Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Find: Table Transformation

I ran this post a while back and admire the way a tossed-away table was transformed into an elegant room addition.

When Randall Beale, half of the Beale-Lana design team, showed me this table in his fabulous Upper East Side apartment, he described a piece of furniture that he paid something like $65 at a local Housing Works. Featured in The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details, this white table, not of any special provenance got a fresh coat of white paint, and serves as a surface for more lofty discoveries.

Photographed by Jim Franco, this table doesn't have a designer label, but its sexy curves make it appealing and it was built to withstand years of use. Even though Randall didn't want to tell me how much he spent to have it re-finished, you shouldn't be deterred in trying to paint a piece of furniture yourself and give it a new personality if the current finish doesn't suit your fancy.

Even the plainest-Jane table can become a princess in the course of a day!

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter

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