Friday, November 12, 2010

Victorian Farm Table Love. . .

Friday, November 12, 2010
The week Lisa and I decided to embark upon House of White we went to an estate sale.  It wasn't one of those estate sales where there are experts who find out the actual value of everything and then double it, it was more of a glorified garage sale.  We came away with a vanity and stool, dresser, desk, chair, and this table (all of which we got a great deal on):

It had such cute little charm that we both wanted to take it home for keeps.  So we used it in lots of pictures and hemmed and hawed over whether to keep it as is, refinish it, or paint it.

We had seen a similar table at Camas Antiques that had been painted and it was cute, but I still wasn't convinced.

So it hung around my house for a while getting used as a prop and getting in my way in the garage between shoots.

Then I decided I wanted to use it in our booth to display a small Christmas tree with some of our handmade ornaments.

So I had to make a decision.  I took a cue from Marian and decided the perfect balance would be to sand down the top and stain it, while painting the legs.

I primed the legs and painted them a very pale blue.  Then distressed them a little.

I have to say, I love it more now than I did before.

And because we were rushing to fill our booth before the big holiday open house today, I didn't get to stage the table and take lovely pictures of it.

So you will have to make do with the pictures of it installed in the booth.

If it doesn't sell soon, I may tell Lisa it sold and sneak it home so I can love it a little longer.


Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

It is lovely. I would definitely want to take it home with me!

Anonymous said...

There is nothing better than spindle legs. You did an amazing job. I'd have had a hard time giving that piece up...

Take care,

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This is gorgeous!

René said...

Perfection! I am in love with this table. Love your blog.


Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Thank you for this inspiration! I just bought a small antique table and couldn't decide if I should refinish the legs along with the top, or paint them. Your project made the decision for me - I will paint them!


Cindy said...

Fabulous! Absolutely transformed... Love the dark stain with the white legs!


Angie said...

Can you share what the color of the dark stain is?

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