Table...Is It Too Far Gone?

That's what I asked myself when I first laid eyes on this table.

It's one of those cool old tall oval six leg tables that I am so in love with.

But, was it too far gone for a second life?

As shown in my Diamonds In The Rough! post, week 18.
This one was so damaged, broken, abused, uncared for, and just plain almost a gonner! Not only was most of the top veneer off, but the first layer of wood under that as well. Because of my love for these lost souls, I decided to take a chance. The lady started off asking $20. No way, not in this condition. However, for $5 I thought I would give it a try? The lady sold her to me for the $5 offer.

Thanks to wood glue and clamps, wood putty and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax she was salvageable. Here I used the Paris Grey which is more like a Blue-Grey to me. Old White was used for the edges. I used a very old German Hymnal for the top.  She is a beauty now...and I just can't let her go, not just yet.
And she is perfect for my other guest bedroom since I have the ceiling painted a soft blue, blue-grey bedding and some blue and yellow accents.

NOTE: Lots of people want to know what I put on top to protect the graphics. After decoupaging the pages on top, I give it two good coats of Polycrylic (a water based non-yellowing sealer). This will protect it well. Make sure each coat is completely dry before applying the next.

NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.
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  1. Love, love, love it! What a great piece at a great price! You made this table what it is...beautiful. 8^)

  2. This look WOW! I am so glad i clicked on your post because I have atable that need the top redone and I ave thought of this before but thought that it might look to busy. Bu it doesn't and I am going to try it! mine has a concrete top though... your table looks amazing...



  3. This is awesome! Love the look with the book pages. I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! Linky is still up & running. http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2011/08/wickedly-crafty-saturdays-82011.html

  4. Beautiful job on the table!
    have a great day,

  5. Thankfully, there are people like you, Terry, who give these "lost souls" a chance! She is just gorgeous now. You have to keep her now ~ she just works so well in your guest room. I think it was meant to be!

  6. Wow, beautiful re-do. Great way to save a piece of wood. LOVE it.
    'hugs from afar'

  7. That is one amazing piece! You did an incredible job. LOVE the sheet music on top and with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint you can't go wrong! It is so easy to use...I love it! 5.00 was a GREAT deal...GREAT JOB Terry! Thanks for the giggle about my Bride of Frankenstein piece as well..lol. She came a long way...another lost soul lol.

  8. Hi Terry...thanks for the nice comment you left on our new blog! I just came over to yours and became a new follower. Oh my Goodness...how I love this table!!! It is absolutely perfect and I can't wait till I can try this out myself...thanks for the inspiration, Julie

  9. Beautiful, it's amazing what a difference a little creativity makes.

  10. It's a classic case of the ugly ducklying turning into a sway! Lovely job!

  11. This is a beautiful table, you did an amazing job transforming this diamond in the rough.

  12. Even all beat up it was pretty...goodness my dear, you did a terrific job, she looks marvelous! Have a terrific week.

  13. I have a similar table and I'm scared, I mean, where to begin? You tackled the job beautifully! The top is spectacular, love it!


  14. I love what you did with this table. The pages from an old German hymnal makes it so interesting. Great job! Now how fun if you had a German stay in your guest room! :-)

  15. Thanks so much for sharing her at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY PARTY...her makeover looks outstanding!!!


  16. Wow! I'm so glad you saw the beauty in this old run down table. Sometimes it's just so hard to see past the exterior. You did a fabulous job bringing her back to life. Gorgeous!

  17. Oh I am in love with that table! Wonderful job!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! Come again soon! I am a new follower!

  18. Oh, she's just beautiful now! Wonderful job! Found you via Coastal Charm. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn

  19. Really appreciate you linking up this awesome post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  20. I'm so glad that you rescued that lovely table. You sure brought it back to life. Love the color and the top.


  21. Wow...you did an amazing job!
    It is a beauty!

  22. Hi, I'm over from Savvy Southern and glad to be here.
    You did an amazing job on this. Very pretty.
    I am signing up to follow.:)

  23. oops, I already AM a follower. :))

  24. paris gray is my favorite! it looks beautiful on this table and the top was the perfect solution! awesome save, terry!

  25. I'm so glad you rescued that poor little table and gave her a new life! She is beautiful now!
    Nice work!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  26. It is gorgeous! I just ordered Paris gray & Old White--I've never used the paint before. I love the way your table turned out. Good idea with the music paper!

  27. Such a creative way to cover up that sad table top, Terry! It turned out so beautiful it could be sold in the Ballard catalog! That AS chalkpaint is addicting, isn't it? :)

    xoxo laurie

  28. It is beautiful! I think if it's not in itty bitty pieces it's not to far gone...especially for $5. So glad you saved it! Thanks for linking up with us at Show & Share.


  29. Wow, you did a great job transforming that table. It looks lovely. Thanks so much for stopping by and adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  30. I absolutely love the transformation! I wonder if you would be willing to help me with an idea. I have a table sitting on my back porch....waiting and waiting to be restored. This is the week, I'm going to do it, I'm ready. Here is my dilemma. It is a square table, gorgeous shape, sturdy enough for my purposes. However, the top was leather coated in the center. The leather is gone, and this leaves a slightly indented center with an edge of about 2 inches in width. What would you suggest I do to the center portion since it is indented?

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  32. I cannot believe this transformation! It's gorgeous!

  33. Love the makeover and the angel on the table. Where did you find that angel/queen? Thx.

  34. If I wasn't following you before, I am now. Sure thought I was? Anyways, this piece. Love it! Just when you think a piece is too far gone, you bring it back and give it new life. Great job!

  35. did you decoupage the top of it? id love to hear mroe detail on how you created the top!

  36. This is beautiful, good for you! Found you on Miss Mustard Seed's link :-)

  37. Beautiful. You definelty gave that table some CPR and some TLC.

  38. I love this! I would love if you would join my linky party as well.


  39. taking reservations for the guest room??


  40. Wow, she is a keeper... now! What did you put on top of the hymn pages so as not to get them damaged?

  41. I am going top be looking at old pieces of furniture quite different from now on. What you did with that piece was extraordinary.


  42. Wow, what a transformation! Glad you could give that poor sad table some love, it looks much happier now. Great job!

  43. Hi Terry!

    Absolutely love this! I'm featuring it on my blog! Come grab a featured button! Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!


  44. Definitely not too far gone. I love the top and the antique feel. How you saved it is fabulous:)

  45. Wow Terry...Thank goodness you found this poor little table...It is just stunning with your redo...I'd love to find one like it too, for a redo! ps I love your blog!


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