Thursday, April 28, 2011

Oh-so-pretty table!

Last week was my first post on my new blog. I posted about a lovely demi-lune table I purchased from a gentleman through Kijiji. This week, I'm posting about another table I purchased from him at the same time. He very kindly sold me BOTH these tables for a grand total of $30.00! So THANK YOU Mr. Bob! Hope you like what I've done with your old treasures. This oval table had been given to his wife by her aunt many, many years ago. I LOVE to know the "stories" behind my new-old-things, don't you? Now this little beauty needed a LOT of thought and elbow grease. This is what she looked like when I started; her top was badly split, the wood was cracked in several places.

So I started with Gorilla Glue and a prayer!

So that worked! Then I filled uneven edges with a LOT of wood filler.
Then I stripped the old finish off the top, sanded, and stained with Minwax Vermont Maple water based stain. Then I sanded the edges...a try to get a smooth finish.

Then I covered the newly stained top so I could apply Zinsser Bin Primer and Rustoleum Painter's Touch Heirloom White Satin Paint.

Okay, so I didn't tape well enough. ACK! I'm still very new to all this, can you tell?

Mineral Spirits, lots of TIME, and Q-tips helped me even out the edges.

So, here she is all finished...

...and here's a closeup of the glazed finish. I mixed a little black acrylic paint with Benjamin Moore Aqua Glaze, then applied a coating of Minwax Polycrylic for protection, and finally, three coats of clear paste wax. I sanded little sections for a more vintage can see that if you click on the last picture...may even do a little more sanding yet...I'm just TICKLED PINK with her! When I see how a piece can go from that to this, I'm hopelessly addicted to doing more!
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today. I'm linking to some parties today too.
House of Hepworths Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday
DIY Project Parade Momma's Kind of Crafty Friday's Unfold Stuff and Nonsense Feature Yourself Friday Amaze Me Monday Simply Creations Friday Link Party #5 Transformation Thursday Inspiration Friday at The Picket Fence Feathered Nest Friday Simply Designing Friday Donna's Home Decor Party at Funky Junk Vintage Inspiration Friday White Wednesday (# 97) Power of Paint (# 70) 100 ideas under 100 dollars Finding Fabulous for Less Remodelaholic # 69 Friday Redoux Sunday Showcase Thrifty Finds Table Top Tuesday Nifty Thrifty Tuesday (# 61) Twice Owned Tuesday's Trash to Treasure

Now before you leave, please have a look at this wonderful blog for the chance of a giveaway of BEAUTIFUL watercolour prints by artist Barbara Rosenzweig!


  1. What a pretty table! You did a beautiful job. Visiting from MMS.

  2. Great save, I like how you left the middle unpainted! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence.

  3. Someone else would have thrown it away - I love that you saved it and made it pretty again!

    Jill @ JunkyVagabond

  4. What a great bargain...I need to find me a Mr. BOB hehe...I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for book club or blog design if you're interested--connie,

  5. LOL! Gorilla glue and a prayer! Sounds like a lot of my projects. :-) It really looks fantastic and we are so thrilled that you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  6. Love what you did with the table!
    Where in Nova Scotia are you? We've traveled throughout the area and loved it!
    Thanks for checking out my watercolors and sending your followers to my giveaway!
    I'm your new follower.

  7. Turned out really pretty, I love tables and if it's a bargain even better! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!! xo Debra

  8. The table is super cute. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comments. I think your new blog is adorable. I just added myself to your list of followers. Hope you stop by for more visits.

  9. Cute! Love the idea of leaving the middle natural. Definitely has inspired me for my next project! :)

    Much Love,

  10. What a sweet little table and you've done a marvelous job on it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  11. WOW! Jaw hanging open here just drooling over the lovely transformation. You're the best. You ooze talent, imagination and creativity!

  12. I think you did a great job and it's so nice now!

  13. Fabulous job of repair and transformation. It is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  14. This is just beautiful!! I too often wonder about the 'stories' behind some of my 'finds' -- how great that you got the story on this table beauty! You'd never know you were a 'novice' -- this is top notch!

  15. You surpassed this tables former glory. Nice makeover!

  16. Very pretty...Keep on rehabbing cause you're doing a great job!!!

  17. looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing that at simply Creations link party, hope you come back tomorrow!

  18. Love your projects! Good job!
    I'm your newest follower:)

    (I would love you to follow me too ;))