Table Makeover with Red – Themed Furniture Day!

Table Makeover from the Trash by Today is November’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day and this month’s theme is red.  Red is one of my favorite colors and I was excited to makeover a table that I found in a pile of trash on my way to school one day.

I was already running late the day I spotted this table but it didn’t stop me from doing a U-turn on Rivermont Avenue to rescue it.  The teens waiting for the bus beside the trash pile gave me a very strange look as I loaded it into my car.

Table Before


Lucky for me, the table was in great shape, it simply needed a good cleaning and a thorough sanding.  After I cleaned and sanded it, it received three coats of Behr Ultra semi-gloss in forbidden red from The Home Depot.

Table Makeover with Red by


You will notice that the color of the table looks a bit different in all of my pictures.  Since it is a shiny paint, I had trouble photographing it to show its true color.  It’s more of a burgundy color rather than a cherry red like it looks in some of my photographs.Themed Furniture Makeover with Red by

This little table’s first job is going to be on my porch for Christmas.  Won’t it look pretty with a Christmas arrangement of greens on it’s top?  I also plan to display some of my vintage Christmas books on its shelf.

I’m so glad that I saved this table from the landfill!

Trash to Treasure Table Makeover by


This is the eighth month that I’ve participated in Themed Furniture Makeover Day.  You can see my other projects here or you can click the picture below.

Themed Furniture Makeover Day

Sharing With:  What Meegan Makes, Between Naps on the Porch, Savvy Southern Style, Just a Girl and Her Blog

Be sure to visit my blogging friends to see their red projects for this month.

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  1. Great makeover, Paula! And I wouldn’t worry about getting strange looks from teenagers. That happens no matter what you do! Love the table and can’t wait to see it decked out for Christmas! ~ Angie

  2. Paula,
    This turned out so pretty. I love the deep red color with slight sheen. I swear you luck out on those morning runs!!! ~Christy

  3. Love it! I may have to take up running 😉 Great find and great makeover!

  4. I refinished a table just like that for my daughter’s apartment a few years ago. Now I want to grab it back and paint it.

  5. Suzanne Ramsey says:

    Love this table!

  6. I love how red has the ability to transform. Great table!

  7. Love the red color! I’m sure your tires were squealing. Jeanette

  8. I love how rich the color is, it’s beautiful and is the perfect accessory for Christmas!

  9. Nice find! Looking forward to seeing it with Christmas decor! I know you’ll do a great job 🙂

  10. I love that you rescued this table from the trash! You always find great stuff that way! I can’t wait to see how it looks on your porch for Christmas. What a great idea – I know it is going to look beautiful and classically Christmas.

  11. This will be perfect on your porch for Christmas, Paula! It would look great holding a small tree too! Fantastic find! XO

  12. Perfect for Christmas Paula!! So festive and it will look fabulous! 🙂

  13. Love that red table! You saved another piece of good wood furniture from the scrap yard. I so appreciate people taking the time to refinish and renew furniture instead of throwing it away and buying something new. Great job.


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