Sunday, September 2, 2012

Thrifted Table

I found this table at the thrift store.

It was about $40.00. It had a Texas farmhouse vibe that I liked. I saw it and didn't get it. I went back a week later and was shocked it was still there.

It was a little wobbly but I tightened it up with a few screws. 

It had two finishes.

 The top and shelf are lighter. I have tried to figure that out. Did someone paint it and then strip it at one time?

The top did look like it had been sanded but it wasn't in good condition. You can see the rings and water spots in the picture below.

I have just recently started painting furniture. My reluctance stems from watching my parents refinish many furniture pieces and listening to my dad say that nobody should have paint furniture. 
 I think that it is okay to paint some furniture. I will paint that which is not really old or valuable.

This one can use a coat of paint.
I decided to keep the two tones effect and I painted the top and shelf with white primer.
I hated it.
Of course I forgot to take a picture of it.
The contrast was too sharp.
So I took the sander to it to get a pickled look.

I could wax it I guess, but the finish seems just fine to me.

 I love how the white got in the cracks. 
This was so easy. I sprayed a little polyurethane on top.

It looks like it has been this way for a long time.

How cute are these spindly legs? 

It blends better with the new mantel.
I love it.
It fits perfectly with my recent lighter aesthetic.

Linking with,
Debbie Doos


  1. Great table and I love the style. Looks amazing. Hugs, Marty

  2. Cute cute little table with sexy, turned little legs. :)
    I think you did a great job on it...
    and....I love the shutters on your windows. I am looking high and lo for some for my kitchen. I, being the idiot that I am, found some at the thrift, eyeballing, thinking they would fit and OF COURSE, they don't. Bummer....the hunt goes on. :))
    Thanks for following me...I am following right back. :)

    1. I think I got those at a garage sale. I was so tickled they fit. I used them to cover up our foggy windows. We have gotten the foggy windows fixed and I really don't need them anymore, but I love them. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Pretty table. I like the way you painted and distressed it.

    1. Thank you. I stopped by your place and saw some of your fall decor. I love your cute vintage box.

  4. Perfect little find...looks great too. Thanks for sharing with the party.

    1. Thanks, Debbie. Thank you for hosting your fun party.