Friday, March 25, 2011

Birdacious. End Table. I'm A Copycat.

So I often tell people I'm not as creative as it seems.  I'm a great idea-stealer.  I saw the cutest little table over on Rita's blog awhile back (see it HERE for yourself) and then lo and behold I was browsing around in Goodwill one day and boom chock-a-locka - there was an end table kinda like the one she did and... I did it.  I stole her idea.  Rita, you don't mind do you?  Cuz I'm in love with your work and that's why I steal from you!! :)   And I just spent about 20 minutes searching for that post so I could link up - phew!  You posted that a whole year ago, did you know that?  Anyways, thanks for the inspiration.  There is your semi BEFORE pic (semi because I got so excited about implementing my idea that I started working before snapping the picture), and here is the AFTER:
That bird stencil was well worth the couple dollars I paid for it. Been usin' it lots!   I got the table for $2.99 at Goodwill and I couldn't believe it because lately it seems like they are really hiking their prices on furniture!  I gave it a good soakin' with Wil-Bond (my new favorite stuff), then painted it with this grayish bluish greenish color.  I have no idea what to call this color since it's something I concocted a long time ago with a little of this.... and a little of that....  and there you have it.  And I've run out of things to say about this so peace out, yo.  Oh, I thought of something else to say.  Those books laying there for my photo props?  Those were 25 cents each at Goodwill!  I bought eight of them.  They were just too cool!  (and Maran, if you want them for your awesome book wreaths... you can have some!)
Today I'm linked up to an awesome spray painting parTAY, join if you have a spray painting project to share!


  1. Way cute! I love the color, and the bird stencil is adorable!
    Thanks for the comment on my blog!
    -Your newest follower!

  2. LOVE birds, and all your furniture you paint is really great! I'm new from Debbie's Spray Paint party. Nice to see that you are a Christian as well. :)

  3. I love this table and bird stencil. I haven't done anything with a bird yet...hmmm, the ideas are circulating! I just read your post to my husband we both thought it was cool of you to write me in your blog!!

    Can't wait to see what else you come up with!!!
    I never mind "creative swapping" (haha).

  4. I recognize those books! Reader's Digest hardbound volumes? I just sorted through about 40 of them over at the care center today. I love the different colors in the covers.

  5. Sounds like you have the same crafting secret as me :) Just found your blog, and I'm your 100th follower! Hooray for milestones, right? :)

  6. Good job, I like that stencil! Your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon!

  7. Great job. The color and stencil brings the simple table to life!


  8. That table turned lovely! Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)


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