Friday, August 12, 2011

Double Pedestal Antique Table

This was possibly my best find ever...$5.99 at Goodwill. I had an antique dealer chasing me around the store just making sure I really wanted it. I think he's there every day because he's chased me around before.

Here is the before
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I thought a white wash or gray wash would be great because the wood was dry and it would've soaked it up. But on the first go around, it turned pink immediately. Solid mahogany that was bleeding badly. I could've used oil based primer to block the bleed, but decided to go with a distressed black instead. I used red oak stain to bring out the details.

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And a hidden little drawer!
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Love the shape of this one!

~Allison

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45 comments:

Stacey said...

That's funny about being chased! Would have loved to see that play out -
Stacey
p.s. - looks great by the way!

WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Great find! Fabulous makeover!!

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

Whatta steal! You gotta love Goodwill! Great job!

Gwendolyn said...

I think it looks fabulous in black. Love that secret drawer. Next time you see that little man, follow him and see what he does. Ha!
Blessings~

The Painted Parlor said...

what a great piece for an even greater price!! i love those pesky goodwill shoppers ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It is a stunning piece and I love the new finish. Great find. Hugs, Marty

Rachael said...

i love this table. jealous of your find!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

wow 5.99!?! awesome! And I think black was a perfect choice!

Jenny said...

What a find!!!! It came out beautiful :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Another great deal! Such a great shape and I love the black!

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

What a beautiful piece; it would make a great kithcen island!

Sue
xo

WhyCuzICan said...

How pretty is that??!! If I were in the same GW as you too, I'd be stalking you, in hopes you'd "change your mind" for about 30 seconds and I would be tempted to run and hide some place with it (like a changing room).

J/K!

Nice job :D

Visiting from Funky Junk Interiors via link party today

~Suzanne in IL

Shannon @ DoveNest28 said...

I love the shape of that table! You did a beautiful job with the paint, I think I like it better than white. I've had the bleed through issue before, lots of work to cover it up!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks beautiful and stately!

L.Duncan said...

I completely understand the chase! But the price? GET OUT OF TOWN!!!! That's sooo cool! Love it:)

Prissyville said...

That is a beautiful table. The shape is CRAZY Beautiful! I could see that in my house...E-A-S-Y!! I'm sure that antique dealer would hate to know that you painted it! I love it!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Great find!! Well done with the redo!

Kristen said...

That table looks incredible! I just painted one very similar - http://mycoveredbridge.blogspot.com/2011/07/trash-to-treasure.html
I paid $10 - and I thought that was a great deal!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Wonderful transformation! Way to hang on to that piece, too! I'm still reeling from the price you paid. Fantastic!!

Karena said...

This is amazing Your table looks like it cost a small fortune, gorgeous!!

I too can picture you being followed around, as if you would give it up at 5.99!!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

WhyCuzICan said...

Hi again, Allison :) I've already commented, but I'm commenting AGAIN because I've found you at a different linky party!

Again, I'd stalk ya at a thrift store, I'm tellin' ya {lol}

Visiting from Restore Interiors Linky Party this week,
~Suzanne in IL

Babs said...

OMG! I'd be chasing your around GW too hoping you'd change your mind. It's Gorgeous!! And you did a beautiful job on the finish. What brand and color of black did you use?
Great post.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I think I would die if I found a deal like that. So glad you got it first. It looks great.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Awesome deal...happy that you got her!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Ruth said...

What a great deal. The table is beautiful. Great job.

Ruth

mary beth said...

Wow! Now you've got me wanting to run to the Goodwill store today! Beautiful transformation! Isn't it fun giving a new life to such a lovely old piece?

JudyBug said...

I adore your library table...$5.99 was a steal!

lollimom/flairshare said...

What a grrrreat find!! The Goodwill's around here have really increased their prices. That table would have been $39.99-$49.99 here!!! You did an absolutely beautiful job too!

Betsy said...

What an amazing job you did. I love the black and the light sanding. $5.99 is an incredible bargain, no wonder that dealer was following you around. Good thing you got there first!!

Tanya@takesix said...

Wow!! What a score that table is! You did a beautiful job of refinishing it.

Check out my big score at the thrift store last week. www.lisatakesix.blogspot.com

The Pennington Point said...

I love the shape of it. Where will you put it? I love the black. You can't go wrong with a black table. Lisa~

Christina said...

This is beautiful...so classy!!

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

WhyCuzICan said...

OK Allison, just spotted you at MISS MUSTARD SEED'S linky party- (yeah, it's really starting to look like a stalking situation now, starting to wonder myself--- ROTFL)

Were you ever able to sign into that giveaway post at my blog? PLMK and if I have to I can do it for you myself so you will be assigned a number for the free drawing.

Have a great evening,
Suzanne

The Starr Family said...

Another gorgeous revamp!

Gayle said...

Great find, but what really caught my eye is your blog background! Where did you find it? The color and scale are perfect.
Gayle from Vintage Farmhouse

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

OM goodness, what a steal! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Shut. UP! $5.99 for that beauty? I would have done more than chase you down - I think I would have tackled you and fought for it! ;-) What a stunning piece made even more beautiful. Your Goodwill is WAY better than mine!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful! I would have probably knocked the 'chaser' down and took off!

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

One word, Wow

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Wow! What a great table. I would have scooped that up too. What a great price! Things are never that cheap at our Goodwill. It would have been at least $75. Really....all good furniture is priced high and even bad furniture.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...I'd love to see this linked up at my Mod Mix Monday linky party which I have every Monday.

Linda said...

My first time here. I would have followed you out of the store and mugged you for that...lol...jk. I am surprised he did not offer to buy it from you after you purchased it. I would have preferred not to have painted it, but it looks good.

Rachel @ Pleased as Punch said...

I am in LOVE with that table! I cannot believe you got it for 6.00 - you go girl!!!

Brandi said...

great table, Allison. too funny about the guy chasing you around the store. my father in law brought over a table similar to yours that is in need of a makeover. I'll keep your table in mind when the time comes to fix it up.

PS. congrats on your feature over at southern hospitality.

Coffee Queen said...

Gorgeous...

I once had a lady follow me around who kept talking about a lamp I was planning on purchasing. She kept saying what a good buy it was and how pretty it would look redone (it was a floor lamp with a large wood base) and how she must have missed it on her first go round. It was so funny.