Flea Market FInd #2

Frankie Laney
by Frankie Laney
I like this little table but cannot find the inspiration I need, to make it one of a kind. The finish is not good and it does need tightening up. I'll probably wind up selling it since I don't have any room for it. If you saw this table, what would you do with it? Seriously?
q flea market find 2, painted furniture
  19 answers
  • Kit Lammert Kit Lammert on Jun 10, 2013
    wow...I'd love to have that piece! It would look gorgeous distressed...could be a great bar setup, indoors or out...

  • Linda C Linda C on Jun 10, 2013
    Keep it...Slightly sand it and then lightly stain it.

  • Frankie Laney Frankie Laney on Jun 10, 2013
    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • Too bad i'm on the other side of the country, I'd swing by right now and pick it up! What a gem!! Paint it with chalk paint, no sanding or priming! Then sand it a bit and add a top coat of wax to seal. It would be gorgeous in a fun color! It could also be a sweet bedside table!

  • Mary Insana Mary Insana on Jun 10, 2013
    Great table. When I have a nice wood piece I like to do a two toned look. You can sand and stain the flat part of the top and the bottom shelf then use a soft white or very light off white on the remaining areas, distress the lighter color then wax. You can add colorful accessories instead of painting it a color. With the white color you can always re accessorize your colors.

  • Gayle Valverde Gayle Valverde on Jun 11, 2013
    Wow, what a great find! I would turn it into a potting table for my front porch...just saying. :)

  • Amy Amy on Jun 11, 2013
    I would adjust the height to a bench height then attach it to the front of an old door to make a hall tree type entryway bench, then paint the piece out add some vintage hooks and LOVE IT

  • Lori J Lori J on Jun 11, 2013
    It would be a sweet little cabinet for a small sink in a small bathroom.

  • Nancy Hatcher Nancy Hatcher on Jun 11, 2013
    I would glue some pretty tiles on the top and bottom and paint it with a weather proof paint and use it as a plant stand, an outside table between two chairs for drinks. I would find some small shade plants to put on the bottom shelf or a shell collection or.........

  • Terri Terri on Jun 11, 2013
    How come I never come across great finds like this! I would either sand and refinish, or paint, then place it by the front door (either inside or out). It's perfect for an entryway -- keys etc in the drawer and shoes or backpacks on the bottom shelf; you could even hang umbrellas from the towel bars. Protect the top with wallpaper or decoupaged fabric and top with a potted plant -- instant utilitarian accent piece. LOVE this! Hope you find a great use for this super piece.

  • LeeAnn Gerleman LeeAnn Gerleman on Nov 30, 2014
    I would either sand it down and stain it, or (my favorite) paint it a soft yellow. I have a neighbor that is a great decorator. And in every room of her home, which is all rustic, vintage, etc. she has one nice piece of furniture that is painted a yellow, pink, light blue, etc. In one bedroom, she has a metal bed with a handmade quilt on it, with a soft yellow small dresser. Beautiful rooms.

  • Carole Carole on Nov 30, 2014
    If you cannot fix that curvy bit at the back, can you remove it? I would paint it in an old white colour and stencil the top and perhaps or the lower shelf. As someone else mentioned it would make a great little drop off station in the hall for all those keys, mobiles, mail and so on. Or a nice vase of flowers.

  • Liz Liz on Nov 30, 2014
    I am close to Oceanside and will buy it from you if you decide to sell rather than redo.

  • Anita toney Anita toney on Dec 01, 2014
    kitchen island i know some one who would love this for christmas

  • Kelli Kelli on Jan 18, 2015
    What about repainting it with chalk paint and doing a French advertisement or design on the top? http://girlinthegarage.net/2014/11/table-makeover-with-french-advertisement-graphic-the-twin/

  • Debbie Adams Peavy Debbie Adams Peavy on Feb 22, 2015
    Make the bottom part into wine rack... Paint in chalk paint & display wine glasses on hop piece

  • Tell Tell on May 14, 2015
    I would turn it into a vanity unit it's asking for it.

  • Danielle Danielle on Oct 03, 2015
    How about a "French" baking station? Restore the old wood or paint with a white wash Display beautiful blue and white baking ware or top , inscribe the French word "Pâtisserie" In blue or white on front of drawer Fill in the drawer with rolling pin, parchment paper, cookie molds, measuring cups etc On bottom shef paint a white straw basket and fill up with white and blue floral hand towells and oven mitts. Great gift for any baker in your family or a friend. I would buy it! Best of luck! This is really a beautiful piece

  • Heather Bussey Heather Bussey on Feb 25, 2016
    It screams coffee and tea station to me.