Asked on Sep 15, 2019

How can I make over and modernize this garage sale find?

TrishaRobyn GarnerMar’Lee shumway


I picked this up at a garage sale for $2.My decor is modern so any ideas to update this piece would be greatly appreciated.

q modernize
q modernize
10 answers
  • Use a contemporary color that coordinates with the things you already have. Is it a table? Could you have a stone top made for it that has sparkles in the stone?

  • Trisha
    on Sep 15, 2019

    Hi Chloe,

    Thanks for your input.

    It's a very small table so I was going to use it as a plant stand.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Sep 16, 2019

    Chalk painting or Spray painting it one uniform color could be a possible solution.

  • Trisha
    on Sep 16, 2019

    Thanks for responding.

    The top is mosaic so it would look bumpy if I painted it.

    I'm going to have to cover it.

    But the legs I can spray paint.

  • Craft Invaders
    on Sep 16, 2019

    You could stick a round tray in whatever finish takes your fancy straight on top to cover the mosaic.

  • Linda (burlap+blue)
    on Sep 16, 2019

    I'd consider spray painting it in a bold color!

  • Mar’Lee shumway
    on Sep 16, 2019

    I am thinking bold base color cover the mosaic. Then a cement top. You can color the cement and do your own unique spin with it. You could even take the mosaic out an replace it. Do you want indoor or outdoor use?

  • Trisha
    on Sep 16, 2019

    Thank you all for the great ideas!

    Yes a bold color base!

    I'm planning on keeping it inside and I think I'm going to go with the concrete.

    I can always top it with a tray without actually attaching it permanently.

    I really appreciate the input as I'm not naturally creative.

  • Robyn Garner
    on Sep 17, 2019

    Trisha don't sell yourself short on creativity! You saw this at a sale and had a vision to make it yours - that's being creative! I like your choice. 😎

  • Trisha
    on Sep 17, 2019

    Thanks Robyn!

    This site has inspired me : )

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