When one is offered a solid oak pedestal table, one does not walk way without promptly taking it home. Am I right? Take a look at what I was offered below. My friend, Mandy, sent me this picture asking if I was interested. You can see it now, but it has an issue. (don’t we all?)
At first glance, you can see wear and damage to the top. However, what’s a bigger issue is below.
Yup. That there is a missing leg. Mandy originally offered me the table thinking I’d just use the table for parts. I told her that I want to replace the leg and get back to good as new. Easy-peasy.
First, I dig into my stash of solid pallet wood and find a perfect piece. It’s not oak, but ash will do just fine. Then, I trace a leg using an existing one.
Before I cut it out with my jigsaw, I make pilot holes with my drill. That way, I can utilize the flat surface to keep it stable. Typically, a drill press would be best, but I’ll get one of those some day. Next, I pass the leg through my planer to get it the right thickness.
I surely love my tools! (#toolsoverjewels is my motto)
Also, before I can call the oak pedestal table done, I need to work on the top. That damage may be ugly, but it’s not going to be there forever if I have anything to say about it.
Last, but not least, I assemble and add the finishing touches to the table. First, I apply the reactive stain I so enjoy using these days. You can see my other projects with different shades in these posts.
Then, the base is going to get a new-to-me milk paint. I do adore milk paint and wanted to give this a try. I’m lovin’ this color!
The paint was great to use and is perfect for what I was after. However, I think I prefer the powdered form milk paint for a more aged appeal. You can see how I used it in this video below. Since I’m not after intense aging at this time, this paint works beautifully.
Are you ready to see this oak pedestal table reveal? I’m excited to show you the brand new look.
Happy dance! Table is safe from the landfill and is absolutely beautiful again. Maybe even better than the original, eh?
The top showcases the stain with a poly finish. And, you know I’m a sucker for blue. So, the blue against that rustic brown stain really suited the refreshing I am after. Would you have done blue, or maybe a different color?
Either way, my goal is to inspire you to look past the obvious damage or wear and see the potential. Even in people…we all have our own stories. I’m so thankful God has unfiltered vision for each of us.
If you’d like to make this table your own, you can find it and more available in my online shop.
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Up next, I’m taking this derelict dresser mirror frame and giving it a brand new life. Stay tuned!