Thursday, May 19, 2011

They call it Mellow Yellow

Remember this relic from age that brought you polyester pants suits, hot pants, bad hair and comb overs.  Apparently a lot of people want to forget that era.  I found this abandoned thing at Goodwill.  It must of been there quit awhile as I got it for 99 cents.
To be honest the only reason I bought it was the 99 cent price tag.  But not any more, I will now keep an eye out for these forgotten reminders of a past some purposely  forgot. 
Do you see the potential?  All I had to do was remove the top part by cutting the wire and unscrewing it in the middle.  I screwed the piece under the wood back in with wood screws (it was a nut and bolt system).
Fill in the holes with a real easy tip.  Shove a chopstick in the holes and break off.  Take some wood glue and sawdust and make a paste and shove in the holes so the hole is fully filled.  Then wait until dry, find something else to work on so you can forget about it later.  Then sand it down,....tada no more hole. 
I did toy with the idea of this.....I just loved it but I needed something more practical. 
Ok, I did also think about possibly tile to cover the top of the table.  I really wanted to make sure it would be water proof.  But that would of been too much time and money. 
After filling in the holes and then sanding it down, this is what I came up with.  Total cost?  99CENTS!!!!!
All the paint I had here at the house sooooo
It came out better than I expected :) 
The top was painted grey and then I used my yellow paint pen to draw the dandelion.
Then I sealed it up with a few coats of clear. 
Yep, definitely best dollar I ever spent.


  1. Love it. This turned out wickedly awesome! The dandelion is too cute. Following your blog now from Sassy Sites. Pop o by Wiccan Make Some Too when you can & say "hi".

  2. awww :) thanks so much Beth!

  3. Great transformation! Thanks for linking up at the Sassy Sites Free For All party! When you get a chance, come back by and see what we've done for the American Crafter's competition... and maybe vote for us too! *wink*

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  4. thanks Marni and I definately will :)

  5. I totally love this!! Yellow is one of my favorite colors!! Thanks for sharing. I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for book club if you're interested--connie,

  6. thanks Connie :) and I will check it out..

  7. Very cute.. I am loving Good Will these days. I scored some great deals there last week on which I am currently working. We are furnishing a beach condo in Miramar Beach, Florida. Visiting you from BA. About to go enjoy some of your other projects. :)

  8. thanks CeCe Good Will is even better on Mondays (they have 99 cent days). I will hop over to your blog and check it out. :)