12.20.2010

The Porter Cane Side Table - Before & After

Before Mike picked up this little cane side table the other day and with a fresh coat of paint it looks almost brand new.

After
This little table would work well next to a couch or even a bed. The bottom shelf has the cane design and provides for additional storage or display options.
It has a sweet scalloped skirt around the table top and chunky legs for support.
I had to show a picture of THIS picture because I adore it so. Although small, the frame is beautiful in all of its ornateness. The little print inside is not what it came with - rather it was a not so attractive self portrait of something so I swapped it out. This came from a book I picked up at a thrift store. I was thumbing through the pages when I got home and saw this picture. I looked around and while no one was watching I ripped it out and placed it in the frame. So glad it all worked out because I look at it all the time. Are your presents purchased and wrapped? Are you ready for the big holiday this weekend? We have a few extra errands to run and some more baking to do but it feels like we are making progress. We have also been busy with some refinish projects. I have a red buffet coming up along with a hall tree that will be available to be purchased.

We are also working on another giveaway. We found a great vintage item the other day and picked up an extra one so watch for the "One For Me One For You" Giveaway!

Happy Monday!

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22 comments:

Tara Lauren said...

What a great table! Looks fabulous!

Sherry from Alabama said...

I love it! It was a pretty table before, but so much more elegant now.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

michelle said...

Beautiful Melanie! I have a cane chair in our basement that my Papa made and I am hoping to redo it this summer. I just them how they look!

I hope all is well over at your home for Christmas!!

Blessings to you and your family!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks so much better! is it black or a very dark blue? in the last photo it almost looks like a really dark blue. :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Very cute table! I need to use more black!

DANA said...

I always read your posts! Love them! I wanted to invite you over to my $50 American Axpress giveaway that ends christmas Eve!

http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/12/50-american-express-giveaway-ends.html

NanaDiana said...

Melanie- That little table is gorgeous! LOVE IT! And, are you sure you didn't rip that page out right in the store and put the book back on the shelf? Bwahahaha...just asking! Great job! I love visiting you! xxoo Diana

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

What a difference! So glad to hear you guys are keeping busy. I just did 6 large chairs with caning in the same finish and I love it with the black.

Steph said...

I wouldn't have looked twice at that table in it's original state. But now? I'd arm wrestle someone for it! Beautiful redo.

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

TURNED OUT GREAT. HAS A NICE SHAPE TO IT.

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

The table looks great!

Miss Char said...

What a great way to update a dated piece. Thanks for sharing, it looks great.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

You have some amazing projects on you blog! I'm so glad I found you.

I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

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Serendipity Chic Design said...

Loving this....Simple, yet elegant...

Take care,
Lisa

mmbcreations said...

It's amazing what a coat of paint will do.

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

This turned out so great! Thanks for linking my Flaunt it Friday party, come back soon! :)

Custom Comforts said...

Wonderful transformation! It's like the table found it's true self ~ what it was always meant to be.
Cindy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love it. Such beautiful details. The new finish is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Marydon said...

Melanie, you did an awesome redo on the table, I like it better with the black paint! And, the print is darling in that frame ...

~ Pop over for our CSN Giveaway ~
Have a beautiful New Year.
TTFN ~
Marydon

Donnie said...

That came out so nicely. Loved your photos.

mississippi artist said...

AH, THE WONDERS OF A COAT OF PAINT. LOOKS PERFECT NOW.

abeachcottage said...

You turned it to a wonderful and elegant table. It looks so nice. Well done!

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