I love junk. Old furniture especially. This table was given to us last spring by the very sweet elderly couple who we bought our house from, before their place was even on the market. They caught wind from my parents (their neighbours) that I am always looking for hand-me-down furniture, and asked if I wanted it.
Hell yes I did.
As you can see, the finish was pretty terrible, but the table itself is really cool; I love the shape, and it was in really great condition. All it needed was a little paint to give it some new life. Easy!
And THEN I got to thinking that it might be nice for it to complement the mirror I made for our dresser, which is a mixture of stained and painted wood. So instead of painting the whole thing, I sanded the finish off the flat surfaces of the table with my power sander and stained them using Minwax Early American.
After the stain had plenty of time to dry, I taped off the finished areas and painted the legs and routed areas with three coats of flat white paint.
When I peeled the tape off, there was some bleeding in a few spots so I cursed a blue streak and resisted the urge to burn my house to the ground.
It turned out pretty cool, all things considered. I know it’s hard, but try and envision it without that horrible, horrible carpet.
I love this little table and am pretty stoked that this project was completely free. I had everything I needed to refinish on hand, and the end result is a piece that is pretty versatile and will go with just about anything. I’m still trying to decide where it will live permanently, but for now it’s hanging out in the bedroom.