Side table makeover

Roadside roadkill table makeover with Mod Podge

This puppy was FREE!  Yup, F.R.E.E!!!!  I got it and another piece off of Craigslist for free!  It does not get better than that!

The lady didn’t want to take it to the dump and pay to get rid of it, so I was all too happy to take the pieces off her hands!

Roadside roadkill table makeover with Mod Podge

So, again, I scuffed it up a bit with some fine-ish grit sandpaper.  Primed it and painted it with some oops paint.

I tried a new thing for me with this piece though!  I Mod-Podged it this time.  I had never ventured this way with furniture in the past, but I think it turned out pretty good.  I just used some scrapbooking paper I had on hand and slapped it on there … so it’s not perfect, but I like it.

It adds color and whimsy to our home and it a conversation starter as well … well, anything, pretty much in our home is a conversation starter … everything has a story as long as I have anything to do with it! 🙂

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Amy at Mod Podge Rocks has featured this fun FREE table as well!!!

I was featured again on My Craftie Life!!!  YAY!!!!!  …. and at Sassy Sites … and at Sunshine and Chaucer!!!!!!

Ginger at Super Stinky Boys also featured this table!!!  {I love the name of her blog!!  I live it}

xo Tara


  1. Carmie of the Single Nester says:

    This looks so awesome. I would’ve passed it by without thinking I could actually paint it and use it!

  2. How pretty! Love how you transformed it! The colors are great!

  3. Very cute!

  4. Very cute table! I love oops paint! 😉

  5. That is way cute!! I wanna do something like that when we get moved into our new place. :]

  6. To Sew With Love says:

    what a great makeover project!

    would love for you to link up at our saturday linky party.

  7. Jennifer Dixon says:

    Very cute! I found you thru the link party on Blue Cricket Designs. I’m so jealous of your free table, looks like I’ll need to start keeping a closer eye on CL!

  8. Saw your linkup on Funky Polkadot Giraffe.
    This looks great, I too would have passed it by without seeing the possibilities. Your creativity is inspiring!

  9. That turned out great! Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All!

  10. So cute! You did a super fabulous job! I have never found free furniture on CL, that is awesome!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

  11. this looks really great!

  12. I love, love, love your side table makeover! Thanks for sharing – you did a fab job! Happy 2011 and come see me sometime at

  13. Yes…I like it…it’s soooo very cute! Thanks for coming to my party, but please be sure to link my blog name or party button on your post…thanks.


  14. Donnie (NewBlessingEveryday) says:

    That came out great. Looks very retro.

  15. Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home says:

    Turned out great I think! Thanks for linking up 🙂

  16. wow! that is sooo fun! i love its shimsicality!

  17. oops- that was supposed to be whimsicality. 🙂

  18. OMGosh, that is fabulous! Totally amazing change and it was free!? I love CL too…Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  19. That’s really cute. You did a great job!


  20. I love your redo– great color choices! I featured you today on my favorite things 🙂

  21. What a cute project! 🙂

    I’m having the very first giveaway on my blog. Please stop by to submit an entry. Good luck.

  22. Hey, *I* think it is adorable, for sure! What a great find, and what a great idea!

  23. The table looks so cute and bright now! Great job.

    I would love you have you join my new link party.

  24. This is so cute. I never thought to use scrapbook paper for a furniture makeover…I have loads of it laying around. I’m gonna give this a try!

  25. Yes, I like! I love the modpodge paper. Question for you: did you have problems with air bubbles? If you did, how did you get rid of them. That always seems to be my problem! I’ve tried a needle to pop, a roller, just about everything!

    Would love for you to drop by and link up to Passion for Paint this weekend.

    • Colleen, I did have air bubbles. I tried to get them out as much as I could. But as it dried, they seemed to disappear and they’re totally gone now.

  26. You have been featured at SSB! Check it out below:

    Be sure to snag the I was Featured button for your blog! Hope to see more inspiration soon!

  27. My FIL has a table similar to this that I’ve been trying to get off him for years, lol. This makes me want it even more!

    • Go get it when he’s not looking and paint it, he won’t notice it! hehe!!! Show him the potential it has, maybe he’ll give it to you! Good luck 🙂

  28. Cara @ Twice Lovely says:

    So cute. I love it.


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