I picked up the homeliest little table on the curb one day.
I contemplated leaving it right there in the rain but finally decided to bring it home.
All it needed was a little bit of love.
Love in this case meant gluing, clamping, removing random staples on the top’s underside and sanding.
My intention was to paint the whole thing after sanding but once I got the top layers off, this table showed me her true beauty.
I ditched my original plan and stained the top in walnut.
And I’m so glad that I did.
Look at how that grain pops!
I wanted this table to be a really cool, funky and original accent table so I chose nocturne, a lovely shade of blue.
And it goes brilliantly with the walnut top. Together they bring out the decorative brass detailing that blended in too well before this transformation.
I finished it off with a dark finishing wax to bring out the grain even more.
As is the case in so many pieces I’ve worked on, I wish I had the room for it in my house. She’s a real beauty.
Before & After
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” – George Eliot
This piece is currently for sale.