Hi there! I hope you had a good week 🙂 As of yesterday, our sweet daughter is officially a college student–woo woo! So as things settle down into a “new normal,” I’ll be able to focus on my vintage business a bit more. Today, I have a post that all started with Debbi, a sweet blog follower, who gave me a number of items left over from her spring cleaning. She held a garage sale and made a donation to her temple’s garage sale, but set aside several items just for me. I’m hoping to do a blog post soon on it all, but I haven’t had time to take photos of everything yet. But this one piece in particular really captured my eye, and I decided to give it a makeover: a darling vintage Victorian/Eastlake style side table that was begging for some TLC.
It has all sorts of wonderful gingerbread details that I knew paint would highlight nicely.
A little scuffed and scratched (and watermarked on the top), some paint and stain would go a long way toward beautifying her.
Made of pine, she was quite light and easy to work with.
I decided to paint the base and stain the top a dark walnut. I gave her two coats of latex “antique white,” oops paint and sanded the edges and all the sticky-outy parts.
As expected the paint and sanding highlighted all of the pretty features to perfection.
Next, I lightly sanded the top of the table, only to discover that in the process, I removed all of the water stains, so I no longer needed to stain it.
I just gave it, and the base, two coats of polyurethane with good results.
The original medium brown stain worked nicely with the antique white base.
So here she is in all of her glory, out on my [overgrown] lawn, LOL. I’ve no place in the house to photograph furniture well, so out she went for her photo shoot. As soon as I have space in my booth, she’ll go up to the Gristmill Antique Center with a $60-$70.00 price tag, to start.
Thanks for stopping by and reading about my side table rescue. What vintage project is on your workbench?
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