bottom of the legs to use it as an end tabl and possible do a “dipped” leg painting the bottom half a lighter color

  • Jackie

    Stopping by from missmustardseed, newest follower here. I’m so uncreative when it comes to these things but I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  • Karena Campbell

    Coral would be pretty

  • Lil

    I love the lime green of that lantern. It would really be a fun summery colour for the table. I would definitely NOT cut down the legs though. If they were straight, it would be OK, but the Queen Anne legs cut down would look really strange.

  • Our Lake Life

    Thank You everyone for your wonderful suggestions. These are all great ideas 🙂

  • Barbara

    I just painted a table similiar to this for my screened porch.  I painted in CeCe Caldwell paint colors:  Mesa Sunset and Alaskan Tundra with a fairly dry chip brush.  After it dried, I sanded and sprayed with a clear polyurethane.  The table is so casual and so much fun.

  • Cath

    HOW ABOUT THE BASE COAT THE SAME AS THE CHAIRS WITH A THIN TOP COAT OF SOFT WHITE THEN…ANTIQUED WITH SAND PAPER TO SHOW THE TWO COLORS COMING THROUGH AND THE SEPARATION OF THE TOP BOARDS. HAVE FUN WITH IT! GREAT SITE.

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