I should NEVER go to yard sales without money. Because every time I do, I run across something like this. You can justify it and say that they are cheap, they would be beautiful, and I'll never find a deal like this on tables like these again. At least that's what I did anyway. I didn't need them, but I got them anyway just to see what I could do.
I wasn't sure about them until I saw these feet. Aren't they gorgeous!?
The top had pretty extensive water damage, but I knew they would pull out somehow.
After digging on the top with a flat head screwdriver, I decided to investigate a little further and found that the tops unscrewed and came right out.
I started by priming and painting. If you are curious how I like to paint wood furniture you can find that here.
And then I glazed it. You can find a tutorial on that here.
I was at a loss for what to do with that insert. I wanted to buy new wood and stain/paint it. I also wanted to use upholstery webbing weaved through the top. I had to use what was available, and all I had was drop cloth. But I think it turned out pretty stinkin' fantastic. I pulled it tight around the insert and stapled it underneath. It was SO easy. I love the contrast of textures.
I found a graphic from the graphics fairy and used freezer paper to transfer it onto the top. It gives it a little more character. I LOVE the way this top turned out!
And here is the final product. I did refinish both of them the same way. I'm just having some technical difficulties with the other one. The piece on the drawer that slides along the track is broken and I can't put the top in until I get it fixed. I just couldn't wait to show you!
Those claw feet just pop now. They are stunning.
I know I said it before, but these are really going to be hard to let go of!
Let me know what you think!
Off to paint the bathroom :)