Oak Table comes back to life

May 9th, 2010 in member junk     
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Found this on Craigs List really cheap - this poor old thing had been sitting in storage for years, broken, scratched, dilapidated. But I LOVED the legs and couldnt pass it up.
Even though they are missing some of the decorative trim, I still think they are beautiful!
The top was a mess, the oak panels had split apart, and it was scratched up pretty badly. Not a nice way to treat an old beauty like this.
Quite a difference with very little effort! Its going to the Store, but I am fighting the urge to keep it!
The legs are really what drew me to the table, I just love all the detail.
Found this on Craigs List really cheap - this poor old thing had been sitting in storage for years, broken, scratched, dilapidated. But I LOVED the legs and couldnt pass it up.

Found this on Craigs List really cheap - this poor old thing had been sitting in storage for years, broken, scratched, dilapidated. But I LOVED the legs and couldn't pass it up.


All my husband could say when we went to pick this up was "Wow, you really have your work cut out for you on this one".  Then there was a long silence...


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - marie wirth
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, furniture, , kitchen, dining room, table, oak

Comments (15)

artteachergirl writes: How did I miss this earlier!!!??? This brought tears to my eyes...it's beautiful!! You go Marie!! love craigslist finds! Posted: 10:13 pm on June 7th
huneydip writes: Great Legs. If I had these table halves I would take the two halves and mount them againt the wall with the appropiate hardware and you could see the legss and the table halves would function as a desk or sideboard. Posted: 10:16 pm on May 12th
shabbychick writes: WOW Marie! Beautiful job...great save! And gotta love those legs!!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 12:03 pm on May 12th
JunkArchitect writes: Wow Marie! You’re a miracle worker when it comes to furniture restoration.

Jim
Posted: 9:31 am on May 11th
Prior writes: Thanks for the tips... It is just beautiful, Marie! Lezlee Posted: 11:28 pm on May 10th
jodygale writes: Absolutely gorgeous! You definitely have a talent there lady. Posted: 9:31 pm on May 10th
junkermidge writes: Marie, what an awesome job you did on that table! I SO love those legs too. I can't believe what a difference from using the Howard's -- I'll have to check it out.
Midge Posted: 6:07 pm on May 10th
Grasshopper22 writes: WOW...what a fabulous transformation! Great re-finishing job! Posted: 12:20 pm on May 10th
bluebucket writes: I love the legs too. Great save, great job!
doreen Posted: 12:12 pm on May 10th
RustyDiva writes: Awesome job Marie!!! The previous owners would be kicking themselves now. Posted: 10:25 am on May 10th
MakinItHappen writes: I've never seen one like that. It's very pretty, now that you saved it. Posted: 10:02 am on May 10th
oldnews writes: I use a product called Howards. You can get it an any hardware store. First sand very lightly, then apply it with steel wool (0000) and leave on a few minutes, then wipe with a cloth. No stripping, scraping, chemicals, it's AWESOME stuff. I have used it for years on everything. There is a Howards wax and feed that can be applied afterwards too which I use on all my wood instead of furniture polish and it lasts for months. Howards comes in 3 different shades. It doesn't strip, just removes all the dirt and grime and makes the scratches disappear! Amazing stuff! I didn't sand the legs AT ALL, just used the stuff and steel wool! Try it and you'll be hooked!! (NO, I don't get a check from the company!!) :) Posted: 9:36 am on May 10th
SantaClaus writes: The wood is BEAUTIFUL - what did you use to get it this way??? Just amazing & thank you for the rescue!!! Posted: 7:00 am on May 10th
SHABBYPATTY writes: OMG WHAT A FIND!! I LOVE THE LEGS! WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH IT? IT LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE ONE I DIESECTED! Posted: 8:12 pm on May 9th
alicemom writes: Marie,
A big WOW!!!! You really did outdid yourself!!
smiles, alice Posted: 8:12 pm on May 9th
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