The Table Dance

Have you ever done the table dance? Okay, get your mind right for this one! I mean, where you swap one table in your home for another and move the original one to a different location.

Let me start the story from the beginning...it's a cheap thrill of a story too!

Last year during garage sale season, Hubby and I went to a garage sale and happened upon a sad antique table that needed love, as most of them do. It needed man repairs and he was up for the task. It was $3.50 and hubby is my fix the wobble or what's broke and I do all the refinishing/painting.  He took apart the broken legs, (someone half-attempt-of-fixing-them) and re-glued them correctly. Sorry I didn't take a before picture. But imagine a Duncan Phyfe side table of solid walnut that is all scratched, broken and ugly. Believe me, they probably thought when we bought it that we were crazy! Or were really thankful that we took this off their hands!  So I refinished the top and found a beautiful inlay design and just couldn't put paint on this beauty.  So here she is, all curvy legs and back in her prime.
She even has a functioning drawer and all original hardware!
Beautiful brass toes at the end of her curvy legs.
And a top that can't be beat. Remember, $3.50 and a bit of glue, stripping and a lot of love.

Sorry, this post is getting rather long...but you will love it in the end.

Now on to the next table. During one of my Diamonds In The Rough! posts, where I purchase garage sale items, show them to you and promise to reveal the after of what I have done with them. This is the before table.
Don't be distracted by all my other treasures. This table cost me three whole dollars. However it is deceiving. The table top was totally ruined. It was not salvageable even for the hubby. Look up in the upper left hand corner of the picture. See the missing part on the table top. Well trust me, it is worse than it even looks there. So he kindly cut me a new 18 x 18 wood square, routered the edge and we reused the original rope trim on top to mimic what was originally the look of the table. I then did my thing with paint, distressing, stain and dry brushing.
 I'm loving all the detail on this beauty!
Now for the table dance. Since my sofa has taller arms and the area that the curvy walnut table was in seemed to be the perfect size for the taller white table, I swapped them out and sent the walnut table next to the side chair in the study. Don't you think this white beauty looks perfect in her new location?

Who said it takes a lot of money to decorate with taste? Just give a piece ready for the trash some love!
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  1. A-MA-ZING!!! They are absolutely gorgeous, and I can't get over the price!


  2. Haha! I just did that myself, Terry! I've been dying to paint one I did have previously and just moved; it's on the "to do" list. I think yours looks perfect there and it has such great detail on it for a little table. That's the great thing about these accent tables, I think. You can pretty much move them around and they work!

  3. Both tables are gorgeous and such transformations. Love them. Hugs, Marty

  4. Wow and Wow! $6.50 for two tables I love the look of both :) looking forwrd to seeing more of your work. NICE BLOG!

  5. I want them both!
    Can I have them? Pretty Please!!
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  6. Terry that table looks amazing! I love it white and love the accessories you added too! Martina

  7. I do the table dance almost weekly at my house! I have a bad addiction to decorating and moving around my furniture. I do own these most fabulous furniture movers that make the whole moving furniture a lot easier!
    Pleae, stop by sometime and visit.Would love for you to say hello! ps-I paint a lot of furniture. Some that you would cringe over-so please don't let that hinder you decision to visit. :) Happy Weekend!

  8. Oh this turned out just beautiful~ what a fantastic piece and the top turned out great~thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  9. Three dollars!! Beautiful job! I aso love all the architectural salvage pieces on your mantel...


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