Covering up an Old Leather Top of a Table

July 6th, 2010 in member junk     
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Finished Table in my Booth
Table Before
After picture of Top
Up Close of Top of Table
Finished Table in my Booth

Finished Table in my Booth

I got this table for free as one of the x-stretchers broke.  All I had to do was reglue the piece to the bottom and t figure out what to do with the round painted leather piece on the top of the table.  Originally it was crackled and missing chunks of paint which I first tried to fill in with ivory crackled paint, but that did not look right.  So I went through my stash of paper epherma and found some National Geographic maps from 1938.  I decoupaged a section of europe on the table, antiqued it and varnish it.  I put it in my booth on Friday afternoon and it sold on Saturday!  Woo Hoo!

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Barbara Cassidy
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, eclectic, furniture, living room, bedroom, chic

Comments (5)

junkermidge writes: Way to save that table! Love the solution of the map on top. No wonder it sold so quickly! Way to go!
Midge Posted: 9:25 pm on July 11th
chippingcharm writes: Very fun...I can see why it sold so fast! Laurel Posted: 11:34 pm on July 7th
artteachergirl writes: What a wonderful job you did! Not sure which I like best...the map or the way you painted it. Free is great, but selling something that was free is fantastic!! Posted: 11:16 pm on July 6th
BillyJo writes: Freebees are the greatest. Love craigslist myself! Great looking table now! BillyJo
Posted: 8:41 pm on July 6th
Prior writes: I love this! What a great freebie and you fixed it up just right! Lezlee Posted: 7:23 pm on July 6th
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