Can you believe this Table was a piece of Trash I found a few weeks ago and shared on Trashy Tuesday?  

It recently received a major makeover and a rescue from the Dumpster! Here it is the not too sad before state.  It was wobbly though!

Don’t turn your nose up at shopping from a Dumpster.  I find great stuff all the time!  With a little TLC you can turn many pieces of Trash to a Treasure.

The table probably got thrown out because the base was really wobbly and unless you felt like spending some quality time with it to keep it stable, it was going to keep on a rockin.

I turned the table over and took out this big long screw.

Next I took apart the base.  

While I had the screw out, I poured some Gorilla Wood Glue down the hole, then put the puzzle pieces of the base back in, each with a layer of glue.  I put the screw back in and tightened it as far as it would go. I left it to dry for 24 hours.  

The next day it was tight and stable and I flipped it over.  I sanded the top to get rid of deep scratches it had.  I thought about trying to stain it, but the veneer was so thin and not too attractive, so I went with a paint option instead.

I took it with me for the last Paris Flea Market sale and used it as a demo piece for CeCe Caldwell’s Paints and generate interest in my Workshops.  I painted the first layer in Cinco Bayou Moss and the top in Myrtle Beach Sand.  I sealed the entire piece with Endurance, you can check out how to apply Endurance with a rag even in this VIDEO.

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The piece sold just after I finished it.  I also sold some spots in my Paint Made Easy class!

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And that’s the story of my Trash To Treasure Table Makeover from the Dumpster. 



  1. Gigi Harlan

    Hard to believe you got that out of a dumpster. People throw away so many good things. Good thing you are around to redoux it!

    • GTC

      Thanks so much Gigi. I think people who throw out things like that table just don’t see that there is more potential and don’t have the patience to try to figure out how to fix it. Well, all the more for me!

  2. Theresa @DearCreatives

    Hi, I love how your table turned out! Feel free to share your projects at my weekly party if you like. A new follower. Theresa

  3. cassie

    love it- it went from some drab boring table to pretty and beachy!

    • GTC

      Thanks Cassie! I couldn’t really believe someone just tossed it. I really loved the way it came out too, and felt good to turn a project around so quickly 🙂

  4. ColleenB. ~ Texas

    table turned out great.
    My dear hubby had seen a very nice vanity with sink still in it at the dumpster where he worked but of course he didn’t bring it home. :{ He said that he wasn’t about to crawl inside a dumpster to retrieve it

    • GTC

      Thank you Colleen! My husband tells me about things he sees on the sidewalk on the way home from work, but then backs it up that it wouldn’t have fit in his car. All I can think of, “why did you tell me”???? Husbands love to support us….to a point!

  5. Lori

    I recently purchased the same table from an antique stop painted antique white for $80. Great find!

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