Friday, April 19, 2013

New Carpet Brings on a Table Makeover

I bought a pine table a few years ago to put in my office. I collect typewriters and adding machines and wanted a place to display them. This table wasn't the perfect size, but it was $30 and I figured we could make it work. So we 'made-do' with it until a couple of weeks ago when we had to clear the room out for new carpet. 
Here it is right before my husband started working on it...  It was all this color and quite large.  (I looked and looked for a 'before' picture, but I guess I always knew it wasn't right and didn't take any pictures!)


After he cut off 12" from the width, he routed the edges and sanded everything down.

He primed all of the lower pieces.

Then several coats of white paint were applied.

The top got stained.

 Then everything got put back together.
Bailey had to be right in the middle of the action...

The new size works so much better in this room.  I love the dark top too!

Thanks for your visit!

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  1. I love the new look, Bailey looks like great help. :-) I think I need you and hubby to come and help with a few/lot of chores around here. fondly ~lynne~

  2. I love the two tone look! Great save.

  3. Hi Pam, It looks great! What colour stain did you use on the top if you don't mind me asking.

  4. Wow Pam, she's beautiful! Love the white legs with stained top...your hubby is sooo handy!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  5. White legs and stained top... Perfect and so seem to think Bailey.

  6. It really helps a lot. Simple to follow steps! thanks and God bless

  7. Wow, you got your 30$ back from that table! Your hubby did a fantastic job with it! Hope the new carpet looks good! I really like to see bamboo hardwood flooring with some nicely placed rugs!

  8. It looks great! What a handy husband. Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays!

  9. Hi Pam

    You and your husband has just given me the idea on how to be practical. and the table look good as new you did a great job.

  10. Great post, it will be very usefull for everyone. you told in very easy and simple steps that how we make a simple table into classical one ..

  11. Fantastic, you made a wonderful furniture piece and its attractive glossy finish. Did you use varnish at this instance?


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