Monday, May 17, 2010

Table Rescue...

While driving through my alley, I saw four dark cabriole legs sticking out of the top of the dumpster. On the way back from my errands, I stopped at the dumpster to take a closer look. I pulled out a Queen Anne-style side table that was a bit scratched up and missing the drawer. I decided to take it home.

Above: Original drawer casing and frame that were connected to the table apron and legs. The drawer casing in this photo shows the original dark stained finish of the whole table.

I didn't have the where-with-all to construct a replacement drawer. Upon close examination of the table construction, I saw that I could disassemble the table and remove the drawer casing and frame, and reattach the table top to the apron to which the legs were connected.

Above: Newly painted table with original top that once connected to the top of the drawer casing. Application of a coat of primer, a couple of coats of creamy antique white milk paint and a top coat of protective water-based polyurethane have helped give this little castaway a sweet new life!

Above: The reconditioned table beginning its second life as a "cottage" side table. I think she's a keeper!

You can see lots and LOTS of before and after projects by others by going to Metamorphisis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. Or click on the butterfly picture below...

1 comment:

  1. LOVE a rescue story like this! You did a fabulous job giving this piece new life---all it takes is some good bones and a savvy eye like yours, plus a little elbow grease of course :)

    Thanks for your comment today about my bookshelf conundrum. Love your helpful advice! You're right--bookshelves don't need to be my defining design statement! Sometimes I need a good kick in the pants ;)




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