Monday, August 10, 2009

Table Redo

When I bought it I intended to keep it as is. It just works better for me as a couch table. Sorry if this offends anyone out there. I bought the table at an awesome yard sale a few months back for $20.

Before:



After:
I really needed a couch table and I didn't like how the table leaves covered the pretty legs so I removed the leaves, hinges and extra legs. It took about an hour and a half to sand it down really well. Then I glued this wood scrolly cut-out to the front and gave her two coats of black paint. I loooove the way it turned out. Now I will have to come up with a project for the extra legs and leaves.





9 comments:

  1. I think this looks terrific, and I'm guessing that the old table herself feels pretty darned glamorous in her new Little Black Dress!

    Cass

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  2. You're right. I probably wouldn't have had the guts to paint over the cute green color, but the "new" black table is pretty adorable too.

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  3. You did a great job and I really like the black. Hang onto the extra pieces - you never know what you might come up with. :)

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  4. LOVE the new table! Way to think outside the box!

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  5. Ahh I think it is wonderful. Anytime you can take something and repurpose it into a new love is good. My dad has heart attacks everytime I paint over oak but I say- it wasn't getting love then. Now she is loved.

    tammy

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  6. Beautiful transformation! Perhaps you can create some kind of pop-up table that works like a drop leaf table attached to the wall? Or leave it stationary for a built in feel? A place to jot notes in the kitchen...fold clothes in the laundry...a vanity in the bathroom? Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Arlene~ ~ ~I love what you did with the table. It looked great white and would work at my place that way but you know, a girl has got to do what works for her. Terrific and creative work~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  8. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and leaving me a comment! I just discovered yours and am now a follower:) That table redo is fantastic! You had a great idea in taking the extra leaves and legs off - it turned out great! Love the color you painted it as well!

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  9. I love the table redo! Gorgeous!

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