Thursday, October 6, 2011

Firescreen Table

Welcome back to another episode of "Let's Make Something Else Out Of It". I seem to have a theme going here. How do you like my firescreen table?








I started with this garage sale firescreen. You really can't tell just how ugly the gold was.



Looking at it like this, I thought it would make a great console table, but I didn't have a long piece of wood or marble that would fit just right. Sometimes when I try to hard to make one thing happen, I overlook the obvious. I folded the piece into a square shape to move it, and the obvious presented itself. I had a square piece of marble.



This is actually a newer piece, which is more like compressed marble dust. I wanted a darker top. So, I flipped it over,



but it wasn't dark enough. The underside is porous, so I stained it black. Yes, you can stain it. I used a combination stain and finish with a slight sheen to it. After I painted the firescreen, I had my table.








What have you repurposed lately?


Sharing With:
Remodelaholic: Remodelaholics Anonymous
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Between Naps on the Porch: Metamorphosis Monday
The DIY Showoff: DIY Project Parade
Dittle Dattle: Amaze Me Monday
Under The Table and Dreaming: The Sunday Showcase
Funky Junk Interiors: Saturday Nite Special
Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday
The Shabby Nest: Frugal Friday
My Romantic Home: Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday



56 comments:

  1. Hi - I just logged on and here you are, showing another clever transformation! I think you could turn this into a theme for a link party, so I'd have to stretch my creativity to do something for it. :)
    -Revi

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  2. I need to repurpose my brains!!!! LOL Another great redo! I haven't been doing this type of work lately. Busy with autumn and Halloween stuff, painting and fixing up my kitchen. Hope to get pics out soon!

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  3. Rosemary your goooood! That looks amazing! Martina

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  4. Wonderful...You now have a beautiful table!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  5. Very clever! I really like this. You remind me of those 2 girls that find junk and repurpose it into something usuable and decorative. I can't think of their names but they've written a book together.

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  6. Totally thinking outside the box on that one! Love the look.

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  7. You're really good at re-purposing items! Again, I would have never thought to use this as a table.

    You're also right on the gold color...Much better painted white.

    Kris

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  8. that turned out so pretty, great repurposing idea!

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  9. love this idea! off to share your blog w/others on my fb page! your talent is so inspiring! i still cannot get over that plaster flower you shared a few posts back! - xoox, tracie

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  10. That is really beautiful, and I can totally see how ugly the gold was. You made the world a better place by covering that up! Love your urn, too, I've been looking for one like it.

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  11. Wow! Very creative. I didn't know you could stain marble. I love how it turned out.

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  12. The mastermind strikes again! You crack me up about first wanting to make a console table and then realizing you'd overlooked the obvious! I do the exact same thing! (More times than I care to admit....)

    Your photography is awesome, too! Don't tell me that you're going to become an expert at that now, too? :D Just kidding. Love it.

    BTW, is Kane County Flea this weekend or did I miss it last weekend?

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  13. Rosemary,
    you are brilliant! This was a fabulous idea. The table is wonderful!

    Paula

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  14. Beautiful! I am guessing it weighs 800 lbs! LOL

    Carol

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  15. How creative and pretty! What a fantastic and unconventional use! Thanks for commenting on my Mexican recipe that I linked up! Based on what I've seen on your first page of posts, I'm a new follower and can't wait to look back through all of your other projects!
    ~*Jessica Lauren @ Copy-Cat-Crafter*~

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  16. that's an amazing garage sale find and you turned it to a nice table. Nice job!

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  17. Another amazing transformation. I love the fireplace screen. I go to lots of garage sales, but never find stuff like this. I'd jump on it so fast you'd think I'd been tasered. I love following along vicariously at least. Can't wait for more!

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  18. Awesome! I love it. Lately, I've been doing more collecting of things to repurpose…than actually getting TO the repurposing. I'm going to have to follow your blog to see more of your clever ideas.

    : )

    Julie M.

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  19. This is so stunning! I love the pattern on the base and darkening the underside of the marble was such an excellent idea! I really really love this piece! Hugs, Leena

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  20. Wow, you come up with the most amazing stuff. Genuinely creative, envelope-pushing stuff. I'm in awe of everything you do, especially staining the marble. Brilliant!

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  21. You are a freak of nature because you are so dang smart. AH-mazing!!!!! I would have *N*E*V*E*R* thought to make a table with that fire screen. Your table is stunning. Wow!

    (((hugs))),
    Ricki Jill

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  22. Hi Rosemary,

    This one is truly beautiful!
    Love the whole package...the urn on top, just perfect!!
    I hope you are keeping this one...
    What a great photo!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  23. Will there be a day that we aren't amazed by what you create Rosemary? Staining the back of the marble....who would have thought....other than you, of course! Love it - it's gorgeous!

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  24. amazing idea, everything you do is just so wonderful!I hope you will consider linking it up to my linky party.

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  25. Bravo!!! Beautiful and very clever, you never cease to wow me!
    Kim

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  26. I love your creativity, and yes you're correct, sometimes we look so hard we don't see the obvious that's right in front of us! Whenever I read your blog I'm inspired to 'think outside of the box'. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I feel silly constantly saying "Rosemary, that is beautiful" but there is nothing else to say! It really is BEAUTIFUL!

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  28. so perfect!!! and how daring to have painted the marble top...but look how much better it looks in the end...
    best,
    maureen

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  29. You have just the best ideas Rosemary! That iron scrollwork looks so amazing in white and the darker marble really does make a stunning contrast. Love it. ~Lili

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  30. Now that is a really cool idea! I would have never thought to make a table with the fire screen. Love it Rosemary!

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  31. Rosemary that is gorgeous! you are amazing.

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  32. You are a freakin' genius! Wait, didn't I tell you that a few days agao? This is absolutely beautiful!!! Will be shopping for firescreens this weekend!!!

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  33. Unbelievable idea, and work. I would have this in my house in a heartbeat!
    Thanks for going to my blog. It was nice to see a comment for once. People just don't comment.

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  34. I hope I'm on your Christmas list, I would love this! It's beautiful!
    Debbie

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  35. Your brain is AMAZING...and your hands follow suit...WOW!!

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  36. Don't you love when inspiration just smacks you! Love you redo! Audrey

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  37. ok now, that is my very favorite of all your work, fantastic!!!

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  38. Absolutely loving this beautiful and creative pairing!

    Jermaine

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  39. Your table is fabulous, Rosemary...you did such a beautiful job on it. Awesome. I am now a follower, look forward to seeing more of your creativity. Hugs, Gayle.

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  40. Rosemary I'm putting you on the bucket list of people I want to shop with *winks* How do you manage to keep finding these fabulous pieces?? I'll tell you this my friend, you live in the perfect part of the country for amazing finds! Vanna

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  41. Great idea! I've had a firescreen in our storage room for the past 6 years. Thanks!

    Dropping by from BNOTP.

    Allison
    Atticmag
    Hidden Laundry

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  42. Very impressive! It was pretty ugly to start with. Great transformation. I'm visiting from next door at Met Monday.

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  43. Hi Rosemary,
    what a beautiful ornament for a firescreen. Looks fantastic as a table. Great work!
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  44. Well as usual it's a stunning piece that you've created! Now, I want to be a fly on the wall when you try to move it to your next sale -- I bet it weighs a ton! :)

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  45. Rosemary, you're a genius!! I love the restyle.

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  46. how cool and unique is that? you have such a definitive style- i can always tell what is yours,and i love that!

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  47. What a great idea. Turned out stunning!

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  48. Fabulous transformation!!! I will be featuring your table on this weeks Amaze Me Monday :D

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  49. Oh Rosemary...I Iove this !!!!

    Janet xox

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  50. That is smokin' Rosemary! woka, woka, woka...

    Seriously, that is uber-awesome!

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