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.