Sunday, February 20, 2011

Retro Lovin'

When we were prisoners held up in our own house the week we got the 3-5 20 inches of snow, I was browsing around on Craigslist. Not that it would have done me alot of good, considering I couldn't leave to go pick up anything if I did find something. I couldn't even get of my driveway.

Yea I know ridiculous.

I have never found anything off of Craiglist's around here, but of course I did this day. And it was cheap! I noticed the same lady had another table, but this is the one that I wanted really bad! But for the prices she was asking, I went ahead and wrote her about both of them. She had originally asked $10 for each one of them, but I talked her down to $10 for both!


The other kicker though was to see if she would hold onto them long enough to get me out of this house and go get them. Luckily for me, she did! 4 days later I went and got them!

I brought them in and basically started working on it right then. I sanded him (Yep, this one's a boy) all down and cleaned him up and started painting him Country White. I did 4 coats and let it dry then got to distressing it. Especially on "his" legs! This is my favorite part of the whole table. It's what gives it the "Retro" look! I then brushed on Dark Walnut stain, and rubbed it back off with a baby rag (those work best for me!) and then put a protective little coat on him, and then I was done.

And in love.

Jeff, who?

Oh Hi, Hubs! (as he is standing behind me rolling his eyes..hehe..)

Here he is...My new love...

His dang good lookin' legs...

This was him before, he just needed some T.L.C.
(Aren't ya proud? I remembered to take a "before" pic this time!)

And this one, when I brought him in said, "Ohh..pretty momma!"
Aww. What an Angel.

I take it back.
She's not an Angel
She just peed on my floor.
Potty Training...

Need I say more?

Alright well I got some cleaning up to do.

Oh but real quick..sorry Hayden, where's Daddy at to clean you up??? I completely forgot about my Giveaway!

I'm horrible, I know.

So I'm extending it until this Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Midnight!
So go ahead and enter!

I'm linking this up with

 and UndertheTableandDreaming
and Debbie's Newbie Party



  1. It looks so cute! And you had me rolling through this entire post! I totally know what you mean about the hubs rolling his eyes.. fortunately though I haven't had a little one pee on my floors.. yet. =)

  2. I love a good Craigslist find!

  3. Very cute - both the table and your sweet daughter!

  4. It looks great! What a difference a great paint job does for the piece.

    Potty training...I remember the fun. :)


  5. I love Craigslist. Your transformation is super.

  6. That was a great find and a great redo, I have never found anything on Craigs list either! Maybe if we had a little snow here in Florida I would have time to spend snooping on Craigs list a little more!


  7. your new love is solid, sturdy, and has some smokin hot legs!

  8. Love your table! I have yet to find something on Craiglist! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate your comments on my headboard! Have a great night!

    Ps your children are gorgeous!!!

  9. Oh, you found a good one and you did a beautiful job re-doing it. I have never found anything on craigslist that is worth the bother of re-doing. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Hope you will come back again. Karie

  10. Kirby, your daughter IS a angel!! What a sweetheart. :o) So cute! Your post made me laugh. Good job on the craigslist finds! I'd be dancing on the table too. :o)

  11. Amazing what a bit of paint can do to transform junky into funky- well done!
    Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Great transformation. Worth waiting for snow and all. ~~Sherry~~

  13. Total score on the table Kirby! And I think she is an angel, super cute daughter!!

  14. I LOVE reading about the good deals that people get! This is awesome. So funny on the husband rolling his eyes. They just don't GET it!

    Ya, potty training stinks. I'm potty training twins at the moment, so not fun!

  15. Hi Kirby. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I'm so happy you did so I could find out about your adorable blog. I'm your newest follower :)
    I LOVE these tables! You found a great deal here!

  16. That is a fabulous redo! Great job. Thanks so much for joining me this week. I look forward to seeing more of you. XO

  17. Kirby this is GREAT!!! I love the price too! Thanks for being so supportive of my blog. I was so amazed to see a comment 20 min after the post went up. Your little sayings on the right make me laugh - yes, my husband has had cereal for dinner plenty of times and has been so desperate for clean clothes that he's started laundry himself. HAHA! It's bad. I may have to add one of those to my site too!

  18. I love the name of your blog! Your table has great bones and it looks so good now that you have worked your magic! What a were lucky she held them for you!

  19. Great find! Never would have thought it could have turned out so cute! Love it. Just found your lovely blog via Debbie's Newbie Party. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Have a wonderful day!

  20. Looks great and your daughter is so pretty! =)
    XOXO ~Liz

  21. Kirby, Your girls are BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for commenting & the follow @ my little ole blog! I'm now 1 of your followers! Have a great day! Allison :)

  22. Great job on the little chest. Looks way better now. Lucky you were snowed in, huh? Jane

  23. this piece and you also gave me a chuckle

  24. That's one great redo, thanks for visiting. I'm follower 101.Thanks for the nice comment.

  25. Ha! You're adorable. Got me cracking up over here :) And that table is too too cute. great job!

  26. That table does have some cool legs and loving how you saved it! It is looking pretty cool. Your daughter is adorable!

  27. What great find! Such a sweet little table (and your daughter too!) Thank you for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday". Always love it when you stop by :D

  28. That turned out great! I love the before/after projects! I found you through Debbiedoo's and am now a follower. I would love for you to come check out my blog as well!



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