A few weeks ago my friends and I went to a cabin in Midway, UT for a weekend getaway. On Sat. we headed into the town of Heber. Much to our surprise we spied not one, but two thrift shops.
A couple of my friends saw this $35 table and said, “Don’t you need a table?" “This is pretty cute.” I agreed and thought that I might have hubby bring me back up to buy it.
The following Friday night I called and asked if it was still there. As luck would have it, “YES!”. Hubby and I headed up Sat. morning and brought her home with us.
Yesterday I finished giving her a make over. What do you think?
Now, she’s not the ideal farm table I was hoping for in my basement kitchen. However, for $35 how could I go wrong?
This is what she looked like when I bought her. You can see that I almost forgot to take a picture. It was the double pedestal that made me fall in love.
Using my homemade recipe (3 parts paint, 1 part plaster of Paris, and a little water) I mixed up some Vintage White and Benjamin Moore Black chalk paint and then finished her off with both dark and clear Annie Sloan wax.
I wanted it to look as though it had traveled across the prairie so I sanded her in a few places. This was not easy after 4 coats of paint.
She was pretty with just the paint, but looked more cottage than farm style. What do you think, do you like the sanded areas or should’ve I left her alone?
I love how the edges and these little accent pieces turned out.
A while ago I found this bench at Home Goods. Does that not look like an old farm bench? Guess what? It was made in China. lol! Oh well, I won’t tell if you won’t. Oops, looks like I just did.
I wasn’t sure where I would use it when I bought it, but just loved it’s rustic charm.
What do you think? “Do you like it with the table? My $150 bench with my $35 table. Sounds like it should be the other way around, right? By the way, I have to say, I love how the black legs look with the flooring. Just noticed that the felt protectors I put on the bottom really show from this angle.
Still working on chairs to go with it. They don’t match, but that’s the fun of it all!
"I’d love to know what you think!
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