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Antique Half Round Table Refreshed

Often one of you reaches out to me about a piece of furniture that’s been in the family over generations. Typically, the question is, “what should I do to make it mine?” Honestly, that’s a hard answer to give because I don’t know the emotional ties, family agreements, and so on. However, I often say do what you like if it’s yours. For instance, let’s say this antique half round table is a family piece.

Antique Half-Round Table Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I’m calling this one my Cinderella story, but Cinderella lost her slipper. She’s a beauty, isn’t she? Sadly though, her loose slipper isn’t the only flaw. The top also has damaged with moisture at some point.

Damaged Antique Half Round Table Top | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

DIY TIME

All this just means that #trashure fairy Larissa needs to revive this tired piece. First, I need to get that lost slipper back on. Most would just slap some glue on there and wish for the best. However, I like to look closer. I notice the dowel is worn, and also that the hole is wider than the dowel.

Antique Table Foot Loose | prodigalpieces.com

To begin with, the wood glue won’t do the trick. I need to swell the wood to make it fit tight again. I can soak the dowel in water, or use a water reactive glue like Gorilla Glue. That does the trick beautifully. Also, two feet on this table have split overtime. No worries though. They are solid and it does not need repairs. They just tell a story.

NEXT STEPS

Now that Cinderella is ready to go, I begin the makeover by sanding down the damage and wear. Fresh maple ready to go. Much better! You can also see how I updated a similar style table without painting in this post.

Sanded Maple Half Round Table Top | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I want to keep true to the era, so I use a hickory gel stain to give it a rich color.

Staining an Antique Half Round Table | prodigalpieces.com

Then, while that cures, I begin on the bottom. What suits this style is a soft antique white. I could have went funky with this like I did on this antique table so many of you love.

PAINT TIME

Using a round brush is the best choice for the intricate designs. It allows you to fill in by swirling instead of brushing back and forth which creates globs and drips. You know I love my Zibra brushes! (giveaway once a month…psst…next post!)

Painting Table Base Painted by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Last, but not least, I use a satin poly in three coats for the top. Plus, I add highlights to those carvings on the base.

THE REVEAL

Here is my Cinderella all dressed up for the ball.

Antique Half Round Table Refinished and Painted by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #antique #home #homedecor

Side View of Half Round Antique Table by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #antique #farmhouse #cottage

I’m not only smitten with the outcome, I’m also glad I gave this ol’ gal my love.

Half Round Table Top with Intricate Carvings by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #antique

Carved Antique Half Round Table Refinished by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home

Intricately Carved Half Round Table by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Notice that those curved pieces are flipped on each side. One is up and one is down. Maybe someone made a repair?

Now that you’ve seen the before (which in all honesty I could have tossed a doily on it and it’d fit in my home), are you rethinking something you own? My goal is not to convince you to paint, but rather make your own home story. Before deciding, do your research. Will it devalue the item? Does the value matter to you or your family?Antique Side Table with Half Round Top by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #antique

If you’d like to add this antique half round table to your home story, you can find it and more available in my online shop.

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Antique Half Round Table Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #home #homedecor #antique

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Worn and damaged, this antique half round table got a Cinderella makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Details at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #home #homedecor

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Also, more DIY makeovers like this antique half round table:

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Comments

  1. Jennifer says

    It is beautiful. Nice job!

  2. Marianne says

    Beautiful. Love the contrast of the top and the lighter legs.

  3. Nancy F Lambert says

    The table is beautiful, awesome job..

  4. Kaycee F says

    Hi Fairy Larissa, you truly turned this piece into a beautiful princess! I love the color combination and all the details on this piece.

  5. Sandra says

    I always enjoy reading about your “trashure” rescues.
    What did you mean when you stated that Gorilla glue was “water reactive”?

    • Larissa says

      Thank you. It needs water to truly activate properly. It’s in the instructions on the bottle.

      • Sandra says

        Thank you for the info. I guess this is another example of the age old truism: When all else fails, I should read the instructions/label. : )

        • Larissa says

          haha. No worries. Used it many times before reading. 😀

  6. Patty says

    White bases with wood tops are my favorite combination. This table turned out beautiful!

  7. Maria J. Howard says

    Oooh. So pretty!!!

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