Saturday, February 11, 2012

All You Need Is Love (and White Paint)

Hello, Junkers!

In an effort to keep up with the rest of the blogging world, I too am here to bring you a little Valentine's Day inspiration.  I would like to show you how we celebrate...Dumped and Discovered style!!!

The theme for our celebration is...

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
(and white paint)


We inherited these end tables from Mr. Dump's parents.  They inherited them from a friend, who inherited them from a friend, who inherited them from another friend....and so on!  The main point being that they were FREE!!!!!!! (insert happy music here)  What screams LOVE more than FREE?!?!?



They had character and were in GREAT shape!!!  Unfortunately, we don't get along well with "great shape" and had to rough them up a bit.  We took some sandpaper (120 grit) and lightly sanded these babies.  Next we added some white paint (2 coats)...and VIOLA!!!!  LOVE!!!!!

Don't worry...we  aren't using them like this...


After the paint dried, we took the same 120 grit sandpaper and kissed (another Valentine's word) the edges with them!  This project was EASY-PEAZY!!!!! 


Happy Valentine's Day...and Junkin'!!!

Sarah

33 comments:

  1. Very nice, love the chippy look.

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  2. The tables look great! I especially love the painted and distressed handles!

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  3. Love the transformations you feature! I'm your latest follower on 'Linky Followers,' follow me back?

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  4. These tables were beautiful before, beautifuller now. :) I'm a new Linky Follower, would love for you to come visit me.

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  5. I like them. If my husband didn't love his so much they would definitely be painted like that...Love the look.
    Dolly

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  6. Love! And Free! (And where is your booth at Sleepy Poet? i am heading there next week --if it warms up--and would love to zoom in. Does yours have a name or number?)

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  7. Love it! I like this shabby chic look.

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  8. Love these tables ! I found you via the Linky Hop and am now following. I hope you have time to check out my blog and follow along if you like what you see :)

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  9. They look amazing! Can't believe they were free! Score!!

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  10. These are great,would love you to link them up to my Creative Monday hop? new LF follower :)

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  11. I love rehabbing old (cheap/free) stuff too! I'm so jealous of those little tables, been looking for similar ones everywhere. Found you via the Blog Hop & so glad I did!

    P.S. New LF follower!

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  12. Stopping by from the Linky Follower Party Hop!

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  13. Visiting from the Linky follower party hop. Visit us if you wish at decoratinginsanity.blogspot.com

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  14. Found you through the linky hop and I have now officially read every.single.post here! lol Seriously though, we're having money issues and trying to redo our house and being only a couple of hours from Staunton ourselves I think I might go take a look around soon! I've been to so many places that have older stuff only to find their prices more outrageous than new stuff! Worth it usually, but still, I'd love to find some of the finds you've got on your blog, the hutches are to die for! Right now I'm looking for a couple of cabinets I could modify to make a large kitchen island! I hate buying new stuff when the old vintage stuff has so much charm and lasts forever! Fantastic blog, love love love it!

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  15. Very very nice. Found you on Sundays Best Par.tay linky party and I'm so glad I came. I'm now following you.

    Nann

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  16. Love these! I've enjoyed following your posts as a new follower these past few weeks.

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  17. You all are the greatest!! So much inspiration on your blog. Thanks so much for linking to my blog bashes {k.i.s.s.} & {new neighbor on the blog}.

    Christina

    Drop by & Visit {The Tattered Tag}

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  18. You did an amazing job!

    PS: I am your newest follower via Linky Followers.

    Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  19. I have run out of ways to say that your work is amazing! I need to learn a new language or something. But these are terrific! One thing - you forgot to credit your sister for doing the sanding (in the rain). I mean, not that she's keeping track or anything.... :)

    I'll sand for you anytime!

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  20. So pretty! I love white paint!
    Also, am a new linky follower!

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  21. Em... nice job, I am a new linky followers, happy valentine's day.

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  22. Wow, these are beautiful! New linky follower! ~Lori

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  23. Love the tables! Found you through the linky party! Would love for you to come and see me! I am a follower
    http://bitsofthepastantiquesandcrafts.blogspot.com/

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  24. Hi!

    Happy Valentines Day.

    I'm hopping over from the FOLLOW ME linky party/blog hop. I'm following you. Will you follow me back?

    R

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  25. sweet.... i have done similar love to a few items. they look awesome
    ~laura

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  26. Super cute! What lovely little legs they have!

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  27. Love this! I'm planning my own sewing cabinet white paint redo this next week. Thanks for the tips on sanding! Can't wait! ~CJ

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  28. Absolutely beautiful! What can't white paint fix.....??? lol!

    xoxo laurie

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  29. Ohhhh my gosh! Simply adorable!!! Hope you'll link this up at our new linky party! We feature our favorites each week! We're your newest followers and we'd love to have you link up and follow if you'd like!

    http://www.classyclutter.blogspot.com/2012/02/saturday-spotlight-2.html

    Mallory @ Classy Clutter

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  30. they look great!! good for you!

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  31. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your terrific project at Potpourri Friday!

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  32. Thank you so much for linking up to my first link party last Friday! Party #2 is live, and I would love for you to come link up something new!

    http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-2.html

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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