On a recent trip with Brooke to Deseret Industries (DI), the local thrift for goodwill store, I came across this little beauty.
Brooke and I have caught the bug to decorate our front porches, but we’ll tell you about that later.
Actually it didn’t look nearly as cute when I first saw it at DI. In fact I completely overlooked it the first time I saw it due to the used-to-be-in-style-I-think painting on it. This is what I originally saw; a wood table refinishing project if I have ever seen one.
Someone a few years ago probably had a wonderful time painting purple lilac type thingies on it to match their floral-everything decor, but thank heavens that is out of style now and thank heavens they didn’t bother repainting it themselves, instead donating it for charity.
I paid $10, which is a little higher than I would normally go, but I justified it to myself that all the money goes to humanitarian causes. With that in mind, and seeing how good it looks now, I almost feel guilty I didn’t pay more…almost.
Two coats of black spray paint later and I have my new front porch table. The spray paint was around $3 a can but was used for other things like the baskets also in this picture, so I’d estimate about $1.50 in spray paint cost.So for a total cost of $11.50 and about three minutes of spray painting, I now have a great little table for my front porch. I love my new planters/baskets too. They were other DI finds I’ll tell about later.
If you have a fall front porch decorating idea, I’d love to know about it. Put a link in the comments or send me an email. If we get enough I might do a link party.
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