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Wednesday, 10 October 2012


Hi everyone!

Following on the success of last week's first ever What Would You Do Wednesday  post, I thought I would make # 2 all about furniture.

This little baby has been sitting in my house for over a year now. Last year I got absolutely obsessed with Freecycle. For those of you who aren't familiar with the awesomeness that is Freecycle - here is it.

Taken from the site:
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,072 groups with 9,150,960 members around the world. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them's good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on 'Browse Groups' above the search box. Have fun! 

How could you not LOVE this?!?!?! Well, anyhow, to continue my story....

So, I met up with this beautiful lady, at her beautiful home in the middle of the Irish countryside where she gave me a wooden filing cabinet (which I will blog about another time) and this miniature drop-leaf table....ALL FOR FREE!! YAY!

I love it, I do.....but what do I do with it???? I can't keep it like this? I've seen some ideas but never anything nice enough to be worth trying. Help!!!!

If last week's response is anything to go by, I'm sure you guys will have tonnes of ideas for me.

Can't wait to hear from you!!


  1. Humm..it probably depends on where you want to use it, but I'd probably paint it white. I've never used chalk paint, but I keep hearing such great things about it. Then, maybe put one of those lovely French looking decals in the middle. Can't wait to see what you decide! Thanks for telling us about that website - I hadn't heard of it. Going to visit it now!

  2. i think i would paint the base and keep the top wood, but maybe go darker.

  3. I would probably paint it a poppy color ... maybe sunny yellow? Can't wait to see what you do with it!

  4. I would paint it a lovely retro style colur like a torquise, green or a pale blue. Its a lovely table x

  5. I agree with all the ladies above, it totally depends what you want to do with the table afterwards and where it should stand, I would paint it.
    Thanks for joining up for the Secret Santa over on my blog, if you have a moment could you send me your intro email so I can start to pair you all with your partners?

  6. I honestly think it looks just lovely as is, and what a kind lady to share such a treasure with you! Thanks for linking up at Printabelle!

  7. Paint it and stencil the top! Martha Stewart has some beautiful stencils!

  8. Have you considered completely re-purposing it and turning it into say, an ottoman? I know the sides are hinged, but maybe there is a way you can fix them. Wouldn't have to sit on it, just put feet up on it. Although, not sure how tall it is??? Anyway, just a thought! Good luck!
    Stopping by via The Dedicated House

  9. I like Cassie's suggestion to paint the bottom and stain the top darker. Whatever you do, if you're keeping it, do something that you know you'll like keeping around.

  10. I am with Cassie and Cynthia! Paint the bottom and stain the top darker! If you use gel stain and chalk paint you don't have to sand or anything :)

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