Curbside rescue, glazing, painting, Repurposed Furniture

The Junk Fairy End Table

When we returned from seeing The Southern Belle, we were greeted at the front door by this beauty.  The junk fairy apparently made a visit while we were gone!


I knew that this dude was worth saving, but we just don’t have a place for it.  I know it sounds crazy but I do not sell anything I do.  When you sell things someone else is your boss.  Right now at this point in my life I have WAY ENOUGH BOSSES in my life.  Sooo, I posted it on Facebook and asked my friends if they would like it.  My friend Robin was first to reply and she wanted it green.  We settled on Behr Happy Camper.  I decided to stain the top even though it was in rough shape because I think it has a lot of character.

sanded top

Yuck. What you are seeing is after sanding it all once.


Eventually it did sand out… well mostly it sanded out.  This is what it looked like at 7:15 a.m. Saturday morning.


This is what it looked like at 8:00 a.m.  One coat of paint on.

Painted Green End Table

This is what our little green friend looked like Sunday morning after two more coats of paint, the top stained walnut, and a brown glaze applied.  I will poly it this week then it gets to live at Robin’s house.  I wanted to put the end table in front of the azaleas because I am bragging that we already have 70 degree weather here.  Spring has sprung.

The finished green end table


refinished top

13 thoughts on “The Junk Fairy End Table”

    1. I love the color too! I can’t take credit for choosing it though because my friend Robin picked the color. The stain for the top was some left over walnut…three applications to get it rich and deep enough. Happy Camper really did make me a happy camper.

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