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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Vintage Coffee Table

I found a neat old farm table and trunk at a local farm sale.

You may notice that YES THEY ARE BLUE.

I am planning on using them in the basement.

Not as blue is it. 
First I sanded off all of the chippy paint.
Then I painted over the blue with a slightly aqua green color.
Then I stained it all with a gel stain.

You can see a little of the difference in color now.

Did you notice that I did not cover it in paint but tried to let the wood show through.

This trunk is great for storing extra blankets and pillows.

I'm loving my new table.
I love finding vintage pieces and reworking them until they are perfect.
Rather than going out and finding the perfect piece I make it perfect for me. 

So, how do you like it?
Do you like how I only painted over the painted areas or do you think I should have covered the whole top?
I still have to have the legs trimmed down to coffee table height.

What are your plans for this weekend?
Me, weeds are calling my name.

I am sharing my vintage table with Debra from Common Ground for Vintage Inspired Friday, Cindy from My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday and French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday.
And I would like to join a new party.
Thank you Jody from Rooted in Thyme for inviting me to join Simple & Sweet Fridays.

Rooted In Thyme

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.


  1. Just found your blog and love it. Would love if you would share this post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower.


  2. Your table is perfect. Love the way you have reworked it. So pretty

  3. I love them! The blue is perfect! Wonderful finds - I would have snatched them up too. =)


  4. I love your new table and trunk! The colors are perfect and I really like the wood showing through!

  5. I think you did a wonderful job on the table...I like some of the wood showing through. The trunk is great! You find the best stuff!! :)

    Slow weekend here...hubby has offered to make dinner tonight and I am loving that! I think it will be interesting to say the least!! Ha!


  6. Oh I love the look.. great job on both pieces!

  7. Great finds! I love the color you painted the table. You really made it a special piece.

    I'm glad to have found your blog and look forward to following.

    Have a great week.

  8. I love your finds and love how you made it your own!

  9. I LOVE LOVE that Table Just Beautiful !!!!!

  10. wow Alaina, LOVE these two pieces, you did a great job with the paint, it looks original!!

  11. Love how both pieces turned out. You did a fantastic job! Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays!


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