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Monday, October 12, 2009

Hidden Potential: The Scratched-up Suitcase Table


THE AFTER -
Oh you look so beautiful after a little TLC, little table.

 
Today's Hidden Potential is all about a scratched-to-hell wooden suitcase table I found at Salvation Army. The asking price was steep- about $95 dollars. They might have based it on the fact that the thing is solid wood that was in great condition and the drawer still works well. 

However, as you'll see from the before pictures, the hiccup on this piece was the fact that a cat or some other ravenous animal seems to have had its way it. Apparently clawing at the very interesting suitcase-inspired leather top was somebody's former pastime.


Oh well, I wouldn't let that stop me AND I managed to pick up this piece for only $35. Excellence.
 

 BEFORE



 
Crikey! Look at that. What a shame... or is it?



After much love, much help from the BBE, some painter's tape, and many little tubes of Baby Blue and Black acrylic craft paint - a newly ritualized table!


AFTER





And there ya have it - all thanks to the glory of paint and a little hidden glamour.

Who knows what amazing transformation will occur in the next segment of... Hidden Potential! (Well I'm on pins and needles, how bout you?)

5 comments:

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

Paint is definitely amazing. Looks good.

tammy

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

how is that the same piece?!? amazing transformation!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love the blue and black paint! I can't believe they wanted $95 for that piece in that condition. Good for your for knocking $60 off! You really did wonders with it. Great job!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Your suitcase table was featured as one of my FFF favorites. Go check it out!

pk @ Room Remix said...

Excellent transformation! Doesn't even look like the same piece. Happy 2010!

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