Iron base end tables

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There was absolutely nothing wrong with these solid, workhorse end tables. They’re solid wood (which is almost unheard of today!), and they had heavy duty iron bases. The rich espresso color was just feeling a bit dark and dated. So to liven things up a bit I painted them with a bright white paint then distressed the edges (as usual). But I mean, c’mon…..if I don’t distress them then the kids surely will. I’m just beating them to the punchline.
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Thomasville Furniture Nesting Tables

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This set of 3 nesting tables from Thomasville Furniture was still structurally sound when I found them. They tops had some blemishes and scratches, but I knew there was still a ton of life left in them. I actually couldn’t find any marks on them verifying that they were Thomasville but the family I bought them from assured me that’s where they purchased them from.
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Set of 2 Narrow Cherry End Tables

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Set of 2, narrow cherry end tables. Each have 1 small drawer on the lower shelf. These nice petite tables are perfect for the family room or living room that are tight on space. They were given a beachy vibe with pale taupe paint and topped with a white glaze. We even kept the original pulls and just gave them an update with paint.
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Small maple table

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Beautiful, simple, modern…..that’s what I see when I look at this rectangular maple table. I can picture it in a breakfast area, a craft room, a playroom (for homework!!), or even as a desk. My customer requested a pale gray paint (just a tiny hint of it), and a dark top. The results were incredible. I painted her chairs to match and then reupholstered the seat cushions with a classic stripe, gray & white fabric.  It’s the perfect size for her small breakfast area!

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Rock Maple Captain’s Chairs

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This was a major score. A set of 2 captain’s chairs in super heavy rock maple. Overall they’re in great shape. A few scratches and nicks….the downside was really the fabric. The foam beneath the fabric felt hard and crumbly to the touch. And when I finally removed the 2 layers of hideous fabric I discovered that the foam had completely disintegrated and turned to sand. Blech!
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Vintage Walnut 1-drawer End Table

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This solid walnut, vintage table was refinished in a bright white. The edges were given just a hint of distressing, to show off the corners and details, and we even kept the original pull because it was so cute. Just updated the color to an oil rubbed bronze.  Crazy, I know!

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Maine Cottage Della Pedestal table

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Maine Cottage Della Dining Table

Maine Cottage Della Dining Table

I’m considering this to be one of the bigger scores of my furniture refinishing career. I was searching on Craigslist one afternoon, for a pedestal table for our kitchen. [Read more…]

Pine End Table

This item has been sold IMG_8047This little beauty didn’t need much.  It’s solid wood, and very sturdy.  But the orange stain really needed to go.  I updated it with a bright white (Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace), highlighted the details with gray glaze, and then lightly distressed the edges.  Now you don’t have to worry so much when your 4 year runs his toys into it over and over again.  He’ll be adding to the patina!
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MCM Lane End Table/Nightstand

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I was a bit saddened to find that someone had painted this elegant little vintage Mid-Century Modern (MCM) end table. Which, coming from someone who paints everything, is HUGE! Such beautiful walnut (I’m assuming) all covered up with a horrible, cut rate paint job. According to the serial number, this piece dates to 1962. So, with a bit of elbow grease, I was able to strip off all the ivory paint so you could once again see the beautiful grain. Some gray stain modernized the piece and gave it more off an industrial/rustic edge. But you know I can’t leave well enough alone right? So I added a subtle sheen of metallic paint in the form of a stencil around the top edges. A little bit more gray stain on top of the paint and it softened the edges a bit more.
The bottom was painted in a beautiful seafoam blue. It’s soft enough that it could read as a neutral, or use it as a pop of color in your room.  A tiny bit of distressing was added to the edges just to give it a bit more dimension and texture.
What’s even better about this piece you ask? If you position it the wide way, it would make a fantastic night stand. Position it the narrower way and it’s an end table. I can totally see this sitting next to a bed! That bottom shelf is just calling out for a basket to hold all your stuff!
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Duncan Phyfe table & 6 chairs

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Vintage Duncan Phyfe style mahogany pedestal table. This table was in relatively good condition when I found it, so all it needed was a little freshening up. I did this by stripping the top and giving it a rich, dark Kona stain, and painting the pedestals with a pale beige. I made the details pop out by adding a mocha glaze and distressing the edges just a tiny bit. Now this table is ready for all your family gatherings.  It includes a 12″ leaf so you can easily fit up to 8 people!

The matching set of 6 vintage chairs coordinate perfectly. They have also been updated with a richer stain, new foam and gorgeous yellow and cream fabric.  The set includes 1 captain’s chair with arms, and 5 side chairs.
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