Friday, April 2, 2010


The other day I had to buy soy milk.  I actually bought some during my lunch break but forgot it in the fridge at work - darn!  I considered just waiting to bring it home the next day, but after eating my frosted mini wheats doused in yogurt I realized that was not the best idea.  So, I swung by the grocery store on my way home from work.  

It was trash day, so people had put large items - broken furniture, lamps, etc - by the curb for the garbage man to pick up the next morning.  I saw a man unloading this table,  but I carried on to the store.  After picking up my milk I retraced my steps and the table was there!  I snagged it and brought it home with me, balancing my purse, gym bag, and soy milk on top.  (Luckily I was only a few blocks from home). 

I know, its not pretty.  But I think I can do something with it!  Its wood and seems pretty sturdy.  Yet I haven't decided what to do with it - paint it?  Cover the top with tile, or try my hand at mosaic?  Decoupage?  Put some fabric on it with mod podge?  Lots of possibilities... 

What do you think?  I would love some ideas! 


  1. Thanks Agnes! I think a bright color would be cool too - it does need a fresh coat of paint though.

  2. What a find you can do so much with a table like that. I have been on the look out for something similar in shape and size for my craft room. And, free to boot what a find.

    j3ss1ca (SB)

  3. I know! Crafty opportunity + free + recyling = triumvirae of delight for me!

  4. Mmmm some of my best best finds are 'trash to treasures!) well done, you...!
    collagecafe04 swapbot

  5. You sound just like me. I think there is alot you can do with this table.

    ~LadyAmbrosia Swapbot

  6. The color is warm. And I think decoupage is the best for this kind of table.

  7. I'm hoping to make some progress on it this weekend...will share what I come up with!