Tuesday, September 10, 2019

It's been a while since I shared one of my crazy projects...

I was on a mission to find a small (vintage Early American style) table to put in front of my plaid settee and drove my sweet hubs nuts obsessing **err I mean** talking about it.

I went to barn/garage/yard sales searching. But even the smallest coffee table was too large.
As I searched Craigslist and the Marketplace I came across a vintage end table.

Hmmm. I thought, why not? It was the perfect size and solid as a rock. But I would have to work a little of my Countryfolk magic. And if it came out cr*ppy, it only cost me 10 dollars. So it was no skin off my apple.

Here's how it looked when I brought it home.

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I removed the top...

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Filled in the grooved areas with wood filler and only needed to sand the top.

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I mixed stains like a mad scientist to try and match the old maple stain the best I could. Then a few coats of matte poly and...

Ta-dah!!!
Not bad for 10 bucks and a little elbow grease.

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Looks even nicer on the new rug.

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Onto the next project!!
Shhhh... Don't tell my sweet hubs. ((giggle))
:> )

7 comments:

Judi Hunziker said...

You done good! I love the patina and the legs are wonderful,♥

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks, Judi! I'm really pleased with it. It does have great legs! :> )

marly said...

Great idea! I had a table like that, in fact two from family sales, and donated both. Damn.

Alison said...

That's beautiful Karin! You missed your calling, you should have gone into interior decorating!

Alison

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Marly, they're out there now cheap enough. Grab one and get started! Thanks, Ali! I'm glad I have my mama's decorating and tenacity genes.
:> )

Maureen said...

Ooh la la!!!! I can almost hear the table singing, "I feel pretty oh so pretty"! Nice job.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks, Maureen!! ((giggle)) I'm pretty sure I heard it, too!! :> )

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