Monday, July 11, 2011

Before and After Party: Goodwill table

Well hello all! It’s time for another partaaaay!

I’ve got another project from the family room redo to share this time. When I was sure we were going to order the sectional, I started measuring out the space to see what was going to be able to stay and what would need to go. One thing that needed to scoot (to another room) was the long Goodwill coffee table I had moved into the space last year.

It was just too long with the sectional, so I was on the search for something that was smaller and a square shape. (If I had only kept our $10 coffee table I wouldn’t have had this problem!)

And I found a major score at Goodwill a few months ago when I found another table for $25! WHOO! It was the perfect size, the perfect shape and I LOVED the look:

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It was all worn and warm and lovely. :)

The only issues were that one of the hardware pieces was missing (it was one little piece – impossible to find) and it was a teensy bit too tall. I think it was meant to be a side table.

The legs on it were about four inches tall, so my first project was to cut down them down:

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Arrh arrrh arrrrrgh…just call me tool man Taylor. ;) Uhhhh…woman Taylor. Whatever.

Because I cut off about four inches it was at a good height, but there was a little somethin’ I wanted to add. I had fun adding bits of different styles into this space and wanted to give this table an industrial feel.

I found casters at my local True Value and knew just what I was going to do:

copper casters

They have a gorgeous copper finish – luuuurve!

They had a brassy tone as well that I quite liked (I know, HUH?):

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And a bunch of other options including locking casters, itty bitty ones and honkin’ ones:

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Because I cut four inches off the height, I could add a couple back and it was still going to be short enough to rest our feet. These were two inches tall and I just screwed them into the bottom of the table. (Make sure to get the screw-on type if you decide to try this – much easier to install!)

Then it was time to address the missing hardware. My True Value’s hardware aisle doesn’t disappoint:

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Do you hear them? The birds singing? ;) I haven’t found a selection that compares anywhere.

I had to drill some some new holes to get them on, and that’s why I went with the pulls I did – so they would hide the previous (large) holes: coffee table on wheels

Did I mention all of the storage in this little baby? Those little drawers hold a TON of stuff. Perfect for remotes and notepads and pens and JUNK. Love it!

I didn’t get a great photo of the casters, sorry about that! You can see them a bit here:

coffee table on casters

I wasn’t sure how I would feel about using non locking casters, but now I’m really happy with them. The table doesn’t move when we put our feet on it, but we can easily move it around the room if needed.

You know, for when I need room to spread and take a nap work out.

Or something. 

This little Goodwill table fits perfectly in the space:

It’s not a huge transformation, but now it works for us and the casters change up the look just a tad. And it has all that storage, which is a huge bonus.

Here’s the before and after for this month:

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And the room with Goodwill coffee table number one (or two?):

And now with number three:

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;) If Goodwill keeps taking the awesome coffee tables, I’ll keep finding them!

Now it’s time to see your before and after! I can’t wait!!

Remember to link up the html for your post, not your blog. Links to just your blog address will be deleted.

Please include a link to this post and this cutie button if you would!:

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(No, there’s no code. Still working on that. You should be able to copy and paste it though.)

I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as my writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

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79 comments:

  1. That table is faaaabulous, Sarah! Love the pulls on the drawers. :) Thank you for hosting such a fun party! I linked up a nasty nasty picture frame that I turned into a bow organizer for my girls. :)

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  2. oooh looks so good!

    Thanks so much for hosting! I really appreciate it! :)

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  3. You have such a wonderful knack for seeing what a piece of furniture can be rather than what it is. Love the results!

    Di

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  4. Love the new table and putting the wheels on it is just unreal. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

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  5. That works so much better in the space! (And I thought the space was already pretty close to perfect to begin with!)

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  6. Hi Sarah, Love the table!! Its soo cute. And I like the hardware you picked. Now you won't be bumping into hard pointing knobs - Ouch! I'd love to find one like that. I linked up my garage turned sunroom I mentioned before. Thanks for hosting the party!! ~ Catie http://catiescorner2.blogspot.com

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  7. Love coffee table #2. Great job!!!!

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  8. Love it!!! Your Family room looks awesome!

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  9. I love your table and actually the entire room!! I've been meaning to say that :) And thanks for hostin!!

    Lina
    Fancy Frugal Life

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  10. Love the table!! The wheels...what a great idea! Thanks for hosting the party...linked up, but couldn't find a code for your cute little button?!

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  11. Your Goodwill coffee table is awesome! So functional! Thanks for hosting!!!

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  12. oh i love it! that is SUCH a unique table! thanks for hosting!!

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  13. What a perfect fit, looks like it was made for that space. Great hardware choices :-)

    I think this is my first visit to the B & A party, wahoo!

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  14. Hey Sarah :) Lovin' the new coffee table from Goodwill...my before and after has a goodwill goody in it too. :)
    Have a good week!
    Missy

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  15. Love this table. The drawer pulls made such a huge difference. I'd love this table in any room!

    gertie @ www.theoldblockhouse.blogspot.com

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  16. That is one great find...and for the price that is awesome! Love the new handles.

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  17. Sarah,
    That looks awesome. Really like number three. Nice find! Thanks for having us.

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  18. The new table looks great in there Sarah!! Love stuff on casters. Especially cool stuff like that!

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  19. fabulous table and GOOD GRAVY what a beautiful room you have now! (not that it was bad before...) Thanks for hosting the party- I've linked up my newly organized craft space using (empty) cans of formula

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  20. Love your table! Isn't the thrift store the best!! I have so much fun going there and looking for things like this to redo! Your table is awesome and I love the castors! A great touch!

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  21. Genius idea to use casters ~ great transformation. Thanks for hosting this great party!

    xo Jenna, SAS Interiors

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  22. Oh I am so jealous of that coffee table with the drawers! That is exactly what I want for my living room! You were so lucky and I love the casters!
    Susan

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  23. LOVE THE TABLE AND I LOVE WHAT YOU DID WITH IT ITS ADORABLE.. THANK YOU FOR HOSTING AS WELL.
    LAUREN

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  24. I couldn't figure out how to do the "link up" process. I recently redid some furniture that I was thrilled with the outcome and wanted to share. Unfortunately, I'm having to post the link here since I seem to be confusing myself with the link up =)

    http://miriahbrown.blogspot.com/2011/06/room-redo.html

    i LOVE the table though - the storage must be wonderful! and it looks great!

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  25. What a GREAT table! I think my favorite part is a toss up between the drawer pulls and casters you added. Smart! Thanks so much for hosting every month. I seriously look forward to it!!

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  26. Its perfect...a coffee table with storage!!! Great find and very cool re-do.
    Blessings!
    Haven

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  27. Wow! I just might be a little jealous over here! Thanks for hosting!

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  28. That set of drawers is gorgeous! Wish I'd found it! :D

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  29. I love that table! Man! I wish I was still sitting on that couch holding my sweet bub. :( I miss that little booger.
    And I miss you too! You are the best!!!!!!!!

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  30. That is a fabulous table, makes all the difference in your room. Great job.

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  31. I love that your sectional has all the qualities I love about sectionals, without being huge and monstrous! It looks great in your living room!

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  32. I really like how you added the pulls and the coasters to it, you would never ever think that it first came from GW...wonderful job on it!

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  33. I'm a huge fan of casters and have put them on many things. I love the end result of your coffee table and the family room redo. Congrats on paying off your debt and moving forward. I'm working my way towards that goal as well.

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  34. Love your Goodwill coffee table, Sarah...so much personality and great storage! Great snag!

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  35. That table is PERFECT with your new arrangement! And it's killer gorgeous to boot! Genius to add the castors.

    Donna

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  36. GORGEOUS! This is xactly my kind of table! With nifty drawers to hide all my junk! A DREAM on newly fitted castors! Right...inspired! Off to hit my local thrift shops!

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  37. GORGEOUS! This is xactly my kind of table! With nifty drawers to hide all my junk! A DREAM on newly fitted castors! Right...inspired! Off to hit my local thrift shops!

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  38. LOVE your newest table! Great choice on the casters & pulls!

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  39. Wow Sarah! I have 3 True Values within a 3 mile radius of my house and NONE of them have a hardware section like yours! Soooooo jealous!
    You rocked this table.....it is awesome and I LURVE Goodwill finds like that too!
    Please stop at my page and see my "facelift"! A girl's got to do what a girl's got to do, right?

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  40. Love it! Great size for your room, awesome look with the wheels!

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  41. Your well-thought out choice of sectional is perfect (& your discussion of saving for it - inspiring). When looking at the picture of your new chair with the white table next to it, I have a possible suggestion. Would the table stand out better in a different color - a green perhaps? Just a thought :)& thanks for the great B&A...so many great tips from this one room re-do.

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  42. I just love the "new" table...the whole room actually but great find and redo on the table!

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  43. Co-inkly-dink? I think NOT! At this very moment I am redoing a little square coffee table I picked up at a garage sale for $5! It will go in our finished basement and replace an older garage sale table that will now move on to my nephew's college apartment! It has a great shape and I can't wait to see how cute it turns out...but WAIT! CASTERS!!!! What an excellent touch for a coffee table that is often moved to pull out the sleeper/sofa for sleepovers! Thanks for yet ANOTHER great idea!!!

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  44. am I the only one who has the worlds most expensive Goodwill? I live in Houston and I will swear that the prices in there are TRIPLE what you would pay anywhere else in the world.

    I am sooooo drooling over your coffee table Sarah! It's AMAZING!!!!! I die for stuff with storage!!!

    Great job!

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  45. I love it! I keep trying to talk myself out of cute chests/tables/anything with small drawers but then I see these. it might be worth it even if my husband has a look of sheer terror when i bring them home.

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  46. Sarah! My hero! Oh, the table is cute and all, but - no, I'm talking about your party button and the fact you don't have the code yet!!! Yay!

    I know - crazy. But I love when someone is 'real' and I can relate to their 'realness'.

    Mwah!

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  47. Thanks again for hosting-love the gw table- my favorite place to shop!!

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  48. LOVE the pulls, and the casters are such a fun idea to give it more character.

    I think I just hogged half your linky party...thanks for hosting! :)

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  49. Ooooh, that table has my name written all over it. Nice find. I'm still kicking myself over a dresser I walked away from at Goodwill about a week and a half ago. I went back yesterday and, of course, it was long gone. I swear I've had dreams about it.

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  50. Thanks for the opportunity to join the party. Can't wait to browse around. :)

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  51. you need one or two small tables like the 326. $1 find, from drab to fab! love your blog.

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  52. Amazing what a little love will do to a piece a furniture that has been neglected. I am going to join the before and After party next month, it looks like too much fun to miss out. Your posts always amaze me!

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  53. You did a really fabulous job with that table! True Value is a great store - love supporting the mom and pop shops. TV and Ace are some of our best customers (resellers) and we LOVE THEM! Can't believe that hardware aisle. I like option #2 (#3?) best in that space... gotta love built in storage!

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  54. That table is a great find, and you really made it look outstanding, as always! But...ACK!!! Are you sawing off those legs over your pretty living room rug??? I think my heart just stopped thinking about the mess! Anyway, thanks for sharing!

    Betsey at b.bar
    www.bybbar.blogspot.com

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  55. I'm just adoring this table and the WHEELS seal the deal!

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  56. Love the table in the space! Looks comfy! Where did you did your curtains? I've been searching everywhere for something like those. Thanks! :)

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  57. I love reading your blog, I almost read it everyday. You have a unique style that I love. Thanks for all you do!
    http://www.diystylehome.blogspot.com

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  58. I LOVE YOUR COFFEE/FOOT TABLE!!! Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

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  59. Hello! I love your site. My sister and I are in the early stages of our blog. We sell home decor and accent pieces. I would love for you to check it out.

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  60. Wow, you are rockin' Goodwill! I have a Habitat for Humanity "The Restore" that I love to search for these kind of finds!
    Thank you so much for being the hostess with the mostest!
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

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  61. My first time linking up! (Mine is the DIY tufted ottoman, #367). Thanks for hosting! I'd love to have you by for a visit!: www.fivedaysfiveways.com
    ~Abbie

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  62. Great idea to put the table on wheels! Love the new hardware, too.

    Thanks for hosting. Hope you are staying cool this week. (it is hot here!)

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  63. This before and after is great! We're looking at doing something like this in our office - and this project turned out phenomenally!

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  64. I can't believe it but your new beautiful table actually matches an apothocary cabinet that I've had for about 10 years now that happens to have 2 broken pulls on it. This is probably very forward of me to ask but would you consider selling me the old pulls that you took off this table?

    I just stumbled across your blog and I love it! The few things I've seen so far are beautiful! Can't wait to check everything out!

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  65. Just wanted to let you know I sent you an e-mail about winning the Design Star giveaway and wanted to confirm you received it.

    Thanks for hosting it (and the linky party, too)!

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  66. walking here with a smile.. have a nice day ~ =D

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  67. I've linked up! I love the new (to you) coffee table replacement. You can't beat $25!Wonderful job!

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  68. I LOVE the ottoman...so beautiful and would fit great with my current living room decor. Thanks for your post

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  69. Oh my what a lot of links this week!!
    Looks like alot of creativity goin on!
    Thank you for the party
    bee blessed
    mary

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  70. I love Goodwill and stalk our local one religiously. I personally believe no one should ever had buy anything "new".Too many people give away their great stuff! Love the post and blog!

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  71. Love it! BTW, i love you rug in this room...Please tell me where you found it:)Please....

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  72. Arrrgh! WHY can't I find things like these at Goodwill? I think mine is cursed. Maybe I need to find a better area to shop in.

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  73. I am in love with that coffee table, and I love everything about your new room!! I just stared at the before and after finding all the changes, and love everyone! Enjoy your new room, it's beautiful!! Also, thank you for being such a great inspiration to pay for things with cash!

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  74. Your coffee table is very nice!!I love the new look of your living room..there's always something new here that's why I keep coming back.

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  75. I've said it before, but your living room is looking just lovely. :)

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  76. I'm an idiot and put my name instead of the actual title of my project/blog post...duh. I couldn't see a way to fix it, but the ones with "Haley Hill" as the title should be "Dresser Makeover" and "Master Bedroom Reveal". Thanks!

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  77. I can't even stand how much I l.o.v.e. this coffee table!! Our GW always has the old dumpy ones (you know, with the curves legs and laminate?? blech!) - I would love to find one like this! <3
    It's just perfect in your beautiful living room!

    ~ Mara @ Super Savings

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  78. love this table so much i pinned it on my pinterest boards :)

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