11/28/2012

Abandoned Tables Made New Again!

I have been beating the weather clock, so to speak! Colder weather is upon us here in Illinois and I have been trying to get any larger pieces of furniture painted, out in the new hobby garage, since it is not heated.

I received four oak tables that needed an update. A sofa table, an oval coffee table and two matching side end tables. They were dirty, abandoned and crying out for some love...



These tables looked like this...

They had interesting wood graining on the tops but I would not be able to save them for some damaged areas even though they were small.  So, I opted to paint them black, distress them with a bit of sanding, then staining them to bring out the luster in the black and the wood that was revealed when sanded.  I then used my favorite non-yellowing water based sealer, Minwax's Polycrylic!

I think these are beautiful now and will be a great new addition to someone's home. I had them for sale, however they sold fast...which is a good thing for me. On to the next project!



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10 comments:

  1. Wow, you pick the right color paint for your furniture...I love dark chocolate color theme for furniture because this color is a safe color and homely.

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  2. Marvelous. You never disappoint!

    Blessings from OKC,
    Meredith

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  3. Wow! What a difference! Love what you have done with these tables! They now have a second chance to be lovely.

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  4. wow these look great! the distressing is perfect!

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  5. I love this living room table set - so what color is it or is it a dark stain? I have an old table I'd like to try this color on.

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  6. Great transformation! What an improvement for oak!!

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  7. No wonder they sold so quickly, they don't look like the same tables...great job!

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party is live. I hope to see you there.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/fabric-covered-can-pen-and-pencil.html
    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee's)

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  9. The post is showing how abandoned table made new again. Good post

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  10. Beautiful. Mary

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