31 October 2021

Treasures from the Trash: A Side Table

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I don't know if it happens to you, too, but I stumble upon free furniture all the time -- on the sidewalk, in the compactor room of our apartment building, and sometimes even on Facebook.

Here is my most recent find:

It's a cute side table.

I didn't take it home with me because there's really no room for it. But if I did, I would cover the glass in painter's tape and paint the legs in a matte gold. I would let the paint dry, take off the tape, and it would look something like this:

1stdibs Side Table - 1970S Brass Square Top French Mid-Century Modern Glass
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St. Germain Side Table - Tables | Serena and Lily
via Serena and Lily

2-Tier Square Bamboo Side Table with Glass Tops – Gold Leaf
via Scenario Home

Just a coat of paint will instantly turn this little table from blah to TADA!

It can be a nice update for the bedroom:

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Scandinavian Glam Bedroom / Minimalist Interior, Gold Side Table - RG Daily Blog
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14 Contemporary Bedroom Ideas That Will Induce Sweet Dreams | Hunker
via Hunker

Just enough space to hold essentials like a lamp, books, a glass of water, and some decorative treasures.

It'll also be useful in the living room...

This timeless blue and white porcelain lamp is a beautiful addition on your table or desk.The subtly intricate pattern pops, and the classic shape with luxe, modern hardware make this a versatile piece fit for any space. | Caitlin Wilson
via Caitlin Wilson
Living Room Photo - A brown couch and a gold side table atop a patterned rug
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7 Coffee Table Alternatives for Small Living Rooms
via The Spruce
See how easy it is to change out throw pillows and create a new look when you have neutral furniture pieces. It is fun to rearrange side tables too. This fabulous stone top table from HomeGoods looks amazing as a side table or small coffee table! Being able to rearrange furniture keeps your home looking fresh and interesting. Sponsored by HomeGoods #smallLivingRoomFurniture
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Working as a side or coffee table.

And it can be a welcome addition for the balcony or patio:

Une décoration à la fraîcheur méditerranéenne pour une maison près de la mer - PLANETE DECO a homes world
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 I would use the side table in place of the wicker stool to park magazines.

NgLp Designs shares Things We Love: easy going weekends lounging in the backyard patio | seating and pillows | white and tartan decor | home decor | outdoor lifestyle | things to do on the weekend | White | #whitedecor #outdoorliving #rattanfurniture
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In this set-up, the side table can hold candles and drinks. 

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The side table can also find a home in this cozy outdoor hang-out.

I hope you liked these ideas! And if you come across some old furniture, instead of tossing them, find ways to turn them from blah to TADA!


  1. Matte gold is a good choice. I'd choose white for a minimalist room or silver for a room that has cool colors in the background. I hope someone found the table and put it to good use!

  2. Hi Priscilla! Yes, so many ways to bring new life to this table!


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