Meet "Ol' Blue," then go shabbify your 1970's dining room table...

February 23rd, 2011 in member junk     
bendrechsler bendrechsler, member
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Heres Ol Blue soaking up some fresh air on the front porch after a final coat with Minwax Polycrylic.  If youre looking for a durable topcoat that wont yellow over time, choose Polycrylic over traditional urethanes...
These filigree-type detailings were always there on the former plain-Jane-stained-grain surface, but without a light/dark contrast, nobody knew it unless they happened to feel the texture change with their fingers.  With a dark undercoat slapped into the recesses and a carefully rolled superficial coat on the exterior surface, these details can trumpet forth from across the room...or the porch.
Ol Blue even gained Samsons approval, and hes one of the most discriminating connoisseurs of refinished furniture in the city...
Ol Blue, sans removable center leaf.  Its nice to be able to grow & shrink your furniture, especially when youre strapped for square footage.
Heres Ol Blue soaking up some fresh air on the front porch after a final coat with Minwax Polycrylic.  If youre looking for a durable topcoat that wont yellow over time, choose Polycrylic over traditional urethanes...

Here's "Ol' Blue" soaking up some fresh air on the front porch after a final coat with Minwax Polycrylic.  If you're looking for a durable topcoat that won't yellow over time, choose Polycrylic over traditional urethanes...


This particular find from the streets of Charleston turned out to be a sharp lookin' overhaul job.  I found this dining room table down the street after it had been curbed and left for dead.  I didn't get to take any "before" pictures, but you can easily imagine the boring, yellowed, lightly stained woodgrain facade that greeted me from the sidewalk.  Luckily, all the table really needed was to be sanded thoroughly and reclothed in a lightly distressed robin's-egg blue garment.  "Ol' Blue," as it became known, was recently sold to a buyer in Myrtle Beach for a cool $100 - how's that for a return on a $0 investment...?


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posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, furniture, country, farm, retro, chic, table, paint, beachy, 20s

Comments (8)

vintagecowgirlone writes: i love to bring home "curb" finds and creat new again items... my husband usto not understand it....now he helps me look for things.... GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!! Posted: 11:11 pm on March 1st
junkermidge writes: You did a great job with ol' Blue! It's simply mind boggling what people throw out. Congrats on the redo and the profit you pocketed.
Midge
Posted: 4:35 pm on February 26th
ksmama writes: LOVE this!! What a great color! Posted: 1:07 pm on February 25th
shamrockerin writes: what a great color- it really pops! Posted: 5:16 am on February 25th
cedarburgbarnchix writes: I LOVE your table!!!!!!! What color did you use? Posted: 9:36 am on February 24th
KMcG73 writes: What a fantastic find and finished item! Posted: 5:17 am on February 24th
backroadsfurniture writes: Looks cottage perfect! Nice to see summer colors again, nice job. Posted: 6:23 pm on February 23rd
lakelover69 writes: I love what you have done with your table! I haven't been posting here lately because I've been too busy opening a shop and I would love for you to consign some of your pieces with me! Check out my fb page Memere's Attic. I am located in West Columbia....not too far from you. Posted: 2:48 pm on February 23rd
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