Monday, February 28, 2011

Primitive Style Table

Meg and I came across this primitive style table a couple of weeks ago and although I was sure it could be something cute, Meg was not on board!!  We got it anyway, brought it home and let it sit a little while.  Needless to say, it was taking up way too much room and last week I was ready to get it done and out of the work space!

It need a new foot and a little bit of work here and there, but otherwise it was solid and obviously handmade.  It is one of those tables that makes me wonder who built it and what was it's original purpose.....

Anyway, Meg cut the new foot out of some scrap lumber leftover from a pitching mound project and I sanded, filled a few little knicks with some wood putty and it was ready for paint.  I painted it the same dijon yellow Ooops! paint as I did on the desk (HERE) and then dry brushed some creamy white all over it.  I sanded it again to give it an aged looked, glazed it with a very light antiquing glaze, and then buffed the whole things with paste wax.  I wanted it protected and smooth for use but, I did not want the shine of a poly coat.

When it was all said and done, Meg admitted she likes it but just couldn't see it before!  This is one of those projects that some will love and others won't but....I, for one, am on the love side!  If I lived in a great big house this would be perfect in so many places but instead it must go to the booth for someone else!

Do you have or see those pieces and you wonder who had them before and where they were used?  

Have a great Monday!

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  1. I am so impressed that you cut a new foot for this table. I wish I were as handy as you and Meg!

  2. way to go, Meg and Lisa. With your vision and skill you really do refab everything you get your hands on...msm

  3. wow! i am sooo impressed with the repair job!