Ugly, yes, for now. Mostly made of melamine, or fake wood, whatever you want to call it. A 70's table with decent lines, sturdy, pretty detail....in a gawd awful finish! Hm. Should I try to give the little gal a makeover?
Look at that! She fits perfectly. A bit homely, but she fits. I love that she has a shelf too!
I turned to my "partner in crime" for her opinion!
"what do you think Makeover Molly?"
She sniffed it.
Then went to her bed, to contemplate the situation.
Hm. Can I look at it again?
Sure Mummy, Let's give her a chance!
Makeover Molly was ready to go. I on the other hand, was still a little leery.
How am I gonna finish that ugly melamine top???
AH HA! I know!
I had been hanging on to the top of on old table that I bought at a garage sale a long time ago. The table was from the 1880's, from Old Quebec. It was beautiful, and for 5$, even broken, I bought it.
All I had left from it now, was the top, with it's old penny nails.
Someone, who will remain nameless...(you know who you are!) left the top out in the rain, can you imagine????
I was horrified when I saw it all warped, but something told me not to throw it out, just yet.
Look at that! Authentic distressing. No fake aging on this puppy!
"Did someone say PUPPY?"
cut them shorter, and re-used them. because I really like them.
They give it character!
I gave the table and the top a light sanding.
and filled the holes from the screws with wooden "plugs".
I then filled the gaps with wood filler, sanded again and re-stained the top.
Look at that! I love it.
Now for the base...
A few coats of white paint...
some light sanding...on the edges...
some Minwax to finish, and protect that old beauty of a top...
things are looking up for this once homely gal!
She's BETTER THAN NEW!
I love the old nails, the plugs, all of it. It speaks to my "romantic dreamer" personality. I think about how many people since 1880 have used this table (top), what purposes it may have served. How it was once treasured by someone. I love that it has been given a "new life" and didn't end up in a landfill somewhere.
That's what I'm talking about! Yeah!
What do you think?
Was it worth the work? Absolutely! I LOVE IT! She's so PRETTY now!
I am so happy I was able to re-use that old piece of wood and the penny nails.
It turned out even better than I imagined.
Did I say homely? I take it back.
She has a home now, and is anything but.
Even Makeover Molly agrees (she keeps staring at it). lol.
Have a great week & thanks for following!