Vintage Table that Probably still looks like Junk to some!

March 16th, 2009 in member junk     
BarkingDogs BarkingDogs, member
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I found this little table last minute at the Expo Antique show in Portland,OR. It was pretty sad and she didn't want to load it up so I got it cheap. It had been painted red but the paint was very badly orange peeled, also there was mold under the table and on the legs.  I cleaned it up and sanded down the red to make it smooth.  The sanding revealed white paint and a bit of turquoise paint. I really wanted to keep some of the original colors. I added crackle finish and green paint. I then distressed the entire piece and put a final coat of wax on it. I'm sure it still looks like junk to some with all those colors of paint but I really like it.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Resurfaced Table
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, furniture, family room, white, living room, farm, green, table, red, turquoise, game room, paint

Comments (9)

BarkingDogs writes: Thanks for all the compliments! This little cutie sold a few days after I brought it to my space at a local antique shop! Posted: 11:38 pm on March 22nd
JunkArchitect writes: It takes me forever to get a finish like this…great sanding job!

Jim Posted: 10:29 pm on March 18th
OldBarnRescue writes: I really love it, too! Posted: 10:44 am on March 18th
shabbychick writes: Sweet little table - and the layers add great character to it! Nice job.

Kathy Posted: 8:39 am on March 17th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Perfectly layered! Love that!
Candy Posted: 8:02 am on March 17th
AtticusFinch writes: and think of the stories that go with each layer of paint...
awesome. Posted: 11:32 pm on March 16th
alicemom writes: I too love all the layers. It gives the piece life.
Good job on the finish.
alice Posted: 9:44 pm on March 16th
chiccottagejunk writes: Ditto on that. I don't WANT perfect stuff - I want the character to show through just like that.

Georgia - how lucky to find pink and creamy underneath the layers!

Sue Posted: 8:52 pm on March 16th
georgiamoon writes: Oh yeah, I'm with YOU on the paint layers. I love to see what is underneath. Recently I sanded down an old cabinet that was green and to my delight there were two different pink layers and a creamy white. So now it proudly shows ALL the colors, just like your darling little table. Great job on the finish! Love it, geo Posted: 4:59 pm on March 16th
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