Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My 1940's table re-do

Here is the huge project that I have been working on for weeks! This table is estimated to be from the 1940's, and we believe it was handmade. It was a bit rough, but such a beauty. I love everything about this table, but my FAVORITE part? It was FREE! My grandfather found it in a house he was helping clean out (the renters had moved out and left it behind!). He told my Grandma about it, she called me and asked if I wanted it,  I said, "OF COURSE I WANT IT," and the rest is history...
 *This is a picture heavy post, don't say I didn't warn you! :)

Here she is after many coats of paint, tons of sanding, and a little wood filler (then repeat, repeat, repeat).

The legs are absolutely gorgeous.

Here's what the table looked like when I first got it...

It was rough, but those legs and the curved corners are what sold me.

There was a large chunk missing from the middle that ran the width of the table.

Filling with wood putty, then sanding it down...

Priming it...

Originally I was just going to paint the top, then stain the legs, but I decided to paint the whole thing. 

I think painting it made the legs pop even more.

Love those corners...

This piece has such great character.

I did sand a few spots on the top to bring out the detail.

(I love you)

I can't wait to get this table into our dining room and decorate. I'll post more pictures once I finish all the chairs and get it all set up in the apartment.

Thanks for reading,

***UPDATE here is the table in it's new home (and a sneak peek of our new apartment)! Those are not the chairs that go with it, they are from Matt's previous dining set.


  1. Awesome! That was truly a mess when you found it! But you did such a great job and now looks great! I am so glad I found your blog and am your newest follower! If you ever have time I would love for you to check out mine!


  2. Peggy-
    Your blog is adorable! I love the caster wheeled dresser! Following! :)


  3. Beautiful! I wish I had more of an eye for what something COULD BE with a little love.

    Also - I miss you! Let's hang out after the wedding!

    1. Yes, please! We'll be back August 25th, then I'll have TONS of free time! :)

  4. Hey Wendy! I didn't know you had a blog. Love the table re-do! How do I follow you? Seems Sydney and Emma have become fast friends and are enjoying their NY trip. :)