Sunday, September 27, 2009

My FREE Coffee Table and Makeover...

I am joining in for one last Thrifty Treasures over at Southern Hospitality, Head over and see everyone's last finds of the season!


So last week I was lucky enough to score a few things from freecycle.org, I got this coffee table....



What you don't like it?




Still no?




Any better?




I do! I think it's great for FREE! I love the old look of the boards going across the top. It is not as shiny as the pictures make it seem, however I am a bit disappointed that it does have a little shine to it. I used satin, as I always do, but I used the American Traditions Rustoleum quart of paint I was so excited to find. My excitement is gone. Do you use satin or eggshell? Should I use eggshell? Does it wipe off easy? We have had eggshell walls before and I hated it as it did not clean well, but it could have been flat, I am clueless.




I also scored this sewing machine in perfect condition for FREE, again from freecycle.org. I should start charging them for all the advertising I do for them, haha!



I also got a booster seat in perfect, very clean condition. And next week I am getting a table and chairs. Crazy? Yes.


20 comments:

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

ok, how in the heck did you get so lucky with freecycle. I'm a member in my area and the ONLY thing people ever post are "Wanted:" LOL, no one EVER has anything to give away. And the emails crack me up, "wanted: one living room set, in good condiition. would like a sofa, love seat and chair, in leather if possible"...LOL, no seriously!! Oh, I lied, they do giveaway puppies a lot!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Free is good! Big improvement on the table. Not sure about the paint - I used satin on a couple of projects that I think came out to shiny also. I do know that flat paint does not clean up well.

Kammy said...

I have got to try freecycle...you did great !
Kammy

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I love what you did to the table..great find! and for free!
The sewing machine too?? geeze Our freecycle usually only has alot of wants...I've tried to get to the offers a few times..I simply wasn't quick enough.
You must be Johnny on the Spot!! Good for you!
Can't wait to see the table & chairs!
*hugs*deb

Jenglamgirl said...

GIRL you are the QUEEN of great finds, and thrifty ones too! I love seeing all the stuff you pick up at Goodwill! ONE prob. you aren't bringing me with you, or sending me any of it! HA, JK! LOVE what u did with the table. I agree on the board look super cute!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Ooooooooh, I am so jealous, that's exactly the type of table I have been looking for! And both items for free!!?!!
I'm going to check out freecycle.org!!
Toni

jskell911 said...

Great scores! Our Freecycle is so cliquey. Always the same people giving to the same people.

Love the table redo. No advise on the paint though

Lisa Leonard said...

you totally scored! love it black. i've never even heard of freecycle. i'll have to check it out! xo

Grits414 said...

Great finds!!!!!!!! I'd love to score a sewing machine for free!

Melanie Elissa said...

I love the table, and the fact is was free is awesome!! The sewing machine too! You really did score!! Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda in OK said...

free is my favorite!

your table makeover looks wonderful

and a free sewing machine! have fun sewing !

Beth said...

Girl, those are some awesome finds! I even liked the table before you painted it black ;)

Carrie said...

ohhhhhhh.... love that coffee table!

Sherri S said...

The coffee table had character before but I LOVE it black!

Leanne said...

Free table + Black spray paint = Gorgeous. It looks really great! I'm having a cute bag/purse giveaway next week. Stop by for a chance to win if you get the time.

Rita @ Goodwill Haunting said...

I DO love the table!! What a great transformation. And a free sewing machine ... super!

Rhonda said...

I love the coffee table!! I never luck up on anything free!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love the coffee table in black!!! I've never even looked at freecycle.

Delightful Dwelling said...

I love how it came out! It is a trade off on shiny or easy to clean. Flat paint is not so easy to clean, glossier paint is but it's shinier. Satin is a good in between.

Wendy said...

That looks fabulous black!! Great find!