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Sunday, October 4, 2009


My project is just a very TINY one but one, just the same..and I DO have BEFORE and AFTER.......:).

Some of you will remember that I bought this ugly little table for less than $3 bucks on
thrifting trip with Mr. Sweet.....the brass candlesticks became POTTERY BARN LOOKALIKES, as seen in the above mosaic...
The little CHEAP table was such an ugly duckling, I really was lost as what to do with it...
It is a PERFECT size to go between two reading chairs in the library end of the living room,
so I really want to use it..
It's going to be setting in front of a black vintage hutch so I couldn't paint it black....
OH, MY....what's a girl to do....?

...go get a new hair cut...OF COURSE...and ponder all the options for the little Ugly Duckling table.......
SMILING SALLY....this blue sky is for YOU !

...I just went home, dressed her in a luscious shade of RED and for now...
she looks good where she's at and she really IS the perfect size..

(O, how I wish I could say the same for myself !!)
I love that it has a tiny shelf on the bottom..
A great place to store a few of my beloved and many, magazines...
I am so a magazine hoarder !!!!!
HEY, CATE...where did YOU come from ?? tee hee...
You aren't Red..or a Mosaic or Blue...
What, you say...???
OOO..............BLUE EYES !!
WELL, OF can come to the party !!
(CATE is a GREAT-granddaughter, for those that haven't met her !)

Yep...I'm really liking that little extra shelf down there... you think I could stack some of my many dishes there???
You KNOW I am needing more DISH SPACE..
NO ?.....ok, I'll keep looking for that vintage pine hutch....*sigh
I just can't find one...I have a certain style in mind...I saw it in a magazine...
and I think they are all taken !!

It's holding all the things I like, right on top of RED !! :o)
(i just noticed that the two white knobs on the black hutch look just like....eyes !!!) **
Yep, I'm happy with my little, red, less than $3 bucks table...for now...till something cuter and flirtier comes along...that's what's fun about thrifting...when you tire of it...or find something you love more,
O, SALLY....there's a tad more BLUE in the I have enough to play ??

......and much love to all....

Linking to :



and I want to wish 3 of my granddaughters a HAPPY BIRTHDAY...the twins, ANDREA and BAILEY, turned 12 on the 2nd and their cousin, BRYNNA, turns 12 today.....the 5th.

YEP...we had 3 grandaughters in 3 days and we were 'walking on the moon !!'


Shelia said...

Evening, Dear BJness! Oh, what a darling little Cate! She's beautiful and look at those eyes! And those lashes! She's gorgeous!
Now I love your candlesticks and they do look like PB ones. Your little redness of table is adorable! I love it. What a deal you got for it. It doesn't even look like the same table after you've painted it red.
Love ya, sweet friend,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Suzanne in TX said...

Hi BJ--thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! I love how the little table turned out and yes, those knobs do look a little like EYES!
What a darling great-granddaughter! She isn't spoiled any, right?
Where in W.TX are you--near Lubbock, perhaps--based on the weather location on your blog???
Our son lives in Lubbock!

Theresa said...

Hi BJ, I love the little table in its redness:) I bet I am more of a magazine hoarder than you. I can't seem to get rid of them. Sweet baby girl and blue eyes too? Have a blessed day and hope you find the perfect hutch!

Dishesdone said...

She's adorable!

Enjoyed your mosaics, and your table looks lovely!

Kathleen said...

The table looks great! I was wondering what color you would pick..
Perfect! And so is your ggd!
And are you ready for the holidays as your magazine asks??:)

Amelia said...

The table turned out fantastic with that "red" dress.

Have a great week! Fall time is here.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

BJ, what a darlin little table, just perfect in red!

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Now that's what I'm talkin' tables and magazines. Yep yep!

Jackie said...

BJ, the poor little table took to being dressed in red just wonderfully. Awesome job.

Cate is such a sweetie.

God bless.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi BJ! Your table is fabulous dressed in red! And I love how the candlestick turned out! I painted some black today, too, for a fall vignette. LOVE spray-paint! :) Wonderful, wonderful stuff! LOL!

Cate is one cutie-pie! Just precious! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh yes! BJ, that little table has turned into a is adorable all dressed in red.

Oh and Cate's blue eyes,,,beautiful!

Justine said...

Ooh girl, I LOVE the mosaic, but love what you've done to that ugly duckling of a table even more! How could you go wrong with that rich, beautiful red? But OMG, I actually cracked up when you said the knobs looked like eyes. I went back up and looked and yep, they look like the eyes in the Geico commercial!

Cate, as usual, is beautiful, and so is your hair! I love love LOVE the color of it!

Show us a picture of the pine hutch you like so we can help you hunt one down!

Justine :o )

nannykim/spindle cottage said...

I love red so of course I have to love that little table--tooo cute!

Sharlotte said...

Cate is gorgeous! I know you're proud!

I love your candlesticks! They have such a great shape to them...and your is definitely a cutie now! Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Bearly Sane said...

That little table came up a treat BJ.
Cute Cate! What fabulous big eyes she has ... all the better to see her Great Granny with!!! LOL!!

xinex said...

What a great occasional table, BJ. Love the color you picked. Congrats on winning the tassel!..Christine

Tootsie said...

Perfect color!!! Beautiful baby....and happy week to you!
loving that red girlie!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Great post BJ! And O that Cate! Too cute!!

♥Mimi♥ said...

My gosh, three babies in three days. You don't need all those babies. I think you need to send one to me☺

Mary said...

Goodness, I don't even know what to comment on first... love the "lookalikes," the new haircut, the darling red table and most of all, your sweet little Cate! thanks so much for sharing everything at Mosaic Monday, BJ! :)

Really Rainey said...

Fun post BJ... Lots to look at today! And what a pretty blue eyed baby!
Have Fun~Happy Fall...

~Really Rainey

arkie said...

The table came out cute!

Love that baby's blue eyes!

Kathleen Grace said...

That little Cate is just the sweet face to start the week off with a smile:>) When you tire of the little table she might think it just the thing to set with pretty little toy dishes so she can practice her tablescapes just like Gramma!

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Love the PB looking candle sticks ~ I would LOVE some~ and your little table looks fabulous in red! ~ Ashley

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, BJ! Oh, how I love that little red suit your table is wearing! It looks adorable and is perfect like that. Good choice! I wish I could find a table that size. Love the new look for the candlesticks, too.

And Cate is about the cutest thing ever! And those eyes! She is going to be a heartbreaker. But for now, she's a living doll.

Happy Blue Monday to you!


Sheila (I'm hap, hap, happy my computer is working again!):-)

The Raggedy Girl said...

I love how perfectly it hold the magazines and red is a favorite.

The Raggedy Girl

Knitty said...

That turned out great, not that there was ever any doubt. I thought the same thing about the cabinet knobs looking like eyes. Your home is just magical enough, I wouldn't doubt if the cabinet 'watches' you and yours. ;)

I walked down a dish aisle at Home Goods the other day and the red, white and black plates and cups made me think of you right away.

Guess I carry my blog friends everywhere. :)

Tes said...

Hello BJ! I am such a mag-hoarder too! Such dainty red table -so pretty and it ties up the blacks so well! What a great deal -very resourceful!

LV said...

Glad you shared your kitty and other neat things today. You did a great job with the table.

SmilingSally said...

I like your little red table. It's a perfect size AND color.

Cate is cuter each day! You've brought some pretty BLUES to show us today. (I did notice those blue chairs before you mentioned them.) Happy Blue Monday.

Carol said...

Very cute table. Pottery Barn knock-off are wonderful. Cutest of all is Cate!


Dena said...

Oh BJ I love your little red table, that is so ca-yute!!! Now about that little cherub...SOOOO yummy! Those eyes just melt you don't they? You are indeed blessed :)


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Dear BJ< Girl I love that little Cate she is just too cute...oh those eyes of her's...Like what you did with the littel table and the candle sticks...and your so right about things you find out at thifts stores...I hope you have a great day my friend...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Neabear said...

The little one's blue eyes are so cute! You are a lucky lady to have such a precious great-granddaughter. I love how your table turned out! Lovely in red. I agree with Justine, you should show us the hutch you want. Who knows someone maybe be able to tell you where to find one. I love that Blessings sign too.

Thanks for visiting my sewing room blues!


Mary said...

Your "baby" has such sparkling blue eyes that I was blinded to all else. She is just too sweet :-). I hope you are having a wonderful Blue Monday.

Anonymous said...

Jean, that little table turned out just right (and red). It'll be so handy by your reading chair too.

That little Cate has the biggest blue eyes! Reminds me of our little Cole's big blue eyes. She is such a doll! She's also growing waaaay too fast!

Good blog today. Enjoyed it much!


Laura @ The Shabby Rabbit said...

Everything is just cute as a button!! Especially the peek at the new haircut, and the red table!! Love it!

Laura @ The Shabby Rabbit said...

Everything is sooo cute! Especially the new haircut and that big eyed little lady! wowza! Super choice on the red table!

Stacey said...

Herb Alpert and the Tiajuana Brass! BJ, I remember getting my very first record player and that was one of the records my dad gave me! Love it. :)

Everything you posted today is just too cute. I love the little red table now. Of course, Cate is adorable too. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello hair the same as mine the red, you know that don't you? Great job and just the perfect size.
Your blog is so pretty and full of wonderful glamour and precious smiles from the kiddies.
Love it and you
Happy Met Monday and every other day from me to you.
Love Claudie

Ms. Bake-it said...

Cate is a cutie! I love what you did with the table! It looks great!

Thanks for sharing!

~ Tracy

Sherri S said...

That table is just SO SO SO SO CUTE! I love it in red. And your ggd is adorable.

Anita said...

What a great post... your table is perfect - and Cate is adorable!!

Jeanne said...

Great deals! They are absolutely gorgeous. Like you I'm a magazine hoarder and I love your spot for your stash.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I sure do hope you don't think I've forgotten about you! I just haven't been on blogger for about a week and have not even been spending that much time online lately. Sometimes I just get tired of it!

Anyhow, I do love the way you transformed all those things and I reallly love that little red table! The candle holders look great in black. Great way to have one post take care of all the blog events!

My fave was that precious baby granddaughter though. Awww!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Fabulous post, BJ! I love the baby photo! Beautiful!! I also love that little glimpse of you!

squawmama said...

Hi BJ, How wonderful your little trift shop table came out so good and it looks perfect in its new little area. Love the color and what a bonus with the shelf for all your magazines... I too have a hoarding issue with magazines. Cate is really growing so fast... She is so darn cute and what beautiful BLUE eyes! The candlesticks are just to die for... they came out GREAT! Have a fun filled day my friend!


Carol said...

Cate is adorable! Your little table turned out great!

Brenda said...

Yea! I was thinking as I was reading: Red, red, red! And it's red! So cute and always nice when it's exactly the right size. A great-granddaughter? Surely you jest? She's a cutie-patootie!

~Just me again~ said...

Beautiful pics! My RT is dedicated to the CURE!!

fickleinpink said...

that's surely a beautiful place! i love your post so i"ll be following from now on!

come and visit my RubyTuesday if you have the time!

have a great day ahead!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Bj,
YOu are so creative! Love the way you tied this post together and linked to so many blog parties!

Love that little red table...looks great right where u have it!

And Cate is adorable!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Marites said...

Cate is so cute! your candlesticks and that red table is just so creatively done:) you did well with them.

My RT is up too.

Meikah said...

Oh I'd love to have a red table or even a red dresser. That would be really cool! Happy RT! :)

My RT entry is here

Robin said...

Wow, the song Walking on the Moon is actually playing on my mp3 player as I'm reading this - how's that for coincidence!

I love your old/new candlesticks, you've got a great eye.

Auntie E said...

LOL you're so right they do look like eyes. Happy RT...Love what you did with the stand..and your hair cut looks good.

JunieRose2005 said...

Hi BJ,

Thanks for stopping by my place.

I'm glad I returned the visit because you have neat stuff going on here!

I love that little red table! It's just perfect!

...But that baby girl with those big blue eyes is something very special,indeed! She's a doll!


jeanne said...

Good morning BJ. I am home again and exhausted from helping my sisters move their antique business. I will post about it later this week.

Love your little red table. Good choice and it looks great. We do love our thrifty finds don't we?

I just realized your GD Brynna was born on the same day as our Ashley. She just turned 15. How time passes us by so quickly. We better make hay while the sun shines. I'm trying!!!

Gotta run I have a million things to catch up on. LIKE CLEANING! LOL.
My cousin and her dh will be here on Sat. Beverly says I never have a minutes peace. She is right, but I love my life.

Love xoxo, Jeanne

Sue said...

BJ, I love your new painted red table!!! It's such a nice accent between the chairs. too funny- I noticed those glowing ember eyes before I got down to the part of the post where you mentioned them... spooky... And speaking of eyes, the great grand's eyes are beautiful :-)
hugs, Sue


Very nice layout early in post. I need a week to digest! Come and see my new haircut!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Dear BJ!

The table looks wonderful, I love it! Little Cate is indeed the adorable one, sweet sweet!:o)

Enjoy a beautiful week my friend.



Rhondi said...

The little table lost it's ugliness when you painted it red and now it looks beautiful!! Happy birthday to all the grands. Cate has the most beautiful eyes!
Hugs, Rhondi

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Well you know that I just had a "hissy" over your fabulous candleholder makeover...they turned out so beautifully all dressed up in that black!!! I was wondering what you were going to do with that little table...I love, love, LOVE it red!!! Of course, red is my favorite color! It looks so nice against the black cabinet behind it!!! Such a sweet little table and definitely handy for your reading!!! Beautiful transformation, my friend! Love that precious baby Cate too...pretty blue eyes!!!

Warmest wishes,

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

They little table redo is so cute and I LOVe the candle sticks!!

Kathy said...

A great looking little table, pretty in red. And Cate is too cute for words!

Anita said...

I have a copy of that photo you liked from my photoblog! Email me your snail-mail address and I'll get it right out to you :)

niartist said...

BJ! I love that little table! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Sooo much better in red! And I love the side chairs it's sitting between. Are you seriously a great-grandmother? Well, you have a gorgeous great-grandaughter.

You asked about Furniture Features Fridays at my blog. For a few weeks I'm just going to feature one or some of my favorite furniture makeovers I've spotted on blogs. In a few weeks (when I have a button) I'll host a link party every Friday that's all about furniture makeovers or great furniture finds. I hope you'll participate!

Someone's Mom said...

I just found your blog and really enjoyed it! Your little table looks great, love the polkadot mug. I look forward to reading more.


Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love Cate's blue eyes ! She's so cute !!
Like that little table.I have a thing about tables.

Gretchen said...

BJ, I love how your candlesticks and the little red table turned out. You can never have enough places to put a candle or a cup of tea.


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Sheila said...

Love the red table. It's sparked my imagination for a table I need for myself. Thanks!