Monday, December 10, 2012

Antique Table with Hidden Leaves and a Bonus Redo

Shayne is hoping to use this table in her basement for games, puzzles and/or crafting. She saw true potential in this table as it has hidden leaves (is it leaves or leafs in this situation?) to make it multi-purpose!

It came to me like this:

The finish was already starting to come off the top, which made it easy to sand away! After sanding, I used the steel wool/vinegar treatment that I used here. It's a fantastic way to get an aged wood look...and fast! After the vinegar treatment, there was still some spots of orangey finish showing through, so 2 coats of white wash took care of that problem. Here is the finished product!

And here is a bonus redo...I didn't quite get a before picture. This is a gorgeous Hammary table that someone took permanent marker to on the top.

That's all for today...but stay tuned. I'm ramping up again..I've got a garage full!

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Jaime Costiglio said...

Allison I love that leafy table, the top is perfectly aged and you did right by painting the base dark, it makes the leg details so much better. Really nice work.

srpprcrftr said...

Oh boy, seeing that table with barley twist legs makes me wish we'd kept our dining table/6 chairs. We had table just like it, no wheels on it. Was in really good shape and I'd recovered the chair seats.
Only thing was the seats on chairs were kinda small depending on size of your caboose. We had to leave the dining set behind when we left MT. A neighbor was supposed to sell if for us and send money. Yeah right. Hope she either enjoyed the set or the money.
Really love how you redid both tables. The end table is a nice style. Happy Week

Unknown said...

Allison, LOVE how your table top turned out! I have yet to try that and I don't know what the heck I'm waiting for, love the look! Great job ~ Shelly

Cassie Bustamante said...

i am a sucker for a good barley twist! those legs are dreamy in black!

Cassie Bustamante said...

i am a sucker for a good barley twist! those legs are dreamy in black!

Decor & Harmony said...

I love grey! These tables look fabulous :)

I Play Outside The Box said... the looks of both!

michele said...

i am whistling at those legs!

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Lynn Fern said...

Oh wow that table is fantastic!!! I love the legs. Nice job..

Emma Kate at Paint and Style said...

I did the same table with an identical whitewashed top like you but a distressed cream bottom! x

Mixed Kreations said...

I love both tables. They turned out really nice. I like the distressed look. I have used the vinegar and steel wool before. It works great for aging wood.

Angela said...

Oh my, I love the look of these are amazing, what a really nice finish, well done on making something boring into something amazing

Unknown said...

I can't believe we featured the same type of table this week. I love how you finished the top. Check out how I redid my custom work. Crazy.

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Adorned From Above said...

I love your table. You did a beautiful job. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Love the color on the top! Goes so great with the black. Have a nice weekend :)

House Crazy in Michigan! said...

I find your vinegar wood aging technique very interesting. Thanks for sharing. I esp. like the aged wood and the Graphite black together. Nice work, thanks for sharing!

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Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Both of those tables turned out awesome! I really like that weathered finish on top.

Can't wait to see what else you have in that garage!!

Allison @ The Golden Sycamore said...

I love both pieces! And that table top is so cool! I love the vinegar/whitewashing you did to it.


Pam said...

What a fantastic piece.