Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Old World Looking Table

I found this table on Craigs List for FREE. Actually, she had three for free, but I could only fit 2 in my SUV because the kids were with me. So I took 2 and ran.

She was in rough shape, but I was in love with the wood inlays and wanted to salvage them if I could. This was after a lot of sanding on the top.
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I worked hard to make the wood look great so I could stain it a dark walnut. And although I normally leave only the top dark when I do a two tone look, I wanted to salvage the drawer too...as it had the same pretty inlay. And here she is!
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I'm super happy with this one. FYI, paint is BM Cape Cod Gray, distressed and glazed with provencial stain.

~Allison

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37 comments:

Brandi said...

GAWGUSS, Allison!! if only the "craigslister" knew the table's potential...

Sarah said...

Just gorgeous! What a lovely find.

Sherry J said...

Such elegant transformation! Now I am inspired to tackle a two tone project.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

he is so handsome! love those feet and the colors and the pulls... he is one dapper dan!

Jenna said...

awesome job! It looks great. :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a great combination - love it Allison!

Good Time Charlie said...

That looks beautiful! I love, love, love free. Great work. Visiting from Domestically Speaking. -K

Megan said...

Lovely! I love the inlays and the drawer front, gorgeous!

Meg and Mum's said...

Some people just have no idea do they? I bet that person on Craiglist would cry after seeing the amazing job you've done on it. It looks beautiful :)

Rachael said...

very nice!

The Accent Piece said...

Looks great! Good job :)

Deborah March said...

Helllooooo GORGEOUS!!!

Melissa said...

Wow! This looks amazing!!! I love that you stained the drawer too! Love the inlay detail!

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The Paupers Castle said...

STUNNING! What a find. Too bad you couldn't fit the 3rd one in!

Miss Kitty said...

Wonderful job on that table! I really like that you kept the detailing on the top and the drawer from being painted. It makes it more unique.

Betsy (BB) said...

Quite a transformation! This is amazing! I love that you saved the top and drawer!

Pamma said...

Wow, very elegant! Love the grey and wood tone.
~Pam
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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the way you conquered that beast.

Andrea said...

Love this piece. The two tones look lovely together!

Katy said...

This is stunning! Will you come to my house and do this for me? I am so amazed! I'm so inspired and have just become your newest follower!

MelanyTN said...

Beautiful!!!

Sommer said...

NICE! How are you? Been a while. I love the two toned look! I hope you will come share this at my VIP party today. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/vip-party-22.html

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is so cool! I love the wood, and the soft pretty white. You did such an upscale makeover~well done!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Gorgeous! What a lucky find. I am loving those pulls! The gray with the wood is superb. Thank you so much for linking up!!

Christina said...

Wow how great! I really like the unique look of this table! Great job!

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

seeRsew said...

I want this! Did you do both of them the same way?

Suesan said...

Wow! What a great find and you did such a beautiful job refinishing it.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Terrific find, just gorgeous and what an amazing job you did with it! Have a terrific week. FABBY

poindextr said...

very nice - you've got such a great eye for identifying attractive pieces of furniture and making them even prettier than they were when they were new! love that you retained the pretty veneer on the top and drawer front. It does have a time-gone-by look about it, especially with that hardware :) great job!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

LOVE this!!! It came out just perfect~ what a great table now!! Thanks for linking up at FNF !

Shelley said...

Oooo, this is so beautiful and unqiue. Never would have thought it was the same table! Great job :D

Kari said...

This is gorgeous! I love the color combo-and the fact that you found it for free!!??? I am completely amazed-I would love it if you linked this up to my weekly link party Tutorial Tuesday

Kari
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imklvr said...

Oooooh, girlfren'...you dun GOOD!!

Ruth said...

Another wonderful transformation. Love it.

Ruth

chris said...

i'm so glad you saw exactly what this piece needed. there isn't anyway to make it better. seriously gorgeous. we all see a lot of furniture make overs in blogland and this is in my top five but really my top 1.
good job you.

Mindie Hilton said...

Great Job! I want this in my home.

I just found your cute blog and wanted to invite you to my weekly any link goes party at Bacon Time. I am even giving away a cute pair of fork silver earrings to one lucky linker this weekend. Hope you will join us.

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Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

Oh so pretty. Good save on the drawer front. I like that a lot.