End Table Dropcloth Transformation

October 8, 2012

Have you ever fallen OUT of love with a piece of furniture?  I have.  Most recently it was an end table that at one time was a "must have" for our family room.  Our couch and loveseat are quite high, and require 33-inch high end tables. Have you ever shopped for a 33-inch high end table? This was about 8 years ago, so maybe there are more alternatives today.  But back then it was darn near impossible to find a decent table that tall within my price range.  I finally found a style that I liked and was the right height. I bought it and that was that.  Until now, that is.  The table just wasn't "me" anymore.  What to do?  The budget really didn't allow for a new table.

Soooooo....enter one canvas dropcloth-like curtain panel from Goodwill for $1.99.  I just love how the right fabric can cover a multitude of sins.  If you'd like to see another one of my humble-table-turned-Ballard Designs chic transformation, you can check it out here.

I love how it drapes and lends a casual vibe to the room.  And to add a little bit more shabby chic into the picture, I included a burlap-covered wire hurricane holder, stenciled with a black No. 98.  I placed it on a Goodwill silver platter with gold handles, alongside a white LED candle.  Initially, I also included a white china pumpkin lidded jar.

Then I decided to get rid of the pumpkin altogether and settled on just the hurricane and the candle.  In a tribute to Halloween, I added some creepy black Dollar Tree Halloween flowers with spiders.  I thought the hurricane made a pretty good vase, and the black really popped against all the white and burlap.

{Creeeeeeeeeeeeeeepy.....................don't get too close, now!}

I got the brand new hurricane for a steal at a local estate sale recently.  I'd seen it in some local shops before, but didn't want to pay full price.  I'm so glad I waited.  {I also scored a fantastic shabby chic coffee table for $35 that I'll be sharing with you later.} 

It's really pretty with a candle in it as well, only my photo taking skills are such that I was unable to get a good shot of it with a lit candle in it (I use LED's).  I also like that I can hang it, too.

So, to recap.  Ugly duckling table turned swan with the help of Goodwill fabric and estate sale decor.  It's as simple as that.  At least until I fall out of love.  Again.

Is there something you'd love to change in your house but just haven't quite figured it out yet?  I'd love to hear all about it!


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Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a good fix! Turned out great. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Cowgirl Up. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-18.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Sarah said...

What a great solution. The burlap vase is a wonderful textural touch. All looks nice!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A good solution and I like the vignette you created.
As for your question - Yes, my couch and loveseat could go, but it won't be happening any time soon.
Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Kathleen, I love this idea! Wow, you found a deal too! The burlap covered hurricane is just perfect for your vignette!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It will be a long time before you fall out of love with this vignette. Drop cloths are so versatile and I love what you did...just covered up the table. Burlap and silver=awesome.

Unknown said...

Good call! You did a great job of making it work. And yes! We do have some eyesores around here that at one time .... I HAD to have. :) Love your blog. I'm following now.


Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Great Idea,,,,,,,,and gives you a whole new look. A great find from
Good will. I liked your round table copy cat for Ballard design.
Looks great too.
Good for you!

Have a great week,
Blessings, Nellie
Come see me sometime!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Love your resourcefulness, the drop cloth is lovely and does hide any sins. The burlap vase is so nice and adds great contrast against the silver. What more can I say than amazing. You hand stitched each state? Wow!

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