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Friday, June 29, 2012

Roadkill Rescue Patio side table

Roadkill  Side Table Rescue and New Outdoor Rug

As I was driving down the street at 5:30 in the morning to go pick up my carpool buddy, I noticed on the sidewalk this iron table and some other stuff.  This little table really stuck out and as I passed it and got down the street a few blocks away, I kept thinking about this little table "should I keep going?"  "do I turn around and get it?"  "How much time do I have?"  with all of these thoughts racing though my head and since I have never done this type of thing before,  I was a little nervous...what if someone sees me?  Is it out there for the taking?  Of course it is!  I immediately turned around and yes I did it!  I would like to think I rescued it...yes that is what I did I rescued it! 

I don't think I have ever gotten out of a car so fast in my life, popped the trunk, and in it went!


I am really not a green fan and neither is Mr. OMT, so I knew it would get painted, of course, to "match" what we have.


Didn't really have to do much to it, it was in pretty good shape, just needed a little cleaning up and some paint
I first sprayed it with a hammered copper color and then stippled and dry brushed it with Black paint.




I love this little bird I found at TJ Maxx and he does look quite handsome in his new home.


For the life of me I can't remember who did a post on this QVC outdoor patio rug, I wish I did!  If you happen to be reading this post...Thank you!  It was so inexpensive and it really changes the looks of the patio.  It is also reversable.  I love it!

I can't believe how it just matched with the pillows even the design is very similar.

 I love the size of it! It fits perfect in it's new spot.
 
 
 Well, I can now say I did my first roadkill rescue...scary, exciting and down and out right fun!   I am very pleased on how it turned out and the new outdoor patio rug.

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Hint for next post:  Bird
Can you guess what it is?

TTFN
Tammy
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20 comments:

  1. I really do like the copper effect of the table and pot. You really did a great job matching the bird. enJOYed this post.

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  2. Beautiful "save." You did the right thing. Enjoy your patio this weekend.

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    Kim@madeinaday

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  4. Looks great. I love the scrolls on the table legs. Great find!

    Cynthia

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  5. Great find and a wonderful makeover!! Your whole sitting area looks so relaxing and welcoming!

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  6. Awesome find! I love the finish you gave it. Looks great in your outdoor space. :) I'm visiting from Between Naps on the Porch. Hope you'll stop by my blog post too. :)

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  7. The new color looks fantastic. The entire outdoor setting is so inviting. I've got to hit the streets and find my first roadkill rescue...and I'm hoping it's patio furniture. Thanks for inspiring!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  8. I love the roadkill rescue. The initial driveby "hey, what was that?", then the slow driveby "I need that, will it fit in the car?" then the "stop the car and get that thing in the trunk before anyone sees me".
    Great makeover!

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  9. enjoyed your redo of the table, lucky find. Thank you for sharing...

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  10. Love it. Your paint colors are super. It looks perfect with the rest of your furniture. Great patio. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  11. What a fantastic find....and it looks great now.

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  12. You did a fabulous job ! great find and your patio is so lovely !

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  13. Love the table. Did it have the glass top with it too? I just painted an outdoor metal table, using the hammered silver by rustoleum. Love that paint. I need a glass top for it though.

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  14. I have the rug in my shopping cart on QVC. I was reluctant to order it because the comments say the patio furniture goes through the weave.

    Now that I've seen yours, I think I'll complete the order.

    Shirley

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  15. Looks awesome! I love the scrolls on the table legs!

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