Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thrifted Table Before and After: From Bland Brown to Sunshine Yellow


This "primitive" handmade table dates back to the 1940-60s. It's a classic, utilitarian piece with great lines, and replacing the brown with a saturated bright yellow was destiny Yellow and the table were fated to be, it just looks that right!


It took one can of Krylon Indoor/Outdoor White Primer and one and a half cans of Krylon Spray Sun Yellow Gloss spray paint to cover the brown but the result was worth it. In the words of the immortal autobot leader Optimus Prime, "Transform, and roll out!" Couldn't help the 1980s cartoon references  this saturated school bus yellow reminds me of the cartoons I grew on:


I like it hosting a printer as a side table and as a night stand, where the drawer comes in handy for housing little night-time necessities. I bought the table to sell at Southern Crossing Antique Mall but now it'll be hard to sell it, I kind of love seeing it around the house. Send me an e-mail if you're interested in the table.

Working on any interesting upcycled projects lately? Did you like this table better before or after its transformation?
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    1. Thank you, glad I went with that instead of the orange I was considering. Bring neon orange is better for small details/doses I suppose.

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  2. Loving that yellow, Van. And it's a known fact that no man (or woman) can refuse a good 80s cartoon reference.

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    1. That's good. I have plenty more where that came from.

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  3. Very cool color! Sometimes it's hard to find a good yellow.

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    1. I prefer a saturated one to a pale hue. It's hard to paint with a ligjter yellow.

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  4. wow - love the trasformation! nice work :).

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  5. love this! fun color choice

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    1. Thank you, I love it in my home, it'll be hard to sell it.

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