Sunday, 14 April 2013

Shabby to Chic - Upcycled Nest of Tables


As a fan of upcycling second hand furniture, I'm always on the lookout for potential shabby chic transformations. I spotted this nest of tables in a charity shop for just £5 and I knew they'd look lovely with a coat of a paint. This was one of the more quick and simple upcycling projects I've completed - all it took was two coats of eggshell paint and cutting some Laura Ashly fabric for placement under the glass tops and it was finished! The smaller table is ideal for providing some extra space for drinks and nibbles when we have guests, and then it can be tucked away when it's not in use - perfect when you're short of space!



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34 comments:

  1. You have such gorgeous taste - and skill at this sort of thing! When I own my own house, I hope to do just this style - I love shabby chic so much - and I'll be sure to reference back on your blog. Please do more interior posts :) x

    teapartywithalice.com

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy them! I have plenty more to come :) x

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  2. I really enjoy all your home/shabby chic posts, I think it's great that instead of looking for something perfect that might not even exist you buy something that's not quite what you want but you can see it's potential and it ends up so lovely :) Definitely makes me stop and think about things instead of dismissing them the way I used too
    Rosalie x
    rosaliejayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I'm on the hunt for nesting tables to up cycle and now I've seen yours I need to get my ass into some charity shops. They look lovely!!

    Jen | sunny sweet pea xx

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  4. Such a lovely transformation! I was thinking about your up-cycling projects only the other day and they made me feel very inspired as I walked around a second hand shop in Brighton. I can't wait to try my hand at some.
    It would be great to see the equipment you have accumulated for these DIY projects, or some useful equipment for a beginner- if you were able to. Heather X

    http://tea-drinkingbookloverdiary.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, I'm very pleased with them! I've been thinking about writing a post about a guide to upcycling, I shall start to put something together :) x

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  5. This table is like a fairy tale! :)
    xoxo Renee

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  6. You have such wonderful taste, I love the colour paint you have used! I found a very similar nest of tables last year and painting them totally transformed them! x

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  7. Amazing job :) can't believe how easily you did this, it looks so different! x

    http://www.bowtiedbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love the way how you upcycled. I always wanted to upcycled something but always wonder what. Looking forward to see more for ideas. Keep up the great work and creativity.

    Annie (NJ)

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  9. So pretty, I wish I was this talented :-)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. These are lovely - you did a great job on them! x

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  12. Oh Amy, everything you up cycle looks stunning.
    I bet your whole house is a work of art.

    x

    http://yesiamamakeupaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Wow, those are gorgeous. It's amazing what a lick of paint can do to something!

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  14. I love these kinds of posts and everytime i see them I tell myself I shall see what I can do! I've still not got round to visiting charity shops or buying some paint but I shall this summer *fingers crossed*

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  15. This is so pretty! You really have an eye for picking out great furniture and turning it into something pretty x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Thats such a nice DIY. I like revamping furniture too but the problem in Korea is there's very little second hand furniture in the kind of styles I'd like to use. Mostly it's all very plain and chunky, none of the pretty shabby chic style stuff really.

    Great job with yours, it looks lovely :)

    Amelia @ Ducklingtoswan.com! :) xxx

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  17. Hi Amy! So excited to see another post on your blog and a very relevant one for me too! I attempted a spot of shabby-chic-isation this weekend, my first attempt and it went ok but I was just wondering if you could post a "how to" blog post because your's looks a lot neater and more like it was meant to be like that...if you know what I mean! Thanks xxx

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  18. wow you have done an amazing job! Great for £5
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  19. These posts are so amazing Amy! I'm currently in the process of redecorating my room and this is giving me some great ideas x

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  20. Simply beautiful!!! xx

    fabulousso40s.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. This is gorgeous Amy! You clearly have an eye for these things! xo

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  22. I love those tables! You did a great job on the upgrade :)

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  23. I've been thinking about getting a nest of tables and doing the very same thing after my second mirrored table was smashed and I clearly need something sturdier!

    Victoria x
    www.florenceandmary.com

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  25. A new reader here! Loving your shabby chic aesthetic, the DIY posts, and the romantic 'dusky' colours of your photos and blog. x

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  26. I'm a new reader too :))
    Very beautiful and interesting blog !
    And this table is very beautiful !

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  27. I am really impressed by your photos. I know that u are using the 600d so i just wanted to know what lenses u r using and if you use Photoshop for post production and if you do, please do a tutorial amazing pics!!... Luv frm India and ............. sry for the long question:-)

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    1. Thank you! For these photos I used the standard 18-55mm lens. I don't have Photoshop, but I sometimes brighten my photos using PicMonkey which is very simple to use and free!

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  28. Oh, these are beautiful! What an amazing job, DIY posts are my favourites, £5 is such a bargain too!

    Em x

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  29. So beautiful! Lovely job! (: xx

    http://stylishlysierra.blogspot.com/

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  30. Nice job ;) I love it!

    Melanie ~ www.shabby-memories.blogspot.fr

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