Friday, February 18, 2011

Lamp Turned Table

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Most of you know by now that I love to turn ordinary things into something that they're not. I needed a small oval shaped table for my new breakfast nook and just couldn't find one anywhere. So why not make one, right? I purchased a used oak coffee table a few years ago for 20.00, I didn't like the table so much but I loved the top, it had a great shape to it. (sorry didn't take a before picture of that)
I removed the top, and saved it for who knows what down the road. Well who knows what turned into this perfect sized table for the new kitchen. Only one problem left what was I going to do for the base? Then it hit me, my sister-in law found these neat wood lamps for $2.50 each. I asked her if I could have one because I had a project in mind. The base was solid wood so it was pretty easy to do and with the help of my sweetie we now have a fabulous little table.

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The ball feet are wood round balls from the craft store.

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I painted it with several colors and highly distressed it to make it look old, then finished it with a low sheen wax to protect it.
I love my my table and we can easily fit 3 around it for dinner, maybe even 4!


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44 comments:

  1. What a great idea! And, it turned out beautiful.

    Love the paint technique too.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  2. This table is incredible. I turned a lamp into a something special last month.
    http://modvintagelife.blogspot.com/2011/01/huge-finial.html

    But who would have thought a table? This is the prettiest thing. Love the way you painted it. That's quite a big lamp.

    No one would ever think that you made this.

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  3. It looks fantastic! I love the teeny charm it has. Great mix of paint colors too.

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  4. Soo jealous of your kitchen nook area! OMGsh I love it all trimmed out with beadboard. Where can I put that in my house? I love the table too.

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  5. That turned out beautiful! What a fantastic idea.

    Kathy

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  6. Now that looks like a designer piece. You have a very cre8tive mind :) I would buy that at any showroom. It looks beautiful in your home.

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  7. you know your going to have us all looking for table worthy lamps now......lol. great piece

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  8. No way.
    Waayyy!
    I wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it! Fabulous.

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  9. That is thinking outside the box or whould I say under the table.
    Great project.
    Traci

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  10. How creative ~ I absolutely LOVE it ~ thank you so much for the inspiration ;-)

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  11. Miss Trixie!! You Blow Me Away With Your G.E.N.I.U.S. My Gosh! I Absolutely LOVE This! Hugs, Terri

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  12. Well, I'm back - I just had to say that I can't get OVER this table, and just had to blog about it on my page - I used one of your pictures (linking to you of course) and I hope you don't mind, I'm just in love with this idea, and want to show everyone I know, LOL! Much love!

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  13. This table is perfect. I love how it looks. Nice job and so creative. Double points.

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  14. How cute is that?!?! Great idea...ummm..I hope I don't have to sit on that little wicker stool when I come for dinner...cuz that might be a problem! LOVE THE TABLE! Diana

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  15. The whole nook area looks wonderful. I love how creative this is! A one of a kind.

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  16. Total genius!!!! And I just love where you placed the table too. It looks amazing, T! :)

    Donna

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  17. I love that table too!! Who knew!! A lamp into a table...so cool!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  18. Very creative, I love it and it looks so perfect sitting there :)

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  19. Great idea! You would never guess it was a lamp! The color is great and goes so well with your cushion. And love your assortment of pillows!

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  20. I bought a lamp about 6 months ago to turn into a table. Love yours....where did you find the base for the bottom and top? I love what you did. It came out fantastic.

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  21. Seriously....you are very talented and very creative. Love the table.

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  22. I love this! How did you ever think of that? I thought I had imagination but you take the cake! 8>)

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  23. Wow! That is truly incredible! It's gorgeous!

    Sue
    xo

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  24. omg i was admiring this table in the picture of the lamp you made out of the plant hanger. i had no idea it had once been a lamp. it's just perfect!

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  25. Love this idea and shared it in my Finding Beauty Post with my blog sisters this week- hope you don't mind

    bee blessed
    mary
    Thanks for all your creativity!

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  26. Such a creative and lovely idea! It looks amazing. I am so thrilled to have found your blog!

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  27. It looks like it was MEANT to be a table, not a lamp. Great work!

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  28. Very creative. I love how this turned out. I have a huge lamp I love but it's too big to go in my house. Now I will have to look at it completely different!

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  29. Love your beautiful table and what a creative idea! I am always amazed at all the creativity to be found in blogland. Thanks for sharing your inspiring project.
    Cindy

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  30. OMG!! THat is STUNNING! Now I'm on the lookout for a large lamp..I hope you don't mind the "knock off" plans :)

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  31. Beautiful and great idea. I have a few questions. Do you sand your pieces before painting them? Do you ever do dark pieces? like cherry and if so how do you treat them before painting them? thanks

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  32. Good GRIEF!!! That is fabulous! I came over via WackyWhimsy - love her - and she was so right about you!

    Question: do you have an email subscription feed? I don't want to miss a post & I'm not a daily RSS feed-reader. Would love to subscribe to you!

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  33. First a finial made from a lamp and now this - I won't ever look at lamps the same again! You're a genius.
    Dropping by from How To's Day. Hope you'll come see DD2's picture wall we did for her.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  34. Oh that's beautiful and brilliant!
    I just found your blog and I love it!
    If you have just a minute I'd love for you to link up to All Things Inspired tomorrow!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  35. I love this, you are so creative!!!
    Thanks for linking!
    XO
    Kristin

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  36. I love your home it is beautiful!! The table turned out really nice! What colors did you use and do you use a stain or glaze over the paint before the wax?

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  37. I love your home it is beautiful! On the table what color of paint did you use and do you use a glaze before the wax?

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