Table Redo ~ Can Plastic be Elegant?


Materials used:

1. An amazing table base with a ton of potential
2. White and gray flat paint
3. Plastic table top

It was my birthday on Monday and the present I really wanted was a small table to have at my door to catch the keys, mail, etc. The economy has not been kind to my hubby and me, and we have to watch every penny we put out there.

We were at a favorite haunt when we spied this table. It was an awful brown color and had a terrible piece of cracked black marble on it. It was the base that held my attention. I really felt I could do something with it. I was able to talk the dealer into separating the marble from the base. She felt the value of the table was in the cracked piece of marble. It was my lucky day!





I took the table home and painted it with a combination of gray and white flat paint. The chalky paint finish is perfect for this table.





I was thinking of replacing the marble with glass, but that was way too expensive. I drove over to a local plastics shop and they had this gorgeous pearlized plastic.





I had them cut a circular piece to fit perfectly into the table.




Look how it turned out!



Who would have thought plastic could be elegant? The best part, I’ll never lose my keys again . . . hopefully.?

13 comments:

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you Nancy!! I LOVE this table, what great details and your transformation is amazing. I never tire of seeing how paint can make something have a whole new life!

xoxo

Burlap Luxe said...

just found you, I love up-cycling. and painting everything my hands can touch.
I will visit soon
keep inspiring us all.
xx
Dore

LiLi M. said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a great day with your loved ones. Oh you turned this table into something exquisite again. Who would think that that is plastic? I would rather say that it's an expensive pink carrara marble! I would like to hear whether you never loose your keys anymore, in that case I need such a table too!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YES YES YES......I found a table down the street in the TRASH..shhhhhhh,, and I painted it the EXACT SAME COLOR NANCY! You and I are on the same wave length with this fab color combo! BRAVO ET, BON ANNIVERSAIRE! I bet you are so jumping for joy!!! BISOUS, Anita

Rattus Scribus said...

Dear Nancy,
Anita and I love your refurbished table. We also love finding non-expensive pieces that we can rescue and turn them into just what we've been looking for. Great job.

Thanks you all for visiting Rattus Scribus. It is a blessing beyond description to have people who understand and appreciate your heart.

Hope you had a great birthday -- looks like you did.

Love,
Ruben

LindaSonia said...

If anyone could make plastic look elegant, it would be you. :) and you have succeeded!! The table looks terrific - love it! Happiest Birthday to you!!

LissyLou said...

Happy birthday!!

i have seen a few white makeovers in blogland today.....i love white makeovers!!!!

Enzie Shahmiri * Portrait Artist said...

The Table turned out lovely ~

Laura said...

that is so beautiful! happy birthday!!
blessings
~*~

LW said...

Happy Birthday Nancy!
wishing you a wonderful Birthday week..... :)

Louise

Chatelaine said...

Great vision on your part. You got a bargain table for little money. And it's exactly what you wanted. Score!

Michelle L. said...

Super cool! I love the whole project, what a creative way to get chic for cheap.

lvroftiques said...

Gorgeous!! And so ingenious! Vanna