Today’s furniture rehab begins with a bit of extraordinary kindness. A wonderfully generous local Lovely Etc. reader, Jenny, emailed me several weeks ago and offered me two dressers and a little table she no longer needed. For free.
I was so happy to see her email. Of course I love free furniture. But I was also blown away by her generosity to someone she had never met. Thank you so much Jenny.
Today I am finally ready to share the adorable little table she gave me. Here is the before.
It was actually really cute to begin with. But up close there were a few issues with the wood. Plus, I thought some color would really make it something special.
I decided a pop of green was just the thing. I went with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Antibes Green. (I’ve been a bit obsessed with this color – it is one of the main reasons I originally tried chalk paint).
Even though I really liked the table before, it definitely has more of a presence now. No more fading into the background.
I painted the base Antibes Green and then lightly distressed it before waxing with both clear and dark wax.
I really love the two-toned look so I sanded down the tabletop and stained it with Minwax dark walnut stain.
And, yes, the drop leaf sides do really work. With the sides up, it is almost like a console table.
If any of you are super-observant you may have noticed that I changed the hardware on this table. I actually really loved the little wooden knob that came on it…but I managed to lose it during the revamp. So I made do with this brass pull that I had. (Perhaps it is time to do a bit of cleaning and organizing in my workshop – aka my basement).
This table will be for sale at Olde Salem Mercantile by the end of the week.
Thanks for reading and for all of your encouragement and support. I have received several really sweet emails lately and they really make my day. As do all of your sweet comments.
Have a great week. I am linking this project up at Domestically Speaking, Primp, Beyond the Picket Fence, The 36th Avenue, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Simple Home Life, Miss Mustard Seed, Lolly Jane, Addicted to Decorating, The Rooster and The Hen, Funky Junk Interiors.