Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pedestal Table Transformation

One of the most frugal ways to decorate your home is to re-purpose and transform the things that you already own!  When I came across this featured post on Knock Off Decor about a great "fake" of a Ballard Designs side table and I realized that I have a very similar table in desperate need of a makeover.

Here's Ballard's Brigitte Side Table, currently retailing for $129.00:


Here's my pedestal table...looking a little lack luster!



Quick!  Pull out the paint!!!

Oh, by the way, I used a new kind of paint on this project called Trim & Door with Gel Flow from Glidden.  It's like a white shellac, but the constancy of vanilla pudding, so it doesn't drip or leave brush marks.  And it dries with a high shine.  Pretty cool stuff - especially for painting furniture.  Also a little bit "fumey," so don't go painting indoors with all the windows shut and end up dizzy like me!  Whee!

Anyway, isn't this a whole lot better?



My table also happened to have great little claw feet (way better than Ballard's Table), so I painted them with shiny silver craft paint.


...and the Final Reveal:


Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:

Fake Ballard Brigitte Table  (Table $0, Paint $12.00 - but only used 1/4 of the can)

Total Fake-It Yourself Cost: $12.00

Compare to Ballard Designs Brigitte Table ($129.00)

Total Fake-It Yourself Savings:  $117.00


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15 comments:

  1. Love the table!! And thanks for the heads up about the paint you used!! sounds perfect!! I paint a lot and hate brush marks.. looks fantastic!! GReat Job!!

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  2. The table looks wonderful, just as good if not better than Ballard's version.

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  3. I love it! Well done! I love the silver accents! PS... I am your newest follower!

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  4. Great job! The little table looks wonderful with the silver feet! Visiting from Not So Simple Housewife...

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  5. VOILA! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  6. Hi Heather Bea. Looks great! Glad I could inspire and thanks for letting me know! I'll have to check out the paint.

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  7. Looks Great! Thanks for sharing the tip about the paint. I may have to get me some and find something to paint!

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  8. Great table! Better than the Ballard Design table:)

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  9. The table looks wonderful and I love the addition of the silver feet!

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    XoXo Nicole Mariana

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  11. So inspiring! I have a table in my basement with an attached overhead lamp, and it's badly in need of refinishing, which I've been avoiding. Painting it is just the thing! Thanks!

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  12. Just got a very similar table for $2 and saw it as a treasure! It has one claw left sadly any ideas what to do with the other 3 feet without the claw? Can these be purchased anywhere? Can't wait to fix it up!!

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