If you’ve seen my Facebook page, then you’ve seen this table
Isn’t she lovely?
I found her on Craigslist. I have to say, she sure does look a whole lot better than she did when we brought her home. She was dirty and her veneer was chipped away.
She had definitely seen better days.
I wonder what story she would tell if she could. Perhaps she once sat in a little parlor; collecting calling cards, listening to ladies visiting over tea, or holding a tray of petit fours while enjoying someone playing the piano at an evening gathering.
That’s what I imagine.
I started her makeover by painting her with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and followed with wax buffed to a soft sheen. The chipped veneer was filled in with wood filler and sanded smooth, and then I covered the top with vintage sheet music. I coated the top with 3 coats of polycrylic, so she is still just as useful as she is beautiful. I lightly distressed her in just a few places. She’s wearing a new gown, but she isn’t just another pretty young thing. She is wise AND beautiful. And just look at those legs!
Look again at before:
This is the first thing I’ve redone with the intent of selling it. What do you think?
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