Happy New Year Table


Happy New Year and Welcome to 2012!  I cannot believe it has already been a week since my last post!  Life has just kicked into full gear

and I have been a little busy recovering putting stuff away after the holidays.   I would like to share with you

one of my Goodwill finds.  First, let me show you my inspiration piece that I spied/spyed back in early November over at Thrifty Decor Chick.  Sarah has great taste and I fell in love with this table right away when she posted about it.  Here is her table:
round modern table world market
Thrifty Decor Chick

Not too thrilled at the color but I like the lines of it.
She purchased this table at World Market and with a little bit of research I see that it’s priced at $119.99.  I guess that’s a pretty good deal but a little too pricey for my curbside budget, so on to my Pinterest Fake Unrealistic Home  Home Decor Pinboard it went in hopes to inspire me with pretty things.

A few weeks later on one of my Goodwill trips I stumbled upon this:

It is a metal end table just the right size for the whopping price of $9.99.  Gooooodwill, it’s priced just right for me!  I had to ignore the little voice of MyLove in my head saying “4 kids and a glass top don’t mix Tami and do we really NEED another living room table?”  Of course I ignored the voice and purchased it right away!  It is not exactly like Sarah’s World Market table but looks very close indeed!
I finally sanded it a bit (it was a little brassy and rusty) and spray painted it with a few coats of bronze/copper metallic paint. It was a very quick and easy project, just the kind I like.  I would have definitely worked on it sooner if I knew how easy it was going to be! 

Once I brought it inside I was thrilled to see that the glass on top is super thick and tempered!  Solves a bit of the 4 crazy rambunxious kiddo dilema! 
Here some shots of the table now in my living room:
The frame says,
“Welcome, May those who enter as guests Leave as friends”
I like how you see the table instead of the backside of the couches (well sort of) when you walk in from the entry way.    A bit of brown overload – but that’s okay for now!

Welcome 2012!



  1. Anonymous

    I like BOTH tables, you did a bang up job on yours!

  2. Maria Elena

    Tami, that is an awesome table and what a great price! I think it looks perfect on that spot! And, I love your welcome frame!

  3. Coralee

    I think it looks super in that location, fits between the arms perfectly. The copper color is a stunner and works well with the hardwood floors. No need to be envious of Sarah, you've got it going on at your place!

  4. My Great Finds by Linda

    Great table and I think it looks great up against the couches. Love the color you painted it. I love Goodwill it's my favorite thrift store.

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  6. D @ The Shady Porch

    Great find and makeover! Just my style too! Thanks for sharing it!!

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