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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Red Table Redo

Hope you all had a great weekend!  I was struggling with some sinus issues – too much sanding on Thursday-so I was not as productive as I would have liked.  I could paint but when I hit the sanding step – no way!

Odds are in your favor that you will find a gate leg table at an antique mall.  I usually do not pick them up, but my picker (brother-in-law) grabbed one for me at auction.

I attempted to sell it in its original condition.  No luck.


You would think I would learn that I seldom sell anything in its original state.


Out came the Emperor’s Red paint and some waxes.


Besides just a good cleaning, the top required some love.

Hubby busted out the sander and stripper.  (I left the garage at this point!)


Isn’t that beautiful?  I love the grain.


Two coats of a special finish for tables and she is done.


This versatile table will be in the store by Tuesday. 

Have a great start to the week!


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tricia @ mash-up chic said...

just the right touch!

Anonymous said...

It is gorgeous! That red is amazing.

{northern cottage} said...

love the red! so sad that it was lonely and nobody wanted it but now it will have a new lease on life! darling! new linky party opening up! c'mon by & play if you'd like!

Custom Comforts said...

Lovely makeover Shannon. I have a gate leg table like that that was one of my Grandmother's wedding presents. It is a cherished possession. I've been thinking about painting it off-white, but haven't been able to bring myself to do it yet.
How is business at the antique mall? I haven't been out there in ages. Gave up my space at Peacock Lane and just doing Etsy stuff for now. I really needed a break from furniture and honestly, not sure I'll go back to it. There must be an easier way to make extra money :) Cindy

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Your gate leg table looks great! I love the legs and the new finish looks fantastic! Stopping by from Tuesdays Treasures.

Danielle said...

Love the red. It looks fantastic!

Unknown said...

Love the emperor's red redo! Following from TDC-stop by for a visit!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love the red! And the finish on the top is just beautiful!

{northern cottage} said...

i'm in LOVE with this red table!

yay!!! you've been featured @ NORTHERN COTTAGE! C'mon over & grab a button! So glad to have ya link up! xo

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