Friday, July 12, 2013

Just a little something extra

A while back I painted this cute antique table which I'd found during a trip to Reno. I had it in my booth until I realized it wasn't staying together at the middle seam, so home it came. I have no leaves for it so I put brackets underneath to hold it closed. Plus, it got some casters.

Since I had her home I thought she could benefit from a non-invasive cosmetic procedure.

So, now:
 I added a distressed border around the table edge and a medallion - that's what I call it for lack of a better word - in the middle. I wrestled with which way to orient the medallion. I suppose I could have made it round.....

See the little casters? (Changing the subject from a possible second re-do) Ooooooo, I love casters.

This is a fairly small table. I'd say it would be good for a kitchen where it could be kept up against a wall until needed.

The center medallion was painted with Benjamin Moore's Aura paint. It's my go-to paint when I need something with the qualities of chalk paint. I stained the entire top, painted areas and all, with Dark Walnut stain.

I wish I could tell you where I got the stencil but I don't remember for sure. It might have been either Hobby Lobby or JoAnne's.

I distressed the medallion to match the legs which were painted previously.


I love working with furniture that has had a full life. The pieces with cracks and rough spots are so much fun to paint!



I used my vintage china as a prop and was
pleasantly surprised how well the china and the table complimented each other. It started all kinds of ideas percolating. Most of them bad. :-) No, I can't keep this table. No. No. No.


Sneak peak!
Check out the fun little cabinet I grabbed at a yard sale a
couple weekends ago. It was love at first sight.

I can hardly wait for its turn to come around for painting.
I might bump it up in line a little ....

 Linking up with:
miss mustard seed
the dedicated house 
nifty thrifty tuesday 
whatever goes wednesday 
clever, crafty and creative 
the trendy tree house 
transformation thursday
redoux interiors
funky junk interiors
finding fabulous


  1. This table is just so perfect now. I LOVE it and I used to want a table like this too. Wish I still did or needed one. Adorable

  2. The table looks great, I love the simple stencil in the middle. I am going to have to look into some of those cute little casters myself. Alaina

  3. Oh, this is so beautiful! That stencil is incredible! What a great idea! I would love for your to link up a few of your projects to my party @

    Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B’s too

  4. It looks incredible! What a fabulous transformation!

  5. I am sucker for casters. I add them as often as I can. I love the unexpected border and medallion! Thanks for sharing at Redoux.

  6. You did it, I'm IN LOVE!!! What a clever renovation, LOVE the finish, LOVE the way you stenciled it, LOVE the color around the edge and those chairs!!! Very cool!!

  7. OMG it's gorgeous. You did a wonderful job.